City Weekly Newsletter

Your City of Kimberley Newsletter for October 13, 2020

Contacting City Hall – City Hall is opened with several health and safety measures in place, designed to protect City Hall staff and the public. Hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and we will only be open for payments of utility bills, property tax, license fees, permit fees, and transit passes. Stay home if you are sick and leave children and pets at home if possible.

At this time, the Planning and Operations Departments will hold meetings by phone or online conference as needed. To contact the City Operations Department call 250-427-9660 or email operations@kimberley.ca. To contact the Planning Department call 250-427-5311 or email  planning@kimberley.ca or building.official@kimberley.ca. You may also view the City of Kimberley Department directory to reach the appropriate individual for your needs: www.kimberley.ca/contact

Removal of Recreational Vehicles, Trailers and Other Items from City Streets – In order to ensure City equipment operators are able to navigate City streets, campers, unused licenced or unlicensed cars, trucks, recreational trailers, RV’s, utility trailers, and free standing basketball nets, etc. are not to be left on streets, lanes or boulevards. Please remove all waste, refuse, building materials, yard clippings, landscaping, bikes, toys etc., from public property as well.

Failure to remove these items will impede snow plowing and/or snow removal and may cause damage to City equipment and injury to equipment operators. Non-compliance may result in the City removing, detaining, towing and/or impounding these items at the property owners expense. Your cooperation is appreciated.

 Angle Parking - Angle parking IS NOT permitted on City streets except where posted. There are very few locations in Kimberley that allow for angle parking. Please pay attention to signage and limit angle parking to those areas.

 Angle parking causes many threats:

  • It is a safety issue. Angle parking reduces a driver’s visibility and forces a vehicle onto the street and unable to see oncoming traffic or pedestrians.
  • It is an issue for City operations. Angle parking greatly affects snow clearing by reducing road width and in many cases, not allowing space for the snow plows to pass at all.
  • We need to preserve our infrastructure. Angle parking forces vehicles to move onto shoulders and off of paved roads thereby eroding asphalt and damaging City infrastructure.

Please avoid angle parking on all City streets other than where posted. Let’s do our best to keep everyone safe and our operations moving through the winter months and all year-round.

 Be Bear Aware, Protect Your Garbage! – Bears are looking for a quick meal and if garbage is not stored and secured properly, they will find it. Please ensure the safety of our community by keeping garbage inside until collection day, or take it to the transfer station. If you cannot keep it inside, please secure your cart with a strap or lock mechanism until it is set out for pickup. Let’s work together to keep our wildlife and our community safe.

 Cats at Large -  Kimberley City Bylaw No. 2544, 2016 states that pets are not allowed to run at large unless they are in an off-leash area. Did you know that this includes our feline friends? Cats should not be allowed to run around neighbourhoods or onto other peoples property. Cat owners are obligated to keep their animals under control at all times. Failure to do so may result in fines and/or impound fees.  

 Petition Criteria – The City of Kimberley welcomes the community’s use of petitions. In order to petition Mayor and Council, the petition must have:

  • a statement of purpose on every page;
  • printed surname and given name of the petitioner;
  • the address of the petitioner’s residence;
  • the petitioner’s signature;
  • the date on which the petitioner signed the petition, which must be within 90 days of the petition being filed;
  • a signed statement of a representative of the petitioners and the address of the representative;
  • the name and address of the petition presenter;
  • the complete petition, legibly written; and
  • the name and address of each person who has signed the petition.

All petitions must be submitted to the Corporate Officer at City Hall. All petitions form part of the public record and the names and addresses of the petitioners are considered germane to the topic and will be published on the City Website as part of the Council Agenda package.