Council Highlights

Council Highlights - July 19, 2016

Citizens' Minute with Council

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 Mackin opens the floor to the public to speak and share with Council members, administration and meeting observers.

Brian Laberge of the Wild Mountain Music Festival came before Council, thanking them for all of their support of the festival, and also thanking all the volunteers and performers who made the festival happen. He told Council that while it may have been the wettest Wild Mountain yet, he thinks it may also have been the best. Councilor Stuart Taylor thanked LaBerge for the kick off event "Boogie Patrol" as well, saying that it was a great kick off to the festival. 

Action Items

1. Land Use Bylaw #1088 - Presented by Wendy Jones
This bylaw was granted First Reading unanimously. Administration will continue to obtain public feedback until August 5, 2016. That input will then be summarized and presented to Council on August 16, 2016. Anyone interested in learning about the LUB is encouraged to visit the Government Centre, where posters are on display with information about the bylaw and materials are available to share your feedback. 

Information Items

Councilor Glen Barrow reminds residents that this weekend is the Mary Reimer Memorial Rodeo, and invites everyone to come out and take in all the action. 

Mayor Rob Mackin commented on the great turnout at Wild Mountain and the quality of the event. He also reminds residents of the Hinton Public Markets, which will carry on through to the first weekend of September.  

Town Manager Mike Schwirtz thanked all involved for their roles in the by-election, saying it went without any issues. He also thanked all the voters who came out to take part in the democratic process. 

Town of Hinton Newsflash

Bylaw Stickers
Starting immediately, Town of Hinton Peace Officers will be employing a number of colour coded stickers to notify residents of concerns. The stickers will be left on doors, should officers not be able to contact the occupants, to inform residents of various issues. 

Messages include:

Blue: Thank You
Orange: General Notice
Pink: Snow & Ice Removal Notice
Yellow: Nuisance/Untidy Premise 

These stickers are not tickets; they're messages informing residents of noticed concerns. Should the concerns not be resolved, Peace Officers may follow up and at that time issue tickets. 

Election Results
The Town of Hinton offers its congratulations to Albert Ostashek, winner of the 2016 Hinton By-Election. Ostashek will be sworn into the position at 1:30 pm July 21, 2016 in Hinton Council Chambers.   

You can view the entire agenda package here.

Reminder, the next Council meeting will be held August 9 in The Committee Room at 4:00 pm.

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