Reading Time: 2 minutesCouncil has been presented with a draft bylaw to amend the Town’s Land Use Bylaw in preparation for the anticipated legalization of cannabis that is expected to come into law in the fall of 2018. […]
Reading Time: 2 minutesCongratulations to “The New Magnificent Seven”, winners of our latest civic election.
You now enter Stage 3 of your political journey, commonly referred to as “The Honeymoon Period” (Stage 1 being the Campaign and Stage 2 the Election itself). Over time, public service stints have evolved to allow successful aspirants approximately 100 days to ‘find their way’. […]
Reading Time: 3 minutesWith the municipal election a little under one week away, candidates are no doubt preparing for a final push to earn your vote. They’ve knocked on doors and put up signs, they’ve answered questions up on stage at the MCCC and talked, one-on-one, with residents at the library. Each of the candidates are hoping you will see them as the best person for the job, and they’ve been out in the community trying to tell you why. […]
Reading Time: 2 minutesAfter thinking about the opportunity for years, Rebecca Balanko has announced she is finally ready to put her name on the ballot during the next municipal election. Balanko, 42, hopes to win one of the six councillor seats available on Morinville Council this coming October. “I love this community,” she said, “…I’ve lived [here] for 15-years, and I’ve raised children here. I’ve planted significant roots in our Town, in work, in volunteering, and in being engaged.” […]
Reading Time: 6 minutesor nearly four years, Lisa Holmes, Barry Turner, Nicole Boutestein, Brennan FitzGerald, Rob Ladouceur, Gord Putnam, and Stephen Dafoe have led Morinville’s local government. These seven residents have been tasked with leading the governance of our Town; it’s been a job ripe with both its rewards and its challenges. […]
Reading Time: 1 minuteCouncil will be holding its next meeting at the Heritage Place Lodge at 101 Avenue and 100 Street on May 16, following a unanimous vote from Council. This vote came after a motion from Councillor Stephen Dafoe, with almost no debate from Council. […]
Reading Time: 2 minutesTown Administration will be starting a pilot project to live stream Town Council meetings to Facebook within the next few months after a motion by Councillor Brennan FitzGerald. […]
Reading Time: 1 minuteCouncillor Brennan FitzGerald brought forward a motion on live streaming Town Council at their Mar. 28 meeting. The motion, which would direct Administration to set up a simple Facebook Live streaming setup, ended up being differed until the first meeting of April. Councillor FitzGerald and Dafoe opposed, both councillors preferring to move forward immediately with the idea. […]
Reading Time: 1 minuteCouncil unanimously approved First Reading of the 2017 Property Tax Bylaw, leaving two more readings before tax notices can be sent to residents.
According to Town Administration a property owner with the average $331,960 home can expect their tax bill to go up $126.78. […]