October 23, 2020
Things to Watch For
Homeschool Sport FUNdamental and Play  

Homeschool Sport FUNdamental and Play Date: Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm (5-9 yrs) & 2:30 – 3:30 pm (10-14 yrs)
Cost: $2.50/class

The fast and fun program is for school-aged children learning from home. Each week your child will learn a new instructor-led FUNdamental sport. They will also participate in unstructured physical activity in the Field House, meant to improve gross motor skills, encourage cooperation and add to their overall social and mental well-being. Reserve a spot today! Call 403-652-4042 or visit highriver.ca.

2021 Budget Meetings Open to the Public
The Town of High River invites residents and business owners to virtually attend upcoming budget meetings. At these meetings Council will review the proposed 2021 Municipal Budget. The meetings will stream live on October 27 and November 2. 

These meetings enable Council to go through numbers in detail, ask questions and receive information. The meetings will conclude with the final proposed 2021 Municipal Budget which will be presented to Council for approval at the regular Council meeting in December 2020.

The budget meetings will take place online on the following dates:
October 27: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
November 2: 8:00 am - noon 

Visit our Council Meetings page to tune in. Follow the Town's social media and watch the website for more budget information including the budget package.
Halloween Family Event
The Greater Foothills Family Centre is thrilled to host a Spooktacular family event on Friday, October 30 between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm! Join us for an outdoor scavenger hunt, Halloween-themed indoor maze, photo booth, and other interactive activities (all while physical distancing). Masks are encouraged and hand sanitizer will be available. Reserve your time slot by calling 403-652-8633.
BSRC: Walking Track
The walking track has opened as of Monday, October 19. Please call 403-652-4042 as reservations must be made in advance to limit the amount of people on the track at any given time.
Council Meetings
Monday, October 26, 2020
Tune in for a Committee of the Whole Meeting and a Regular Meeting of Council that will stream live on Monday, October 26.

Visit our Council Meetings page for agendas and to watch online. Meetings will begin at the meeting start time

Committee of the Whole - 1:30 pm
The meeting will stream live on our Council Meetings webpage.

Regular Meeting of Council - 3:00 pm
The meeting will stream live on our Council Meetings webpage.

Annual Organizational Meeting: 5:00 pm
The following items will be addressed at this meeting:
  • Council Meeting Schedule
  • Deputy Mayor Rotation
  • Citizen Appointments
  • Internal and External Council Board and Committee Appointments
Notice of Bylaw
Electronic Communications Bylaw

The purpose of this bylaw is to reduce the use of paper and mailing costs by offering residents the ability to opt into paperless email delivery. By opting in, residents will receive Town notices and information electronically. Residents may also choose to opt out and continue to receive notices by mail. The bylaw may be viewed online at our Public Input page.

If you wish to file a petition against this bylaw, follow the Government of Alberta Guide online.
Council Update
October 13, 2020

Strategic Priorities: With the SW Dike now substantially complete, this priority has been removed from Council’s Strategic Priority Chart. A new priority has been added – Events: Role Clarity and Policy Update. This will include reviewing and potentially amending current procedures for events, film production, mobile vendors and street cafes. The four other items on Council’s Strategic Priority chart include: A long-term water strategy; business case for a new pool; funding decision for a pedestrian bridge; and launch of the Town’s new website.

Fire Department Service Levels: Council approved an updated Level of Service Policy which clearly defines the scope of service currently provided. This will help the Fire Department determine procedures, training and equipment needs for staff.
Construction Corner
SW Dike Completion: Construction of the SW dike is scheduled for completion by the end of October. Mayor Craig Snodgrass noted that the SW Dike is the last step in the Town’s flood mitigation project. “This project was a massive undertaking. Kudos to the contractor Kidco and thank you to residents for their patience.” There is no public access to the SW dike as it is located on private farmland. As part of the easement and purchase agreement, the Town agreed to restrict access to the dike to ensure everyone’s safety. 

12th Avenue Update: The 12th Avenue Reconstruction Project is drawing to a close. 12th Avenue SW is tentatively set to reopen to traffic on Saturday, October 24 (weather permitting). This project has seen a significant upgrade of the road and adjoining Happy Trails, along with relocation of important utilities. It was originally scheduled for 2021 but the progress made on the SW Dike allowed it to be completed this year. 

Centre Street Project: Centre Street and 7th Avenue have both reopened to traffic, but residents may encounter traffic delays as the project wraps up. Crews are completing work on concrete, landscaping, streetlight installations and power pole removals.
An official Town of High River publication. For more information:
Contact the Town of High River Office at 403.652.2110 or email communications@highriver.ca