ECA Review 2018-08-23

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ECA Review 2018-08-23

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Town of Hanna

Lease agreement with the Hanna Rod and Gun Club

Emily Wheller

ECA Review

The Town of Hanna council

has moved to enter into a land

lease agreement with the

Hanna Rod and Gun Club.

The decision was made

during the regular meeting held

on Aug 14.

The land, described as a portion

of the northwest quarter of

Section 16, Township 31, Range

14, west of the fourth Meridian,

will be leased by the Hanna Rod

and Gun Club where the club

will operate a trap shooting

facility.

This is a 20-year agreement

that will expire on Dec.31, 2037,

but also has a termination

clause for either party to end

the agreement with one year’s

notice prior to this expiration

date.

The club is also required to

provide liability coverage.

A clause regarding the maintenance

of the property, which

is to be done by the Hanna Rod

and Gun Club, will be added to

the lease as well.

The club has been operating

the trap shooting facility from

this location for a number of

years.

There was no previous lease

agreement made between the

Town and the Club although

administration found a draft

agreement from 2005.

Giving circles

Council accepted a presentation

from Laurie Armstrong

and Tannis Voltner of the 100

Women Who Care Alliance

Hanna Chapter.

The group has quarterly

meetings where members

donate $100 and listen to presentations

from nominated local

organizations.

Once all the presentations

have been heard, the members

vote and all the funds go the

chosen organization.

“As individuals, it is difficult

to make a very large impact, but

as a group we believe we have

the ability to contribute to the

growth of our communities in

ways that we never before

thought was possible,” states

the organization’s website

www.100womenhanna.com.

“To put it simply, we are

‘giving circles’ focused on

making collective gifts to local

non-profits.”

“One hundred per cent of the

money that comes in goes out,”

said Armstrong.

The recipient of the first

meeting, held in May, was

Dryland Emergency Medical

Services (DEMSA) where they

received $5,025 towards a new

vehicle.

The Royal Canadian Legion

No. 25 Hanna was gifted $5,125,

during the second meeting

which was held on Mon. Aug. 13.

This money will go towards

the replacement of the south

facing second story windows

and door.

The 100 Women Who Care

Alliance currently have 51

members, which is comprised of

approximately 80 individuals.

The group will focus on

building their female numbers

before expanding into youth

groups and possibly even a male

chapter.

“My ask is that you help

spread the word, and help us get

more members,” said

Armstrong.

“The more members we have,

the stronger we will be and the

thought of getting, a minimum,

of 100 people in an hour,

donating $100.

“Five thousand almost brings

them to tears. Ten thousand can

make a huge impact on these

groups.”

Tree inventory

Grace Curry presented a

Public Tree Inventory report to

council, which was accepted as

information.

Curry also presented mapping

software she used to

document the trees.

The software was used to give

each tree an identification

number and important information

such as GPS location,

species, age, condition, maintenance

records and even photos.

“This helps us in our discussions

and planning when we are

looking at the parks,” said

Director of Community

Services Gwen Snell. “It really

becomes a big planning tool for

us.”

The document includes summaries

of individual parks and

the maintenance priority of

each.

There are three high priority

parks; Fox Lake Campground,

the Hanna Museum and Hector

King Hunter Pioneer Park

all of which will require

attention.

There is approximately

615 trees and 50 bushes

located on the town’s boulevards,

while there are

approximately 1831 trees

and 344 bushes in parks and

green spaces.

Now Open

Curry, who was hired

through funding from the

Summer Work Experience

Green Jobs Initiative, has

completed many projects for

the Town of Hanna since

starting in May 2018,

including the Tree Bylaw

and the Tree Maintenance

and Care Manual.

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