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Hanna Recreation Board discuss heating, King Coal Days


February 10, 2021

The Hanna Parks and Recreation Board met on February 3 at the the Hanna Recreation Center.

All members of the board were present as was Mayor Lois Buchanan.

The agenda and regular meeting minutes from December 2 were approved quickly. There had been no meeting for January.

Vivian Gonzales, Parks and Recreation director went over the financials and the flow of members using the recreation center with 322 visits recorded.

After the financials were approved the board discussed submitting different grant applications.

Resolution 2021-530 was approved to submit a grant request to the Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Recreation Board for funds that would help pay for summer help, pool chemicals and two Automated External Defibrillators.

Resolution 2021-531, another grant request to submit to the CCSD2 Recreation Board for King Coal Days entertainment and prize monies, was approved.

The board discussed potential dates for King Coal Days to be held in June. It was decided it would only be on a Saturday versus the weekend. Research is being done to make sure whatever date is selected does not conflict with other events scheduled in Carbon County.

The board elected to lift some restrictions on the recreation center due to COVID-19. Reservation will no longer be required and the gym will be reopened.

Gonzales and Buchanan told the board they had been in a meeting with Long’s Technology to upgrade the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system. A direct digital environmental control system upgrade is estimated to cost $15,200. A separate project will give the recreation center additional heating capacity. It is estimated to cost $17,500.

Both Gonzales and Buchanan said there was little choice about not doing the upgrades due to the age of the present systems. Both were approved to be presented to the town council.

A special meeting was scheduled to discuss King Coal Days at 5 p.m. on February 11.


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