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Hinton to become ‘one-stop-shop’

Despite the current global situation, councillors held their standing committee meeting via zoom call to allow for self-isolation and social distancing on March 24.

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Operating and capital budget 2020 approved

Council approved an amended 2020 Operating Budget of $29,137,747, and a 2020 capital budget of $10,130,302.

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Council requests $1.14M reduction in 2020 budget draft 2

Council moved a few steps closer to finalizing a budget for 2020 with a motion to bring forward a budget that is $1.14 million less than Draft one, presented in late 2019.

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Council makes moves in draft two of budget

A first look at draft two of the 2020 operating budget prompted a series of motions from council during the regular council meeting on March 3.

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Town faces decision on visitor centre

The Hinton & District Chamber of Commerce requested financial support from council to continue managing the Hinton & District Information Centre after it lost provincial funding.

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Council looking to define civic agencies

Council will receive a phase one report on best practices for civic agencies before the middle of 2020.

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HYAC gives Hinton’s youth a voice

Youth in Hinton are making their voices heard on important issues and plan to provide information for their peers on various online platforms.

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Remuneration policy up for review in March

Council proposed a list of amendments for the upcoming council remuneration policy review at the end of March 2020.

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No resources for short-term rental regulations

Discussions on regulating short-term rental (STR) units in Hinton continue despite there being no proposed changes to the Land Use Bylaw or the Business License Bylaw yet.

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Waste Pilot Program coming to East Hardisty

The neighbourhood of East Hardisty will be testing out new garbage bins during the Solid Waste Management Pilot Program set to roll out before the end of February.

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