Neepawa Fun Facts Quiz! Time to have some fun & learn more about your Town! Please participate and enjoy! Correct answers will be revealed after you have completed the QuizIf you wish to be entered for a prize, simply fill out the last question;don't worry, all entries will be eligible, doesn't matter how you scored ;) OK Question Title * 1. Do you know how it works when Council votes on a topic at a Council Meeting? Since a majority is required, the Mayor only votes in case of a tie. Council members and the Mayor each have an equal voice with one vote each time a vote is held. The Mayor never votes - he just runs the meeting. Only the Councillors who argue the loudest get to vote. OK Question Title * 2. Do you know why a Backflow Valve is important in your home? Stops small rodents from entering your home. Keeps smells out of your house. It prevents external water/sewer from backing up through your floor drain. Reduces water consumption. OK Question Title * 3. Do you know where to put your used cooking oil/grease? Down the sink drain, with hot water running. In a sealed can/container, placed in the garbage. Flushed down the toilet. In flower beds, makes good fertilizer. OK Question Title * 4. Can you park on the right-hand side of Main Street (Highway 16) to go to a commercial business? Heck yes - I need my coffee!! No - it is a Highway, and no parking is allowed on any highway under The Highway Traffic Act. Sure - if the driver remains in the vehicle and I am quick. Yes - if the 4-way lights on my vehicle are blinking and visible. OK Question Title * 5. Do you know how much money (in 2019) we spent on our residential & commercial Garbage to be processed at Evergreen Environmental Technologies (the landfill)? $115,239.72 $321,224.15 $263,116.98 $98,427.10 OK Question Title * 6. Do you know how much Provincial funding (in 2019) we RECEIVED for all our eligible residential & commercial Recycling collected? $168,082.15 $99,911.73 $102,669.89 $74,157.67 OK Question Title * 7. Which of the following items have been found in our sewer system; and should NEVER be flushed or put down the drains? Grease (far too much - grease should NEVER go down the drain) False Teeth (whoops - clearly not on purpose!) Mop Heads (7 of them, all in the same area of Town) Plastic Gloves (multiple occurrences) Aqua Man Toy (he is now on staff, helping check pipes for us!) All of the above - please be aware of what is going down your drains/toilets! OK Question Title * 8. Do you know how & where to push your snow when clearing your driveway, to reduce the impact of snow being deposited back into your driveway when the plow goes by? Directly onto the street, hopefully cars won't hit it! To the right of the driveway, then the plow will not clog my driveway as it goes by. To the left of the driveway, I love to shovel! Onto someone else's property (private or town-owned). OK Question Title * 9. Do you know where your Recycling Cart or Garbage Cart should be placed on pick-up day? Facing out, at the curb, lid closed, 1m (3 feet) away from neighboring carts/parked cars/buildings/obstacles. Doesn't matter, they will pick it up however it is placed. In the middle of the street, where they won't miss it! Arrows facing my house and lid wide open. OK Question Title * 10. Do you know where to take old cell phones to be recycled? Town Office has a drop off bucket. Directly to Evergreen Environmental Technologies. Any official electronic recycling depot. All of the above. OK Question Title * 11. If you are driving down the street, and the school buses are loading/unloading at HMK Elementary School, and the arms are out/lights are flashing - what do you do? Drive slowly as you go by, smile at the driver's and wave back at them! Proceed down the street, because the kids are unloading on the school side sidewalk and won't be crossing the road. Stop. Wait until all buses clear the area. Then proceed. Hurry by the buses and hope they don't see your license plate number. OK Question Title * 12. Do you know what to do with food waste/rice/grass clippings/any compost? Throw it in the garbage. Take to the Compost Site on Hurrell Road (across from the Cemetery). Put it down the drain. Place discreetly in a public ditch. OK Question Title * 13. Do you know how to get involved with/volunteer for activities and events in Town? Sign up for the monthly newsletter through our Recreation Department. Call the Town Office and sign up to volunteer at upcoming events. Call or visit any local organization and ask how you can be involved. All of the above! OK Question Title * 14. If you are driving and a school bus has AMBER LIGHTS flashing (not red flashing lights), what do you do? Speed up and hurry past the bus, before the lights turn flashing red. Come to a complete stop and don't move. Drive on the shoulder and go around the bus. Slow down, look carefully, proceed if it is safe to do so. OK Question Title * 15. Do you know how many swimmers took lessons at our pool this summer? 250 498 600 We have a pool?! OK Question Title * 16. Do you know how many meters of sewer and water pipe our Public Works staff installed in 2019? 265 total meters. 1090 total meters. 1750 total meters. 862 total meters. OK Question Title * 17. Do you know how many children have participated in the various activities organized by our Recreation Department in 2019? 