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. […]
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.
Following a surprise special meeting of Council, Council will be reviewing an opportunity presented to administration to save half the cost of the planned Field House in the new Morinville Arena project.
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.
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. […]
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. […]
Council has received results back from a large recreation needs assessment involving multiple municipalities ahead of the final stages of the Town’s new Arena/Rec Facility project. The report was prepared by the firm RC Strategies and involved 1,172 responses from the 6,124 that were sent out to both Morinville and Sturgeon County residents. […]
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. […]
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. […]
The first meeting of the Morinville Arena/Recreation Facility Project Steering Committee took place at the cultural centre Nov. 26 with 11 of the 12 community members appointed by Council in attendance. […]
Councillor Stephen Dafoe took the opportunity during budget discussions Nov. 24 to get in a question to CFO Andrew Isbister about how much of the Town’s $22 million debt limit the community would need to borrow to finance the rec centre project, budgeted at $13.75 million in the 2015 Budget. […]