Local News

Photo Enforcement Education Night draws few to learn

The Town of Morinville held a Photo Enforcement Education night Sept. 16 in the cultural centre parking lot, something the current photo enforcement operator is required to do twice a year under the Town’s contract. About 15 residents attended the event. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Pleased with photo enforcement session

I would like to thank those on Council who supported this session, Mr. Norton, ITS and Mr. [David]Schaefer for the presentation of technology utilized and available for traffic enforcement. It was instructive and helpful to be able to see and touch the equipment and have questions answered by all parties available last night. While not a huge turnout, it was nice to see approximately 20 people come out to get a better understanding of what is being used and what is available. […]

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Photo enforcement night to lift the veil on program

An upcoming event will give Morinville residents an opportunity to learn about photo radar as well as find out more about what the Town’s peace officers do.

The Photo Enforcement Public Education Night takes place Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the parking lot of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Cardiff road speeding solutions

Dear Mr. Schaefer, Director of Corporate Operations:

It’s time for action! For more than five years, we have been shown through the photo radar quarterly reports that Cardiff Road at/near 94th Street has a speeding problem. You are absolutely correct to point out that the design of this road (e.g. narrow and no shoulders) makes it dangerous for our conventional law enforcement officers to enforce the speed limits. The growth of South Glens and Cardiff over the last five years has resulted in making Cardiff Road busier all the time. Since the road has never been upgraded to reflect the growth factor, we all recognize the problems. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Re: Photo Radar Site – Along Cardiff Road

According to the 2nd quarter reports from the photo radar contractor, a total of 43 hours was spent in this particular site and resulted in 351 tickets. Looking at the total stats for the 2nd quarter (April to June), 43 hours represents 9.5 per cent of their total hours logged for this quarter and 351 tickets represents 44.5 per cent of the total 788 tickets issued for this quarter. […]

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Concerts praised, photo radar and RCMP reports questioned during quarterly report

Council received the second quarter report regarding Town operations and budget updates from Town Administration during their Aug. 25 meeting. It is a wide-ranging document with information from many Town departments and operations, including Traffic Enforcement and outcomes from Cultural Centre events and programming, as well as capital spending. […]

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Traffic Advisory Report lays out roadmap for improvement

Speeding, signage, crosswalks, parking and safety continue to be the major issues for Morinville’s Traffic Advisory Committee. The committee’s 2014 Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Report will be presented by Town Council Tuesday night. […]

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Council passes new Automated Traffic Enforcement Policy for Morinville

Nine months after residents voted to keep or remove automated traffic enforcement, and after an hour of debate, Council unanimously approved a new policy on the operation of the technology within town limits. The policy was developed to clarify elements of the automated enforcement program and to place focus on the role the initiative has in public safety rather than revenue generation… […]

Local News

Town moving ahead on multiple projects

by Colin Smith

With the first anniversary of its election coming up on October 29, Morinville Town Council is pushing ahead on three key projects: photo radar policy, the multi-use recreation facility and the organizational review.
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Local News

ITS/Global Chosen as Photo Radar Contractor

The photo enforcement contract was put out to tender on the Alberta Purchasing Connection website back in July, said Chief Administrative Officer Deb Oyarzun. “We did receive 15 or 16 inquiries about the RFP,” she told Council, however only two complete proposals ended up being submitted by the deadline – one from Redflex Traffic Systems from Phoenix, Arizona and the other from ITS and their new business partner, Global Traffic Services…. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Monitoring speed in residential areas

This letter is addressed to ALL town residents. Do you feel like your street is often used as a race track and that many people are driving WAY over the speed limit? What can you do about it other than complaining to your neighbours, coffee partners or on Facebook with your friends?… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Is a “Turning the Key” Approach to the Photo Enforcement Contract our best option?

Mayor, Town council and fellow Citizens of Morinville:

Before I begin with my comments on the Request for Proposal (RFP) going out to the Automated Traffic Enforcement (ATE) contractors I would like to acknowledge and praise Deputy Mayor Gord Putnam for asking for an addition to the proposal which was to include better “public interface and education” in the RFP. I would also like to praise Councillor Barry Turner and Councillor Stephen Dafoe for wanting to open the RFP to all contractors and not just those who offer the “Full Turn Key” solution… […]