Hin­ton Town Coun­cil briefs

The McLeod River Post - - News - Sept. 5 meet­ing

Ac­tion Items

End of Term Coun­cil Meet­ing Sched­ule (Ver­bal) - Mayor Rob Mackin

Mayor Mackin made mo­tion to make changes to the sched­ule for the fi­nal meet­ings of this Coun­cil’s term. It was moved that the Septem­ber 26 Stand­ing Meet­ing be can­celled, that the Oc­to­ber 3 Reg­u­lar meet­ing be can­celled, and that a Reg­u­lar Meet­ing be sched­uled for Septem­ber 26. Th­ese mo­tions al­low for nec­es­sary pub­lic hear­ings be held. All mo­tions passed unan­i­mously.

Mu­nic­i­pal De­vel­op­ment Plan By­law No. 1084 - Pre­sented by Lor­raine Walker

This By­law came be­fore Coun­cil for Sec­ond and Third Read­ing. The Com­pre­hen­sive Plan­ning and De­vel­op­ment Strat­egy (CPDS) iden­ti­fied the re­view and up­date of ma­jor plans; the pro­posed By­law re­scinds the pre­vi­ous MDP By­law No. 940 to as­sure align­ment to the other ma­jor plans iden­ti­fied in the CPDS such as the Land Use By­law No. 1088 and the pro­posed East and West Area Struc­ture Plans (By­law Nos., 1117 and 1118, re­spec­tively). Sec­ond and third read­ing was re­ceived unan­i­mously.

Land Use By­law Amend­ment No. 1088-3 (176 Che­viot Drive) - pre­sented by Lor­raine Walker

This By­law is pre­sented for First Read­ing only. Ad­min­is­tra­tion will ob­tain pub­lic feed­back through advertising and will bring back a re­port to Coun­cil at the reg­u­lar meet­ing of Oc­to­ber 3, 2017. A mo­tion of Coun­cil at their Au­gust 15, 2017 reg­u­lar meet­ing to di­rect Ad­min­is­tra­tion to bring back Land Use By­law No. 088 for amend­ment to 176 Che­viot Drive, Plan 5662 RS, Block 13, Lot R1 (See At­tach­ment #1 – Site Area Map and At­tach­ment #2 – By­law No. 1088-3). The lands are cur­rently des­ig­nated un­der Land Ti­tles as Re­serve, how­ever zoned as R-M1 Low Den­sity Mul­ti­ple Dwelling Res­i­den­tial Dis­trict un­der the Land Use By­law No.1088. Passed first read­ing unan­i­mously

Land Use By­law Amend­ment No. 1088-4 (439 MaKenny Street) - Pre­sented by Lor­raine Walker

An ap­pli­ca­tion has been re­ceived to amend the Land Use By-Law from S-COM – Com­mu­nity Ser­vices Dis­trict to C-HWY High­way Com­mer­cial Dis­trict for the pur­poses of ap­prov­ing a com­mer­cial use within an ex­ist­ing build­ing. The sub­ject lands are lo­cated at 439 MaKenny Street (see At­tach­ment #1 – Site Area Map and At­tach­ment #2 – By­law No. 1088-4). The ex­ist­ing build­ing and lands was for­merly con­structed for the pur­poses of a place of wor­ship (known as the Ark) un­der the Com­mu­nity Ser­vices des­ig­na­tion. This By­law is pre­sented for First Read­ing only. Ad­min­is­tra­tion will ob­tain pub­lic feed­back through advertising and will bring back a re­port to Coun­cil at the reg­u­lar meet­ing of Oc­to­ber 3, 2017. A Mo­tion made to grant first read­ing passed.

