Falher Council Notebook – 18 July 2016

Tom Henihan
Express Staff

FabUlas (Falher & Area Beautification and Leisure Activities Society) delegation to council

A FabUlas delegation, consisting of vice president, Pauline Therriault and group secretary Jenny St. Jean made a presentation to council, bringing council up-to-date on FabUlas’ status and future objectives.
Having received $25,000 from Pembina for a toddler area, FabUlas has decided on the strategy of using those funds to apply for a Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) matching grant and spoke to council in the hope of including a letter of support from the Town of Falher with their grant application.
Applicants for a CFEP funding must contribute an amount equal to the amount applied for through CFEP grant.
That amount can be accounted for as cash, equipment, materials or donated labour as long as its related directly to the project.
A FabUlas delegation plans to speak with council again at council’s scheduled meeting in August.
Mutual Aid Agreement with Central Peace

Town of Falher Council approved signing a Regional Emergency Management Mutual Aid agreement between the Central Peace municipalities (Birch Hills County, the MD of Spirit River, Saddle Hills County, Town of Spirit River and the Village of Rycroft and the Smoky River municipalities (MD of Smoky River, Town of Falher, Town of McLennan, Village of Donnelly and the Village of Girouxville).
Dogs not allowed in Honey Capital Park.

Due to health risks such as kids sometimes running barefoot and a concern due to the splash park’s recirculation drainage system, dogs are no longer permitted in Honey Capital Park.
Along with the concern with dogs, people should be aware that the re-circulation system does not simply drain into the sewer but is cleaned and re-circulated, so any debris tracked onto the splash pad can overtax the system and cause a shut down.
Plans are also underway to post “No Dogs” signs at the entrance to the park.
The Honey Capital Park is open from 11am to 8pm and this schedule may be reviewed next year.

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