Council Highlights

Council Highlights - January 09, 2017

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

There were no speakers this meeting. 


Presentations are required to be arranged through the Executive Assistant, so that presenters can be sure time is set aside for their presentations on the Council agenda. Find out more about how to be a delegation by following this link.

1. TELUS Cheque Presentation for the Performing Arts Theatre of Hinton - Presented by Dan Campbell and Brian Bettis

Telus came before Council to present a cheque for 20,000 dollars to the Town of Hinton, representing their contribution to the West Fraser Guild: Home of the Performing Arts Theatre of Hinton. 
Council with Dan Campbell and Brian Bettis of Telus
Dan Campbell and Brian Bettis of Telus present Council 2017-2021 with 20,000 dollar check for the West Fraser Guild: Home of the Performing Arts Theatre of Hinton. 
2. UAV Video - Presented by Bill MacDonald

The video is available via the Council Meeting recording - please view the video here, expected available by end of day Thursday at this hyperlink.

3. RCMP Quarterly Review - Presented by S/Sgt Chris Murphy

The presentation is available in the agenda package, viewable here. 

4. Automated Traffic Enforcement Overview Committee Review - Presented by Todd Martens & S/Sgt Murphy

The presentation is available in the agenda package, viewable here. 

Public Hearings

In some instances, Council is required to conduct public hearings regarding land use bylaws, rezoning, etc., or on any other matter council deems appropriate.

There were no public hearings

Action Items

1. Policy #055 - Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and AUMA Council
Attendance - Presented by Mayor Marcel Michaels

The Town of Hinton wants to ensure consistency of attendance at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and AUMA conferences, held on an annual basis at locations across Canada. It was moved that Council refer Policy #055 to a Standing Committee meeting in February, 2018 for discussion. This motion passed. 

In Camera

In-camera is a legal term meaning “in private.” When a council goes in-camera, it means the Council meeting is closed to the public. In general terms, the exceptions include matters where disclosures could be harmful to personal privacy, individual or public safety, law enforcement, intergovernmental relations, or economic or other interests; reveal confidential evaluations, local public body confidence, or advice from officials; or disclose information that is subject to legal privilege.

1. Personnel Matter (Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, RSA 2000, Chapter F-25, Sections 23 & 24)

This item was deleted. 

Information Items

Councillor Trevor Haas: Councillor Haas reported having attended a ASH meeting, saying he was able to meet the members of the board, and hear more of their work in the community. He reported that the group is moving forward with business as usual, with much to discuss in the coming weeks. He also spoke to his excitement for the coming disaster services meeting. 

Councillor Tyler Waugh: Councillor Waugh reported having attended a Community Futures West Yellowhead (CFWY) Investment Review Committee meeting on January 3, and spoke to a coming CFWY session on February 7 regarding acquiring contracts (more information here).

Councillor Ryan Maguhn:
nothing to report

Councillor Albert Ostashek: nothing to report

Councillor Dewly Nelson:  nothing to report

Councillor Joann(Jo) Race: Councillor Race reported having also attended the ASH meeting, as well as speaking to the Hinton Historical Society's coming Rockies Rendezvous Festival (more information here).

Mayor Marcel Michaels: Mayor Michaels spoke to having recently undertaken a business visitation walk with representation from the local Chamber of Commerce and Province. He went on to speak to the importance of this interaction with the business community, and encouraged other Councillors to take part. Mayor Michaels also spoke to the recent announcement from AHS regarding the purchase of the Mountainview (formerly Good  Samaritans) Facility, and the improvement to the community well being and long term care it represents (more information here).

CAO Stephane Labonne: nothing to report

Administrative Inquiries

If Councillors have queries they would like to submit to admin, this will be the time at which they do. This is in accordance with Council's procedural bylaw. 

There were no inquiries during this meeting. 

Town of Hinton Newsflash

Can you help? 
We need your assistance in making our workplace better for employees who grapple with scent sensitivity. All it takes is the decision to forgo cologne or perfume and choosing scent free grooming products when you come to visit the Government Centre. This simple change can help staff members avoid symptoms that can range from sniffles to difficulty breathing. Thanks for doing your part! 

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Budget Engagement Opportunities Available

See the image above for further information

Light it, Love it, Leave it.

Light it, Love it, Leave it

“Light it, Love it, Leave it” is an idea of Parks, Recreation and Culture to help residents gather up unwanted holiday decorations and either give them new life, or help them transition to the landfill. Residents will be encouraged to bring their unwanted Christmas decorations to the Jesse Turgeon park starting January 8. Between the 8th and the 11th, drop offs will be accepted, and parks staff will be setting them up in the park area. A full display will be lit in the area between the 12-14th, and everyone is encouraged to come and see all of the displays left behind. Starting at 12pm on Monday and Tuesday, the 15 and 16 respectively, any Hintonite will be encouraged to come down and claim decorations for  themselves, to take home and use next year. Anything remaining on Wednesday the 17 will then be dismantled, and disposed of, by town staff. All yard decorations are welcome, including strings and lights, but only outdoor items will be accepted.

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Volunteer Income Tax Program

Volunteers are needed to help with the Volunteer Income Tax Program. Can you lend a hand with taxes? Phone Family Community Support Services 780-865-6036 to find out more! You can work from your own home, with training and support provided. 
You'll be helping provide free tax preparation services to individuals, families, seniors persons with disability with low incomes in Hinton. This services operates under Canada Revenue Agency's community Volunteer Income Tax Program. 

myHinton App Updated! 
The myHinton app has recently been updated! You can now find information for Hinton Victim Services, CEAC, your new Council, and more, all by downloading the app to your device by using the following links:

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You can view the entire agenda package here.

The next Council meeting will be held January 16, 2018, at 4pm
in the the Committee Room.

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