Town of Rimbey 2017 Combined Assessment and Tax Notices
Are due July 31, 2017.
Town of Rimbey Tax Penalty Bylaw 870/11 states:
2) A penalty of twelve percent (12%) shall be applied to all current taxes owing at the close of business on July 31 of each year. Should July 31 not be a business day, the penalty shall not be applied until the close of the business on the following business day.
2017 COMPOST (YARD WASTE ONLY) 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
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
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
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.