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Council moves ahead with new Subdivision Authority Bylaw

In a unanimous decision with limited debate, Council has passed Second and Third Reading of a new Subdivision Authority Bylaw. The changes in the Bylaw are intended to simplify and expedite subdivision extensions, according to Morinville’s Director of Planning and Development, Greg Hofmann, who spoke on behalf of administration in favour of the Bylaw. […]

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Morinville Council Briefs

Town Council has approved a bylaw allowing commercial and business industrial development in an area along 100 Street north of Cardiff Road and east of 100 Street. Bylaw 3/2015 amends the Land Use Bylaw to redistrict a 24-acre parcel from Urban Reserve (UR) District to Corridor Commercial (C-3) […]

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Park plan receives first reading

by Ashley Janes

On Oct. 14 Council voted unanimously in favour of the first reading to amend Grandin Heights ASP Bylaw 19/2006 and Bylaw 22/2014, which would amend Land Use Bylaw 3/2012. The pair of bylaws would allow for an increase in size to a public park, located on the curve of Grandin Drive… […]

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Morinville positioned for double its population

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Although the infrastructure beneath its streets positions Morinville to provide water and sewer for a population of 30,000, a document worked on by the Town’s Planning and Development Department seeks to position the community to handle double its current population of approximately 8,500 residents.

Morinville’s Municipal Development Plan (MDP) was recently approved by the Capital Region Board (CRB), a government-sanctioned body of 25 municipalities in and around Edmonton that work on long-term planning for the region… […]

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Town looking to identify historic buildings

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town of Morinville is looking for property owners and residents to come forward with information on historical buildings in town. The identification and research is part of the Coeur de Morinville Area Structure Plan (ASP) currently under way within Morinville’s Planning and Development Department… […]

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Residents have opportunity to review Land Use Bylaw

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – After nearly a decade, Morinville’s Land Use Bylaw (LUB) is soon to go before Town Council to be passed into municipal law. Residents have an opportunity Feb. 2 to have a look at the draft bylaw and provide final comments on the matter before it is brought to Council for first reading Feb. 14… […]

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Business licence bylaw results in mixed reactions

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A new bylaw regulating business licensing in Morinville passed third reading Dec. 13. The bylaw takes the matter of business licencing and simplifies it into a 13-page document that introduces elements that make it easier for those conducting special or fundraising events… […]

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Couple builds business on helping others

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A Morinville couple has gone from being helped by a local charity to turning helping others into a business. Room By Room, owned by Mark and Shelly Damon is a success story that reads like the road map for many businesses that have started as a sideline and grown into something much larger… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Car washes and the demon liquor

Council Chambers were packed with the righteously indignant on two consecutive evenings last week. At issue was an appeal to thwart the plans of long-time businessmen Guy Meunier to convert his car wash into a small liquor store and his plans to serve beer along with his burgers in his restaurant.

Meunier followed procedure and the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) authorized a development permit, a situation that raised the ire of a daycare, neighbouring parents and members of the Morinville Christian Fellowship School… […]