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June Open House Surveys

Surveys close June 29, 2018 at 3 pm.

We would like your feedback regarding Cannabis, Community Standards, Secondary Suites and the proposed name change. The Open House Survey will take 10-15 mins to complete, and the Proposed Name Change Survey will take 2 mins to complete. Thank you.

Open House Survey about Cannabis, Community Standards and Secondary Suites:

Municipal Name Change survey:
Municipal District of Foothills No. 31 versus Foothills County SURVEY









Learn about what was presented at the June Open Houses here:

Responsible Dog Ownership Community Standards  Secondary Suites  |  Cannabis  Municipal Name

Then, fill our our surveys:   Open House Survey   |   Municipal Name Change Survey

Responsible Dog Ownership Bylaw - changes

Changes are proposed to replace the existing Dog Control Bylaw with an updated Responsible Dog Ownership Bylaw. These changes will bring the existing bylaw into compliance with the Provincial Offences and Procedures Act, provide new operational processes and tools to enable officers to better investigate and respond to complaints and ensure public safety along with making the bylaw more accessible through the use of clear terminology.

Community Standards Bylaw - changes

The Community Standards Bylaw requires updating and revisions to make it consistent with other County bylaws, specifically the Land Use Bylaw. A secondary intent is to provide clearer, plain language to aid in the interpretation of the bylaw by the public and the courts.

Secondary Suites - policy direction

Three open houses were held in March of 2018 to discuss secondary suites within the municipality. Staff is developing policy direction and implementation strategies to allow secondary suites use within the municipality. Information about the proposed phased approach to this issue and general policy direction will be presented at the June open houses. A summary of the feedback from these open houses can be found here.

Cannabis - policy direction regarding sale and consumption

The federal government plans to legalize recreational use of Cannabis across Canada on July 1, 2018. Different aspects of the production, sale and consumption of Cannabis will be controlled at all three levels of government (federal, provincial and municipal). The role of municipalities is primarily to regulate land use, development requirements for retail sales establishments & regulation of public consumption.

Foothills County - proposed name change

Come and learn more about the new Responsible Dog Ownership bylaw, proposed changes to the Community Standards bylaw, updates to the proposed Secondary Suites bylaw, policy direction for Cannabis and proposed municipal name change.