PLANNED POWER OUTAGE
Please be advised Fortis has informed the Town of Rimbey there is a planned power outage for 20 customers on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 1:45 pm to 2:30 pm for line maintenance , located at 56/57 Avenue and 51/50 Street.
Big Valley Jamboree, Small Town Saturday Night
Voting is officially underway for Big Valley Jamboree’s Small Town Saturday Night event. The Town of Rimbey needs all the votes it can in order to secure a top 10 finish. Please visit https://www.bigvalleyjamboree.com/stsn/vote to cast your ballot and pass this information on to your friends and colleagues. An email address is required in order to vote and you can vote once per day.
Voting starts February 1st 2017 and runs until February 15th, 2017 with the polls closing at 11:59:59 PM MST.
For more information on how to vote, please click the link below.
How to Cast your Vote
Small Town Saturday Night Voting
The Town of Rimbey has entered a contest through Big Valley Jamboree called Small Town Saturday Night. The winning municipality will host a country music concert headlined by Gord Bamford on April 29, 2017. The concert would be performed at the Rimbey Agrim Centre and proceeds from the event will go to the Rimbey Boys and Girls Club. Voting is crucial as it will determine who will ultimately host the event, we need all the support we can get in order to win this amazing opportunity.
First round of voting will start February 1, 2017 and will run until February 15, 2017 to select the top 10 finalists!!!!
Voting will be done online through http://www.bigvalleyjamboree.com/stsn and requires a Big Valley Jamboree Bandit Membership in order to vote. For more information on how to become a Bandit member and vote for the Town of Rimbey click the pdf below:
Becoming a Big ValleyJamboree Member
If you have any further questions on Small Town Saturday Night and how to vote, please contact Michael at the Town Office, 403-843-2113. On behalf of the Town of Rimbey, we thank everyone for their votes and support. Please spread the news and information to your friends, family and colleagues.
Michael Fitzsimmons, Municipal Intern
Town of Rimbey
Notice of Public Hearing
Bylaw 929/17 Amendment to Land Use Bylaw
Council will hold a Public Hearing for Land Use Bylaw 929/17, an amendment to Land Use Bylaw 917/16 in which any person may ask questions or make comments. The Public Hearing is scheduled for February 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM during the Regular Council Meeting. The Public Hearing will be held in the Council Chambers of the Administration Office at the Town of Rimbey.
Bylaw 929/17 Amendment to Land Use Bylaw 917/16 will amend text for Section 11.5.
PART II – PROPOSED TEXT AMENDMENT
Section 11.5(1) shall be amended to read:
No part of any sign, including any accessory components, shall be located on any roadway, boulevard, or sidewalk. Only ‘A-Frame’ type signs may be permitted on a sidewalk abutting a business but must first receive the written consent of the Development Authority.
Section 11.5(2) shall be added to read:
No part of any sign, including any accessory components, shall be located on any land owned by the Development Authority without a council motion granting use of the land prior to the Development Authority issuing a Development Permit.
Written submissions regarding the LUB amendment will be accepted on or before February 3, 2017. Submission may be submitted to:
RE: Bylaw 929/17
Town of Rimbey
Verbal representations may be made by registering for the public hearing.
Lori Hillis, Chief Administrative Officer
TOWN OF RIMBEY
TAX DISCOUNT BYLAW 871/11
PART II- PROCEDURES
2) A discount of two percent (2%) of the municipal portion of the taxes shall be applied to the prepayment of property taxes in the months of January and February.
3) Discounts shall be processed on funds received up to and including the close of business on the last business day in February.
4) Discounts shall not be applied to pre-payment of local improvement levies.
NOTICE TO RATEPAYERS
RE: TAX ARREARS
Please be advised that all
overdue taxes are
due December 31, 2016.
All outstanding taxes on January 1, 2017 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, 2016.
If the postmark indicates January 1, 2017, the penalty will be applied.
Should you wish to drop off your tax payment on or before December 31, 2016; a mail slot is located on the south exterior wall of the Town Administration Office for your convenience.
Lori Hillis, Chief Administrative Officer
2017 COMPOST PROGRAM
At the November 19, 2016 Council 2017 Budget Meeting, Council approved the 2017 Compost Program. This is a user pay program.
For those residents who took part in the program in 2016, you have until February 28, 2017 to opt out of the program, should you determine you no longer wish to participate; otherwise the program will cost you $36.00 for the year 2017. You may elect to have this put on your utility bills or pay in full in one lump payment.
For residents new to the program, you will need to come into the Town of Rimbey Administration Office to sign up for the program. You will be required to purchase an 80 litre bin (maximum of 2 bins) at a cost of $11.00 each plus GST, for grass/compost from the Town of Rimbey.
Costs of the Program to you the resident: Annual Cost of $36.00 averaged over 12 months is $3.00 per month on your utility bills, OR payable in one lump sum payment, plus $11.00 per 80 litre bin purchased from the Town of Rimbey (if you have not already purchased them from us). If you start part way through the year, the cost is still $36.00. This is not negotiable.
If the residence is a rental property, the homeowner, must also sign the registration form as it may be an addition to their previously signed utility rental agreement.
Should you require further information, please call the Town of Rimbey Administration Office at 403.843.2113.
Important Notice to Residents
Please be advised, during the Council 2017 Budget deliberations held November 19, 2016, Council passed Motion 476/16 with regards to Town of Rimbey Water Services. Presented in the budget was an increase to the water rate per cubic meter from $1.99, to $2.02 effective January 1, 2017.
For your information a cubic meter of water is equivalent to 1000 litres. So, this means for every 1000 litres of water you use, you will be paying an additional $0.03 cents.
For example, a utility bill with a consumption of 16.00 (16000 liters of water used) will now cost $32.32 instead of $31.84. A utility bill with a consumption of 10.0 (10,000 litres of water used) will now cost $20.20 instead of $19.90.
To put this in perspective, if you were to purchase one 1 litre of bottle of water at the store, it would cost you in the neighborhood of $1.00-$2.10. 1000 litres of water purchased on your utility invoice will cost you $2.02.
The sewer rate remains the same at 70% of consumption of water.
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
2016 STREET IMPROVEMENTS
Town of Rimbey street improvements will begin shortly. Please see the attached map for locations.
2016 Street Improvements
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:
Interim Chief Administrative Officer
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
SUBDIVISION AND DEVELOPMENT APPEAL BOARD
Applications are still being accepted for the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board. This a quasi-judicial board. Please stop by the Town of Rimbey Administration Office to pick up an Application for Citizen Appointments to Boards, Commissions and Authorities. There are two year and three year terms available. The successful applicant(s) must be a resident of the Town of Rimbey.
The applications will remain open until five public members have been appointed by Council.
IMPORTANT NOTICE - RECYCLE FACILITY CHANGES
With regards to the Waste Transfer Station side of the Recycle Facility, due to maintenance on the overhead door, the opening of the waste transfer section at the recycle facility has been delayed to OCTOBER 3, 2015. The Countyl will be operating the transfer station in parnership with Rimbey.
Your recycling will not change and you can now take RESIDENTIAL garbage (OCTOBER 3, 2015) to the station.
New days will be Tuesdays and Saturdays, so mark your calendars.
SAFETY IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY AND YOURS
Safety is Our Responsibility and Yours
RIMBEY BUSINESS SECTOR SUSTAINABILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
897/15 Rimbey Business Sector Sustainability Advisory Committee
Rimbey Business Sector sustainability Advisory Committee - Terms of Reference
Seeking Volunteer Committee Members
Rimbey Business Sector Sustainability Strategy
Emergency Guide 72 Hours
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.