February 24, 2023

Council Meetings and Information

Monday, February 27, 2023

  • Committee of the Whole – 1:00 p.m. *Attend in person, Room LO4, lower level of Town Hall  ​

  • Regular Council Meeting – 3:00 p.m. ​
  • On the agenda: Biodigester - Next Steps​ * Live streamed​

NOTE: Committee of the Whole meetings are no longer live streamed. Meeting dates and times will remain the same according to the Council Meeting Schedule 2023.  ​

Find links to agendas and the live stream of the Regular Council meeting at highriver.ca/council-meetings. ​

Council Approves 2023 Budget

With 2.2% Tax Increase

  • At their February 13, 2023 meeting Council approved the 2023 Municipal budget with a 2.2% tax increase and a 0.5% increase to utility rates
  • Council has approved a transfer from the Town’s ‘Tax Stabilization Fund’ to cover projected spending in the amount of $320,000
  • This helped ensure a low increase after three years of holding the line with no tax increases.
  • The fund was created with funds remaining from $4.3 million in government support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Visit the Town's 2023 Municipal Budget web page for details

Free Climate Change Webinar

Guest Speaker - Mayor Craig Snodgrass

  • Mayor Craig Snodgrass is a guest presenter at a FREE Climate Change Webinar hosted by Climate West and Environment and Climate Change Canada. You're invited to attend!
  • When: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
  • Where: Online
  • Speakers: Kerra Chomlak, Climate West, Casey Clunas and Tazmin Holly, Canadian Centre for Climate Services, Mayor Craig Snodgrass, Town of High River.
  • For more information: Climate West website
  • This webinar will be recorded to listen to again after the live presentation is concluded.
  • Visit the Town's Climate Action and Active Transportation page to learn more about the development of these plans for High River.

CLICK HERE to pre-register (registration is free)

Stay in the Know

Updated Annexation Information Web Page

for 112 Street and Red Tail Rise Areas

Do you live in the 112th Street East and in the Red Tail Rise subdivision? Following an annexation in February 2021, these areas are now included within the Town's boundaries.

Please check out the updated Town website to view:

  • The 2021 Welcome Session Presentation
  • Information About
  • Background
  • Annexation Agreement
  • Bylaws
  • Zoning
  • Taxation
  • Neighbourhood Outline Plan
  • Development
  • and more

We welcome your questions!

Contact the Planning and Development Team by email or call 403-603-3407.

Fire Flash - Safety Tips on the Website!

Check out this month's edition of Fire Flash for information, safety tips and awareness related to fire and emergencies in our community.

February's edition features:

Home Appliance Safety

Visit the Fire Flash web page for more tips!

Community Corner

Star of High River Volunteer Awards!

Let's celebrate our Volunteers! Nominate a 'Star of High River' who volunteers in our community and your name will be entered into a weekly giveaway for prizes.

  • Who: YOU
  • What: nominate a volunteer
  • Where: Nomination form is online - beginning Feb 27 - CLICK HERE
  • When: Feb 27 – March 30

Save the Date - Volunteer of the Year Award Celebration on April 28, 2023 (Event registration opens March 30) Visit the Town website for more information!

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Tax season is coming, and the Community Volunteer Income Tax program is returning. Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) will be hosting a free tax filing service for individuals and families with simple personal tax situations.

  • When: March 1, 2023 - April 24, 2023, Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: FCSS, located at the former Culture Centre, 251 9 Avenue S.W. next to the Charles Clark Medical Centre - Health Clinic
  • Cost: Free - Qualifications and income limits will apply

For more information visit the Town website, call FCSS at 403-652-8620 or visit the FCSS office at 251 9 Avenue SW in High River.

Policing Priorities Survey Deadline February 28

High River RCMP want to hear from YOU and are asking for public input on policing priorities.

The 2023 Community Survey asks for three things:

  1. Your perceptions of last year
  2. How you feel about safety and crime in High River
  3. Your priorities for 2023

Take the survey now! Deadline is February 28

Results will also be shared with Town Bylaw Enforcement.

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Would you like to promote your event in High River? This is a community calendar! Visit the web page to find the easy-to-submit form.

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