Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Oct 17th Update - FUNDS for MRAS Arena Project, Cannabis Bylaw, Millarville Water Line Update and Square Butte Meeting

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Funds for MRAS Arena Rebuild Project

As I mentioned last week, MRAS President, Brent Foster and Treasurer, Nancy Seaman came before MD Council.  They brought Council up to speed on the vision, direction, and progress of the new arena currently being built at the MRAS along with all the incredible ideas for funding and new opportunities at the site.

Council discussed the presentation at authorized support of the MRAS's arena project by way of an interest free Debenture in the amount of $150,000 and a Grant in the amount of $50,000.  Terms of the interest free debenture are still to be negotiated and will come back before council.  The Grant, however, does not need to be paid back.

This is great news and Council is happy to support the MRAS as they realize how important the facility is to not only the Millarville, but the whole of the MD.

As I mentioned previous, I was able to visit the facility under construction and am very excited about the direction it is taking and how amazing a facility it will be upon completion.

Be sure to come out for the Millarville Christmas Market, Nov 8-10th!  It is a great start to the Holiday Season!

Reminder, the MD of Foothills is still accepting donations to go towards the project on behalf of the MRAS.  If you are interested in donating, CLICK HERE for the form or call the MRAS directly at 403-931-3411.

MD Cannabis Bylaw (2:47)

As many of you are aware, today the Federal Government's Bill C-45 (Cannabis Act) came into force.  Back in June, the Government of Alberta made amendments to the Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act, prohibiting use of cannabis in certain places.

To ensure residents and visitors are able to continue enjoying public places throughout the Municipality, the MD of Foothills has developed it's own Bylaw.  Today it received 3rd reading and has passed.

Details of the Bylaw can be found of the MD's website HERE.

Millarville Water Line Update (Bad News @5:47)

Staff just informed Council today that for the EXTENSION of the line to the Millarville School, there are updates required for the water treatment plant. The bad news is, the parts required are back-ordered and it is estimated to be 4-6 months before they will be in stock.

This set back does not affect residents between Turner Valley and Millarville that are connecting or residents of the Millarville Crossing but DOES affect residents between the Crossing and the school.

I will keep you posted here and on my Facebook page ( so stay tuned.

REMINDER of Nov 8 Meeting at Square Butte Hall (7:43)

I will continue to remind you about the above meeting as it will be a valuable one.  We have confirmed:
  • Foothills Fire Department's Fire Inspector & SCO - Cody Zebedee
  • Foothills Director of Emergency Management - Clayton Terletski
  • High Country Rural Crime Watch President & Division 4 Councillor - Suzanne Oel
  • And of course, myself, Jason Parker - Division 3 Councillor
We are awaiting confirmation on a few other presenters and I will let you know as I have further attendees.

Some of the topics of conversation include:
  • The MD's new Enhanced Policing Pilot
  • The Maclean Creek Fire this past summer
  • Update from the Turner Valley RCMP
  • and more
Mark your calendars Nov 8th at 7pm for Square Butte Hall. If there are specific items you would like to have on the agenda, feel free to let me know.

Check back here on my website or at for more details as I have them.

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