Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19)
It is simple.
Our health is in your hands!
To protect the Residents of the Town of Rimbey and our surrounding area, Council strongly urges everyone to wear a mask while you are out and about supporting our local businesses which are vital to our local economy.
Please do this to respect the health of all our families. This simple gesture may save the life of a friend, neighbour or family member.
Mayor Pankiw and Councillors
As of Friday, November 27, 2020 the Peter Lougheed Community Centre and the Vern Poffenroth Memorial Arena are closed, as per the mandate of the Provincial Government with regard to their Provincial State of Emergency and COVID 19.
The Fitness Centre remains open for individuals to use at this time.
Protect Yourself and Others
In addition to safety related measures being taken by the Town, residents are encouraged to protect themselves and others against the spread of illness by doing the following:
Ø Stay Home!
Ø Use good hygiene practices such as frequent handwashing with warm soapy water or use hand sanitizer when you can't wash your hands
Ø Cover coughs and sneezes using your elbow, shoulder or a tissue, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer
Ø Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
Ø Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill
Ø Contact your primary health care provider or Health Link 811 if you have questions or concerns about your health.
For more information on Albert’s Relaunch Strategy, please visit https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-relaunch-strategy.aspx.
Please be advised all property taxes will be due and payable by December 31, 2020.
This date may seem like it is a long time away, but it will come quickly if you are not prepared for it. The January 1st 2021 penalty (18%) is on the outstanding balance in your tax account. Please call the Town Office at 403-843-2113 to discuss payment options.
The penalty relief will expire December 31, 2020. Utility customers are encouraged to make full or partial payments as they are able to keep their accounts as current as possible.
Tax and Utility Accounts
Taxes - The Combined Tax and Assessment Notice were mailed out on May 21, 2020. No penalty will be applied to outstanding taxes at July 31, 2020; however, all 2020 property taxes will be due and payable by December 31, 2020. We are encouraging property owners to sign up for the Tax Installment Payment Plan to ensure your taxes are paid by December 31. Please call the Town Office at 403-843-2113 to discuss payment options.
Utility Invoices – The monthly utility invoices will continue to be mailed at the beginning of each month. Council has provided that no late payment fee will be charged on accounts not paid by the due date. This penalty relief will continue until December 31, 2020. Utility customers are encouraged to make full or partial payments as they are able to keep their accounts as current as possible.
Citizens are encouraged to mail in bill payments or pay on line through their banks. Payments may also be made by credit card by calling the Administration Office at 403-843-2113. There is a drop box located on the south side of the Administration Building if you choose to pay by cheque.
Although the risk of infection is low, the Town of Rimbey is responding to the provincial health directive given Thursday by Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health to limit the gatherings of large groups of people to help slow the spread of the virus.
For more information on how to protect yourself, please visit www.alberta.ca/COVID19 or www.ahs.ca/COVID19.
Rimbey is the centre of a thriving mixed farming and oil and gas region, and is the gateway to some excellent recreational facilities. Rimbey is centrally located amongst many lakes and rivers, and close to the foothills. Rimbey is the ideal area for fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, hiking, boating with close proximity to Sylvan Lake, Gull Lake and Pigeon Lake. An abundant array of wildlife offers endless hours of enjoyment for photographers and nature-lovers.
Rimbey offers a lifestyle that is the envy of many communities. The town has a very sound economy and is blessed with having most services within the community. As you walk the streets of Rimbey, you will always be greeted by a hello and a smile from those you pass by.
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