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Hinton Council

No easy fix for 2019 tax surplus

After lengthy discussion between town council and administration, a final decision on the 2019 unanticipated property tax revenue due to reassessments has been set for the next regular meeting of council.

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Break and enter numbers up in 2019

Staff Sgt Chris Murphy’s biggest concern with property crime was break-and-enters, which have jumped from 42 in 2014 to 76 in the current year to date.

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Hinton is proactive on investment

.A pitch deck highlighting Hinton’s economic state was presented at the regular council meeting on Sept. 3 by Scott Kovatch, Hinton’s economic development officer.

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Council requests options for citizen engagement

Council is looking for more active engagement with the public on the upcoming 2020 budget.

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Hinton already provides Take It or Leave It service

The Town of Hinton will look at extending their current contract with the Edson and District Recycling Society but are not currently in discussions with them about this.

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Preliminary 2020 budget talks begin

Preliminary budget discussions began during the standing committee meeting on Aug. 27 and paved the way for Council to work with administration.

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No green power for Hinton buildings

With no green power component included, council locked into a three year energy agreement with AMSC for all its municipal facilities.

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Admin presents exception to policy

An exception to the Town Purchasing Policy was made to allow obtaining professional services to complete work.

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Three new town positions approved

Council approved a $72,477 increase to resources for the remainder of 2019 for three new administrative positions.

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IDP approved by Yellowhead Council

Yellowhead County council gave second and third reading to the IDP on July 23, while Hinton council is yet to give third reading of the IDP on Aug. 20.

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