Hanna Council discusses large scale demolition project

Brenda Schimke
ECA Review Reporter

Large scale demolition projects, such as the National Hotel and Seymour Hotel, were a topic of discussion at the September 11, 2012 regular council meeting of the Town of Hanna. The Town has a Demolition Incentive Policy that offsets the costs associated with the removal of a building, but the costs related to disposal fees at the Youngstown landfill can still be a deterrent. Geraldine Gervais, Chief Administrative Officer, was directed to contact Big Country Waste Management Commission and ask for a reduced fee for debris from large scale demolition projects, in co-operation with the Town of Hanna.
The Demolition Incentive Policy rebates are intended to encourage re-development of properties.  If all conditions are met, residential property rebates are the actual costs to a maximum of $2,500, non-residential are actual costs to a maximum of $4,000.

New residential lots planned
Henry Miller of Miller Construction is looking to develop 15 residential lots on the property currently known as the Longeway Trailer Park. The Chief Administrative Officer has been authorized to arrange for geotechnical and environmental assessments.  A legal survey and subdivision will also be undertaken. The 2012 budget includes $20,000 for land development, $5,000 of which has been paid to MPE Engineering.
New items
The following businesses were recently licensed: Dog Gone Pets and More; Tomkins Massage & Bodyworks; and Gerry’s Fix It & Mini Hoe Service.
Angela McGillion is the Town of Hanna’s new Community Services Programmer. She started her new position on September 4, 2012.
A new overhead door for the arena will be installed on October 2, in between the rodeo and the Rummage Sale. The arena opens for the season on Friday, October 12 with public skating in the evening.

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