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NOTICE OF CHANGE OF REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

NOTICE OF CHANGE OF REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

Pursuant to Section 193(3)(a) of the Municipal Government Act, please be advised that the regular Council meeting for the month of July has been changed to July 15th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Town of Falher.

Development Permit Advertising 19-11

TOWN OF FALHER

The following Development Permit has been approved in the Town of Falher.

PERMIT NO. 19-11
LEGAL DESCRIPTION & CIVIC ADDRESS Lot 5, 6, Block 15, Plan 5175TR #119 & 117 4th Avenue S.W.
PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT Fence
DATE OF DECISION June 11, 2019

Any person affected by this decision may appeal to the Secretary of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, Town of Falher, Box 155 Falher, AB T0H 1M0.

Such an appeal shall be in writing and delivered personally or by registered mail within 21 days of the date of decision.

Adele Parker
Development Officer

ATTN: FIRE RESTRICTION (UPDATED June 10th, 2019)

FIRE RESTRICTION (UPDATED June 10th, 2019)
With some precipitation, exposed grasses still remain dry in the MD and pose a significant wildfire risk. As a result, a Fire Restriction is now in effect for the MD of Smoky River AND the Town of Falher.
No fire permits will be issued until more precipitation occurs. Please continue to monitor this site and or Facebook page for updates.
What is allowed:
Safe wood campfires in campgrounds (within fire pits), backyard or random camping areas.* Pit refers to an encased structure i.e. steel ring with wire mesh on top.
Off-Highway Vehicles can start wildfires-check frequently to ensure hotspots are free of debris, and make sure mufflers and spark arrestors are working properly.

This Restriction will remain in effect until conditions improve.

ATTN: Water Notice

WATER NOTICE

Water Plant Aesthetic Issue – No Risk

The Smoky River Water Commission is experiencing a manganese issue at the water plant. The chlorine is reacting with the manganese and creating a colour in the water. Rest assured, this is simply an issue of aesthetics and there is no risk. Steps have been taken to attempt to have the reaction take place earlier in the treatment process and hopefully the filters will remove the colour.
Thanks for your patience.

ATTN: MD OF SMOKY RIVER NO. 130 / TOWN OF FALHER Public Open House

MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF SMOKY RIVER NO. 130 / TOWN OF FALHER

Public Open House

YOU’RE INVITED!

The Town of Falher and the Municipal District of Smoky River are developing an Intermunicipal Development Plan & Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework.

We want your input …

Please join us at the public open house to discuss and learn more about the these projects

Public Open House
June 20, 2019
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Municipal District of Smoky River Council Chambers
#701, Main Street S.W.
Falher, Alberta

The purpose of the Open House is to present information to interested landowners and stakeholders and to receive comments.

We hope you are able to attend and provide us with your opinion.

If you are unable to attend and would like a copy of the material, please contact
Rita Therriault, CAO at the Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130 at 780.837.2221 or
Adèle Parker, CAO at the Town of Falher at 780.837.2247

Falher 100th Anniversary and Honey Festival June 13th to 16th, 2019

The Town of Falher is celebrating our Centennial this year in conjunction with the annual Honey Festival!!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! PLEASE EMAIL falhercoordinator@gmail.com

Many events are taking place about our Centennial Town:
Thursday, June 13th
Event: 100 Years of History; Venue: Library from 3-5pm; Description: The Falher Library and Société Généalogique are holding an open house showcasing the history of Falher.
Event: Community Pillars; Venue: Log Cabin from 5-8pm; Description: To celebrate Falher’s centenary, the public is invited to a semi formal meet and greet with Falher’s past Mayors and Councillors. Appetizers provided.

Friday – June 14, 2019
Event: Old Fashioned Games Club; Venue: Club Alouette from 10-11:30am and 1-2:30pm; Description: Drop in and play games like cribbage, billiards, bean bag toss, carpet bowling & bingo
Event: Midway Rides; Venue: Main Street starts at 3pm; Description: Tickets sold onsite
Event: Falher 100th Race; Venue: Main Street in front of the Co-op starts at 4pm; Description: Put your warpaint on and get ready for the rally race!
Event: ACFA & Falher 100/Honey Festival Dinner and Entertainment; Venue: Centre Chevaliers from 5-11pm; Description: Join us for a francophone, honey inspired, community dinner followed by musical entertainment featuring Joel Lavoie and guests. Tickets include dinner and entertainment, cost: $20 Adult / $10 for kids 12 & under
Event: Midnight Swim (fee lowered due to donation from ParticipACTION); Venue: Falher Regional Pool from 7pm to Midnight; Description: Cost is $3 for all ages! Contact the pool for more
Event: Honey Fest Ball Tournament; Venue: Falher and Donnelly Ball Diamonds from 7-11pm; Description: A Honey Fest favourite, register your team today!
Event: Friday Beer Gardens: Venue: Curling Rink from 7pm to 3am; Description: Featured entertainment is DJDK. Entry is $10

