Tuesday June 8, 2020
MUNICIPAL HALL HOURS ARE 8:00 AM TO 4:30 PM. WE ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM 10:00 AM TO 4:30 PM AND CLOSED FOR LUNCH FROM 12:00 PM TO 1:00 PM
- The office is open and we are limiting customers to 2 (two) persons in the office at a time, so that cleaning can occur between customers.
- The office is open for all bill payments, tax payments or your homeowner grant. Now that the office is open to the public, we will no longer be accepting credit cards for any Village payments.
- All meetings in the Municipal Office not directly related to Council have been cancelled until further notice. Council meetings are still being held via zoom.
Property Taxes – The property tax due date, set by the legislation is July 2, 2020. In light of the COVID pandemic, and to assist residents who may be struggling to pay bills, the Village of Lumby will not be charging penalties until October 1st, 2020. To claim your homeowner grant online go to www.lumby.ca and click the link in the centre of the page, you can drop by the office to claim it in person, or you can mail it to PO Box 430, Lumby, BC V0E 2G0.
ICBC – Currently renewals, transfers, registrations and cancellations are all able to be done via email, phone or in person in the office. Please call the office at 250-547-2171 to speak to a clerk who will explain the process to you. If you are doing your transaction via email or the phone, payments are accepted via Autoplan 12 or Credit Card only. If you are coming into the office, all forms of payment are accepted.
Drivers Licence Services, BC Services Card or BCID – The office is open, we are limited to 2 (two) persons in the office at a time and service is on a first come, first serve basis. If you have been issued a temporary drivers licence by Drivers Services, you are now able to come in to renew your licence.
Bylaw Services – The office is open for your Bylaw issues and the hours for the Bylaw Officer are 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday to Friday.
Flood Planning – The Village of Lumby would like to remind residents and property owners that protecting your property from flooding is your responsibility. Sand and sandbags are available in the parking lot across from the Curling Club at 2230 Shields Avenue, at the entrance to the Salmon Trail at 1910 Faulkner Avenue, as well as at the corner of Industrial Avenue and Hwy 6. These are not prefilled sandbags so please bring a shovel. Rain events can cause creek levels to rise rapidly so please use extreme caution when near any of the creeks. The Salmon Trail by the new Bike Park is closed due to flooding. The evacuation alert issued to residents living on the creek is still in effect. If you are concerned about trees or blockages in the creek, please call Fisheries and Oceans Canada at the Salmon Arm Regional Office at 1-250-804-7000 or the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.
Park and Playgrounds – All parks and playgrounds within the Village are open to the public. Physical distancing is to be maintained at all times while in public spaces.
Outdoor Washrooms at Oval Park – Washrooms at Oval Park by the Spray Park are open from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday. Physical distancing is to be maintained at all times while in public spaces and to assist with the spread of COVID, we ask that all users of the playground wash their hands before and after play time.
Building Inspection – Building inspection services are available by calling and booking an appointment with the RDNO Building Inspector at 250-550-3700.
Planning Department – Planning services are available by calling the RDNO Planning staff at 250-550-3700.
Mayor Acton would like to take the time to thank everyone for your patience while dealing with this ever changing world and the changing face of businesses within our community. Please be kind, helpful and courteous with everyone working to get their spaces up and running, and be patient if you are having to wait in a line. Please be respectful of the physical distancing rules being put in place in all businesses in order to open their doors. Please stay safe, keep your distance, wash your hands and stay home if you are displaying any signs of illness. Remember that it is allergy season, so not everyone with a sniffle is contagious.