Hanna’s new town office

Hanna’s town office was officially moved and is successfully operating out of their new location, 302 2nd Ave. W. as of Mon., Sept. 28. In addition to a new VOIP phone system they also had new carpet installed through-out the office, created a souvenir store from an existing office, created one new office and expanded another, installed a new radio antenna and landscaped the boulevard.

There are still records and supplies, etc. remaining in the old office that need to be moved over however once that is done any surplus items will be advertised for sale to the public.

The new town office will be also leasing the 1100 square foot west portion of their building to the only lessee applicant they received, EnGuard PC Ltd for $850 per month which includes utilities, for a 36 month lease.

Infrastructure projects completed
The 2015 Infrastructure Project saw the town complete a number of significant infrastructure upgrades including, installation of two new sections of 300mm water main to assist with the looping of water lines between 3rd St. W. and 1st St. E. and the installation of water and sewer to the Tim Horton’s site property line, complete with the addition of a new fire hydrant in that vicinity.

Several paving projects were completed: Fox Lake Trail from Argue Drive to Pioneer Trail, the Golf Course Crescent entrance, the new pull-out across from Subway and the West Industrial Road to the easterly edge of the Tim Horton’s site.

The gas line to the 209 – 1st Avenue East property has been removed and administration is working with a local contractor to demolish the buildings and clean up the property as soon as possible.

The contractor plans to begin the removal the week of Oct. 12.

Airport changes
Administration worked with the three hangar owners who have constructed new hangars in the west hangar area at the Hanna airport to install power.

An agreement was negotiated which will see the three hangar owners reimburse the town in full for the cost to run the power and pay for the power they will consume in their hangars.

This agreement will allow the three hangar owners the opportunity to be reimbursed equally as future hangars are constructed and tied into the power supply.

There was also a motion carried for a formal dissolution of the airport committee now that the Hanna Flying Club has been fully established.

Upcoming events
Family and Community Support Services have organized a pumpkin parade that will be held at Hector King-Hunter Park on Sun., Nov. 1 with a walkway of pumpkins lit in the evening between six and eight p.m.

The Council also approved a request from the Hanna & District Agricultural Society to provide sponsorship in the amount of $1,000 toward the cost of hosting the Mirror Lake Express Train for two days during the 2016 Fall Fair once again.

Hwy #36
Council agreed that Mayor Chris Warwick should send a letter to the Dept. of Transportation’s minister expressing the council’s disappointment that the stretch of road on Hwy #36, south of Hwy #9 is not in the three year plan.

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