Residents are welcome to speak to Council about issues, events, celebrations or concerns during Minute with Council. At the beginning of each regular Council Meeting, Mayor Michaels opens the floor to the public to speak and share with Council members, administration and meeting observers.Louise Gale Gale came before Council to share news that TC Energy (formerly TransCanada Corporation) has received approval for their project, meaning 600 jobs in Alberta including some in Edson and Hinton. Bannister Construction, who received the contract, will be in Hinton next week to discuss the project.
In some instances, Council is required to conduct public hearings regarding land use bylaws, rezoning, etc., or on any other matter council deems appropriate.The were no public hearings.
If Councillors have queries they would like to submit to admin, this will be the time at which they do. This is in accordance with Council's procedural bylaw. There were no inquiries. Notice of Motion
If Councillors have motions they wish to lodge, this will be the time at which they do. This is in accordance with Council's procedural bylaw.HAAS: That Administration bring back a report to council at a Standing Committee meeting on options to regulate short term rentals in the Town of Hinton.
Councillor Albert Ostashek: Councillor Ostashek also shared attendance at the Maxwell Lake Open House. Ostashek then spoke to a meeting with the Hinton Policing Committee, detailing information on ATE reporting through the Town of Hinton website and emergency services discussion around social media presences online. Ostashek shared that there will be another Coffee with a Cop event in July, and that residents can expect the start of a bike patrol this summer.
Councillor Trevor Haas: Councillor Haas also shared attendance at the Maxwell Lake Open House. Haas also expressed thanks for the action item regarding the library, and shared that he continues to look forward to meeting the Library Manager. Haas went on to detail attendance at an ASH meeting and a seniors week event.
Councillor Tyler Waugh: Councillor Waugh shared a coming meeting with CEAC on Thursday following the completion of the committee's survey and open house. Waugh then detailed Lemonade Day from CFWY, and excitement at both the tasting event and the coming competition. Waugh concluded by speaking to enjoyment of the Discover Your River event.
Councillor Ryan Maguhn: Councillor Maguhn detailed attendance at FCM and collaborative opportunities with neighbouring municipalities.
Mayor Marcel Michaels: Mayor Michaels detailed attendance at FCM, policing committee meeting, Lemonade Day, Discover Your River event, and excitement for the coming Hinton Chamber of Commerce Golf event Friday.
Acting CAO Carla Fox: Fox shared information on the coming Run for MD at the Fire Hall June 22, Assessment Open House at Government Centre June 19, the start date of EDO Scott Kovatch last week, and informed Council that street cleaning continues. Fox concluded by sharing attendance at the Financier Conference, including having presented to a large number of attendees regarding Better Operations building Better Organizations.
Put the bins wheels to the road - or have to put your wheels to the road as you drive your refuse to the landfill. The Town of Hinton ISB staff have noticed a significant amount of improperly placed bins on residential streets, and have begun an education campaign with Communications to help everyone understand how to place your bins. Click here to learn more.
As some residents may have noticed, we have recently experienced difficulties with our streaming video provider online. The service provider has changed the accepted methods of posting, which has made all older videos in the inventory non-functioning. These non-functioning videos will removed from the inventory for the time being, however, administration is investigating ways of making a larger library available for residents to access online. In the interim, a new format has been selected, and new recordings are being posted as before; however, the new format is slightly larger, and so less videos will be accessible online than in years past. Recordings of the videos are also available on DVDs at the Hinton Municipal Library, which can be checked out and viewed on either computers or DVD players, or by contacting the Town of Hinton should those DVD recordings not be available.
As over 1700 people have already figured out - The Town of Hinton now has a corporate Facebook page! This new service adds another resource to the communications toolbelt, and will house information on many different areas; some days, you’ll see information on bylaws, others recreation programs, others information about council decisions or highlights from Council meetings. We will, however, endeavour to ensure that we are sharing content relevant to the widest possible audience. Like us today by clicking here! You can view the entire agenda package here.
The next Regular Council meeting will be held June 25, 2019, at 4pm in the Council Chambers.