Wednesday, 6 June 2018

June 6 - 3 Minute Update - Good News for Flood Preparedness, Dust Control and Roadside Mowing

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In this video I share:
  • The MD is a recipient of $53,000 for flood preparedness
  • Dust control product is delayed due to rail issues and possible rail strike
  • Roadside mowing program begins June 15

Millarville Water Line Update

Quick 3 Minute Video Update

Millarville Waterline Update

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Construction is underway and Contract #2 for mechanical components was awarded today.  Watch the video above for more information.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Open House Reminder




Reminder of Upcoming MD Open Houses

There are a number of items the MD is looking to get feedback on:

MD Council would like to receive as much feedback as possible on the above items as we want to be sure the changes reflect what you want to see.  Be sure to attend if possible.

For more details on the specific items, see links above or visit: www.mdfoothills.com

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Thanks to Our Foothills Fire Department


On behalf of residents in the west part of the MD affected by the fire this past week, I wanted to pass on a big thank you to the Foothills Fire Department for their tireless efforts to get the fire under control and keep our residents safe.  Thanks very much for all your time and effort on this fire and all you do for the MD of Foothills!

Sincerely,
Jason

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

May 23 Update - Fire Advisory, Burn Permit Updates and Summer Road Bans

Quick 3 Minute Video Update

Fire Advisory, Burn Permit Updates and Summer Road Bans

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For more information on:

Fire Advisory in Effect




There is a fire advisory in the MD of Foothills as of today. It is still ok to get burn permits, it is ok to use burning barrels and campfires.

The advisory is to remind people that it is dry out and fires can get away from you very easily. Please be careful and do not leave any fire unattended. With the warm trend that is happening in southern Alberta, the Foothills Fire Department along with Agriculture and Forestry will keep a watch on conditions in the MD of Foothills.

Look at albertafirebans.ca or the MD of Foothills Website or Facebook page for any changes.


James (Jim) Smith, SCO-Fire
Foothills Fire Chief
309 MacLeod Trail  | Box 5605  | High River, AB  | T1V 1M7

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Construction Highway 762 and 549

Construction Updates Highways 762 and 549

Highway 762 from 549 to 22

The final lift will be put down the full length of Highway 762 and lines will be painted starting May 15th and is scheduled to be completed by June 29th (weather permitting of course).  This should finally complete the project.

Spring Coulee Bridge on Hwy 549

Repairs are to be completed on the Spring Coulee Bridge on Highway 549 near Okotoks

High Country Rural Crime Watch Event

You are invited to an *Important* High Country Rural Crime Watch Event on June 9, 2018


We want to fight back against the current Crime Climate by giving you information on how to protect yourself. So, our local Crime Watch is bringing in a guest speaker, Kerry Sauve, to teach us bout “Removing yourself and your property from the victim pool”. Please join us on Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Priddis Community Hall. We are asking for a donation to cover our costs: $5 per person. And there is a special bonus: A PDF copy of Kerry’s book, “StreetSafe 360°”, will be shared with those in attendance.

Kerry Sauve was referred to HCRCWA by the Red Deer County Rural Crime Watch. He has an incredible background of training special forces, working in the security field, working as a first-responder and is a veteran Correctional Peace Officer with over 20 years of front line experience working with gang members. Part of his portfolio is providing gang prevention and intervention programs to the youth incarcerated in the facility where he works. A second service he provides is awareness training for community partners, law-enforcement and the public. He shares his vast knowledge to help people learn, prepare and get a plan in place.

Municipal District of Foothills No. 31 or Foothills County?

Your Feedback is Important

PLEASE FILL OUT THE QUESTIONNAIRE provided in your tax notice or by going to the link HERE.


Council for the Municipal District of Foothills No. 31 (MD) first proposed a name change over five years ago. On the 7th of February, 2018, Councillors for the MD passed a resolution to submit an application to the Province of Alberta to change the name to Foothills County.

Council felt this was an appropriate time to revisit the proposed name change for several reasons.

Cost is usually the most obvious and significant issue to consider. One of the larger costs is signage. The MD has gateway signage on the main highways that pass through our area. This signage has needed to be replaced for some time now, as some signage has come down due to age and deterioration. Replacement of the gateway signage has been budgeted for, whether the name changes or not. Other signage on MD rural roads would only be replaced as needed.

Decals on municipal vehicles would be replaced as needed, when they are worn and need replacing, or when a new vehicle is brought into the fleet.