Local News

Town hands over community grant approvals to administration

Council has made significant changes to how taxpayer dollars are distributed to community groups through a new Community Grant Policy. The motion passed 5-1, with only Councillor Nicole Boutestein voting against and Councillor Rob Ladouceur absent from the meeting. The primary change to this policy was transitioned to administrative control from council control, meaning administration will now be responsible for approving and dispensing all community group grants, providing reports to Council on their approvals in the regular CAO Reports. […]

Local News

Morinville Council Briefs

Council has accepted for information a slew of grant intakes as recommended by administration, with a total funding amount of $8,415.

Grant funding includes support for the Morinville Minstrels at $1,725, the Morinville Curling Club at $1,850, the Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps at $2,500, $1,485 for the St. Albert Bantam AAA Cardinals, and $855 for musician Justin Hogg. […]

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Uncategorized

Council approves another round of Community Grants

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The gallery of Council Chambers were a little fuller than usual June 25 as eight applicants came forward to make their case for grant funding. Council heard from six Community Grant and two Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Grant applicants. The eight requests amounted to $21,587.68 in requests. Requests ranged from $500 to $6,000… […]

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Morinville News

Council approves grant applicants

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Four groups came to Council Mar. 27 looking for $15,000 in Community Grant funding, but Council was not prepared to grant all requests lest it deplete a large portion of its annual grant spending… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Perhaps it’s time to look at the money we hand out

When the topic of how money is spent by council in this community comes up, it is often the big items that take the forefront: $11 million for a Community Cultural Centre, $3.5 million for a new town hall, nearly a million bucks for a bunch of new town employees. Sometimes the discussion, particularly among some business owners in town, centres on how much money seems to be spent outside the community for everything… […]