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  • Tourist Booth is cl...

    The Tourist Booth is now closed for the season.

    Thank you everyone who has stopped in and visited the Tourist Booth this year we had over 250 guest and visited from many different places...

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    The Foremsot Fire Department is in Urgent Need for Volunteers. 

    Over the years the past departmnet members have retired or moved to other communities leaving only a few members remaining....

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Community Events

Foremost Trade Show
Nov. 28th 2019 - 1:00pm

Foremost will be hosting a trade show

Rememberance Day
Nov. 11th 2019 (All day)

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Village Services

Water

The Village drinking water is obtained from eight Artesian wells. This water is is then put through two RO skids that cut down the flouride and sodium. The regional treatment plant is located at 102 A Cross Street, with the eight wells we have enough water to supply the surrounding communities as well. Water Charges are $42.25 minimum charge plus $2.00 per 1000 gallons. Please contact the Village of Foremost for more details. (403) 867-3733

This water is very soft which makes it great for bathing and washing clothes. However, it is high in fluoride and soda which gives it a unique taste. The well water should NOT BE used to water house plants or lawns and gardens for an extended period of time. 

Foremost is fortunate enough to have an irrigation system which is designed to provide water for residential lawns and gardens. The irrigation water is drawn from a reservoir located west of the Village. This water is not metered but is provided during the summer months at a charge of $75.00 yearly.

 

Sewer and Sewage Disposal System

Classification                                                       Charge Every 2 Months

Domestic                                                                         $38.70

Business Premises                                                         $43.50

Garages and Service Stations                                        $65.80

Licenced Hotels                                                              $173.40

Motels                                                                             $108.60

Licenced Restaurants                                                     $108.60

Schools                                                                           $192.70

Trailer Court                                                                    $42.40 per occupied lot

Reminder- Sewer System

Due to past sewer problems, please do not dispose of egg shells, cooking grease, cooking oil, feminine hygiene products, condoms, or baby wipes through the sewer systems. As well, it has been found that over use of liquid fabric softeners and powder laundry detergents cause a buildup in sewer lines, so please keep that in mind when using these items. The Village of Foremost appreciates your cooperation with this issue in helping to keep our sewer lines clean!

 

Garbage Collection

Garbage is picked up and hauled to the refuse grounds each Friday. Residents are asked to have their garbage neatly boxed or bagged and left at the rear of their property. A bi-monthly charge of $30.00 is collected for the South Forty Waste Services Commission requisition.

Keep Bags to a 50lbs maximum.

South Forty Waste Services Landfill Site

Hours of Operation

  Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Foremost 1pm-6pm   8am-1pm 10am-5pm
Skiff 9am-1pm * 2pm-4pm  
Etzikom   2pm-6pm*   11:30am-1:30pm
Orion   9am-1pm*   9am-11am

*In Etzikom, Orion, and Skiff the first Thursday of every month will be cardboard pickup.

Foremost Hours of Operation:

Wednesday: 1:00pm-6:00pm

Fridays: 8:00am-1:00pm

Saturdays: 10:00am-5:00pm

Recycling

The Commission would like to encourage everyone to recycle glass, plastics, metal cans and paper by using the recycle containers in Foremost or nearby centres. We would request that all individuals:
Report to the Waste Transfer Site Operator before disposing garbage.
Arrive earlier to allow sufficient time to unload before closing time.
Freon removal service is available at Tirecraft in Foremost. Freon removal certification (sticker) is required before acceptance at the designated sites.

CARDBOARD COLLECTION

The Cardboard Trailer will be located at Skiff, Etzikom and Orion on a monthly basis as indicated in the chart above.
Please note only clean, flattened, corrugated cardboard is accepted at all sites monthly. CHEMICAL BOXES must also be flattened and will, then, be treated as regular garbage.
The following charts will indicate where and when various types of garbage will be accepted. All sites will be closed except for the times posted. *** The sites are closed on Statutory Holidays.
 

Fire and Ambulance

Foremost has an active Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Squad. There are 26 fire hydrants in the Village and all buildings are within 1,000 feet of a hydrant. Paramedic service and Air Ambulance are available from Medicine Hat, if needed. Dustin McGarry is the County of Forty Mile No.8 fire chief.

911 or...

Municipal Enforcement or Fire department inquaries (403) 867-3530

 

Tax Rates 2016

Municipal Tax Rate:

Residential/Farmland                           10.6415

Non-Residential                                    10.6415

Education - Alberta School Foundation Fund Tax Rate:

Residential/Farmland                            2.5608

Non-Residential                                    3.4943

Seniors Lodge Accommodation Tax Rate:

Residential/Farmland                           0.2361

Non-Residential                                    0.2361

 

Dog By-Laws

All dogs, six months and older, are required to wear a Village Dog Tag. These tags are available each January at a cost of:

  • Neutered/Spayed Dogs $10.00
  • Unaltered Dogs $15.00