Council Highlights

Council Highlights - March 20, 2018

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 


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. Pembina Sprockids Trail Cheque Presentation - Presented by Hinton Mountain Bike Association / Pembina Pipeline Corporation

View the presentation in the agenda package, available here.

2. Men's Emergency Shelter Proposal - Presented by Mathew Herbert, Hope 4 Life

View the presentation in the agenda package, available 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.

Action Items

1. Municipal Development Plan Bylaw Amendment No. 1084-1 - Second and Third Reading - Presented by Lorraine Walker
The purpose of the Municipal Development (MDP) is to provide a high-level policy document designed to guide the physical development of Hinton over the next 30 years (to 2047) and to provide clear direction with regards to the community’s social, environmental and economic well-being. The development of the MDP’s Appendix A – Land Development Guidelines and Appendix B – Established Area Guidelines now complete the Bylaw. View further information in the Attachments, available here. The bylaw received second and third reading. 

2. Land Use Bylaw #1088-5 - Second and Third Reading - Presented by Dani Woodman
The purpose of the Land Use Bylaw (LUB) is to regulate land use and development in Hinton. The LUB is reviewed every six months to recommend amendments that continue to keep the LUB current and supportive of growth and development. View further information in the Attachments, available here. The bylaw received second and third reading. 

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. Town of Hinton – Water Treatment Plant – Aquatera Utilities Inc. Services Agreement (Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, RSA 2000, Chapter F-25, Sections 16, 21, 23, 24 and 25)

Following Council's return from in camera, two motions were made: 

That Council authorize the Interim Chief Administrative Officer to enter into a Services Agreement with Aquatera Utilities Inc., effective May 1, 2018 to May 1, 2023, as presented. 


That the Request for Decision titled, “Town of Hinton – Water Treatment Plant – Aquatera Utilities Inc., Services Agreement” and any attachments, remain private pursuant to Sections 16, 23, 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, RSA 2000, Chapter F-25. 

Both motions carried. 

Information Items

Councillor Joann(Jo) Race: Councillor Race spoke to Councillors attendance at an emergency preparedness training session, saying that it was a valuable experience and encouraging residents to visit the Protective Services Building to receive a copy of the Four Steps to Prep brochure, also available online here. Race then spoke of the recent visit of schoolchildren to the Government Centre. Finally, Race spoke of the coming Challenge in the Rockies event. 

Councillor Ryan Maguhn: Councillor Maguhn also spoke to the EOC training, saying it is important to meet alongside regional partners, as these are the people we will lean on in times of need.

Councillor Tyler Waugh: 
Councillor Waugh informed Council of his attendance at a meeting in Edson for Community Futures West Yellowhead, a coming MPB Committee meeting, and his coming travel to Banff for an EDA Conference. 

Councillor Trevor Haas: Councillor Haas spoke to he and his fellow Councillors attendance at a recent EOC training session, as well as sharing information on coming Hinton Municipal Library Programs; find more information on the library's facebook page, available here.

Mayor Marcel Michaels: Mayor Michaels also spoke of the schoolchildren visit, speaking highly of their understanding of important concepts like compromise and prioritized needs. Mayor Michaels also spoke to his attendance at the Mayors Caucus event, saying many important discussions took place and informing Council of the potential support offered by this powerful group. 

Interim CAO Denise Parent: Interim CAO Parent offered an update to a recently discussed item, the replacement Olympia; the resurfacer has a guaranteed delivery date of April 2nd, 2018, with credits to invoicing for each day that the machine does not arrive after that date. A loaner will also arrive before March 26, at no charge to the Town. She also spoke highly of the school children visit. 

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 new inquiries. 

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The next Council meeting will be held March 27, 2018, at 4pm
in the the Committee Room.

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