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Town to remove old Maxwell Lake bridge section

A report providing an explanation of the ongoing work regarding the replacement of the Maxwell Bridge was brought to council during the July 21 standing committee meeting.

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Olsen promoted from interim to permanent CAO

After nearly seven months of searching for applicants, vetting, and interviews, the Town of Hinton hired Emily Olsen as their next chief administrative officer (CAO).

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Remuneration policy clarifies conference attendance

The remuneration policy returned for discussion at the standing committee meeting on July 21 and some minor changes were added.

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Council holds on to vacant CPO position

A recommendation was made by council during the standing committee meeting on July 21 that the vacant third Community Peace Officer Level 1 (CPO1) position be held pending a decision in the 2021 budget.

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Council approves modernization of waste collection system

Council approved the modernization of the municipal waste collection system for both residential and commercial customers with a full cost recovery model, during the regular council meeting on July 13.

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Council adds local preference clause to procurement policy

Council approved an amended procurement policy that includes a section to express the Town’s commitment to consider local vendors for procurement.

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Hinton to modernize waste system

After more than two hours of discussing the solid waste management program at the standing committee meeting on July 7, council members recommended the implementation of the full cost recovery residential and commercial waste collection and the modernization of the waste collection system.

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Council moves forward with remuneration policy

During the standing committee meeting on July 7, Hinton council discussed multiple changes to the remuneration policy including clarification of qualifying meetings and approval procedures, as well as increased reporting measures required by councillors.

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Break and enter numbers drop in 2020

Hinton’s RCMP detachment continues to focus on decreasing break and enters after seeing a five year high in 2019.

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Land use, safety code, and HR bylaws approved

Council approved all bylaws that came back to them for approval at the regular council meeting on June 16.

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