Recre­ation Cen­tre Strat­egy De­vel­op­ment - Pre­sented by Wendy Jones

The Busi­ness Case find­ings on Con­cept 1 are es­ti­mated to be in the neigh­bor­hood of $70 Mil­lion dol­lars. Com­press­ing Con­cept 1 seeks to eval­u­ate fi­nan­cially vi­able op­tions fo­cused on ex­plor­ing a new pool and ren­o­vat­ing the ex­ist­ing pool area with pro­gram uses that de­velop an in­te­grated fa­cil­ity. The Field House and other com­po­nents can re­main sta­tus quo un­der Con­cept 1 and iden­ti­fied in an over­all Mas­ter Plan Strat­egy spe­cific to the Recre­ational Cen­tre to align to long-term cap­i­tal plan­ning. It was moved That Town Coun­cil di­rect Ad­min­is­tra­tion to ad­vance the Dr. Dun­can Mur­ray Recre­ation Cen­tre Busi­ness Case with a third it­er­a­tion that will fur­ther eval­u­ate the cap­i­tal, op­er­at­ing, main­te­nance and pro­gram model by com­press­ing Con­cept 1.

Con­cept 1 will be com­pressed to eval­u­ate the:

• pool de­sign and fea­tures;

• ren­o­va­tion of the ex­ist­ing pool area to iden­tify and model “uses” that de­velop an in­te­grated

• fa­cil­ity; and

• fa­cil­ity pro­gram mod­el­ling.

Con­cept 1 will seek to iden­tify a bud­get that is fi­nan­cially vi­able and at­tain­able from con­cept to con­struc­tion and for op­er­a­tional and main­te­nance for the com­mu­nity of Hin­ton based on a sus­tained pop­u­la­tion of 10,000. This mo­tion Passed.

Cit­i­zen Bud­get En­gage­ment Tool Denise Par­ent

Par­ent pre­sented to Coun­cil an early look at the Cit­i­zen Bud­get En­gage­ment Tool. The tool is cre­ated as a new way for users to en­gage with, un­der­stand, and share feed­back on, the ways in which their prop­erty tax is uti­lized in the com­mu­nity. The tool is ex­pected to launch in the com­ing weeks; an aware­ness cam­paign is planned for when the tool is ready for launch.

In­for­ma­tion Items Procla­ma­tion - Prostate Can­cer Aware­ness Month

WHEREAS, prostate can­cer is the most com­mon can­cer to af­fect Cana­dian men; and WHEREAS, 1 in 7 Cana­dian men will be di­ag­nosed with the dis­ease in his life­time; and WHEREAS, an es­ti­mated 23,100 Cana­dian men will be di­ag­nosed with prostate can­cer this year; and WHEREAS, the sur­vival rate for prostate can­cer can be over 90% when de­tected early; and WHEREAS, those with a fam­ily his­tory of the dis­ease, or those of african or Caribbean des­cent, are at a greater risk of de­vel­op­ing prostate can­cer; and WHEREAS, Prostate Can­cer Canada rec­om­mends that men get a PSA test in their 40s to es­tab­lish their base­line; THERE­FORE, I, Mayor Rob Mackin, do hereby pro­claim Septem­ber 2017 as Prostate Can­cer Aware­ness Month in Hin­ton. Dated at Hin­ton, Al­berta this 5th day of Septem­ber, 2017.

Coun­cil­lor Ryan Maguhn - Coun­cil­lor Maguhn re­minded the pub­lic that school has re­sumed, ad­vis­ing res­i­dents to watch for chil­dren on the streets and to make sure to keep an eye be­hind cars and buses for ex­cited or dis­tracted chil­dren get­ting back into the swing of day to day school­ing once again.

Coun­cil­lor Mar­cel Michaels- Coun­cil­lor Michaels of­fered a re­minder of this week­end’s MS Bike tour, as well as rec­og­niz­ing the ALS Walk sched­uled for this Sun­day at 9am.

