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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Too much work or too many workers

The proposed 2012 Morinville Budget identifies $5.2 million in staff wages and another $1.3 million in contract services for a total of $6.5 million. If we break that down it represents $764.34 for each man, woman and child who currently live in Morinville. But not all residents are rate payers. According to Andy Isbister, Morinville’s chief financial officer, there are 3,100 residential and 133 commercial / industrial properties on the tax rolls. Breaking our $6.5 million down by tax payer, we see an average of $2,010.53 each just to finance wages and contract services for next year… […]

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Local News

Auditor’s report shows Sturgeon County’s financial statements in good shape

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – The municipal audit for Sturgeon County is in for 2010 and shows the County’s finances are in good hands. Phil Dirks with Hawkings Epp Dumont LLP made a presentation to County Council Tuesday morning, providing an overview and opinion on the county’s financial statement… […]

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Local News

Morinville looking for final input on 25-year plan

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town of Morinville is hosting two public forums this week to give Morinville residents another chance to participate in shaping the community over the next 25 years. Morinville 2035: Growing Together, the title of Morinville’s Municipal Sustainability Plan (MSP), is nearing completion after many months of work and public consultations, the most recent being a two-day workshop last November.

The two public open house sessions are set for Feb. 10 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m… […]

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Morinville News

Residents question candidates at driveway forum

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Twelve of Morinville’s 15 mayoral, council and school trustee candidates braved a chilly evening to gather in a South Glens driveway Tuesday night, answering questions from about two dozen residents of the roughly 280-home subdivision located southeast of Morinville proper. Candidates Lucie Roy, Ben Van De Walle and Kerry Knight did not attend, although Knight sent regrets that she was double booked that evening.
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Editorial & Opinion

Ask-A-Candidate Question 17

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL CANDIDATES

As citizens of our community you have all taken the time to run for public office. I would salute your dedication to our town ,this is a noble effort. We have many dedicated people who serve our town in the capacity as volunteers and in grass root roles also … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Ask-A-Candidate Question 16

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL CANDIDATES

In 2009 a grassroots citizens group was formed and studied the idea of building a playground in “The Lakes” district.
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Editorial & Opinion

Ask-A-Candidate Question 5

I have lived on 95 Street and 95 Avenue for many years. The traffic flow and the speed which the vehicles are traveling at has steadily increased. In fact, one of the council members winds up with vehicles on his front lawn every winter due to high speeds and winter conditions … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Guest Editorial: Council candidate Paul Krauskopf

Guest Editorial by Paul Kraus Kopf

I was born and raised in Morinville. For many years I was in the retail sector and I worked for Sturgeon School Division for 16 years as a teaching assistant in Special Education. I retired from there two years ago. Currently I sit on the Attendance Board of Alberta Education as a continuation of my interest in education … […]

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Local News

Council approves pay and perk revisions

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Town Council examined, discussed and approved revisions to the remuneration policy for mayor and councillors during their Sept. 14 regular meeting … […]