June Open House
Open Houses are 4-8 pm
Open House Survey about Cannabis, Community Standards and Secondary Suites:
Municipal Name Change survey:
Can't make it to the Open House - learn more here:
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 MD 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.
Rural Crime Watch Associations
If you have not yet had an opportunity to connect with your local crime watch association – this is your opportunity. The local Rural Crime Watch Associations will be in attendance to offer memberships, signs and information about crime prevention in rural areas.