Foothills County – Enhanced RCMP Policing
Yes, you may have noticed, there have been more RCMP cruisers keeping any eye on rural crime here in Foothills County.
In response to concerns about the increasing statistics of rural crime, Foothills County ran an initial three-month pilot program from October to December 2018.
This pilot project increased the RCMP presence in the Foothills with additional officers assigned to the region. The program was a joint project with detachments in Okotoks, Turner Valley and High River.
Property crimes and traffic safety were the focus of the initiative. According to RCMP statistics and community feedback, the initiative was largely successful.
At the January 16, 2019 Council meeting, Foothills County Councillors voted unanimously to extend the enhanced policing strategy for the municipality. Council has committed $150,000 to run the program to the end of 2019.
This program with increased RCMP presence along with increased traffic enforcement will begin in February now that Foothills County has received the signed agreement from the provincial government.
RCMP will present official statistics from the enhances policing program in March.
Wheatland County and Foothills County IDP
In the upcoming months Wheatland County and Foothills County will be reviewing and updating their Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP). This will be done in order to address new requirements under Alberta’s Municipal Government Act.
For more information and for current project updates please visit the project page here - Wheatland County/Foothills County IDP.
Sheep River Regional Utility Corporation (SRRUC)
Sheep River Regional Utility Corporation (SRRUC) is a partnership between the Town of Black Diamond, Town of Turner Valley, the M.D. of Foothills and the Village of Longview. SRRUC has been operating since 2016 and was created to replace the Quad Regional Water Partnership (QRWP). The municipally-owned utility corporation operates the supply, treatment, and transmission of wholesale potable water to its customers - member municipalities.
For more information related to SRRUC, please visit srruc.ca.
Member municipalities are responsible for distributing potable water to their customers, this includes water delivery, metering, and billing for water services. SRRUC does not set utility rates for member municipalities. For more information on your water utility bill, please refer to Foothills County Utilities.