by Tristan Turner
Morinville News Correspondent
Recreation facility software update means no more fees for online registration
Morinville Residents will no longer have to contend with the rather inconvenient ‘convenience fee’ levied on residents registering in classes or programs offered by community services online with new software revisions for the department. This revelation follows a report to council regarding the overhaul presented by Director of Financial services Shawna Jason.
The report outlines multiple new conveniences for residents and internal money saving efficiencies for the Town, including the ability for residents to see current room booking availability, with the ability to request a specific room and time from home with no additional fees.
There are additional new features that alert residents about upcoming events for programs they’re interested in and show live capacity for programs at a glance.
The new system is up now, and residents can access it now through the Town website, though Dawson warns that their developers claim that the system will work best when viewed on Google’s Chrome web browser, and may encounter difficulties with other software.
Council receives presentation on traffic lights and 100 Ave and 107 Street
Town Council received a happy thanks from Matt Meunier as he presented at the Sept 20 Committee of the Whole meeting, praising Council’s decision at their previous meeting to request the province to install traffic lights, rather than a runabout, at the intersection of 100 Avenue and 107 Street. Meunier, whose family owns a business nearby, felt invested in the safety of the intersection and heavily lobbied the Town to scrap the roundabout plan.
Council was also grateful for his dedication to the issue, and thanked Meunier for a commitment he made to get his new community group, ‘People Working to make 100 and 107 Safe,’ to pressure the province’s Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Brian Mason to speed up the approval of the lights at the intersection.
Meunier also let Council know that he would like to serve on the community’s Traffic & Pedestrian Safety Committee, and they felt he should put his name forward for the new Public Safety Committee, a new board that would be taking over some responsibilities from the previous group.