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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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Council requests $1.14M reduction in 2020 budget draft 2

Council moved a few steps closer to finalizing a budget for 2020 with a motion to bring forward a budget that is $1.14 million less than Draft one, presented in late 2019.

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Council makes moves in draft two of budget

A first look at draft two of the 2020 operating budget prompted a series of motions from council during the regular council meeting on March 3.

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Town faces decision on visitor centre

The Hinton & District Chamber of Commerce requested financial support from council to continue managing the Hinton & District Information Centre after it lost provincial funding.

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Council looking to define civic agencies

Council will receive a phase one report on best practices for civic agencies before the middle of 2020.

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