Information ItemsCouncillor Ryan Maguhn:
Maguhn informed Council that he will be attending the Harry Collinge Convocation this weekend as both a Councillor and through his work as a teacher. Councillor Marcel Michaels: Michaels informed Council that he also will be attending the Harry Collinge Convocation this weekend.Mayor Rob Mackin:
Mackin offered a thank you to the community and volunteers for their work in bringing together the Grey Matters 2017 Conference. He told Council that there had been great feedback from officials and attendees, going on to say that while Hinton is believed to be the smallest community to hold the conference, we were spoken about as one of the better events in recent memory by delegates.
Mackin also informed Council that he will be meeting with North American Forestry Commission on September 20. The group, made up of US, Mexican, Canadian, and other international forestry community members will be taking a field tour of local operations as well as meeting to discuss forestry. He went on to say that he will be presenting at an annual conference of the Alberta Forest Products Association regarding the mountain pine beetle in the coming weeks.
Finally, Mackin informed the general public that Council has selected new CAO Stephane Labonne. He thanked Interim CAO Howarth for her work over the very busy summer. Read more here.Interim CAO Laura Howarth:
Howarth offered Council and the public a reminder of the Citizen Budget Engagement Tool, reminding that it is available online until October 31. More information available below
Howarth also informed Council that West Fraser is now in shutdown. As part of the ShutDown work, there will be no water pumped out into the community September 23 as they turn the power off, prompting a request that area residents avoid doing landscape watering or car washing that day.
Finally, Howarth informed Council that the PATH will open later this month, with events planned by both the Town of Hinton and the Arts Society for Hinton board. More information available below