"IT STARTS HERE"
PUBLIC WORKS WEEK
MAY 19-25, 2019
WHEREAS: public works professionals focus on infrastructure, facilities and services that are of vital importance to sustainable and resilient communities and to the public health, high quality of life and well-being of the people of Rimbey; and
WHEREAS: these infrastructure, facilities and services could not be provided without the dedicated efforts of public works professionals, who are engineers, managers and employees at all levels of government and the private sector, who are responsible for rebuilding, improving and protecting our nation’s transportation, water supply, water treatment and solid waste systems, public buildings, and other structures and facilities essential for our citizens; and
WHEREAS: it is in the public interest for the citizens, civic leaders, and children in Canada to gain knowledge of and to maintain a progressive interest and understanding of the importance of public works and public works programs in their respective communities; and
WHEREAS: the year 2019 marks the 59th annual National Public Works Week sponsored by the American Public Works Association/Canadian Public Works Association, be it now,
RESOLVED, I, Rick Pankiw, Mayor of the Town of Rimbey , do hereby designate the week of May 19-25, 2019 as National Public Works Week; I urge all citizens to join with representative of the American Public Works Association/Canadian Public Works Association and government agencies in activities, events and ceremonies designed to pay tribute to our public works professionals, engineers, managers and employees and to recognize the substantial contributions they make to protecting our national health safety and quality of life.
Done at the Town of Rimbey, in the Province of Alberta this
23rd day of April , 2019.
BLUE BAG PROGRAM
Since the elimination of plastic bags in the recycle program the Town has been discussing the possibility of recycle containers with our contractor Cast-A-Waste. It does not make sense to use a plastic bag to store and set out recyclables, when the plastic bag itself is ultimately garbage.
Our Contractor has suggested a light weight, blue recycle container that has a secure lid and can be easily emptied into the truck. The contents could still be visually inspected prior to emptying and if there were some items which do not belong; they could be placed back in the container for the residents to put in their garbage. The container he feels would meet the needs, with the least cost, is a 120 litre (32 gallon) Rubbermaid recycle container with a lid that seems to fit securely. All residents do not have to use the same container. Cast-A-Waste can accommodate any blue recycle container up to 120 litre (32 gallon). It must have a secure lid.
Council is enthusiastic to offer the residents of Rimbey the opportunity to utilize blue recycle containers for the residential recycle pick up program and have passed the following motion:
Moved by Councillor Payson to approve the use of blue recycle containers with a secure fitting lid up to a maximum size of 120 litres, with the residents responsible to purchase their own containers, if they choose.
COFFEE WITH COUNCIL
Coffee with Council is held on Friday afternoons, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Rimbey Municipal Library.
This is a comfortable informal forum for residents to meet and chat with the Mayor and other members of Council.
Effective immediately plastic bags or plastic film
can no longer be recycled.
PLEASE DO NOT PUT PLASTIC BAGS IN YOUR RECYCLING!
Notice of Planned Procurment
The Town of Rimbey intends to participate in one or more procurments conducted by the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. For further information and access to the Albreta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties tender notices, pleaser review the Alberta Purchasing Connection (ACP) website at www.purchasingconnection.ca and the MREX website at www.merx.com.
BE SKY WISE AND LISTEN
It seems that Cenral Alberta is experiencing more and more extreme weather this summer.
Please be advised, in the event of a TORNADO WARNING, issued by Environment Canada, please take immediate cover as instructed in the directive.
In the event such a warning is issued, the Town of Rimbey will be activating the siren located on the roof of the Adminstration Building. If you hear this siren, please take immediate cover.
IS YOUR FAMILY PREPARED?
Do not under estimate Mother Nature, extreme weather events can happen quickly. It is not a matter of if, it is a matter of when. Could you and your loved ones be self sufficient for 72 hours in the event of a disaster? Be proactive, do not wait until it is too late.
Basic Emergency Kit:
Think of ways that you can pack your emergency kit so that you and those on your emergency plan can easily take the items with you, if necessary.
Some of the items you may wish to include are: water—two litres of water per person per day, food—that won’t spoil, such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods, manual can opener , flashlight and batteries, battery powered or wind up radio, extra batteries, first aid kit, prescription medicines, infant formula, equipment for people with disabilities, extra car and house keys, cash and a copy of your emergency plan.
The Town of Rimbey has also put this document on our website for your convenience. We wish you a safe and uneventful summer season.
Emergency Guide 72 Hours
The Town will provide proper and responsible conservation of its most important resource by implementing the following water restrictions as authorized in Sections 2.10 and 2.11 of Bylaw 776/05.
The watering of lawns and gardens will be restricted on a continuing basis:
1.1 Occupants or owners of even numbered addresses will be permitted to water on calendar days of the months ending in even numbers;
1.2 Occupants or owners of odd numbered addresses will be permitted to water on calendar days of the months ending in odd numbers.
1.3 In the case of a water shortage caused by weather conditions, mechanical reasons or otherwise, the Town Manager has the authority to set limitations on rationing of water. If, in the opinion of the Town Manager and/or Town Foreman, during such water shortages, any user is abusing his water privileges, the Town Manager may authorize services to said premises to be temporarily suspended. The period of suspension shall be determined by the Town Manager, or in the absence of the Town Manager, the Town Foreman.
We thank you for your cooperation!
For more information contact:
Town of Rimbey
April 11, 2016
Community Services Directory
Click the following link for the new edition of the Rimbey & Area Community Services Guide.
Rimbey & Area Community Services Directory 2016
IMPORTANT NOTICE - RECYCLE FACILITY CHANGES
New days will be Tuesdays and Saturdays, 9:00am - 5:00pm so mark your calendars.
SAFETY IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY AND YOURS
Safety is Our Responsibility and Yours
Utility bills are mailed out in the first week of each month and are due by 4:30 pm, two business days before the end of the month and can be paid by direct withdrawal, credit card, check or debit. Penalties will be applied to all accounts that have not been paid by the deadline. It is the property owners' responsibility to ensure that information is current; please make sure to let us know if you are buying or selling a property or if your banking or credit card information has changed as soon as possible.
The Town of Rimbey requires that all dogs owned within the municipal boundaries are required to be licensed and wearing a tag. Dog licenses are affordable and ensure that Animal Services can make every effort to reunite you with your pet if ever lost. Licenses are available for purchase at the Town Office.