IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING COUNCIL MEETING
To join the Regular Meeting of Council scheduled for Tuesday, June 9 2020, please click on the link below to join the meeting. The meeting commences at 5:00 pm. It is recommended you log into this meeting prior to 5:00 pm.
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Seniors Week 2020
In honor of the many senior's in the Town of Rimbey, Mayor Pankiw has proclaimed June 1 to June 7, Senior's Week in Rimbey.
Tax Installment Payment Plan
Pursuant to Section 340(1) of the Municipal Government Act, RSA 2000. Chapter M-26, which permits Council to provide for the payment of taxes by installment.
2. A taxpayer may elect to pay taxes on a monthly instalment basis by signing an agreement with the Town on or before Dec 31st of the previous year for the following year provided all taxes, local improvement taxes, penalties and business license fees are fully paid on or before December 31st of the previous year.
3. The monthly installment agreement will include twelve (12) monthly payments due and payable on the 15th day of each month.
If you are interested in this program, please stop by the Town of Rimbey Administration Officer prior to December 31, 2019 to sign the agreement.
Notice To Rimbey Ratepayers
Re: Tax Arrears
Please be advised that all overdue taxes are due December 31, 2019. All outstanding taxes on January 1, 2020 will be subject to a penalty of 18% as per Bylaw 870/11. Tax payments received by mail MUST BE POSTMARKED no later than December 31, 2019. If the postmark indicates January 1, 2020, the penalty will be applied. Should you wish to drop off your tax payment on or before December 31, 2019; a mail slot is located on the south exterior wall of the Town Administration Office for your convenience.
Important Notice to Service Clubs and Non-Profit Organizations
If your Service Club or Non-Profit Organization will be requesting grant funding or sponsorship funding for an event, or a request for waiver of rental fees from the Council of the Town of Rimbey for the 2020 year, we need to hear from you now!
For the 2020 Community Event Grants, please contact the Town of Rimbey Administration Office or the Town of Rimbey Recreation Office to obtain a Community Events Grant Application. This form is also available on the Town of Rimbey Website. Your completed form must be received at the Town of Rimbey Administration Office by November 29, 2019 to be considered in the 2020 budget deliberations.
Service Clubs requesting grant funding, sponsorship funding for events or waiver of rental fees for 2020, please provide your written request for funding or sponsorship, to the Town of Rimbey Administration office by November 29, 2019 to be considered in the 2020 budget deliberations.
Please be advised, if your group has more than 1 event during the year, you will need to determine which event you want to apply for. Only 1 grant per group or organization. Late applications will not be included in the consideration of disbursement of funds.
Should you require further information, please contact Kathy at the Town of Rimbey Administration Office at 403.843.2113.
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.
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.