Boards & Committees
The Municipal Government Act requires the Town to establish an Assessment Review Board for the purpose of hearing complaints about assessments that have been received by the Clerk of the Assessment Review Board. Board members are duly appointed by the Councils of municipalities, of which the Town of High River is one, participating in a joint regional assessment review board agreement. If you would like to become a member please contact Legislative Services. Please visit the Assessment Review Process page for more information
Vacancies: There are currently two vacancies on this Board. Consider applying to make a difference in your community! Information about the application process is found in the general information above.
Assessment Review Board Decisions
The Community Vitality Advisory Committee (CVAC) has the authority by Council to approve community enhancement projects up to $2,000 from the Community Vitality Funds as established by the Community Vitality Fund Policy. The committee takes its recommendations to council for projects above $2,000 and, if council agrees with the committee’s recommendation, a resolution authorizing the distribution of Community Vitality Funds is passed by way of resolution.
Vacancies: The Community Vitality Advisory Committee (CVAC) has openings for three new members. CVAC is responsible for the distribution of public funds to ensure the community has the financial resources to execute priority projects as determined by residents. Past funding has included support for initiatives such as Light Up George Lane Park, The Salute to Veterans Banner Project and Fury in the Foothills Street Hockey Tournament. Information about the application process is found in the general information above.
Councillor Bruce Masterman is appointed as Council’s representative to this Committee for the period from November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2020.
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The Emergency Management Committee advises Council on the development of emergency plans and programs and acts as the agent of Council to carry out its statutory powers and obligations under the Act. This does not include the power to declare, renew, or terminate a state of local emergency, nor the powers contained in Section 12 of governing Bylaw 3843/1999.
Councillor Bruce Masterman and Councillor Jamie Kinghorn are appointed as Council’s representatives to this Committee for the period from November 1, 2020 to October 2021.
Vacancies: There are currently no vacancies on this committee.
The High River Library Board, subject to any enactment that limits its authority, has full management and control of the municipal library and shall, in accordance with the regulations, organize, promote and maintain comprehensive and efficient library services in the municipality and may co-operate with other boards and libraries in the provision of those services.
Councillor Cathy Couey is appointed as Council’s representative to this Board for the period from November 2020 to October 2021.
The High River Library Board is also looking for new members, view the volunteer position description for more information. Library Board members help provide direction for the Town’s library system. Our Town Library helps connect the people of High River to a lifetime of learning and engagement, while planning for the future needs of the community. Information about the application process is found in the general information above.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please complete the Board & Committee Application Form, which can be located here: and return the same to Legislative Services at email@example.com.
The High River Library Board is Governed by the Library Act. For more information please review the Library Act.
The Policing Committee acts as a liaison between Town Council, the RCMP detachment, and the citizens of High River to foster responsible community actions towards the creation of a safe and secure community. The Committee endeavours to do this by encouraging an environment, which allows for public concerns to be addressed by all affected parties.
Councillor Cathy Couey is appointed as Council’s representative to this committee for the period from November 2020 to October 2021.
Vacancies: There is currently one vacancy on this committee. If you have an interest in policing in our community, consider applying! Information about the application process is found in the general information above.
The purpose of the Preliminary Town Plan Steering Committee is to review the current Town Plan (including the Growth Management Strategy) and provide recommendations to the Town of High River Council for consideration, regarding the scope of how the Town Plan should be revised/rewritten (maintaining the status quo is an option).
Vacancies: There are currently 3 vacancies on this committee. If you enjoy reviewing goals, objectives and policies of the Town, consider applying and make a difference in your community. See the general information above for the applications process.
For more information, please review governing Bylaw 4572/2020.
The Municipal Government Act requires the Town to establish a Subdivision and Development Appeal board for the purpose of holding public hearings regarding appeals by persons or agencies regarding decisions of the Subdivision and Development Authority or Development Officer on a subdivision application or development permit.
Vacancies: There are currently no vacancies on this board.
For more information please review governing Bylaw 3830/95.
TOWN OF HIGH RIVER AND FOOTHILLS COUNTY
INTERMUNICIPAL COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA
Thursday, December 5, 2019
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, Joint Administration Building
High River, AB
Application forms can also be picked up at the Town Office (309B Macleod Trail S.W., High River, AB T1V 1Z5).
All applications and resumes must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 403-652-2396, or dropped off at the Town Office. For more information please contact Kara at 403-603-3652.