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No place for harassment in Hinton

The Town of Hinton released a public statement on Oct. 17 to address racist, threatening and defamatory behaviour towards Hinton employees.

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Future of grant fund relies on Automatic Traffic Enforcement program

Certified photo radar companies could be bidding on the automated traffic enforcement (ATE) program contract in Hinton if council approves the request for proposal (RFP) process at the next council meeting in November.

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Satisfaction Survey says crime is residents’ primary concern

Hinton’s citizens identified crime as the community’s top issue, followed by the economy and social issues, according to the citizen satisfaction survey.

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New fire services agreement approved

To maintain an ongoing working relationship between the town of Hinton and Yellowhead County, council approved a new fire services agreement.

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Resident feedback requested at town hall

Hinton Town Council is hosting a Town Hall open to all residents on Thursday, Oct. 17.

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Short term rental units on the rise

Airbnb currently lists 73 rental units in Hinton, that’s more than double what they had just seven months ago when only 37 short term rentals (STR) were listed.

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Traffic enforcement options shift focus to safety over revenue

The current Automated Traffic Enforcement (ATE) contract with Global Traffic Group expires on Dec. 31, and Council continues to look at the options for the program.

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Unspent funds cover 2019 overruns

Unanticipated cost overruns of $495,000 in 2019 will be covered by multiple unspent one-time projects.

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2019 Strategic planning session set

Hinton Councilors are sitting down together with members of the administration for a facilitated strategic planning session at the end of October.

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Utility franchise fees will remain at 12.7 per cent in 2020

FortisAlberta franchise fee rates will remain at 12.7 per cent, council decided at the Sept. 17 regular council meeting.

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