Wednesday, 8 May 2019

May 8 Update - Enhanced Policing Presentation, Public Works, Spring Road Bans & Landfill Extended Hours

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Burnco Open House

Last Wednesday, May 1st, Burnco hosted an Open House at the Turner Valley golf course to get feedback from area residents about a proposed expansion to their gravel operation north of Black Diamond.

There was a great deal of information provided.  If you have concerns, feel free to contact Travis Coates at

If you would like to fill out a comment form to submit your concerns, click here to download.

To download the poster/presentation boards they had at the open house, click here.

As I mention in the video, they have not yet made application so if you have concerns that you'd like to address feel free to reach out to them at the above contact information to get your questions answered.

Foothills County Enhanced Policing Update (@ 1:12)

On Wednesday, May 8th, Council received an update presentation from members of the Okotoks, Turner Valley and High River RCMP detachments on how the County's Enhanced Policing Project was going and provide 1st quarter results.

The feedback we received from the officers were extremely positive with them demonstrating decreases in both personal and property crimes.  The increased presence they are providing within the far west of Millarville and north west, Priddis areas have had a very favorable impact.

Council has decided to continue on with the project as it has been going so well.

Public Works Road Crews (@ 2:45)

Public works updated Council that they have their full contingent of seasonal crews back up and working.  As I mentioned previously, the winter was not kind to the County roads so there is a lot of work for them to do.

If you have problem areas with your roads, contact the public works department to report the issues and they will place them on the list for repair.  Since there is a lot to do, they will get to them as quickly as possible.

Spring Road Bans Coming Off May 13th (@ 3:20)

The Spring Road Bans will be lifted May 13th.  Visit the Public Works web page for updates:

Foothills Regional Landfill - Extended Hours

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May 6 - June 27, we will stay open from 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM on Monday through Thursday. Friday and Saturday are regular hours for the site. Note, only the Throw & Go area stays open past 4:30 for small residential loads.

As always, if there is anything that you would like me to include in my updates, just let me know by sending me a message on Facebook or sending me an email.  I always want to keep you up to date on the latest happening in our community.

All the best,

Jason Parker
Councillor – Division 3
Foothills County

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