City Weekly Newsletter

Your City of Kimberley Newsletter for January 10, 2020

Council Schedule - The next Regular Meeting of Council will be held Monday, January 13 at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers upstairs at City Hall. The public is welcome to attend.

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) Community Initiatives & Affected Areas Program Funding - Each year, the Regional District of East Kootenay, under the direction of the Columbia Basin Trust, supports projects identified as priorities within individual communities. The programs are designed to help address the needs of Basin communities and incorporate community-based funding decisions to better meet local priorities. Applications are due to the RDEK by 2:00 p.m. on January 20th. Late applications will not be accepted. Please visit http://www.rdek.bc.ca/departments/community/cbtprograms/ for more information.

Clearing Snow and Ice – Icy sidewalks can be a hazard for everyone including seniors, children, mail carriers, meter readers, firefighters, and paramedics.  As the weather warms up and then freezes again, water from melting snow can run onto cleared sidewalks.  Here are a few tips to help maintain your walkways:

- Warm weather during the day can make ice soft, so it's easier to chip or shovel away.
- Spread sand or gravel on icy patches to make your sidewalk safer for pedestrians. Spreading sand on a sidewalk before ice forms can also make future ice easier to remove.
- Microwaving sand in a microwave-safe container and spreading it while it is still warm will make the sand embed itself into the ice, creating a gritty top layer.
- Pile snow in a place where it will not run across your sidewalk when it melts and aim your downspouts away from areas where people walk.

Christmas Tree Disposal – This is final notice that the Regional District of East Kootenay Transfer Station located at 800 Jim Ogilvie Way is the designated area for disposal of Christmas trees.  All residents are encouraged to have their discarded Christmas trees delivered to this area. City trucks will make one pass through each neighbourhood the week of January 13 – 17, 2020 to pick up any remaining trees (dependent upon weather events). If you are unable to dispose of your own tree, please leave it at your garbage collection location in a manner that will not conflict with snow removal equipment.

2020 Dog Licenses - All dog licences must be renewed by January 31, 2020.  2020 dog licenses are available at City Hall. The cost for a spayed or neutered dog is $23.00 and $57.50 for an unaltered dog. The fines for an unlicensed dog are as follows: $100.00 for the first offence and $200.00 for each subsequent offence. Please help our Animal Control Officer make sure your dog gets home without a trip to the SPCA. License your dog today!

2020 Business Licences - The City kindly requests that Business Licences be renewed before January 31, 2020.  Application forms for new businesses are available at City Hall or on the City’s website. With our Inter-Community Business License, mobile businesses can operate in Kimberley and Cranbrook without having to apply for businesses licences from both municipalities. For more information on business license please see: https://kimberley.ca/business/business-license-information.

If you no longer require your Dog Licence or Business Licence, or need to update your contact information for these, please contact City Hall at 250.427.5311.