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Hamiota Municipality 2017

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Hamiota Municipality Council

Larry Oakden Reeve loakden@hamiota.com

Wayne Mathison Deputy-Reeve wmathison@hamiota.com

Tim Weber tweber@hamiota.com

Todd Brown tbrown@hamiota.com

Reg Madsen rmadsen@hamiota.com

Linda Little l.little@hamiota.com

Linda Wilson lwilson@hamiota.com

Province of Manitoba MLA Doyle Piwniuk

Government of Canada MP Robert Sopuck

Council meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM and the third Wednesday of the month at 9:00 AM.

Office hours 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday to Friday

(Open during Lunch Hour)

Anyone requiring service from the municipality may contact us anytime at:

service@hamiota.com

Or by phone at: 204-764-3050 ext. 100 to leave a message


Hamiota Municipality is a growing community and is located in western Manitoba, midway between the Trans-Canada Highway and the Yellowhead Highway. The community’s lifestyle, diverse job opportunities and support services make Hamiota one of the most vibrant communities in Western Manitoba.

The Hamiota Municipality has a population of 1,288 and a trading area radius of 40 kilometers.  Within this trading area, there are approximately 10,000 people.  The Hamiota Municipality has seen continued growth for over 25 years.

The agriculture, healthcare and education sectors are the major employers within the area.   Within the last four years, the region has seen significant growth in the agriculture sector.  Over 100 new jobs have been created in Hamiota and area in the last 3-4 years with many of these in the expanding livestock sector.

Hamiota Municipality has a unique community health care system and is well known nationally as well as internationally and is often cited for its innovativeness as a successful healthcare delivery model.

The community also demonstrates a unique balance between recreation and cultural/arts activities.  Hamiota has many varied and newly developed recreational facilities with associated programming.  After healthcare, Hamiota is recognized for its support of sports programming within the community. The community also offers arts/cultural opportunities through the Heritage Arts Center.

The educational system in Hamiota has continually remained significantly above provincial averages in Provincial Exams and provides an integrated academic, recreational and arts curriculum.

Hamiota Municipality has a retail and service sectors that is diverse and provide a full range of services for residents and surrounding area.  The retail trade radius ranges from 15 kilometers to over 65 kilometers for some operations.

Hamiota is recognized for its diversity and capabilities, and remains in the forefront of Western Manitoba communities.

Energy Options

· Natural gas including Trans Canada Pipelines mainline access

· Electricity

 National and International Transportation Flexibility

· East-West and North-South paved highway access

· Access to CNR mainline rail (ease of access to national & United               States markets)

 Advanced Telecommunications

· Two cell service providers (Roger advanced GSM Service and MTS Digital)

· High speed internet access; wireless microwave (Inetlink) and ADSL (MTS)

 Competent Local Infrastructure

· Advanced nano filtration water treatment

· Large regional health care centre

· 24-hour emergency services

· Police, ambulance and fire services

Resource Capable Community

· Adept workforce

· Strong and diverse agricultural sector

· High productivity land base

· One of only three municipalities in South Western Manitoba with an arable land base exceeding 200 acres per square kilometer

· Extensive groundwater resources

 Land for Development

· New residential subdivisions

· Two industrial park subdivisions

 Local Government & Development Support Services

· Planned development

· Supported by productive land use and zoning regulations

· Micro and capital lending

· Proponent citing and support services

Geography

The Hamiota Municipality is situated in picturesque western Manitoba, and can be reached along Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 21, or PTH 24. The municipality is only 84 kilometers northwest of Manitoba's second largest city of Brandon. The municipality's largest centre is the urban area of Hamiota, which has a population of approximately 850 residents. Oakner, Decker, and McConnell are other significant small communities in the municipality. Approx. 450 people live in the rural portion of the Municipality.


History

As with most municipalities in western Manitoba, Hamiota owes much of its development to the influx of immigrant settlers and the laying down of tracks by railway companies, in the late 1800's. 

The Hamiota Municipality originally received its name from Thomas Hamilton, one of the original settlers who settled close to the urban area of Hamiota, and from the native word "iota", which means "plenty". Immigrants looking forward to settling on the rich agricultural farmlands of Western Canada began settling the area by the late 1870's. The laying down of tracks in the region by the Great North West Central Railway from Rapid City, quickly settled the Hamiota Urban area, and its outlaying communities.


Economic Base

A large majority of the Hamiota Municipalities residents are employed in the agricultural businesses. Cargill, and Redfern Farm Services employ many of the municipality's residents. The Hamiota Municipality also plays a significant role in the economic situation in the municipality. The Urban areas largest employers are its health care and education industries. The Hamiota District Health Centre is the Municipalities largest employer, employing approximately 135 residents. The Birdtail River School Division is the Municipalities second largest employer.


Major Attractions

The Hamiota Municipality and the surrounding areas, provide much of the entertainment and recreational activities for the municipality. As the "Baseball Capital of Manitoba", the municipality is proud to host many provincial and national baseball tournaments. 

Sporting and recreational activities play a very strong role in Hamiota. A curling club, arena and many baseball fields around the urban area sustain the recreational life of The Hamiota Municipalities residents. One of The Hamiota Municipalities largest recreational attractions is the Hamiota Municipal Park just on the outskirts of Urban Hamiota. The park features a campground, 9-hole golf course, agricultural grounds, the Hamiota Aquatic Centre, and the Hamiota Sports Complex. Lawn bowling greens, a soccer field and several baseball diamonds, also are found in the park.


Facilities - Recreation, Parks, Culture

Hamiota plays hosts too many activities year round. Summer events not to miss include: the Hamiota Agricultural Fair at the Agricultural Grounds in July, considered one of the best fairs in Western Manitoba. Swimming at the pool until the end of August.