There will be some small changes on Killam's utility bills, effective as of January 1, 2016.
Administration costs for utility services has remained the same. However, the monthly garbage rate will be increasing from $31 per month to $33 per month. This is to ensure a cost recovery program that Council has indicated they would like to see. This increased cost also includes the branch recycle area that was completed in 2015 and the additional time/cost that will be used by Public Works for chipping the branches from the area.
There have also been some increases in some of the general Administration costs of the Town Office. The costs are as follows: Tax Certificates $25, Certificate of Compliance $150, NSF Cheque Fees $50 and Response to False Fire Alarms by the Killam Fire Department $250 per false call.
At the recent Council Meeting held in December, it was decided that Home Owners will be charged $250 each time the Killam Fire Department responds to a False Fire Alarm at their home.
This decision was made after reviewing the statisics presented from 2015. Over the course of the year, the Killam Fire Department responsed to 16 false alarms within Killam. A number of these were "re-occuring" calls. Please check with your security providers and ensure the Home Owner is contacted prior to the request for the Fire Department to be dispatched!
If you would like more information, please feel free to contact the Killam Town Office at 780-385-3977.
The Killam & District Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual Parade of Lights on Friday, December 4 on Killam's Main Street.
Moonlight Madness is also planned for the same evening, with many of the Killam businesses remaining open for extended shopping hours and opportunity to get those perfect gifts purchased! Many family activites are also planned, including: Pictures with Santa, craft tables, hot chocolate and a fire barrel, and maybe even a hosre and wagon ride.
Details are still in the works, please check with your local Chamber Businesses and advertising for more information!
At an awards ceremony held on October 7, 2015, the Flagstaff Regional Aquatic Centre received three awards at the Alberta Red Cross banquet. These awards included: Training Partner with Largest Growth, Top Training Partner (under pop. of 5000), and Power of Humanity Award.
Charlene Jackson, Director of Community Services, praised the staff of the Killam Pool, recognizing their hard work to increase the quality of swim programs, awareness of water safety and training opportunities.
Small communities are very fortunate to have caring and dedicated physicains within our boundries! The College of Family Physicians of Canada proudly acknowledges the outstanding contributions of Canadian family doctors for their dedication to their patients and the delivery of high-quality health care. Family Doctor Week in Canada will be celebrated from November 9-14, which coincides with the annual Family Medicine Forum from November 11-14 in Toronto, Ontario.
This special week also provides an opportunity for governments, health care organizations and other professionals to acknowledge the outstanding contributions made by family doctors to improve the health and well-being of their patients through their roles in clinics, hospitals, universities, and many other health care facilities in Canadian communities.
Take the time this week to "Thank" your local doctors for the job they do!
For more information, please click the link: http://cfpc.ca/FDW/1234567891011121314151617181920
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