Council Highlights

Council Highlights -  July 30, 2019

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.

Land Use Bylaw #1088-8

View the hearing information in the agenda package, available here. 

Action Items

1. Land Use Bylaw #1088-8 - Presented by Dani Woodman
The subject parcel of land is located at 439 Makenny Street, Plan 832 1567, Block 12, Lot 1. The current use (main floor) is Indoor Recreation (a Discretionary Use in the C-HWY District); The Applicant has applied for the subject parcel of land currently designated as C-HWY Highway Commercial District to be redistricted to C-NOD Urban Node Commercial District; this allow Residential dwelling units above street level. The redistricting would not compromise the landowners’ ability to lease the remaining main floor units to future Commercial Uses. This amendment is compatible with the surrounding C-NOD and Residential districts. Council gave Bylaw 1088-8 second and third reading. This bylaw is carried. 

2. Resource Increase Request - Presented by Martin Taylor & Nikiea Hope
During the 2019 Budget process, all position requests were deferred until the Organizational Efficiency and Effectiveness Review was completed and a permanent CAO was in place. In November 2018, MNP conducted an Organizational Efficiency and Effectiveness Review. The Review was completed on May 10, 2019. During this process, Martin Taylor, CAO conducted twenty-five (25) in-person interviews with Council, Directors, Managers, Supervisors, Advisors, and Co-ordinators to gain a holistic understanding of the organization and to identify for himself opportunities for improvements. Independently, CAO Taylor and MNP came to the same conclusion: in a few departments, the Town has insufficient resources to support several objectives defined in the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. It was moved that Council approve the $72,477 increase to resources for the remainder of 2019 and directs Administration to bring forward a budget amendment to include this increase. This motion carried. 

Discussion Items

1. Intermunicipal Development Plan - Presented by Peter Vana
View the IDP information in the agenda package, available here

Town of Hinton Newsflash

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Don't Play With Your Trash

Put the bins wheels to the road - or have to put your wheels to the road as you drive your refuse to the landfill.

The Town of Hinton ISB staff have noticed a significant amount of improperly placed bins on residential streets, and have begun an education campaign with Communications to help everyone understand how to place your bins.

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. 

The Town of Hinton is on Facebook!

As over 1700 people have already figured out - The Town of Hinton now has a corporate Facebook page! This new service 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 Regular Council meeting will be held August 20, 2019, at 4pm
in the Council Chambers.

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