by Tristan Turner
Council has received an email penned by Kelly Harding, a parent with children who attends a daycare program run by the McCauley After School Care Association that is run out of the Morinville Public School. The letter expressed concern over the day care program being shut down as a result of a lack of space to allocate to the daycare on the part of the school. Since its founding, MPS has grown rapidly, and that growth has lead to a lack of space to provide for the daycare program.
Harding was concerned that with the closing of the program, there would no longer be affordable daycare space in town for her family. As a result, Harding encouraged Council to offer support to the McCauley After School Care Association, potentially by partnering to fund a new portable to be added to the school for the day care.
Mayor Lisa Holmes refused to accept it as official correspondence as it was sent in via email.
“If I accept this as correspondence, then every single time we get emailed, it will have to be correspondence,” Holmes said, going on to comment that Council received “quite a few” similar emails.”
Council did not comment on the correspondence; however, residents can read Harding’s full email in Council’s May 24 agenda package available at morinville.ca.