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Hinton Council

Community Grant Fund continues to decrease

Council approved funding through the Community Grant Program (CGP) to six applicants in the only grant intake of 2020, which totaled $19,180.

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First draft budget includes four per cent tax rate increase

The first draft budget for 2021 was presented to council including a four per cent tax increase resulting from several cost saving measures.

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Mandatory masks in Hinton’s public spaces

A temporary mandatory mask and face coverings bylaw went into effect on Saturday, Nov. 21, for all indoor public spaces within the Town of Hinton, such as stores, businesses, and government buildings.

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Water user rates face potential increase

Changes in the Water and Waste Water Utility operating costs may be covered in 2021 by a four per cent increase in user rates, according to the Town of Hinton status update on the water treatment plant.

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Town to seek partnership in land development

Council discussed and recommended that the Town pursue the collaborative partnership approach in the development of the Boutin Avenue lands with other organizations and developers.

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Town removes oversight of Golf Society

Council and Town of Hinton administrative oversight has been removed from the Hinton Golf Society for the 2020-2021 Golf Course Operating Agreement.

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Boardwalk repairs approved on closed section

Council approved the repair of a section of the Beaver Boardwalk that is currently closed, located East of Happy Creek.

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The Eye In The Sky

From May until September, staff from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF) sat at the top of the Athabasca fire lookout tower scanning the horizon for smoke.

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Town and CEAC ready to engage community in climate protection

Administration is ready to work with the Community Engagement Advisory Committee (CEAC) on emission reduction targets as part of the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) Program.

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Town hall in-person and via zoom this fall

Council is moving forward with a hybrid online and in-person Town Hall event this fall in order to engage with the public on budget discussions.

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