Coun­cil­lor Glen Bar­row - Coun­cil­lor Bar­row also of­fered a re­minder of the ALS Walk. In ad­di­tion, he raised a ques­tion re­gard­ing ATE hours in school zones, at which time In­terim CAO Laura Howarth ref­er­enced a pre­vi­ous de­ci­sion lim­it­ing en­force­ment times in any one zone to no longer than 2 si­mul­ta­ne­ous hours. Howarth also spoke to RCMP and Peace Of­fi­cer’s fre­quent pres­ence in the zones. Bar­row then spoke re­gard­ing en­sur­ing that en­force­ment was present in school zones as much as pos­si­ble. Fi­nally, he in­quired in re­gards to the LED Cross­walk lights pi­lot project, re­quest­ing more in­for­ma­tion on the re­sult

Coun­cil­lor Al­bert Os­tashek Os­tashek spoke re­gard­ing at­tend­ing ASH meet­ings, say­ing most of the dis­cus­sion has been cen­tered around the PATH. He in­formed Coun­cil that the fa­cil­ity is sched­uled to open end of month, and that “on time, on bud­get” has been the group’s mantra. He men­tioned that the in­stalled lobby LED lights are “very cool” from out­side, men­tion­ing pre­pro­grammed “shows” fea­tur­ing pro­grammed lights based on the cur­rent nat­u­ral light.

Coun­cil­lor Matthew Young Coun­cil­lor Young in­formed Coun­cil that he will not be in at­ten­dance next week for stand­ing.

Mayor Rob Mackin - Mayor Mackin spoke to a num­ber of items, in­clud­ing an an­i­mal in­ci­dent which oc­cured in the com­mu­nity re­cently. He made mo­tion That Coun­cil di­rect Ad­min­is­tra­tion to be­gin an im­me­di­ate re­view of our cur­rent An­i­mal Con­trol by­law to de­ter­mine how we can strengthen and en­hance it and hold own­ers ac­count­able. This re­view should look at how other ju­ris­dic­tions have ad­dressed sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tions, be non-breed spe­cific and should be brought back to Coun­cil with rec­om­men­da­tions for changes in a timely man­ner; that mo­tion car­ried unan­i­mously.

Mayor Mackin also spoke to hav­ing spent the day with Hon­ourable Oneil Car­lier, the Min­is­ter of Agriculture and Forestry and the Deputy Govern­ment House Leader. They spent the day tour­ing moun­tain pine bee­tle im­pact, see­ing first hand the im­pact in the MPB has had on Jasper Na­tional Park, call­ing it “ut­ter dev­as­ta­tion”. He in­formed Coun­cil of alarm­ing statis­tics ex­pected to be com­ing out shortly say­ing that the sawmill yard traps in 2015 cap­tured 14,000 of the in­sect; as of Au­gust 3 of this year, the traps have cap­tured 86,000 al­ready. Mackin told Coun­cil that ex­perts do be­lieve mak­ing a stand can be done, say­ing that prov­ince com­mu­nity and in­dus­try need to co­or­di­nate to­gether to make a stand, call­ing it a “long bat­tle that we may have to con­tin­u­ally fight, but we can win”. He spoke to a planned meet­ing with the Cana­dian Coun­cil of Forestry Min­is­ters next week, say­ing he will be work­ing to muster sup­port from Ot­tawa.

Mayor Mackin an­nounced that the HREDC Al­ter­na­tive En­ergy Task Force has been cre­ated, with the in­ten­tion of be­com­ing a point of con­tact for al­ter­na­tive en­ergy op­tions in­clud­ing pumped hy­dro, geo­ther­mal, more. Fi­nally, he in­formed coun­cil that he may be late to next week’s meet­ing due to the Grey Mat­ters Con­fer­ence, which he will be MC’ing. Mackin let Coun­cil know that the event has ho­tels full, call­ing it ex­cit­ing and hop­ing that it will be the first of many more to come.

In­terim CAO Laura Howarth - Howarth of­fered a re­minder to the pub­lic that school zones are in ef­fect from 8am - 5pm in our com­mu­nity, and that all com­mu­ni­ties op­er­ate their own school zone hours, and so some com­mu­ni­ties may be dif­fer­ent. She also of­fered a re­minder that cross­walks are en­forced from curb to curb, not just un­til the pedes­trian has passed your path.

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