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Council discusses future of legal policy

Council went back and forth in discussion of council’s legal policy during the standing committee meeting on May 26.

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Town office temporarily laid off 68 employees

Many union and non-union positions for the Town of Hinton received temporary lay-off notices in March and April, due to the municipal response to COVID-19.

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Hinton council discuss financial statements at regular meeting on May 19

During the May 19 regular council meeting, council met again via a zoom call to pass motions regarding the conclusion of HYAC, the land use bylaw amendment and schedule a public hearing, appoint committee members, and discuss financial statements and capital projects.

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Council passes tax rate bylaw at May 5 meeting

Council passed the tax rate bylaw during the regular council meeting on May 5, which is based on the approved 2020 operating budget.

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Council discuss HYAC, human resource policies

Council discuss HYAC, human resource policies, and impacts on the Town of Hinton of COVID-19

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Regular Council meeting returns via zoom

Hinton Council touched on seven action items during the April 21 meeting

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Tax and utility payments deadline extended

Town Council extended the deadline for payment of 2020 Property Taxes from June 30, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2020 to provide residents and businesses payment deferral as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Council creates Emergency Response Reserve

Council approved a temporary emergency response reserve to deal with the financial impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has and will have on the town’s operations.

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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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