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Mayor’s Message

Mayor Warwick May 2021

As Council prepares to pass their final Budget and Tax Rate Bylaw, I am pleased to say that over the first three years of our four-year term, Council has decreased the Municipal Tax generated in each of the three years.

2018 – $2,877,924
2019 – $2,873,373
2020 – $2,840,599

Council has provided direction to Administration that the municipal tax collected in 2021 be calculated to be no more than the revenue in 2020.

Maintaining the municipal tax collected while facing increasing costs of utilities, insurance, and goods has been difficult. In addition, in 2021, the Town of Hanna is required to pay $48,500 to the province for RCMP where previously there was no cost to the municipality. Unfortunately, the policing costs will continue to increase to become $150,000/year by 2024. Please note that the municipal portion of your tax bill is the portion Council can control. The Education and Acadia Foundation requisitions must be paid as submitted.

Covid-19 continues to impact the Province of Alberta and the Town of Hanna. With the restrictions announced by the Province that took effect on May 10, the Town of Hanna and Special Areas #2 did not receive as many limitations as most of the Province, but we do see our schools moved to online learning, bars & pubs are closed, and restaurants are restricted to take-out. Please keep our restaurants in mind and continue to support them and all local businesses in these difficult times.

As far as the Town of Hanna operations I am pleased to announce we will be opening Fox Lake Park & Campground on May 15 & the outdoor pool on May 22. Unfortunately, access to all indoor recreation is prohibited and as a result, Centennial Place is closed.  As the weather is getting nicer, please keep active using our outdoor amenities like the pool, golf course, tennis courts, pickleball courts, Fox Lake Park, playgrounds, walking trails, nature areas, outdoor fitness equipment at JC Charyk, parks, and sports fields.

Respectfully
Chris Warwick, Mayor

Mayor’s Message Archive

Mayor Warwick May 2021

As Council prepares to pass their final Budget and Tax Rate Bylaw, I am pleased to say that over the first three years of our four-year term, Council has decreased the Municipal Tax generated in each of the three years. 2018 – $2,877,9242019 – $2,873,3732020 –...

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Mayor’s Message for March 2021

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2021 – A Challenging Budget Year

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Councillors

Hanna’s Town Council is comprised of a Mayor and six Councillors, who are elected by the citizens of Hanna. The Mayor and Council are responsible for developing policies and setting strategic priorities regarding the delivery of municipal services. Council, as the governing body, is responsible for making sure Town resources are allocated and used appropriately, for the benefit and protection of its citizens. Administration implements the policies set by Council for the day-to-day operations of the municipality.

The legislative function of the Town’s municipal government is mandated in the Alberta Municipal Government Act (MGA), while the Local Authorities Election Act governs the election process. Elections are held every four years on the third Monday in October.

Contact an Elected Official – for security reasons and to keep the phishing and spam to a controllable amount, the email addresses of the Elected Officials are not publicly displayed however, the email is always first initial last name. For example, is John Doe is the individual, their email address is jdoe all addresses are then followed by @hanna.ca Alternatively, all email can be sent to the Town of Hanna general email inbox and will be forwarded accordingly.

Chris Warwick - Mayor

Boards & Committees

  • Cactus Corridor Economic Development
  • Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Finance & Audit
  • Personnel Committee

The Office of the Elected Officials

  • Box 430, 302 2nd Ave. West
    Hanna, Alberta Canada T0J 1P0
    PH: (403) 854-4433
    FA: (403) 854-2772

Sandra Beaudoin - Councillor

Boards & Committees

  • Canadian Badlands Ltd
  • Community Futures – Meridian Region
  • Community Services Board
  • Hanna & District Medical Corporation
  • Hanna in Bloom

Melanie Jensen
- Councillor

Boards & Committees

  • Canadian Badlands Ltd.
  • Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Municipal Library Board
  • Marigold Library Systems Board
  • Veterans Memorial Highway Association

Larry Stickel
- Councillor

Boards & Committees

  • Acadia Foundation
  • Personnel Committee
  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Palliser Regional Municipal Services

Gerald Campion
- Councillor

Boards & Committees

  • Big Country Waste Management
  • Finance & Audit 
  • Henry Kroeger Regional Water Services
  • Red Deer River Municipal Users Group

Connie Deadlock -
Councillor

Boards & Committees

  • Cactus Corridor Economic Development
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Finance & Audit 
  • Fred & Freda Geuder Education Bursary
  • Personnel Committee
  • Palliser Economic Partnership

Kyle Olsen
- Councillor

Boards & Committees

  • Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Hanna Golf & Country Club
  • Hanna Learning Centre
  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Palliser Economic Partnership

Council Appointments

Each member of council sits on a number of boards and committees locally and regionally.  Elected officials are appointed for one-year terms during the organizational council meeting held annually in the fall.

