Council, excluding the absent Mayor Lisa Holmes and absent Councillor Brennan Fitzgerald, approved three motions related to a needs assessment for a new regional recreation facility at their Apr. 12 meeting.
On Thursday, October 15, 2015, Morinville Town Council hosted neighbouring municipalities and regional partners at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre to discuss the Arena/Multi-‐Use Recreation Facility project.
After a brief Administrative update, Council and Administration have confirmed their Oct. 15 meeting with surrounding municipalities on the rec centre project is a go. As well, Mayor Holmes confirmed the attendance of officials from Alexander First Nation at the meeting. The Town has said they are beginning to work with the new Architectural and project management firm hired for the project (ATB) in preparation for this meeting and their introductions to surrounding municipalities.
Council received a significant Recreation Centre update at their first meeting since summer recess. CAO Debbie Oyarzun revealed that Administration will be making a recommendation at Council’s Sept. 8 meeting for the architectural and professional services to move ahead with the planning portion of the project. Oyarzun also noted the town has received 114 responses to their RFP (Request for Proposal) and that 17 companies agreed to attend an eventual on-site meeting to discuss their capabilities and ideas on the concept.