COFFEE WITH COUNCIL
Commencing December 1, 2017, Coffee with Council will be 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.
Notice of Public Hearing
Bylaw 937/18 Amendment to Land Use Bylaw
Council will hold a Public Hearing for Bylaw 937/18 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, 2018 at 5:00 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 937/18 Amendment to Land Use Bylaw 917/16 will amend text as follows:
Section 11.6(2)(c) shall be amended to read:
(i) No freestanding sign shall be located within 10 m of the intersection of lanes/streets, or a street or lane.
(ii) For any lot located in the C2 or M designations, one Freestanding Sign shall be permitted for every 90 metres of frontage.
(iii) Illuminated Freestanding Signs shall be a permitted use in C1, C2 and M designations.
(iv) Illuminated Freestanding Signs shall be a discretionary use in R1, R2 and R3 for institution uses only. A maximum of one Illuminated Freestanding Sign shall be permitted per lot.
(v) Copy is permitted on both sides of Freestanding Signs, including signs angled up to 90 degrees, therefore allowing the Sign Area to be double the permitted Sign Area.
(vi) Freestanding Signs shall not be located closer than 1.0 m to any front, rear, or side property line.
(vii) In accordance with Alberta Transportation’s setback requirements where abutting a highway.
Section 11.7(4) shall be amended to read:
Where, in the opinion of the Development Authority, a proposed sign in a Residential, Commercial or Industrial District might be objectionable to a resident in any adjacent residential district, the Development Authority may impose such other regulations as they feel would protect the interests of residents.
Section 11.7(4) shall be amended to read:
Flashing, animated or interiorly illuminated signs shall not be permitted in any district where in the opinion of the Development Authority they might:
(a) Negatively affect residents in adjacent housing, or residential districts;
(b) Interfere with or obstruct a motor vehicle driver’s vision or interpretation of oncoming traffic signs or traffic signal lights.
Written submissions regarding the LUB amendment will be accepted on or before February 7, 2018. Submission may be submitted to:
RE: Bylaw 937/18
Town of Rimbey
Verbal representations may be made by registering for the public hearing.
Lori Hillis, Chief Administrative Officer
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.