Another busy meeting ahead for High River Town Council on Monday, January 22.

the Town is looking to amend the Cemetery Bylaw so they can operate columbariums and charge for niches spaces.

The existing columbarium was privately owned and operated by a local funeral home and is nearing capacity so construction of a new one was recently completed.

A complete rewrite of the 1984 Cemetery Bylaw is scheduled for 2018.

Council will also vote on taking part in the Regional Waste Management Material Recovery Facility Study at the meeting.

This project builds on an initial study focusing on regional integration of resources to manage waste with the
region.

Council will be asked if they support participation in a joint grant application for $165,000 for a regional initiative to develop a recycling program, organic waste collection, and the establishment of a materials recovery facility.

The project will include the Town of Okotoks, MD of Foothills, Town of Turner Valley and the Town of Black Diamond.

The grant does not require funds from the municipality and if it is not successful the work will not take place.

And they are looking to sign reciprocal memorandums of understanding with the Towns of Nanton and Okotoks.

It is part of the emergency management plan in the event any of those communities cannot access their council chambers they would be able to use the other communities .

The agreements also include the MD of Foothills.

 

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