The City of Kimberley is suspending all backyard fire permits until further notice. This will help ensure that local air quality remains as high as possible for those with respiratory concerns. It will also help reduce unnecessary calls to the Kimberley Fire Department.
Well, another week passes and it feels like we are pretty much where we were last week. However, this is not the case. Much is happening in the background and this update touches on several of those things.
1. Non-essential travel
On March 26, 2020, Municipal Bylaw Enforcement Officers received orders from the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General to provide assistance “as may be required for the purposes of enforcing public health orders.” But what does that mean exactly? City staff aim to clarify this role for the public.
Viruses don’t travel, people do.
Please be advised that for at least the next month the City of Kimberley is discouraging all non-essential visitor traffic as we cope with the consequences of COVID-19.
At a Special Meeting of Council held Monday, March 30, 2020, Kimberley City Council adopted the Utility Rates Penalty Deferral Bylaw that will see the penalty date for 2nd quarter utility payments deferred by two months from June 10th to August 10th, 2020.