Hin­ton Town Coun­cil briefs

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Nov 6 meet­ing

Cit­i­zens’ Minute with Coun­cil Bill Mcdon­ald Mcdon­ald came be­fore Coun­cil to re­quest as­sis­tance with Des­ti­na­tion and Mar­ket­ing fees. He was in­formed of the on­go­ing work for an eco­nomic strate­gic plan, and the like­li­hood that Des­ti­na­tion Mar­ket­ing Fees will be eval­u­ated in the course of this strat­egy de­vel­op­ment.


1. Dis­cov­ery Camp Up­date Pre­sented by Cristin Bostrom and Vic­to­ria Odell Bostrom and Odell, ac­com­pa­nied by a num­ber of Lead­ers by Na­ture and Dis­cov­ery Camp at­ten­dees, pre­sented a re­port on both pro­grams work over the sum­mer and the im­por­tant role they play in the com­mu­nity as an ac­cred­ited, sub­si­dized op­tion for sum­mer child care.

2. STARS - Pre­sented by Glenda Farn­den

Far­den pre­sented Coun­cil with in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the ser­vices they of­fer in our re­gion and the im­por­tance of the sup­port that is of­fered from the Town of Hin­ton.

3. Hin­ton Grant Fund­ing Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee 2018 In­take #2 - Pre­sented by Kathy Rees Rees pre­sented the work of the Grant Fund­ing Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee for 2018 In­take #2.

Ac­tion Items

1. Com­mu­nity Grant Pro­gram 2018 In­take #2 Fund­ing Rec­om­men­da­tions - Pre­sented by Jenna Al­trogge

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 2018 In­take #2 re­flect the best in­ter­ests of the over­all com­mu­nity and align with Town Coun­cil’s pri­or­i­ties and vi­sion. Coun­cil made mo­tion That Coun­cil awards the Com­mu­nity Grant Pro­gram fund­ing, as per the rec­om­men­da­tion from the Hin­ton Grant Fund­ing Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee, for a to­tal of $60,000 as out­lined in At­tach­ment 1. This de­ci­sion re­sulted in al­lo­ca­tions of the fol­low­ing amounts: • $4,000 to The Share Shop, for ex­pan­sion of the project. • $10,000 to the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Branch 249 for Ban­quet Room Up­grades.

• $10,000 to the Hin­ton Mo­tor­cy­cle As­so­ci­a­tion for the Legacy Wall De­mo­li­tion Project. • $5,500 to Hin­ton Mi­nor Base­ball for the Bat­ting Cages Project.

• $4,000 to the Hin­ton and District Spay and Neuter So­ci­ety for their Au­tumn Boost Project. • $2,500 to the Hin­ton Mi­nor Base­ball for the Travel Team Uni­forms Project.

• $6,150 to the Hin­ton Nordic Skiers for Biathlon Equip­ment Pur­chase Project.

• $5,000 to the Hin­ton Curl­ing Club for the Me­chan­i­cal Room Project.

• $6,450 to the Hin­ton Mi­nor Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion for Op­er­a­tions Fund­ing.

• $6,400 to the Break-a-Leg The­atre Arts So­ci­ety for their Cos­tume and Prop Stor­age Fa­cil­ity Project.

A to­tal of $60,000 was awarded in 2018 In­take #2. Since 1999, un­der the Qual­ity of Life/ Com­mu­nity Grant Pro­gram, the Town has pro­vided fund­ing to var­i­ous non-profit groups in the amount of 1.58 mil­lion dol­lars.

In­for­ma­tion Items Coun­cil­lor Tyler Waugh: Coun­cil­lor Waugh ex­tended his thanks to the Hin­ton Wild­cats hockey team, as well as fire­fight­ers, who helped make Hal­loween spe­cial for lo­cal chil­dren by be­ing out and about over the evening. Coun­cil­lor Ryan Maguhn: Coun­cil­lor Maguhn ex­tended his thanks to Mayor Michaels for a let­ter cir­cu­lated ear­lier in the af­ter­noon in re­gards to the lo­ca­tions of sched­uled Wild­cats games.

Coun­cil­lor Al­bert Os­tashek: Coun­cil­lor Os­tashek spoke to his at­ten­dance at the pre­vi­ous days Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Strat­egy Steer­ing Com­mit­tee meet­ing, re­port­ing the plan is com­ing to­gether and that they look for­ward to bring­ing a copy of the strat­egy to a Coun­cil meet­ing in the next two-three weeks.

