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.

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