Hinton Council

Grant covers Hinton Legion municipal taxes

A grant in the amount of $3,748.26 was approved by Council to the Hinton Legion as reimbursement for 2019 Municipal taxation owing on the organization’s bar portion.

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Hinton to hire municipal intern

After receiving approval from council on Dec. 17, the Town of Hinton can launch its intake process for the Municipal Internship Program in 2020.

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Interim budget for 2020 approved

An interim operating budget for 2020 was approved based on the operating expenditures from 2019 of $31,261,055.

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Funds for 2020 golfing society season approved

Operating funds for the Hinton Golfing Society to head into the 2020 season of $86,501.57 were approved by council under ongoing conditions, oversight and support by the Town of Hinton.

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Leadership change required: Council

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Martin Taylor, was put on immediate leave of absence with pay following a special meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 4.

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Photo radar freeze affects local ATE program

Council gave administration the go-ahead to renew their automated traffic enforcement (ATE) program with Global Traffic Group for the next two years after the Government of Alberta announced a temporary freeze on ATE.

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Town prepares to take over golf course asset

After discussing what kind of role council will play in how the Hinton Golf Club (HGC) is operated long-term, council decided to pursue an “ASH” style operating model in 2020.

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Council to reduce budget by $1.6M

Council requested a new report and recommendations on the 2020 budget from town administration, including a taxation requirement reduction of at least $1.6M.

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Draft budget includes $2M increase

As presented at the first of four public meetings on Nov. 16, the draft 2020 budget is $2 million dollars more than the 2019 budget, representing a 16.64 per cent overall increase.

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CGP funds three local non profits

Council approved funding through the Community Grant Program (CGP) to three out of five applicants in its second intake of 2019. While the five CGP applications added up to a total request of $39,000, the total funding available for this second intake was $29,727.

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