Linden - January 20, 2016

GARBAGE DAY CHANGE – Tuesday Garbage pickup has started as of December 22nd, 2015 All garbage will be picked up on Tuesdays only. This is a permanent change. Commercial bin pickup will remain the same. If you have any questions, please contact the village office at 403-546-3888.

SAFETY REMINDER – Parents, please remind your children to stay off the ice at the upper and lower dams in the Coulee. There is open water due to the aeration equipment. The ice on the dams is NOT SAFE.

COUNCIL MEETINGS – Regular meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7 PM at the village office. Public welcome.

NEED HELP AROUND THE HOUSE? – The village has a list of people willing to do odd jobs for a nominal fee, like raking leaves, shoveling snow, minor repairs, etc. If you would like a copy, just stop by the office and we'd be happy to give it to you.

SIDEWALK CLEANING – The owner or occupant of any premises abutting a sidewalk shall clear away all snow, ice, dirt or other obstruction from sidewalks situated on land adjoining the property owned or occupied by them within FORTY-EIGHT (48) HOURS after the time such snow, ice, dirt or other obstruction was deposited or formed on the sidewalk.

WATER RATE INCREASE – Effective March 1st, 2016 the water rate will increase to $3.83/m3 from $3.76/m3. Sewer rates will remain the same.

WINTER GUIDELINES – Now that the snow has arrived we ask that the residents of the village take some proactive steps to help our Public Works department clear the snow more efficiently.
• Be sure that the access to your garbage bin is clear of snow and ice on the collectors side.
• Whenever possible, park your vehicles off the roadway to allow for the plows to clear as much snow as possible, especially in the cul-de-sacs as vehicles make it difficult to maneuver snow removal equipment.
• Ensure that no vehicles are left on the street for more than 72 hours, as they could be towed, and it impedes the snow removal process.
• Try to shovel as much snow from your sidewalk onto your lawn as possible.
• Be a snow angel and help those that are unable to shovel their own snow, it will be appreciated.
If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact the village office at 403-546-3888.

2016 DOG & CAT LICENSES AVAILABLE NOW – All dogs must be licensed in the Village of Linden. Licenses are required for all dogs over the age of three months. Licenses must be obtained within the first two weeks of purchasing, bringing into the Village or becoming in possession of any dog, or in the first two weeks of becoming a new resident of the Village of Linden. The burden of proof that the dog is not the property of the said owner shall rest upon the said owner.