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Letter: Monitoring speed in residential areas

This letter is addressed to ALL town residents. Do you feel like your street is often used as a race track and that many people are driving WAY over the speed limit? What can you do about it other than complaining to your neighbours, coffee partners or on Facebook with your friends?… […]

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Letter: Youth are community responsibility

Since school let out, police have responded to well over 30 incidents of vandalism and property damage. These include: mailboxes tipped over, playgrounds wrecked, fires deliberately set, and spray-painting. These types of instances not only ruin our community, they also tie up police resources that could be better utilized dealing with actual emergency situations…. […]

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Letter: Propane Tank Safety

Two years ago I purchased a propane tank on an exchange program. In June I had the tank refilled, and at this point I came to realize there were concerns that needed to be addressed… […]

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Letter: Is a “Turning the Key” Approach to the Photo Enforcement Contract our best option?

Mayor, Town council and fellow Citizens of Morinville:

Before I begin with my comments on the Request for Proposal (RFP) going out to the Automated Traffic Enforcement (ATE) contractors I would like to acknowledge and praise Deputy Mayor Gord Putnam for asking for an addition to the proposal which was to include better “public interface and education” in the RFP. I would also like to praise Councillor Barry Turner and Councillor Stephen Dafoe for wanting to open the RFP to all contractors and not just those who offer the “Full Turn Key” solution… […]

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Letter: Festival Chair offers his thanks

With another fun filled St. Jean Baptiste Festival finished the Morinville Festival Society committee would like to thank everyone who makes this community effort possible. The dedicated volunteers who pitch in, sponsors who generously give cash and in kind, town staff who work tirelessly side by side with us make this event a success each year… […]

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Letter: MORINVILLE 2014 first quarter 2014 traffic statistics

At a recent Council meeting, Administration presented the Town’s 2014 First Quarter Statistics on photo radar tickets issued in Morinville.

Now those of you who have been following the photo radar saga in our community will remember that the recent ill-fated petition push was brought about because some residents, although not against photo radar per se, were against both the manner it was being employed as well as some of the locations receiving the most attention… […]

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Horse before the cart approach to photo enforcement review

To the Mayor, Council, and fellow citizens

After attending the council meeting last night (13 May 2014), I have some concerns with regards to the review schedule presented to council by Mr. Schaefer. My biggest concern and one which should concern us all is no formal public consultation until after the enforcement contract is awarded. I would compare this to tendering a bid for a contractor to build a house with no blueprints, you don’t know what you’re going to get. … […]