The Town of Hinton has begun the process of seeking an independent third-party golfing professional to provide Council with advice and guidance regarding the development within the golf course.
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The main objective in advertising requests for expressions of interest (EOI) is to inform as many eligible consultants/service providers/purchasers etc. as possible about an opportunity. Information contained in the EOI will be used to prepare a short list of the most qualified proponents that will subsequently be invited to submit a proposal for an assignment. Fundamentally important, an EOI is the key opportunity for proponents to differentiate themselves from their competitors during the crucial early selection phase of an assignment. The process of getting on the shortlist is competitive, and the proponents use the EOI to sell their capabilities and expertise.
In reviewing EOIs, one of the main considerations may be technical and managerial capacity, best qualifications, and relevant experience to the intent of the EOI objective. Unlike the more formal proposal review process, an EOI is not evaluated according to a points-based system but rather whether minimum requirements for eligibility have been met. As such an EOI is not expected to be a detailed bid or proposal and is prepared and submitted with all costs born by the proponent.
The Town of Hinton EOI was advertised on the Town of Hinton website on August 10, 2021, with a deadline for proposals of September 21, 2021.
The EOI was placed on Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC), Federal Procurement (MERX), Civic Engage Town of Hinton, Professional Golf Association (PGA) of Canada, PGA of Alberta and the National Golf Course Owners Association websites.
Link to Town’s EOI: Hinton-Golf-Course-Economic-Opportunities-EOI
In 2020, Administration had a professional appraisal completed for the Golf Course and associated lands. In 2021, the Golf Course Appraisal was reviewed and updated by the same professional to reflect the passage of time and the effect of the same on value.
The appraisals were based on the highest and best use at the time of appraisal on both occasions. The concept of “Highest And Best Use” may be defined as follows:
“That reasonable and probable use which will support the highest present value, as defined, as of the effective date of the appraisal. Alternatively, that use, from among reasonably probable and legal alternative uses, found to be physically possible, appropriately supported, financially feasible, and which results in the highest value.”
The lands were conditionally sold above the appraisal value.
The Non-Residential Tax Incentive Bylaw (Effective October 2021) is available for all businesses that meet the criteria of the Bylaw. There has been no tax concession discussions with PAR999.
Link to Bylaw: Non-Residential-Tax-Incentives-Bylaw-1161-1
Development Agreement (DA)– is required when a property that is to be subdivided and/or developed requires certain municipal services and infrastructure to be constructed to municipal standards such as but not limited to:
Development Permits (DP) - issued in accordance with the land use district for permitted and/or discretionary uses, parcel dimensions, setbacks, and massing & coverage, for example. The DP outlines conditions for the construction of the building(s) that shall meet the provisions of the Land Use Bylaw. Applicant shall submit required drawings such as elevations, exterior design, colour and materials, landscaping & grading, parking, loading, signage, and also pay the DP application fees and deposits.
Building Permits (BP) – A Development Permit precedes the Building Permit. The Development Services Department receives the Building Permit Application and submitted drawings and fees on behalf of the Inspections Group. The package is then submitted to the Inspections Group for review and issuance of the Building Permit. Inspections Group is an independent third party that completes the document review inspections and issues the permits for all building permit applications.
The Town of Hinton, the Hinton Golf Society and PAR999 have formed a working group to work through specific concerns regarding golf. Items include construction disruption and potential impact on the flow of golf. Solutions and suggestions derived from this group will be further reviewed by the respective decision-making bodies for all three parties.
Yes. In 2020, the Town of Hinton acquired the golf course, including all the buildings and equipment to operate the course. The Town of Hinton has financial liability associated with this asset acquisition.
As of January 11, 2024, there are three (3) outstanding liabilities:
1. Golf Course Operating Loan to the Hinton Golf Society
2. Debenture (Loan) for the Clubhouse
3. The Town became Guarantor for the New Golf Cart Lease for the Hinton Golf Society - September 2022