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QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL INCUMBANTS
The Town of Morinville has an asset most towns would be proud to exploit. Many years ago the province turned over the area and lake known to us old folks as “man – made”. You have taken no action in using this resource to increase tourism to our town.
We have an operator of the RV Park with a sweet heart of a lease on this valuable community resource. They only use 1/4 of this area and the rest goes to waste. We could do so much with this area. i.e: Beach area, camp cook houses, full camping area, local store run by the town youth for fun raising, Good Sam Club jamborees, Scout Jamborees, Outdoor concerts, the list is practically endless. Yet here it sits.
Are we making so much money on this lease you feel that’s good enough?
How much is good enough?
Here’s a forward thinking idea. We phone over to Sturgeon County and order a few thousand trees from the shelter belt program. We borrow a tree planter from them and plant the area to capacity. The province feeds the pond with trout, so we don’t have that cost. We gravel a few hundred spots and provide camping and a community fire pit area for large gatherings.
The draw from this resource adds to the wealth of our community.
I had the opportunity to drive around Camrose this summer. WOW! This is a small town worth noting how things get done. We could be this innovative if you folks just realized we don’t have to have the best in everything. Sometimes great things get built when we have the will. The best will come later.
Our town was built with hard backbreaking labour and the will to succeed. Our past politicians “our forefathers” were not concerned with the trappings of the office or even the title. They did not need to be piped in to the chamber or have a catered meal provided for them. They served the people and were damn proud to do so.
So folks, with these thoughts in mind.
What is the benefit on the present lease on the RV Park?
For how long is this lease in place?
Was this placed out for tender? When?
How much in monetary terms? You all know the dollar figure. Just round it off.
We need to be proactive now in the promotion of our town. New ideas no matter how strange they may seem, are to be embraced. Our main street is an utter disgrace, empty buildings, vacant lots, parking lots filled with discarded building supplies. We need to shape up and make our town proud again. You are elected to represent the people. Make us proud of you again. We love this town, it is our home. We want our kids to raise their families here. We want to walk down the street filled with pride. You are not the elite, you represent the elite, the heart beat of our town. The people!