Important Changes to Fire Services
Important Changes to Fire Services within the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9
Council for the MD of Pincher Creek, at their meeting held September 11, 2018, rescinded Bylaw No. 1234-13, which gave Council the ability to pay the costs of some firefighting services on behalf of their residents.
With the rescinding of Bylaw No. 1234-13, all firefighting costs will be the responsibility of the landowner where the fire occurred.
Bylaw No. 1201-10, being the bylaw to impose fees and charges for services and activities provided by the Pincher Creek Emergency Services, can be found here.
Bylaw No.1234-13, the rescinded Amendment to Bylaw No. 1201-10, can be found here.
The decision to rescind Bylaw No. 1234-13 was not made lightly, Council carefully discussed and deliberated this decision.
It was determined, based on observations, that the majority of MD residents have response insurance coverage included in their personal protection home insurance, and it was no longer necessary for all MD taxpayers to subsidize firefighting costs.
It is vitally important that all residents check with their insurance providers to ensure that adequate response protection insurance is in place.
The requisition monies collected for the Pincher Creek Emergency Services Commission provides the equipment, buildings, training and resources available to fight the fires; it does not cover the firefighting costs.
What Do I Get For My Municipal Taxes?
Summer Road Graveling Program
Community RCMP Officer
Road Maintenance (Washouts, Pot Holes)
Use of Library System
Dust Control Program
Use of Town’s Recreation Facilities
Bridge/Culvert Inspection Program
Family and Community Support Services
Snow Plowing Program
Seniors Housing Funding
Roadside Grass Mowing Program
Water Treatment and Distribution
Park and Green Space Maintenance
Not For Profit Organization Funding Support
Weed and Pest Control Programs
Local Recycle Depot Funding Support
Waste Disposal, Removal and Landfill Fees
Planning and Development Services
Capital Improvement Projects
Elected Council and Appointed Board Funding
Dead Stock Removal Program
Animal Control and Facilities
Water Storage (Dams)