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QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL CANDIDATES
This Group had a Town employee assigned by the Town for guidance. Studies were conducted, fund raising initiatives were underway, all that was required from The Town of Morinville was approval and land (somewhere to put the playground).
When Council was approached for land within “The Lakes” to build a playground, Mr. Mayor and Council denied the application on the grounds they would send it back to “The Lakes” Developer – Landrex to build the playground. One year passed and nothing was done. On speaking with Landrex on this issue (as nobody at Town Office knew anything) we were told Landrex paid the Town a Recreational Levy X$ per serviced lot.
Landrex has absolutely no intention of building a playground as they’ve paid the Town the required Levy. Why would a grassroots citizens group willing to do all the work to build another badly needed facility within the Town of Morinville be denied in such a way?
The Recreational Master Plan 2004 clearly states that to improve and implement new facilities for the projected population growth Grassroots Citizen Volunteers are absolutely necessary.
In prior question Mr. Mayor refers to the Recreational Master Plan 2004. Has Mr. Mayor or Council actually read this document and does he not understand his own Area Structure Plan for The Lakes? Obviously not, because I cannot believe they would out right lie to a group of citizens.