A recommendation has been made to the Hanna Community Services board to discontinue use of the van owned by Hanna Community Services. The recommendation was made during the Town of Hanna’s regular town council meeting on Monday, December 10 by Gwen Snell, director of community services. According to Snell, the van has long passed its useful life and no longer provides a reliable means of transportation. Snell reported that many summer programs have rented buses for longer trips for the past several years due to the van’s unreliability.
Snell also reported that the arena has been well attended so far this season. An increase in attendance is attributed to increased school usage, and therefore cannot be considered a revenue-generating increase. She also reported that the local hockey teams have been well received, particularly a new senior women’s hockey team.
Sewer issues kept Hanna public works busy according to a report presented to town council by Director of Public Works, Brent Olesen.
Public works crews were busy auguring and inspecting sewers along 2nd Avenue West to address persistent blockage issues. Sump problems at the hospital also had crews flushing sewers to help alleviate the problem. Crews also removed sewage from the water transfer station, the special areas maintenance shop and the airport.
Snow removal was also top on the list for work crews. Town equipment have been busy removing snow from residential streets and laying down sand.
Crews also installed Christmas lights in preparation for the Hanna Light Up Parade.
Predictably, the community that visited the Town of Hanna website in 2012 the most was the Town of Hanna. A report about the website’s visitors was presented by Laurie Armstrong, director of business and communications.
The vast majority of visitors to the website came from North America, with 2.4 per cent of visitors coming from Great Britain and 0.5 per cent from France.
While Canada was the country with the highest amount of visitors to the town’s Facebook page at 967, visitors from the Philippines came in second with 99 page views. The United States came in third with 58 with Indonesia and India rounding out the top five. The Hanna Facebook page has a total of 1469 likes with 62 per cent of those followers being female.