Town Council has a lot to discuss at their informal Committee of the Whole meeting Mar. 20.
In addition to two presentations, one on the Northern Alberta Baseball League and one from South Glens resident Warren Maskoske on potential lights at Cardiff Road and 100 Street, Council has five meaty topics to delve into.
One of Morinville’s older residences slated for demolition has received a passionate plea from one of Morinville’s most notable families requesting that Council preserves the structure as a historic site. Paul Riopel, representing the Perras family, made a presentation to Council at their regular Committee of the Whole meeting with hopes of saving the more than 100-year-old Perras Place. Most of Riopel’s speech shared the history and impact of the Perras pioneering family, focusing on Joseph H. Perras and his daughter, the recently departed Raymonde Riopel (nee Parras).
The Traffic Advisory Committee has submitted a report with information on Cardiff Road following a request for information from Council on the current safety picture of the road. The report reveals that there has been three relatively serious but non-fatal accidents along the road in the last three years, all with westbound traffic, and all were rear-end collisions.
Morinville Festival Society (MFS) President Korien Sampson and Society members Julie Booth and Kat Spencer made an informational presentation to the Town Council during their Mar. 15 committee meeting about growing the Logger Sports component of the annual summer festival.
The main discussion revolved around the placement, or not, of climbing poles for the Festival Society's two-day Logger Sports event at this year's St. Jean Baptiste Festival.
In a unanimous vote after only minor tweaks, Council has unanimously adopted their 2016-2018 Communications Strategy, as prepared by Administration, particularly Corporate Communications Coordinator, Felicity Bergman.
Council had previous viewed and provided input on the plan at a past Committee of the Whole meeting.
Development of Morinville's annual budget will begin earlier and allow for more public participation, as a result of Town Council’s adoption of the 2016 Planning and Budget Process timelines at its regular meeting Apr. 28.
by Ashley Janes
Morinville Town Council finished their Oct. 28 regular meeting, their last until Nov. 25, with an organizational meeting. The annual meeting sorts out which committees and boards Council members will sit on, both individually and collectively...
By Stephen DafoeMorinville – The Town’s deteriorating tennis courts, located at 100 Avenue and 101 Street, could be staying where they are after all now that Sturgeon School Division has put forth some more agreeable terms to help the Town restore the courts to a usable condition. Roots from the surrounding poplar trees have broken through the tennis court surface, creating tripping hazards and rendering the courts unusable. The division is looking to work with the town to restore the courts with existing budgeted monies....