Deputy Mayor Rotation

Date Councillor
July 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021 Councillor Melanie Jensen
March 1, 2021 – October 31, 2021 Councillor Kyle Olsen

 

2020-2021 Council Appointments to Boards and Committees

Committee Appointment 
Acadia Foundation Authority Councillor Stickel
Councillor Jensen (alternate)
Big Country Waste Management Commission Councillor Campion
Councillor Olsen (alternate)
Cactus Corridor Economic Development Corp Mayor Warwick
Councillor Deadlock
Canadian Badlands Ltd. Councillor Jensen
Councillor Beaudoin
Community Futures – Meridian Region Board of Directors  Councillor Beaudoin
Community Services Board Councillor Deadlock
Emergency Advisory Committee Mayor Warwick
Councillor Olsen
Councillor Jensen
Finance & Audit Committee Mayor Warwick
Councillor Campion
Councillor Deadlock
Fred & Freda Geuder Educational Bursary Councillor Deadlock
Hanna & District Chamber of Commerce Councillor Deadlock
Hanna & District Medical Corporation Councillor Beaudoin
Hanna Golf & Country Club Councillor Olsen
Hanna In Bloom Committee Councillor Beaudoin
Hanna Learning Centre Councillor Olsen
Hanna Municipal Library Board Councillor Jensen
Hanna/Wake Student Exchange Committee Councillor Deadlock
Councillor Beaudoin
Health & Safety Committee Councillor Stickel
Henry Kroeger Regional Water Services Commission Councillor Campion
Councillor Stickel (alternate)
Marigold Library Systems Board Councillor Jensen
Councillor Deadlock (alternate)
Municipal Planning Commission Councillor Stickel
Councillor Olsen
Palliser Economic Partnership Councillor Beaudoin
Councillor Olsen
Mayor Warwick (alternative)
Palliser Regional Municipal Services Councillor Stickel
Councillor Olsen (alternate)
Personnel Committee Mayor Warwick
Councillor Stickel
Councillor Deadlock
Red Deer River Municipal Users Group Councillor Campion
Councillor Stickel (alternate)
Veterans Memorial Highway Association Councillor Jensen

Community Boards

Council appointed citizen advisory boards and committees provide information, well-considered advice and recommendations for consideration by Council and administration on important issues. Citizens are encouraged to apply by completing and submitting an application form.

Committee Appointment  Term Ending 
Big Country Housing Authority
Two year term
4 meetings per year
Patricia Mainman
Betty Simpson
Michelle Haag
Oct 2021
Oct 2021
Oct 2022
Community Services Board
Three year term
6-12 meetings per year
Cllr. Deadlock
Darlene Herzog
Nadine Wood
Patsy Walton
Vern Thuroo
Sam Lockhart
Vacancy
Oct 2021
Oct 2022
Oct 2022
Oct 2023
Oct 2023
Oct 2023
Fred & Freda Geuder Educational Bursary
Two year term
Cllr. Deadlock
Tim Martin
Melvin Lypka
Oct 2021
Oct 2021
Oct 2022
Hanna & District Medical Corporation
Two year term
3-4 meetings per year
Cllr. Beaudoin
Ken Hansen
Oct 2021
Oct 2021
Municipal Library Board
Three year term
Cllr. Jensen
Ricardo Hoar
Carolyn Mammel
Audra Limpert
Jean Lypka
William Warwick
Gwen Snell
Paulette Murray
Vacancy
Vacancy
Oct 2021
Oct 2021
Oct 2021
Oct 2022
Oct 2022
Oct 2022
Oct 2023
Oct 2023
Municipal Planning Commission
Three year term
Meets as needed
Cllr Kyle Olsen
Cllr Larry Stickel
Richard Preston
Todd Wallace
Vacancy
Oct 2021
Oct 2021
Oct 2023
Oct 2023
Committee
Big Country Housing Authority
Two year term. Four meetings per year.
Community Services Board
Three Year term. 6-12 meetings per year.
Community Services Board
Three Year term. 6-12 meetings per year.
Appointment
Patricia Mainman
Betty Simpson
Michelle Haag
Councillor Deadlock
Darlene Herzog
Nadine Wood
Term Ending
Oct 2021
Oct 21
Oct 2021