Council Preview Notes

The Oct. 14 Town Council will take place Tuesday night. Here is an overview of what is on the agenda.

Photo radar revisited?

Morinville resident Richard Price was scheduled to make a presentation to Council on a “Cost benefit analysis for an In-house Photo Enforcement Operation” at the Oct. 14 meeting.

Following the outcome of the April photo radar vote, Council opted to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with ITS/Global Aug. 27 to ensure photo enforcement services are not interrupted.

In response to the outcome of the Aug. 27 decision, Mr. Price asked to be a delegation to put forward an analysis of just what he believed it would cost Morinville to run the program as a municipality, something that had been discussed at the Aug. 27 meeting but defeated in a 3-4 vote of Council with Mayor Lisa Holmes and Councillor Barry Turner being the only ones to support Deputy Mayor Dafoe’s motion.

Park plan to receive first reading

Council will be asked to give first reading to amend Grandin Heights ASP Bylaw 19/2006 and Bylaw 22/2014, a bylaw to amend Land Use Bylaw No. 3/2012. The pair of bylaws would allow for an increase in size to a public park, located on the curve in Grandin Drive.

Although construction of Notre Dame Park commenced on the lands with all necessary development approvals in place, Council was to be presented the amendments to the LUB and area structure plan because the area of the park had increased from the original concept provided in the Grandin Heights Area Structure Plan by approximately 0.44 ha (1.09 ac.).
If given first reading, a Public Hearing is required prior to Second Reading of the two bylaws. The matter could come back for second and third reading as early as Nov. 12.

Council to decide on pest appeal

Council will be presented Terms of Reference for an Agricultural Pests Act Appeal Committee and Weed Control Act Appeal Committee during the Oct. 15 meeting. The purpose of the two committees is to hear and make decisions on appeals under the two Acts.

The current Council, now at the end of their first year in office, were asked to approve terms of reference for a committee initially discussed in May of 2013 when Administration brought forward correspondence from Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development outlining the Municipality’s responsibilities under the Agricultural Pests Act (APA) and Weed Control Act (WCA).

The complete agenda can be accessed on the Town of Morinville Website.

The public portion of the meeting takes place at 7:30 in Town Hall.

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