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Community says farewell to Ray McDonald Sports Center

A Farewell to the Ray McDonald Sports Center took place at the arena on Sunday, the last day of hockey for the season. The facility will remain open throughout the spring and summer for indoor activities, including this summer’s festival and lacrosse programming, officially closing at the end of summer. […]

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Council passes First Reading of $22 million borrowing bylaw

Morinville could be coming close to its self-imposed debt limit of $25,133,097 if Council approves a $22,020,000 borrowing bylaw, which passed First Reading May 22. The bylaw presents a worst-case scenario of just over $22 million in borrowing for the roughly $30 million project.

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Morinville Council Briefs

Following a unanimous vote from Council, four new members will be appointed to the Morinville Library Board, bringing the organization up to its 10-person capacity. Councillor Rob Ladouceur declared a pecuniary interest in the vote as his mother, Linda Ladouceur, was one of the potential appointees.

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County signs on to Town Rec Centre project

Sturgeon County is throwing their hat in with the Town of Morinville to develop a business case for Morinville’s major new recreation centre project, following a unanimous Oct. 26 vote from Sturgeon County Council to develop a business case for the regional recreation centre together. This decision came after a request from Morinville’s Council to their county counterparts to develop the business case together to create more leverage in requesting funding/grant opportunities from the federal and provincial government. […]

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Council gives the go-ahead on Rec centre project; seeks County cooperation

The Town is moving ahead with a plan to initiate a new two-staged arena and rec facility, seeking support from Sturgeon County on the larger portion of the project. This project comes after years of consultations, committee forming, discussions with municipalities and a major recreation needs assessment, all culminating in a final site plan with construction slated to begin early next year. […]

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County passes motion to pay into arena lot servicing

During their regular Council meeting on July 12, Sturgeon County Council approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Sharing of Costs for Site Servicing between the Town of Morinville and Sturgeon County. This agreement pertains to the 77 Acre lot purchased by the Town of Morinville just east of East Boundary Road for the purposes of a new arena/rec facility. The county purchased adjacent land to develop their own County Campus. […]

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Rec Steering Committee adds two from County, long-term borrowing to be debated

In a unanimous vote Dec. 8, Council has moved to appoint Sturgeon County Councillors Jerry Kaup and Patrick Tighe, who will work with Morinville Councillors Boutestein, Putnam, and Ladouceur on the committee, along with 12 members of the public who had applied to serve on the committee before the Town’s deadline. The committee will continue to review information available about the progress on the facility and provide recommendations to Council on how to move forward. […]