Saturday – June 15, 2019
Event: Hicks Honey Fun Run; Venue: Falher & MD of Smoky River start at 8am; Description: 5k/10k fun run organized by the Smoky River Runners
Event: Honey Fest/Falher 100th Parade; Venue: Falher Parade Route (see links below) start from Centre Chevaliers at 10am (participants to arrive at 9:30am); Contact Noemi Sanchez at sanhoney@telusplanet.net
Event: FREE Pancake Breakfast; Venue: Falher Regional Recreation Complex – Cafeteria from 7:30-9:30am; Description: Everyone is welcome to enjoy a free pancake breakfast served by the Falher Town Council and dignitaries!
Event: Baseball Tournament; Venue: Falher & Donnelly Ball Diamonds from 8am to 5pm (enough time to get to PBR!!); Description: Day 2 of Honey Fest Ball Tournament!
Event: Midway Rides; Venue: Main Street from 11am to 11pm; Description: Tickets sold onsite
Event: Falher 100th Mini Market; Venue: Central Ave (between Town Office and Honey Capital Park) from 11am to 4pm; Description: See what all our local vendors have to offer in our street market!
Event: Show & Shine; Venue: Main Street from 11am to 4pm; Description: Chrome, rubber, and honeycomb; the Honey Fest Show & Shine is back!
Event: 100 Years of History; Venue: Library from 12-3pm; Description: The Falher Library and Société Généalogique are holding an open house showcasing the history of Falher.
Event: Falher’s Got Talent; Venue: Centre Chevaliers from 12-4pm; Description: Local entertainers showcase their talents, come cheer them on!
Event: Beer Gardens; Venue: Curling Rink from noon (12pm) to 3am Sunday; Description: Saturday Night Beer Garden Entertainment provided by “The Dungarees” w/ opening act Trin & Ariane, Live music starts after PBR! Buy your tickets early as we are sure to sell out. Entry is $10 beginning at 8pm (tickets sold in advance at the Beer Gardens, beginning at noon).
Event: Old Fashioned Games; Venue: Club Alouette from 2-4:30pm; Description: Drop in and play games like cribbage, billiards, bean bag toss, carpet bowling & bingo
Event: TWO Bee Beard Demonstrations; Venue: Town office parking lot by Log Cabin; 2pm and 4pm; Description: Bee Beard, the name says it all! Hosted by Sanchez Honey (Fernando and Noemi Sanchez)!
Event: Pokey’s 2nd Annual Professional Bull Riding; Venue: Falher Regional Recreation Complex from 5:30 to 9pm; Description: PBR is back, bigger and better! Buy your tickets early at ATB Financial, as they are sure to sell out! Tickets sold in advance for $50 regular seating and $70 VIP and Reserved seating
Event: Saturday Night Social; Venue: Club Alouette from 7-11pm; Description: Stop by the Club Alouette for a casual visit with past and present friends in a Family Friendly environment/all ages are welcome!

Sunday – June 16, 2019
Event: Honey Fest Ball Tournament Playoffs; Venue: Falher Ball Diamonds start at 8am; Description: Come watch the best of the best of Honey Fest!
Event: Mass; Venue: Paroisse Sainte-Anne begins at 11am; Description: Sunday Mass at 11:00am with an Honour Guard performed by the Knights of Columbus, featuring 34 Sisters of the Holy Cross from around the world! Free lunch to follow.

Additional information is found on The Honey Festival/ Le Festival du Miel Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Honey-Festival-Le-Festival-du-Miel-166262280212984/ or honeyfest.ca website: https://honeyfest.ca/

Please note that the information above is more current than the program (ex. Bee Beard Demonstrations are at 2 and 4pm): https://honeyfest.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-HoneyFest-Falher100-Digital-Program.pdf

For further information please contact The Honey Festival Committee/Falher 100th Anniversary’s Coordinator: James Bell falhercoordinator@gmail.com