-September 13, 2019-
Things to Watch For

September 11
The Our High River September Community Cafe will take place from 5pm-7pm at the Highwood Memorial Centre. For more details, visit the Our High River Facebook page.  

September 16
There will be an open house to discuss changes to the offsite levies bylaw at the Highwood Memorial Centre, from 1pm-4pm. For more details and to RSVP, visit highriver.ca/offsite-levies-workshop/.

October 1
FCSS, along with community partners, will be hosting a day of events to celebrate the International Day of Older Persons. For more details, see the bottom of this publication or call FCSS at 403-652-8620.  

To stay up to date with events occurring in the Town, visit the Events Calendar at highriver.ca/events. 

Wednesday, September 18
Community Vitality Advisory Committee - 7:00 p.m.

Monday, September 23
Committee of the Whole - 1:00 p.m.
Regular Council - 3:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, October 15
Committee of the Whole - 1:00 p.m.
Regular Council - 3:00 p.m.
Land Use Bylaw Monitoring Near Completion

The Town's monitoring program is designed to capture feedback. Be sure to submit yours by September 30, 2019.  

In April of 2017, the Town of High River implemented a brand-new Land Use Bylaw. This document represents a very new and leading-edge approach to land use planning and development. The Town has also launched a two-year monitoring program to help identify the successes of the new bylaw, as well as those components that might warrant further review and improvement. 

The monitoring program was designed to capture feedback based on the following metrics: customer service and understanding of the bylaw, consistency of decisions, tracking infill development, mixing of land uses, innovation, quality, and creativity of development projects, processing timelines, and economic impact on the community.

The two-year monitoring program started in October of 2017 and will run until the end of September 2019. As the monitoring program period is near completion, the Town would like to encourage all stakeholders to ensure they share comments, concerns, and suggestions regarding the Land Use Bylaw before September 30, 2019. These comments will be part of the final report to be presented to Town Council regarding the findings and will help Town Council and Administration to determine potential amendments to the Land Use Bylaw. 

If you have any comments regarding the new Land Use Bylaw, please email them to planning@highriver.ca or mail them to the Town Office before September 30, 2019. The mailing address is 309B Macleod Trail SW, High River, AB, T1V 1Z5, Attn: Christine Berger. If you have any questions or require clarification, please contact Christine Berger at (403) 603-3577 or cberger@highriver.ca

Community Program Facilitator (Temporary)

For more information, visit highriver.hgcareers.com
Municipal Census

The Town of High River’s 2019 Census results have been released. The population stands at 14,052. The past population of 13,584 has increased by 3% since the last federal census published in 2017.

An accurate population number enables the Town to make better-informed decisions regarding the needs of residents. It also ensures that grant funding is available to support new projects, initiatives, or upgrades to existing infrastructure.

Residents can view the entire census report at highriver.ca/census .
Notice of Hearing

Notice of Appeal on the Variance Development Permit Application for a Front Driveway Property Located at 1806 4th Avenue SE, High River

The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) received a Notice of Appeal on August 21, 2019. The SDAB will hear the appeal on: 

Date(s): Thursday, September 19, 2019 
Time:  9:00 a.m. 
Location: Town of High River Administration Building
Council Chambers
309B Macleod Trail SW
High River  

International Day of Older Persons

FCSS, along with community partners, will be hosting a day of events to celebrate the International Day of Older Persons on October 1st 2019. 

Scheduled activities will be held throughout the day at Season’s Retirement, Medicine Tree Manor and the High River Library. Seniors in the community will have an opportunity to create a piece of art with circular weaving, make music in a drum circle, and get active in an exercise class! 

To sign up for an activity, or for more details, please call FCSS at 403-652-8620.  
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