210 360 98 183 OK Question Title * 18. If you are at the lights at Hamilton Street and Mountain Avenue. And there is a vehicle in front of you at the red light who intends to go straight. Can you proceed and make a right-hand turn? Yes - If he scootches up enough so I can squeeze by. No - those are one-lane roads. The parking stalls do not constitute a lane in which to drive or turn. Yes - If I honk at the driver in front, he will move, allowing me to turn right. Probably - If no one is parked in the way and I have room, I am allowed to proceed. OK Question Title * 19. Do you know how many Parks we have that the Town of Neepawa Parks Staff care for and look after? (In this case, Parks refers only to playgrounds and/or areas for recreation) 2 4 5 3 OK Question Title * 20. Do you know how many Volunteer Fire Fighters the Neepawa Fire Department has, that work hard to keep us all safe? 17 28 49 No Volunteers - all our Members are paid staff. OK Question Title * 21. Do you know how many calls for service our Fire Department responded to in 2019? 38 66 157 11 OK Question Title * 22. Do you know how many of the fire calls were as a result of a False Alarm? 7 60 31 16 OK Question Title * 23. False Alarm calls exhaust the resources of police, fire and emergency personnel; increase costs for taxpayers and can carry fines. While most false alarm calls are avoidable - which type of false alarm listed below results in the most number of unnecessary fire calls and is the most preventable? Rescuing cats from trees (Example - turns out that "Kitty" just went up the tree to get a better view of the Town but came back down before the Fire Truck arrived to save him). Alarm systems that do not have a cancellation procedure in place, as a preventative measure. (Example - you burn your toast, your residential alarm system activates, you clear the smoke...but you haven't called your alarm company to cancel the fire call that is automatically placed). Failure to ensure equipment is functioning properly. (Example - you haven't checked/changed the batteries in your alarm system, and it automates a call to your alarm company, dispatching emergency personnel.) Lack of common sense; failure to function safely and acting in contravention of by-laws. (Example - having propane patio heaters running in the house to save on Hydro costs). OK Question Title * 24. Do you know where to get a Building Permit? (For decks, fences, renovations, etc) Same place I buy the building supplies. Neepawa & Area Planning District Office - located in the Town Office. Oh, whoops - do I need a Building Permit?! I only need one if I am building a new house. OK Question Title * 25. Do you know how many local organizations received Grant funding from the Town of Neepawa in 2019 to assist with their programs and projects? 12 0 16 7 OK Question Title * 26. Do you know how we communicate with our residents? Newsletters in the Quarterly Waterbills. Recreation Newsletters Monthly. Social Media Postings (Instagram and Facebook) Website Updates. CodeRed Emergency Notifications Newspaper Ads and Articles Posters around Town All of the above OK Question Title * 27. How many gophers did our Animal Control Officer catch during the period April to October, 2019? 797 141 665 432 OK Question Title * 28. What are some of the rules that Council needs to follow for conducting their business? Council may only act by By-Law or Resolution. Council must consider and promote the well-being and interests of the Municipality as a whole. Each member of Council is required to participate and vote at meetings. Council has no power outside of the Council Chambers. All of the above OK Question Title * 29. If you are travelling down a street, and want to park in front of a business on the opposite side of the street - what do you do? Cut across traffic, make a U-Turn, and park where you wish. Honk & wave out your window to alert on-coming drivers that you wish to cut in front of them. Continue travelling to a proper intersection or parking lot; turn around; travel back to the business on the proper side of the road and park appropriately. Just find a store to go to on the side of the street you are on, it's easier. OK Question Title * 30. Which of the following are FREE activities for EVERYONE, provided by the Town of Neepawa? Disc Golf at Riverbend Basketball at Hillcrest Public Skating at the Yellowhead Arena Playgrounds around Town Ski Trails through Town Walking Trails through Town Flats Skating Rink Volleyball at Hillcrest Soccer pitches at the Flats All of the Above! OK Question Title * 31. Select all the TRUE statements regarding recycling! Plastic grocery bags are not recyclable and they contaminate the entire load of recycling. All items can be placed into the recycling cart loosely, no need to bag them in a recyclable bag. Shredded paper must be placed into a recyclable bag and then can go into your recycling cart. Glass cannot go into your recycling cart; it is picked up separately on the first Tuesday of the month. Recyclables do not need to be sorted, but all recyclables should be rinsed before going into the recycling cart. Plastic #'s 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 are all recyclable. Plastic #3 is NOT recyclable in our facilities Cardboard boxes are recyclable, but should be flattened/broken down if possible. Unacceptable materials in your recycling cart include: Plastic containers/Clam shells for fruit;Hard plastic bottles like shampoo/conditioner;Aluminum foil/plats etc; Dishes, ceramics or crystal; Electronics; Foam packaging of any kind; Paint or oil cans; Paper towels, tissues or napkins; Glass or mirrors; Steel pots, pans, scrap material; Wax or foil coated paper; Plastic bags or cellophane. All of the above! OK Question Title * 32. Do you have any helpful and respectful comments and/or questions you wish to share with Council and/or Administration? We would love to hear from you! OK Question Title * 33. If you would like to be entered into the Draw - please leave your info. 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