Town of Hinton Newsflash
Following Councils decision, Budget 2017 is now available for viewing online at http://www.hinton.ca/budget
. It contains contextual information and updates by department. The document represents an opportunity to inform citizens on municipal spending, and also celebrates achievements of the previous year while setting goals for the next.
A number of venues are available for residents to share their feedback. Coffee with Council –
before every Hinton Town Council meeting, residents have the opportunity to speak to their Councillors. Councillors are available from 3:30 – 4:00 PM.Open House –
An Open House for Budget 2017 will be held on February 8, 2017, in the People's Centre, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.Hinton Listens –
At any time, and on any subject pertaining to Hinton, Hintonites can share feedback, compliments, requests, and more through the Hinton Listens tool, available at http://www.hinton.ca/322/Hinton-ListensCitizen Budget Tool -
The Town of Hinton is launching the use of an educational budget simulator to encourage citizen feedback on the 2017 budget. Question topics were chosen based on the results of the Ipsos Citizen Satisfaction Survey which was completed fall 2016. Questions were designed to identify key themes related to community priorities on projects, services and programming and will assist in informed decision making by Hinton Town Council. Results from the budget consultation process will be reviewed and may be referenced in future budget cycles. The simulator will be available at http://hinton.citizenbudget.com/
As per consensus by Council, the Budget is now out for public feedback for a period of four weeks. It will return for decision during the Regular Council Meeting of February 21, 2017.