Residents and community groups interacting with the Town of Morinville should find their way made easier following the adoption of an updated public engagement policy at the November 9 council meeting. […]
If you’re looking for the Coles Notes version of it, here is goes: Morinville will have a new Mayor come October (which, of course, means Lisa Holmes has officially announced she will not seek re-election for the Town’s top job). Barry Turner is eyeing that position though—well, maybe. Some on council have decided they will run again, and some have decided they will not. Two councillors have expressed they are still undecided.
In one night, Council has unanimously approved the next stage required in the development of the Town’s newest elementary school. Bylaw 22/2016 creates Reserve Land for the school site, following multiple previous Council motions leading to this school site. Following this motion, the Town is one step closer to a new elementary school. […]
The average Morinville homeowner can expect to pay $20 more next year for their property taxes. After over a month of the Town’s new budget process, the Town now has its 2017 Operating Budget, and Long-Range Capital Plan passed. […]
Following two unanimous motions from Councillor Stephen Dafoe, Council has decided to temporarily hold off on demolishing Perras Place and consider the actual total costs of making necessary repairs to keep the century-old building up to code. These motions come following an impassioned speech given by community member Paul Riopel during a recent Committee of the Whole meeting, requesting that Council save the historical site slated for demolition by the Town next spring. […]
Morinville’s Council got a look into residents’ minds, complaints, and likes following the results of the 2016 Morinville Resident Survey. The survey saw 135 responses (about 4%) and was completed from May 15 to June 30. The survey was the first of this type commissioned since 2009. […]
Following a motion made by Councillor Stephen Dafoe, the Morinville Library will be open seven days a week. The motion passed 4-3, with Councillors Boutestein and Putnam, as well as Mayor Holmes voting against. The proposal will cost just under $8,600. […]
The Morinville Public Library Board is pleased to announce the library will now be open seven-days-a-week over the next two months, thanks to a $4,500 grant awarded by the Town of Morinville Council (effective July 4).
Since January 2016, the Morinville Public Library (MPL) has been closed on Mondays due to insufficient funding. The grant awarded to MPL will cover the costs associated with operating on Mondays for the months of July and August.
“We have a school site.” The final words from Mayor Holmes after resolving months of uncertainty on the future of public schooling in Morinville. The declaration followed unanimous votes on three bylaws that allow for a new school site to go ahead that is supported by the Province, School Board and Town. […]
Morinville Council has passed a motion to provide the library with a $4,500 one-time grant to provide support to open the library on Mondays throughout the remaining summer months. The library was forced to shut their doors Mondays after Council cut the proposed library budget increase of $103,000 by $30,000 during the previous budget process. […]
Interim CAO Andrew Isbister reported to Town Council that terminating the employment of former CAO Debbie Oyarzun resulted in paying out nearly six figures worth of severance pay.
The report followed an information request from Councillor Stephen Dafoe at a previous Council meeting. […]