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Presentations to Council

The public presentation portion of each regular Council meeting is a time set aside for members of the public to bring forward information to Council that may not need immediate resolution. There are two opportunities to present during each meeting. Groups or individuals may approach Council as a delegation according to the information provided below. 

Delegations

If you feel strongly about a public issue or a local concern, you are encouraged to share your information and thoughts with Council. Because many issues can be resolved at the administrative level, discuss your concerns with administration prior to appearing before Council. Town staff can give you valuable background information on the issue in question and/or recommend appropriate steps that may mean you don’t need to appear before Council or that may help set the stage for a meaningful, constructive meeting with Council.

Requesting An Appearance Before Council

In order to appear as a delegation at a regular Council meeting, you should submit a request via email, fax, regular mail or in person, addressed to the Mayor and Council. Your request should include:

  • The subject matter you wish to present and a summary your concerns,
  • Any relevant background information to support your comments, and
  • The name and contact information of the designated presenter(s).

Your information must be received in the week prior to the Council meeting date you wish to attend. This gives staff time to review your request, advise the Mayor and Council and, if necessary, conduct background research. Town staff will confirm to the date and time you are invited to address Council, the length of your presentation and whether or not you require audio/visual support.

Please note that all delegations’ letters and any accompanying documents are included as a part of the regular Council agenda package, which is published on the Town’s website and available for public viewing at the Town Office and at the Council meeting.

If you have an issue of importance but do not feel the need to speak in front of Council, you may send a letter to administration or to one of your elected officials. All letters are addressed in a timely manner.

Appearing Before Council

Delegations are scheduled on the Council meeting agenda and the Mayor – Deputy Mayor if the Mayor is absent –  will invite representatives to the podium or table to speak. Presenters have a limited amount of time to share their concerns, usually 15 minutes.

Following the presentation, Council may or may not ask questions of the delegation, as well as of administration, or provide comment with respect to the information presented. Upon closure of the discussion, Council may make a decision or refer the item to the appropriate Town department for further input or advice.

Follow-up

Depending on the issue and degree of information provided, Council may decide on an action immediately or take time for further review. If you would like clarification on an issue discussed, the decision made or the status of the decision, please contact administration, who will provide you with the appropriate information.

Council Meeting Packages

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Sept 2021 Council Meeting Package

Agenda items include:
 - Project update from GFL Environmental
 - Covid-19 Operating plan update
 - 2021 taxation report
 - bylaw 1022-2021 Redesignation
7:00 pm Public Hearing

Date modified: 13-09-2021
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Jan 2021 Council Meeting Package

Items on the agenda include: Fire Department annual report; Hector King-Hunter Park Association Lease Termination; CSB 2020 Grant Recommendation; Policy for Handi-Van; VIC Operating Agreement; Election nomination information.  Also presented and included are two Bylaws.

Date modified: 11-01-2021
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Feb 2021 Council Meeting Package

Items on the agenda include:
Levi Neufeld - Fish & Wildlife Officer
Cpl. David Searle - RCMP Update
Tax Recovery Properties
Visitor Centre Management Agreement
Bylaw and Development Statistics for 2020
COVID-19 Update

Date modified: 09-02-2021
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Mar 2021 Council Meeting Package

Items on the agenda include:
- Golf Course Loan Forgiveness
- CN Reservoir Fish Stocking
- National Suicide Hotline
- Library Bylaw
- Development Incentive Policy
- Farmers' Market Rent Reduction
- COVID-19 Update
- Library Board Appointment

Date modified: 08-03-2021
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Apr 2021 Council Meeting Package

new version updated Apr 13, '21
Items on the agenda include
 - 2020 Audited Financial Statements
 - Fire Dep't. Report
 - Hanna RCMP Detachment Report
 - Excavator & Trailer Capital Purchase
 - Spray Park Landscaping
 - Dance Association Funding Allocation Request
 - Hanna & Dist. Pioneer Assoc.  Request for Financial Assistance
 - Helmer Dam Fish Study Final Report Phase 1
 - COVID-19 Update

