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No decision made on mandatory masks in Hinton

Council discussed the use of mandatory masks in public spaces during the standing committee meeting on Aug. 25 but made no decision going forward.

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Evergreens Foundation takes over bus services

The Evergreens Foundation has agreed to take over accessible transportation services for residents with mobility limitations, previously offered by the Freedom Express bus.

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Council requests infill development policy

Council directed administration to bring back an infill development policy to a standing committee meeting by March 31, 2021.

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Online rumour creates community concern

A rumour about the removal of the Freedom Express bus by council arose online on Friday, July 31, which was quickly shut down by the Mayor, several council members, and other Town of Hinton administrative members.

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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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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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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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