March 17, 2020

Council Highlights for March 10, 2020

Hinton Visitor Centre Funding Request – The Hinton & District Chamber is losing provincial funding for the Hinton Visitor Information Centre (VIC). The Chamber received funding to operate the Hinton VIC that acts as one of the province’s gateway visitor centres. The Chamber is seeking support from the Town of Hinton and Yellowhead County to continue to promote local tourism and services.
Lac Ste. Anne County/Yellowhead County ICF – The Municipal Government Act requires municipalities that have a common boundary to create an Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework Agreement (ICF). Council passed three readings of the ICF with Lac Ste. Anne County. In essence, this ICF maintains an agreement towards existing services and a joint communications tower.
All Saints Church Historic Designation –Council approved the Beaver Meadow & District Agricultural Society’s application for a Municipal Historic Resource Designation for the Hattonford Saints Anglican Church. This will allow Council to pass a bylaw declaring the church as a Municipal Historic Resource.
PARS Funding – Council approved funding for the Pembina Arena Multi-Purpose Room Project. This will allow the project be completed in 2020 even without a guarantee of Parkland County support. The funding details will be clarified in the final budget discussions at the end of March.
Land Use Bylaw Committee – Council appointed nine members to the Yellowhead County Land Use Bylaw (LUB) Steering Committee. The committee is expected to identify stakeholders and land-use based issues to the consultant while also keeping County Council aware of the project’s status and general direction. The year-long project will be finalized in the spring of 2021.
PLEASE NOTE: The March 24, 2020 Council Meeting & Public Hearing has been POSTPONED to an undetermined future date.