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Resident feedback requested at town hall

Hinton Town Council is hosting a Town Hall open to all residents on Thursday, Oct. 17.

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Short term rental units on the rise

Airbnb currently lists 73 rental units in Hinton, that’s more than double what they had just seven months ago when only 37 short term rentals (STR) were listed.

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Traffic enforcement options shift focus to safety over revenue

The current Automated Traffic Enforcement (ATE) contract with Global Traffic Group expires on Dec. 31, and Council continues to look at the options for the program.

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Unspent funds cover 2019 overruns

Unanticipated cost overruns of $495,000 in 2019 will be covered by multiple unspent one-time projects.

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2019 Strategic planning session set

Hinton Councilors are sitting down together with members of the administration for a facilitated strategic planning session at the end of October.

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Utility franchise fees will remain at 12.7 per cent in 2020

FortisAlberta franchise fee rates will remain at 12.7 per cent, council decided at the Sept. 17 regular council meeting.

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Tax surplus to offset 2020 taxation

Council approved to place the 2019 unanticipated property taxation, due to reassessments, into the operational reserve in 2019 and bring this reserve amount forward into the 2020 Town revenues to offset the amount of taxation required.

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Budget overruns in 2019 add up to $706,553

Despite discussing how to cover the 2019 overruns at the regular meeting on Sept. 17, confusion around where money would come from and how the overruns came up remained.

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Town prepares for future senior housing

The purpose of developing the McMillan Land would be for seniors’ housing, which was established as a priority in council’s strategic plan.

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Committee moves forward with boardwalk vision statement

The Beaver Boardwalk Committee (BeBo Committee) presented its vision to council for discussion at the standing committee meeting on Sept. 10.

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