Hanna Elks donate free public skating

Representatives from the Hanna Elks presented council with $3,100 at their regular council meeting Dec. 12, to continue to provide free public skating.
The Elks have been donating funds since 2001 to provide public skating at the Hanna Arena free of charge.
The town of Hanna has received outstanding support from the Elks over the years with various community, projects and nearly $60,000 in community donations since 2000.

Disconnection notice changes
Door knob tags are now being placed on residences as disconnection notices for overdue water accounts.
These were distributed by public works employees at the end of November and most accounts have now been cleared.
“Anyone who is in arrears more than one billing period, plus $50 we are going to put door knockers on,” shared Chief Administrative Officer Kim Neill. “We are trying to me more diligent with collecting.”
Previously administration made phone call notifications, this different approach is an attempt to be more assertive when it comes to accounts in arrears.

Land use public hearing
Two separate land use amendment to the Land Use bylaw includes redesignating a lot from commercial transition to general residential.
CAO Neill shared that the current lot features a dilapidated building and the applicant would like to place a ready to move home on the lot.
The other amendment is to redesignate portions of a subdivision from urban reserve to residential acreage.
Council passed the first reading of both amendments, with the final approval after the public hearing.

Minor hockey seeking grant
Hanna Minor Hockey is seeking grant assistance through the Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) to aid in various arena upgrades.
This could include an upgraded sound system, LED lights for the ice surface and flooring. The application has been submitted for consideration.

Emily Wheller
ECA Review

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