ATCO Gas celebrates 50 Years of service in Hardisty

 Larry Gullekson (right), District Supervisor with Gas Distribution for ATCO Gas presented Hardisty’s mayor, Doug Irving and council with a commemorative print celebrating 50 years of service with the town at their regular meeting on Feb. 13. ECA Review/L.Bye




Larry Gullekson District Supervisor with Gas Distribution for ATCO presented Council with a commemorative print celebrating 50 years of service in the Hardisty region.
This is a large area extending from Bruderheim to the Saskatchewan border.
“ATCO is always happy to serve not only in the community but in anyway we can to potentially partner with the town going forward,” stated Gullekson during his presentation to council.
A question period followed with some good-natured ribbing about the current natural gas bills and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Sandy Otto reminding everyone that ATCO does do service calls and will check your furnaces, hot water tanks and any natural gas appliances you may have in your home.
Mayor Doug Irving asked Gullekson, “Is there anything that the town of Hardisty can help you with at any time, like if you are expanding in the area?”
Gullekson mentioned that ATCO is a diverse company and to please phone or send an email with any ideas about partnering.

Council agreed to the request by Toddler’s Inn Playschool to donate the hall rental fee in the sum of $186.88 for their upcoming “Ladies Night Out” fundraiser.
The funds raised from this event will help assist in the day to day operations of the playschool.

Snow removal
Hardisty Council received a letter from concerned citizen, Sandra Mielke regarding snow removal and icy conditions.
The councillors spent time reviewing the policies and bylaws on sanding and snowplowing to see where there may be some inefficiencies or room for improvement.
A copy of these bylaws will be forwarded to Mielke to create awareness of all what is currently being done in town and what areas the town is responsible for.

Town cleanup dates
Council has decided on April 28 – 29 for a Town Wide Spring Clean-Up. Fees will be waived at the Transfer Site and it is hoped the residents will take this time to clean out their yards of any unsightly garbage.
Additional days on regular transfer site hours will be added with more information to follow.

Town signage
Justine Ness and Anita Miller requested a decision regarding the signage for the town at both entrances that was presented at the last meeting, however council agreed more time is needed to consider a project of this magnitude.

Coun. Penny Wurz attended a Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting on Jan. 23 and reported that there is a new Community Resource Officer who will be actively involved in the schools in the county and will spend time at the senior’s center informing the public about Fraud Prevention. Constable Harris has assumed this role.
Further discussions at the CAC meeting revolved around the RCMP focus being on property crimes, repeat offenders and road safety.
Coun. Roger Gatezman attended the Library Board meeting on Jan. 29 and said that Eileen Rogers had donated $400 from her estate to the Hardisty Library.
Council appointed Ricci Matthews to a three-year term on the Library Board.

Lisa Bye
ECA Review


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