Hanna in Bloom Committee has disbanded

Communities in Bloom
Written by ECA Review

Council, at its meeting Tues., Nov. 8 received notice in CAO Kim Neill’s report the funds of $837.38 left in the Hanna in Bloom’s bank account be disbursed to the town.

The committee decided to disband as several members have moved or indicated they are no longer interested in continuing on the committee. There are no new volunteers who have shown an interest in volunteering on the committee at this time.

Funds from the committee which have been disbursed to the town are to be used for the purchase of three trees and establishing a small pocket park at the Triplex in recognition and memory of John Henry, a long-time town employee.

In his obituary, it is noted that he loved his job and took great pride in the community he called home. His creativity is obvious in his landscape designs, interlock stone paths and numerous trees planted over the years.

He was a familiar face in town, cheering on home teams, driving the Zamboni or sharpening skates for whoever needed them.

Staff changes
Logan Gutsche has submitted his resignation as a public works operator 3 and his final day of employment will be Nov. 18. Donna Brink, a casual staff member working at Centennial Place also resigned. Her resignation was effective Oct. 29.

Newsletter statistics
An electronic newsletter is now being used to inform the public of events happening in the Town of Hanna. In her report to council, Laurie Armstrong, director of business & communication noted that 55 per cent of subscribers opened the newsletter regarding information about snow removal before 8 a.m. on Nov. 4.

The release was sent Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. An electronic newsletter sent Nov. 1 informing the public about a Drive Happiness promotion to receive a free ride for a flu shot was opened by only 43 per cent of the subscribers.

The Oct. 27 electronic newsletter, which was an update on the arena, notifying users when it was scheduled to open, education about ice making and the schedule for Nov. 7 – 11 was opened by 50 per cent of subscribers.

Community Services Board grant
Council approved the recommendation of the Community Services Board to award the 2022 Community Services Board Grant in the amount of $3,000 to the following groups: Legion Hanna Branch – $1,000, (purchase of computer equipment); Hanna Seals Swim Club – $500; Hanna Lacross — $1,000 (program start-up costs); Hanna Dance Association — $500 (purchase of ballet barres).

Treena Mielke
ECA Review

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