Council Highlights - August 16, 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.
Joshua Yaworski - Google Maps
Yaworski spoke with Council in regards to the recent addition of the Hinton Transit System to Google Maps, a project undertaken with support of Michael Kohler of Planning and Development. Residents are now able to use Google Maps to plan their trips, see stops along the route, and access schedules both from computer browsers and through mobile devices.
Hinton Athabasca River Brigade Society
After receiving overwhelming support after their first journey in 2011, the Brigade has expanded, partnering with many neighbourhood groups to help share the Brigade experience and history in the community. The Brigade is planning a significant event next year in celebration of the Canadian sesquicentennial. They are seeking to receive Council support in establishing safe boat launches to access the Athabasca River. The Riverfront Park will be returning to Council this October.
The Hinton Historical Society - Presented by Lorraine Johnston-MacKay
Johnston-MacKay offered information on the history of the museum, its station house, and the progress that has been made in recent months. The goal of the Society is to create a space for the community, and visitors, to showcase and encounter both our heritage and culture. She also spoke to the work of the Society's new manager, who has developed a new logo and social media presence for the museum. The museum aims to open in May of 2017, coinciding with "Museum Days" and the sesquicentennial. Council has given Admin direction to explore partnerships and funding models to support the Historical Society. This will return for discussion during the budget cycle.