Hanna town council
A request for a letter of support to relocate the Coronation Cadets to Hanna was asked of Hanna town council on Tues. Dec. 8 by Cadet Officer Tara McPherson.
McPherson has been able to secure a verbal agreement with the Hanna legion for use of their facility to serve as the local Cadet headquarters.
Hanna CAO Kim Neill reported to council that 14 used work stations from their old town office had been sold to a Calgary furniture company for $4100 and any remaining items that initially were going to be auctioned in a local sale, will instead be claimed by the Hanna library.
FCSS to get more funding
Director Community Services Gwen Snell reported to council that the NDP had allocated another $15 million to FCSS which meant that an additional $7500 will be added to that budget.
New boiler for Legion
A request for $30,000 was made of council by the local Legion for a new steam boiler which is currently on order.
They were advised that the replacement of a similar steam system instead of converting to a forced air system would require additional duct work.
Council approved the recommendation of the Community Services Board to award the 2015 Community Services Board Grants to the following not-for-profit organizations:
Hanna Community School Enhancement Society (HCSES) $2,000 for the purchase of planters with the recommendation to work with Hanna in Bloom,
Hanna Seals Swim Club $1,250 for the purchase of equipment, and
Alberta Pioneers of Hanna and District (Seniors Circle) $1,250 to assist with ceiling renovations at the Senior Circle.
Council has provided a budget of $2,500 annually for this program to be allocated to eligible recipients through an application process. The 2014 allocation saw $2,000 in funds returned which Council approved to be added to the 2015 budget for a total of $4,500 available for the 2015 year.
Nadine Wood was appointed to the Community Services Board for a three year term ending Oct. 31, 2018 as per the By-Law that Community Services Board have six members at large on the Board.
Council accepted 2016 operating and capital budget as presented which includes a $70,000 surplus.
Administration prepared a draft three year operating and capital budget for the 2016 – 2018 calendar years for Council’s review. Administration attempted to include all anticipated revenues and expenditures for the three year period, including a list of anticipated capital items for that period of time.
The first draft prior to submission to council, resulted in a significant deficit in each of the three years. Following this review administration made a number of reductions to operating budgets and delayed or canceled anticipated capital projects in the proposed three year draft budget.