Coun­cil­lor Dewly Nel­son: Coun­cil­lor Nel­son spoke to his at­ten­dance at the Crowsnest Pass En­ergy Fu­tures Road­show, say­ing he looks for­ward to the event com­ing to Hin­ton. Nel­son then spoke to a din­ner with Rocky Moun­tain House Coun­cil and ad­min­is­tra­tion, the Cham­ber Gala, the “Sus­tain­abil­ity: A Beau­ti­ful Fu­ture” event, and the morn­ings Geo­ther­mal 101 ses­sion. Coun­cil­lor Joann(Jo) Race: Coun­cil­lor Race spoke to this week’s ASH meet­ing, say­ing that she was happy to re­port book­ings ev­ery week­end through to the new year. Race also in­tro­duced a new con­cept event, the Em­power Hour, which will of­fer an hour of em­pow­er­ing pro­gram­ming tar­geted to­wards women in the New Year. Race con­cluded by say­ing that she has a Waste Man­age­ment Author­ity meet­ing com­ing up.

Mayor Mar­cel Michaels: Mayor Michaels also spoke to the Rocky Moun­tain House din­ner, say­ing he ap­pre­ci­ated the op­por­tu­nity to meet with a fel­low re­source com­mu­nity and share both chal­lenges and suc­cesses with a sim­i­lar com­mu­nity in a less for­mal­ized struc­ture than AUMA. Michaels con­cluded by speak­ing to ef­forts on­go­ing to rec­og­nize Re­mem­brance Day by run­ning sirens at the fire hall and po­lice sta­tion.

In­terim CAO Mike Koziol: In­terim CAO Koziol brought for­ward to Coun­cil a let­ter from Ever­greens re­gard­ing a change in man­age­ment of a num­ber of units in the com­mu­nity. Fol­low­ing the re­port, a mo­tion was made that Coun­cil Di­rect Ad­min­is­tra­tion to pro­vide a let­ter to Ever­greens Foun­da­tion ac­knowl­edg­ing the Pem­bina Hous­ing Author­ity and the in­cor­po­ra­tion of 51 ad­di­tional hous­ing units into their op­er­a­tions. This mo­tion car­ried. Koziol then re­ported on the process that has been cre­ated for com­ing bud­get pro­ceed­ings.

Town of Hin­ton News­flash Please Ad­just Park­ing Prac­tices at Rec Cen­tre

Pa­trons of the Dr. Dun­can Mur­ray Re­cre­ation Cen­tre will ob­serve some ex­tra ac­tiv­ity near the fire lane of the fa­cil­ity. Staff will, this week, be in­stalling signs serv­ing as the first part of ex­panded en­force­ment of fire lane/no park­ing zones in front of the fa­cil­ity.

This fire lane is an im­por­tant part of en­sur­ing that emer­gency per­son­nel, should they ever need to at­tend the fa­cil­ity, are able to quickly and ef­fi­ciently move into ac­tion.

While this fire lane has al­ways been in place, next weeks’ sign in­stal­la­tion will be­gin a new aware­ness and en­force­ment cam­paign in the area. A no­tice will be shared through CivicSend on the day of in­stal­la­tion. From that day, there will be a 30 day grace pe­riod wherein By­law en­force­ment staff will make vi­o­la­tors aware of the fire­lane.

At the end of this grace pe­riod, By­law will be­gin is­su­ing tick­ets for vi­o­la­tion of the fire lane.

All re­cre­ation cen­tre pa­trons and staff are asked to please re­view the above map (also avail­able here) to view per­mit­ted and for­bid­den lo­ca­tions for load­ing and short term park­ing in the Rec Cen­tre area.

For any fur­ther ques­tions re­lated to the re­cre­ation, please con­tact Heather Waye, In­terim Parks, Re­cre­ation & Cul­ture Man­ager. For any ques­tion re­lat­ing to By­law en­force­ment, please con­tact Pro­tec­tive Ser­vices.

Hin­ton is a No Pub­lic Con­sump­tion Com­mu­nity

It has been less than a month that Canada has ex­pe­ri­enced le­gal­ized Cannabis. As such, the Town of Hin­ton would like to re­mind res­i­dents and visi­tors that while the pos­ses­sion, re­tail sale, and con­sump­tion of Cannabis is now le­gal, there are many pieces of leg­is­la­tion for all res­i­dents to be aware of. One im­por­tant as­pect to keep in mind in Hin­ton in par­tic­u­lar? By­law 1125 pro­hibits the pub­lic con­sump­tion of cannabis, to a max­i­mum penalty of $400. To help un­der­stand of the reg­u­la­tions sur­round­ing Cannabis, we’ve cre­ated an ex­plainer video, and an en­tire web­page, ded­i­cated to Cannabis. Find them both at Hin­ton.ca/Cannabis.

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