Hantsport focusing on positives after challenging 2013

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Hantsport Mayor Robbie Zwicker

I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your families the very best this holiday season and the very best in the new year.

You have made our community a compassionate and friendly place that fosters goodwill and generosity. As we look ahead to 2014, we look forward not only as individuals, but collectively, as members of this wonderful community.

Last year was again a challenging year for Hantsport as our large industrial assessments have seen a further decline. This is driving council to come up with creative ways to reduce costs and maintain services without increasing the burden of higher taxes on our residents.

While the Town of Hantsport works through these challenges, the community of Hantsport continues to look toward the future. Our school, currently being renovated, provides an excellent education for our youth and is home to some fantastic sports teams. Our safe community continues to attract those who desire a safe place to live and raise a family. The proposed biomass electrical cogeneration plant at Minas Basin and a number of other potential projects will, with any luck, assist the town in maintaining sustainability.

As this festive time is celebrated, I encourage you to take time to enjoy your friends and family. I find it very easy to get so caught up in our busy lives that we forget or take for granted the things that are most important to us.

From my wife Natasha and daughter Emily, town council and our dedicated staff, I wish you and your families all the love and blessings of the Christmas season.

 

Robbie Zwicker,

Mayor of Hantsport

Geographic location: Hantsport, Town of Hantsport, Hants County

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