Hinton Town Council briefs
Sept. 18 meeting Citizens’ Minute with Council
Natalie Charlton - Executive Director, Hinton Chamber of Commerce
Charlton invited the Mayor and Council to attend the Chamber of Commerce Gala on October 20, 2018.
Land Use Bylaw No. 1088-6 Action Items
1. Land Use Bylaw No. 1088-6 Second and Third Reading - Presented by Lorraine Walker
The purpose of the Land Use Bylaw (LUB) is to regulate land use and development within Hinton. The LUB amendments are recommended for the purpose of supporting the Cannabis legislation coming into full force and effect. Council gave Land Use Bylaw 1088-6 second and third reading.
2. Community Engagement and Advisory Committee Terms of Reference Review - Presented by Jenna Altrogge
As per Council’s direction, a revised Terms of Reference document is being presented for Council’s review ahead of the oneyear commitment to the Councilappointed Community Engagement and Advisory Committee (CEAC). Council made a series of motions:
• That Council approves the Community Engagement and Advisory Committee Terms of Reference as presented in Attachment #1.
• That Council gives First reading of Bylaw #1070-3 to remove schedules A and B.
• That Council gives Second reading of Bylaw #1070-3 to remove schedules A and B.
• That Council gives unanimous consent for Third reading of Bylaw #1070-3.
• That council give third reading to bylaw 1070-3 to remove schedules A & B
These motions all carried. 3. Cannabis Consumption Bylaw # 1125 (Second Reading) - Presented by Todd Martens
This Bylaw is intended to address cannabis consumption within our community once cannabis is officially legalized. Regulating cannabis consumption by banning consumption in public places will protect children, adults and seniors from exposure to second-hand cannabis smoke, while allowing people to consume cannabis in their privatelyowned or rented space. This Bylaw aligns with federal and provincial legislation and strikes a balance between economic opportunities and efforts to mitigate community concerns. The Bylaw received First Reading at the September 11, 2018 Regular Meeting of Council. It was moved that Bylaw #1125 be amended to reflect signage specific to no cannabis consumption. This motion carried. It was then moved that Council gives Second reading of Cannabis Consumption Bylaw #1125 as amended in Attachment #2. This motion also carried.
4. Animal Control Bylaw #1122 (Second Reading) - Presented by Todd Martens
The current Animal Control Bylaw #1021 is outdated. A rewrite of the Bylaw was undertaken to create the proposed new Animal Control Bylaw No. 1122, which has more enforcement capabilities. The proposed Bylaw received First Reading at the September 11, 2018 Regular Meeting of Council. It was moved that Council gives Second Reading of Animal Control Bylaw #1122 as presented. This motion carried.
5. Organizational Review Funding - Presented by Interim CAO Mike Koziol
It was moved that up to $75,000 be allocated from the Reserves to fund an Organizational Efficiency and Effectiveness Review. This motion carried.
Information Items Councillor Tyler Waugh: Councillor Waugh informed Council of his attendance at a Community Futures West Yellowhead meeting recently, saying cannabis was a big topic of discussion. Waugh went on to express being glad to see CEAC’s terms of reference go forward, offering his thanks to all who spent hours over the summer preparing the document. Waugh concluded by speaking to his excitement at the Chamber of Commerce’s coming presentation on the national stage in regards to Mountain Pine Beetle.
Councillor Ryan Maguhn: Councillor Maguhn thanked Councillor Waugh for his recent attendance in Maguhn’s place at a Golf Society meeting, elaborating that another will be coming surrounding long term planning both under the current society leadership and the future potential leadership. Maguhn also expressed his thanks to Council in regards to recent absences as result of family injury. Maguhn concluded by reminding the public of the coming Rotary Oktoberfest.
Councillor Albert Ostashek: Councillor Ostashek had nothing to report.
Councillor Dewly Nelson: Councillor Nelson also spoke to the recent Community Futures West Yellowhead meeting, focusing on discussions that occurred there regarding the viability of Grande Cache and that communities coming vote as to whether to dissolve. He concluded by also speaking to the Rotary Oktoberfest.
Councillor Joann (Jo) Race: Councillor Race informed Council of attendance at a recent ASH meeting, saying the group continues to work hard in planning for the future. Race concluded by reminding the community of the Alberta Cultural Days event scheduled for September 29, and offering some free tickets to interested individuals.
Mayor Marcel Michaels: Mayor Michaels spoke to a recent BSN meeting, elaborating that the once a month event is always well attended and encouraging interested individuals to contact Louise Gale if they wish to take part.
Interim CAO Mike Koziol: Interim CAO Koziol spoke to the recent Regional CAO meeting, at which leadership from a number of regional communities and partners gathered and discussed some of the challenges the individual communities and groups were facing. The meetings are intended to occur every six months. Koziol concluded by saying that it is an important meeting and a valuable insight to leadership.
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