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CGF committee members yet to be appointed

Council will be appointing members to the Hinton Grant Funding Advisory Committee for a one-year term inclusive of both 2021 grant funding intakes and the 2020 Fall grant intake.

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ATE fine revenue continues to decline in second quarter

The latest quarterly update on automated traffic enforcement (ATE) activity in the Town of Hinton showed a decline in enforcement time and revenues.

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Half of Hinton taxes deferred in 2020

Around 25 per cent of municipal taxes were collected by June 30 this year, when taxes are normally due, as opposed to 60 per cent in 2019.

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Preliminary budget to include maximum four per cent tax rate increase

The Preliminary Budget Discussion Report confirmed administration will be bringing forth a 2021 budget including no greater than a four per cent tax rate increase for council’s initial look at next year’s budget.

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No local application for federal infrastructure grant

Twenty infrastructure projects in Central Alberta were recently approved for funding through the Investing in Canada plan and a few of Hinton’s surrounding communities received funds for big projects.

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Funding to be utilized for Robb Road parking

A decision to approve an allocation of $100,000 to be utilized to design and construct additional recreational parking at Robb Road will come back to council at a future regular council meeting.

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Local councillors encourage more women to run

While women have been well represented in Yellowhead County over the past 10 years, Coun. Lavone Olson, hopes more women get involved in municipal politics across the province.

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Family violence calls on rise in Hinton: RCMP

Spousal abuse and family violence related calls have increased with Hinton RCMP responding to and investigating 137 incidents between April 1 and July 31.

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Council approves new bins for waste program

Council discussed and approved three action items during the regular council meeting on Sept. 1.

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Town reports on COVID-19 impacts

Council took a look at the COVID-19 Business Impact Survey and Economic Recovery Strategy Report during the regular meeting of council on Sept. 1.

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