Trochu October 1, 2014

Next Council Meetings
Tuesday October 14 and Monday October 27
Council meetings begin at 6:00 PM – Public Welcome

OFFICE CLOSURE
Thanksgiving Monday, October 13, 2014
Now Available...the option to receive your utility bills by email,
to sign up today call the Town Office at
403-442-3085 or email Robin at utilities@town.trochu.ab.ca

Flap Jack Fiesta
Wednesday, October 29
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Trochu Community Centre
Join us for a free pancake meal and browse through the displays designed to inform people about the resources and services available in our community.

Arena Hours
Fun Hockey Tuesdays and Thursdays 3 PM to 5 PM
Public Skating Sundays 3 PM to 4 PM
Check Kneehill Minor Hockey Website for practice times and games
Three Hills Thrashers currently playing home games in Trochu!
Check Thrashers website for game times.

LANDFILL WINTER HOURS IN EFFECT
Thurs. 1 - 5 PM
Fri. & Sat. 9 - 4 PM

The following Bylaw has received first reading and a public hearing will be held at the regular council meeting on October 14, 2014.
BYLAW 2014-06
BEING A BYLAW OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF THE
TOWN OF TROCHU IN THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA,
TO IMPOSE A USER FEE FOR POLICE AND
FIRE SERVICE FALSE ALARMS

WHEREAS, businesses, institutions, and residences may have alarm systems and carbon monoxide detectors installed to: reduce damage to the property in the event of a fire; reduce property losses sustained during break and enters; and to warn building occupants of a hazardous condition; and
WHEREAS Fire Services and RCMP detachments have an obligation to respond to all alarms, resulting in a significant cost (wages, fuel, and vehicle use) to the municipality and the detachment for false alarms; and
WHEREAS a significant percentage of the Fire Service fire calls are for false alarms; and
WHEREAS false alarms unnecessarily increase the risk of traffic accidents and delay police attendance at genuine emergencies; and
WHEREAS Council deems it expedient and proper to institute a charge for false alarms to recover some costs and encourage proper maintenance of alarm systems by users;
NOW THEREFORE, as authorized under the Municipal Government Act, R.S.A. 2000, the Council of the Town of Trochu, duly assembled, hereby enacts as follows:
1. Where the Fire Service and/or a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) must respond to a property because of a warning generated by a false alarm; the property owner or occupant shall pay to the Town of Trochu
a) If the false alarm is the second or more such alarm in any given calendar year, a user fee of $200.00 (two hundred dollars).
2. A fire false alarm is defined by any activation of the alarm system that results in a response by a member of a Fire Service to the location of the alarm system, and that was not caused by a fire or carbon monoxide emission;
3. A police false alarm is defined as any activation of the alarm system that results in a response by a member of the RCMP to the location of the alarm system and that was not caused by an unauthorized entry into the protected premises;
4. The County Fire Service and the NCO i/c of the RCMP detachment (or their duly authorized delegate in their absence) shall make the subsequent determination of which incidents constitute a false alarm in accordance with this bylaw.
5. The false alarm user fee authorized by this bylaw is: An amount owning to the municipality, and is recoverable as debt due to the municipality.