Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Jan 30th Update - Property Tax Discount ends Jan 31st, Enhanced Policing, Secondary Suites and Southwest Calgary Ring Road Project traffic interruption

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Property Tax Discount Ends Jan 31st!

If you would like to save 6% on your yearly property tax bill, make sure you pay in full by Jan 31st!  Foothills County is the only municipality to my knowledge that offers this sort of discount so be sure to take advantage of it!

Can't Afford to Pay in Full and Still Want a Discount?

Even if you cannot pay in full, you can still get a 5% discount if you enroll in the TIPP program (Tax Installment Payment Program).  This is where you pay monthly towards your taxes.  For more information of the TIPP program and download the application form, CLICK HERE.

Foothills Enhanced Policing Program 

A reminder that Foothills Council extended the Enhanced Policing Program so be sure to obey all rules of the road and bylaws as there is an increased police presence out there.  For more information on the program, CLICK HERE.

Secondary Suites Receive First Reading

Foothills Council discussed Secondary Suites once again today and gave first reading to the bylaw.  There are still some tweaks to come prior to 2nd and 3rd so be sure to watch for further information if this affects you.

Traffic Interruption Highway 22X and Macleod Trail

For details on the above traffic issue, CLICK HERE for my previous post.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Jan 16th Update - Enhanced Policing Pilot Project, FireSmart Canada, Secondary Suites discussion continues

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MD of Foothills No. 31 Now Foothills County

As January 1st, the MD of Foothills is now know as Foothills County.  What this means for you?  Nothing too much other than the name is more inline with the new rural addressing.  Many of you are aware that the municipality has been in dire need for updated signage for years, the new signs will represent the new name.

As has been mentioned before, there is minimal cost associated with the name change, this was very important to Council.  With that in mind, expect to still see the old MD of Foothills logo on stationary and fleet vehicles for a while until they are replaced.

The Enhanced Policing Pilot Project - Extended (@ 0:57)

I am happy to say the Foothills Council voted in favour of continuing the Enhanced Policing Pilot Project.  Feedback from meetings with the three area detachments showed favourable results so Council decided to continue for another three months.  After that time, the program will be re-evaluated again.

For those of you that are not familiar with the project, CLICK HERE for further information from when I originally discussed it back in September.

FireSmart Canada (@ 3:03)

During the meeting I hosted along with Division 4 Councillor, Suzanne Oel back in November, we had the Foothills Fire Department start discussing the FireSmart program.  This program helps you to protect your home in the event of a fire.  Details on the program can be found at

There was a great deal of interest in finding out more about the program from area residents.  That night, I discussed the interest with the Foothills Fire Department on hosting an event and we went to work on it immediately.  We are waiting to hear back from FireSmart to confirm dates but I hope we will be able to have something towards the end of February or beginning of March.

Watch here for details on a FireSmart Event coming the end of Feb or beginning of March.

Secondary Suites Discussion (@ 3:56)

Last week, Council had some further discussion on the possibility of Secondary Suites within the County.  No decisions have been made at this point, however, Council will be discussing it again in a few weeks.

For further information on Secondary Suites, you can see my post from September HERE and receive the link for more information on the County website.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

SUPPORT REQUESTED - House Fire West of Millarville

Hello Everyone,

I am requesting your support for a family in need.

I received word yesterday from the Foothills Fire Department that there was a house fire west of Millarville yesterday and I received the following message with regards to support for the family. If you can help in any way with any of the below, please take clothing donations to the school and contact Robyn directly for anything else. Thanks so much for supporting this family in need!
Unfortunately there was a house fire west of Millarville yesterday and the parents, along with their 3 children have lost most of their home and belongings. They are all ok but lost some pets in the fire. In the immediate future they are looking for:
1) Local home to rent for about a year.
2) Toys/clothes for the kids.
-Girl's clothes size 4, shoe size 9
-Boy's clothes size 6, shoe size 13
-Boy's clothes size 7, shoe size 1
If you have any items to contribute, Millarville Community School is available as a collection center along with the home of Robyn Hanna, (phone/email below).
Thanks everyone and please stay posted for a meal train.