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New version of Animal Control Bylaw passes First Reading

Council has unanimously passed First Reading to the new Animal Control Bylaw, following some tweaks and changes. The new Bylaw, named the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw, makes significant changes to pet ownership in Morinville. Community Peace Officer William Norton, who was on hand at the meeting to take questions from Council, developed the new Bylaw based on input from the failed Animal Control Bylaw brought to Council late last year. […]

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Council approves Bylaw and Policy Review Committee

In a unanimous decision, Council has approved the new terms of reference for a new Council committee responsible for reviewing Town Bylaws and legislation.

The new Bylaw and Policy Review Committee was created to allow Council to spend time reviewing and making recommendations on bylaws and other pending legislation to be ultimately passed by Council. […]

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Council gives slew of Land Use Bylaw first readings

Council has passed First Reading of Land Use Bylaws 17/2015, 18/2015, 19/2015 and 20/2015. Bylaws 17/2015 and 18/2015 have been classified by the Town’s head of Planning and Development Greg Hofmann as “housekeeping amendments” to the Land Use Bylaw. Bylaw 17/2015 makes some changes to the Land Use Bylaw that modernize the law and keep it a “living document”, according to Hofmann. They will come back for discussion and debate at Council’s Nov. 10 meeting for second and potentially third reading. […]

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Council briefs

At their May 26 regular meeting, Council gave first reading to four bylaws related to new development projects both in the Notre Dame and Coeur de Morinville areas of town. […]

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Petition Bylaw receives First Reading

by Calli Stromner

Morinville – Under the watchful eye of approximately a dozen town residents, Council gave First Reading to Photo Radar & Red Light Camera Bylaw 1/2014, eliminating the use of photo radar or red light camera enforcement and ensuring all traffic enforcement within town limits is carried out by RCMP or Community Peace Officers. The bylaw was triggered by a petition submitted by Morinville resident Cliff Haryett on Nov. 15. That petition was deemed valid by Administration and was formally received by Council on December 10…. […]

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Freewheeling felines okay for some, less so for others

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Karen Trembley loves cats – so much so that her family has three of them. What Trembley is not so thrilled about is how some cats in her neighbourhood are allowed to roam freely, something she does not allow her own animals to do. It’s not that she’s bothered about neighbourhood cats coming onto her deck for a visit – it’s what sometimes happens as a result of those visits that is the cause of her concern… […]

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County sends shipping container bylaw back to the well

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – After five months of discussion and tinkering, Sturgeon County moved one step closer to passing its shipping container bylaw Sept. 27, an amendment to the land use bylaw that would restrict or permit the use of shipping containers for storage purposes depending on the land designation… […]

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Town looking to curb roaming cats

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Although the town has a bylaw against roaming pets, many residents are still not getting the message, particularly those who let their cats run free. But Donna Tona, Morinville’s interim manager of enforcement services said there is a crack down coming on uncurbed cats … […]