Council Highlights

Council Highlights - May 1, 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. Tri - R Enviro Recycling - Presented by Tracy Brodniansky
Brodniansky presented on the idea of recycling pickup in Town buildings. Find out more in the agenda package, available here.

2. Hinton Grant Funding Advisory Committee Presentation - Presented by Nancy Robbins and Kathy Rees
Robbins and Rees presented the conclusions of the Hinton Grant Funding Advisory Committee, answering any questions Council had on the matter and providing background on some of the decisions they made. They also offered an appreciation for the work of Hinton Connects, saying it was quite clear which groups worked with Hinton Connects and encouraging that all future applicants do the same. 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.

There were no public hearings. 

Action Items

1. Hinton Grant Funding Advisory Committee Recommendation - Presented by Carla Fox
The Community Grant Program (CGP) provides local non - profit organizations with funding to maintain, improve, or initiate community projects, operations, and events. The recommended allocations for the 201 8 Intake # 1 reflect the best interests of the overall community and align with Town Council ’s priorities and vision. This item is before Council to present recommendations from the Hinton Grant Funding Advisory Committee ( HGFAC) for awarding funds under the CGP. This is the first of two intakes for allocating funding in 2018. Eighteen applications were received (from fourteen applicants) for a total request of $120,221.46. It was moved that Council award the Community Grant Program Intake #1, for a total of $59,047 as outlined in attachment #1. This motion carried. 

2. Council Remuneration Review - Presented by Interim CAO Denise Parent
This item is before Council to review the proposed revisions to the Council Remuneration Policy #052 (Attachment 1) pertaining to Members of Council and conference attendance, as directed by Council at the April 10, 2018 Standing Committee Meeting. It was moved That Council approves the revised Council Remuneration Policy #052; this motion carried. It was then moved that Council rescinds Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) & AUMA Council Attendance Policy #055; this motion also carried. 

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.

There were no in camera motions. 

Information Items

Councillor Trevor Haas: Councillor Haas spoke to his attendance at a number of recent events, including a HMBA meeting, SPCA 25th Anniversary, and Day of Mourning Ceremony. Haas also spoke to attendance with Councillor Race at an Asset Management for Elected Officials conference.  

Councillor Ryan Maguhn:  Councillor Maguhn spoke to his attendance at the Golfing Society AGM, and reported that the meeting was well attended. He informed Council that the industry night league has grown significantly.  

Councillor Albert Ostashek: Councillor Ostashek spoke to his attendance at a recent HREDC meeting, and discussions therein around a new opportunity being advertised in The Hinton Voice - a hired individual to coordinate some of the duties of the HintonFirst Public Markets event. Ostashek went on to speak to his role in representing the Town at the National Day of Mourning and the importance of recognizing both this day, and the importance of safety in the workplace. 

Councillor Dewly Nelson: Councillor Nelson reported his attendance at a WYRWMA meeting, as well as a Community Futures West Yellowhead Meeting in Wildwood. He went on to speak regarding attending the Energy Futures event in Calgary, and learned about Economic Development in similar communities to Hinton during a stop over in Sundrie. He also spoke to his attendance at the Hinton Victims Services Spring Gala, and business walks throughout the community with the Chamber and representation from the Province. 

Councillor Joann(Jo) Race: Councillor Race informed Council of a recent ASH meeting, as well as further discussing the Day of Mourning. Race then went on to speak to the importance of the Asset Management Conference.

Deputy Mayor Tyler Waugh: Deputy Mayor Waugh also spoke to the Community Futures meeting in Wildwood, saying it was beneficial to speak with neighbours who are experiencing similar matters. Deputy Mayor Waugh also informed Council that he will be attending Prom for Harry Collinge as a representative of Council. 

Interim CAO Denise Parent: 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 new inquiries. 

Town of Hinton Newsflash

Council Video Recordings

As some residents may have noticed, we have recently experienced difficulties with our streaming video provider online. The service provider has changed the accepted methods of posting, which has made all older videos in the inventory non-functioning. These non-functioning videos will removed from the inventory for the time being, however, administration is investigating ways of making a larger library available for residents to access online. In the interim, a new format has been selected, and new recordings are being posted as before; however, the new format is slightly larger, and so less videos will be accessible online than in years past. Recordings of the videos are also available on DVDs at the Hinton Municipal Library, which can be checked out and viewed on either computers or DVD players, or by contacting the Town of Hinton should those DVD recordings not be available. 

Hinton Facebook Page

The Town of Hinton is on Facebook!

As close to 400 people have already figured out - The Town of Hinton now has a corporate Facebook page! This new tool adds another resource to the communications toolbelt, and will house information on many different areas; some days, you’ll see information on bylaws, others recreation programs, others information about council decisions or highlights from Council meetings. We will, however, endeavour to ensure that we are sharing content relevant to the widest possible audience. Like us today by clicking here!

You can view the entire agenda package here.

The next Council meeting will be held May 08, 2018, at 4pm
in the the Committee Room.

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