Carbon December 11, 2013

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING – Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM

SENIORS CHRISTMAS TEA – Wednesday, December 18 at 1:30 PM in the School Gym. The elementary students will be performing their Christmas Concert songs.

CARBON CHRISTMAS MARKET – December 14 from 10 to 4, at the Community Hall. All proceeds going to the Carbon Library. Silent auction and raffle.

DOG AND CAT LICENSES – Pet tags for 2014 are now available at the Village Office.
Dog tags are $20 for spayed or neutered; $30 for unaltered. Cat tags are $20 for spayed, neutered or unaltered. After February 1, 2014 the fee increases to $35 for dogs and cats; $40 for unaltered dogs.

SNOW REMOVAL – By-Law 2008-760 states that all persons within the Village of Carbon are required to remove all snow, ice, dirt and other obstructions from sidewalks situated on land adjoining the property owned or occupied by them. The Village of Carbon is hereby authorized to provide for the clearing of sidewalks adjoin the property of residents or business who for 48 hours neglect to clear them and in the case of non-payment of expenses by the owner or occupant the expense will be added to the property owners roll number as an amount owing to the property tax roll to be recovered in a like manner as with other taxes. (Penalty $40/hour, min. one hour charge).
Any electrical cord over a sidewalk shall be erected at least 2.5 meters (8 Ft.) above the sidewalk and in no event shall an electrical cord be laid on the sidewalk.

LIONS CHRISTMAS LIGHT CONTEST – Pull out your lights and decorate your place for your chance to win great prizes. If you live in the Carbon Community Area, have submit your name to Donna 403-572-3371 and your house can also be judged. Gift card payouts of $300, $200 and $100 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively. The Lions Club will be driving around the third week of December to judge, so get into the spirit!

LIONS CENTENNIAL PARK PAVERS – Second installation of pavers will be in 2014. Should you be interested in purchasing one, contact the village office. Deadline is April 30, 2014.

GARBAGE PICK UP CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE – December 27 (Friday); January 3 (Friday). Back to regular schedule January 8/14. REMINDER: ALL Cardboard must be flattened prior to putting in recycle bin!

WATER RATE INCREASE – Village of Carbon water rates will be increased as of January 1, 2014. Present water rate is $3.30/cubic meter or 5000 gals. Increased to $3.80/cubic meter or 5000 gals. Your average billing will increase approximately to $165.84.