Date modified: 13-04-2021
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May 2021 Council Meeting Package

Date modified: 10-05-2021
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June 2021 Council Meeting Package

Items on the agenda include Appeal board appointment, council code of conduct complaint, coal development eastern slopes, covid operating plan update, 7:00 pm joing public hearing, bylaw 2016-2021 and bylaw 2017-2021

Date modified: 07-06-2021
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Jul 2021 Council Meeting Package

Items on the agenda include:

Fire Dep't update
Cancellation of Jul 28 Council Meeting
Poppy Project Location
Legion Lease Agreement
Columbarium Purchase
Provincial Cost Recovery Project
Doug Todd Memorial Park
Comm. Cent. Renovation Plan Update

Date modified: 10-07-2021
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Aug 2021 Council Meeting Package

Date modified: 10-08-2021
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Aug 2021 Council Meeting Package

Items on the agenda include: Hanna RCMP detachment report, Repeal of Cemetery rates policy, Branding guidelines, Victim Services funding reduction, Election details (advance vote, elector assistance, joint with PLRD), Tax recovery public auction, Land use bylaw amendment.

Date modified: 10-08-2021
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Dec 2021 Council Meeting Package

Delegations include: APEX Utilities, Elks Lodge #451, A. Waldie (re: GFL Environmental)

Business Items include Operating & Capital budgets, Real estate services, VIC Operation, Centennial Place Sponsorship, Library Board Appointment

Date modified: 14-12-2021
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Nov 2021 Council Meeting Package

Delegations include Sgt. Raimo Loo, RCMP and Library Director, Kathleen Morken. New business includes: CSB member, CSB grant, budget meeting dates, demo project amendment and covid operating plan update.

Date modified: 09-11-2021
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Jan 2022 Council Meeting Package

Items on the agenda include: Annual development statistics, fire department year-end, appointment of Development Officer and Director of Emergency Management and Canada reopening grant.

Date modified: 11-01-2022
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Feb 2022 Council Package

Items on the agenda include

Quarterly report from Hanna RCMP
SPCA update
Peace officer agreement
Comm. Cent. renovation grant application
Library Board - Safety & Use Bylaw

Date modified: 07-02-2022
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Mar 2022 Council Meeting Package

Items on the agenda include a presentation by JC Charyk School regarding a bird raising project, operating grant for Hanna SPCA, arena condenser replacement, tennis court resurfacing project, municipal sustainability agreement, Farmers' Market committee subsidized rent request and council remuneration and expenses policy.

Date modified: 11-04-2022
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April 2022 Council Meeting Package

Items on the agenda include: 2021 Financial Statements, Cpl. Robert Welsman intro, GFL Site Concerns, Fire Department 1st quarter report and Contract for Financial Services.

Date modified: 11-04-2022
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May 2022 Council Meeting Package

Items on the agenda include: 2022 budget approval, crosswalk at 2 ave and 2 st west, ATCO Electric franchise agreement, drinking water safety plan adoption, and the tax rate bylaw.

Date modified: 13-06-2022
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June 2022 Council Meeting Package Pt I

Part I of II. Presentation fr. Hanna Elks, Reports, Updates and Agreement from Marigold Library System.

Date modified: 13-06-2022
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June 2022 Council Meeting Package Pt II

Part II of II. Assessment Services Contract, CSB Appointment, Power Plus Agreement and Tax Recovery Auction Date

Date modified: 11-07-2022
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July 2022 Council Meeting Package

Items on the agenda include a presentation from Heartland Generating Station by Ellison Krismer, reports regarding the fire department, development permits issued and emergency management, by-election, signage plan, and speed bump request.

Date modified: 11-07-2022
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August 2022 Council Meeting Package

Items on the agenda include Shacker Crescent Alley - Speed Bump request, Senior Amenity Zone Project Tender Award.

Date modified: 09-08-2022
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September 2022 Council Meeting Package

Items on the agenda include Update Drive Happiness program, Grants for Organizations and Compost Pick-Up.

Date modified: 13-09-2022