Council has directed administration to move forward with a hiring process for a new Chief Administrative Officer for Morinville by February 2018. The position will be vacant after Morinville’s current CAO, Andrew Isbister, retires in March of next year.
On Wednesday morning two cheque presentations were made at the Morinville Rotary Breakfast meeting.
The cheques were presented by Sturgeon County Mayor Tom Flynn and Town of Morinville Mayor Lisa Holmes.
Starting as early as this week, Morinville residents will begin to notice a colourful change to their garbage bins. The Town is switching out all the green waste bins for new grey ones. The organic waste carts, however, will not change.
Governments use home improvement rebates as an incentive for people to upgrade their old appliances or home equipment for new and more energy-efficient products. The Alberta government, for example, introduced a program last week that offers up to $3,500 back to those who replace their attic insulation, windows, or who invest in tankless water heaters.
Morinville and Alberta experienced a first Thursday night; the opening of the first sport-specific Hall of Fame dedicated to an amateur League in Alberta. The opening of the North Central Alberta Baseball League's Hall of Fame at the Musée Morinville Museum coincided with the league's 50th anniversary.
The next council may have their childcare costs covered during Town meetings following a motion from Councillor Brennan FitzGerald. The Notice of Motion came forward at Council’s Mar. 28 meeting for debate. It calls for the reimbursement for childcare services offered to councillors during official Town meetings/business, provided the amounts were reasonable.
The Town of Morinville has launched its second annual Resident Satisfaction Survey, a gathering of data it says will guide 2018 budget deliberations and other key projects.
The survey - shorter than last year's - seeks to determine satisfaction with civic services, financial planning, communication, and the town's elected officials.