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Council passes First Reading of $22 million borrowing bylaw

Morinville could be coming close to its self-imposed debt limit of $25,133,097 if Council approves a $22,020,000 borrowing bylaw, which passed First Reading May 22. The bylaw presents a worst-case scenario of just over $22 million in borrowing for the roughly $30 million project.

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First Reading of 2017 Capital Plan shows near $20,000,000 budget

Council has unanimously passed First Reading of their 2017 Capital Plan, as well as their long-term plan update stretching to 2037. The Capital Plan outlines a budget for infrastructure spending for the municipality, as opposed to day-to-day expenses of running the Town outlined in the operational budget, which also received First Reading. […]

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County signs on to Town Rec Centre project

Sturgeon County is throwing their hat in with the Town of Morinville to develop a business case for Morinville’s major new recreation centre project, following a unanimous Oct. 26 vote from Sturgeon County Council to develop a business case for the regional recreation centre together. This decision came after a request from Morinville’s Council to their county counterparts to develop the business case together to create more leverage in requesting funding/grant opportunities from the federal and provincial government. […]

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Council gives the go-ahead on Rec centre project; seeks County cooperation

The Town is moving ahead with a plan to initiate a new two-staged arena and rec facility, seeking support from Sturgeon County on the larger portion of the project. This project comes after years of consultations, committee forming, discussions with municipalities and a major recreation needs assessment, all culminating in a final site plan with construction slated to begin early next year. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Recreation Facility Citizen Group still has many concerns

The Morinville/Sturgeon Regional Recreation Facility Citizens Group presented our concerns to the Town Council of Morinville on September 8 and to the Sturgeon County Council on October 27. Our members have attended Council meetings and open houses over that past 2 years hoping to see a Multi-use Regional Recreation Facility become a reality in the near future. […]

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Rec Steering Committee adds two from County, long-term borrowing to be debated

In a unanimous vote Dec. 8, Council has moved to appoint Sturgeon County Councillors Jerry Kaup and Patrick Tighe, who will work with Morinville Councillors Boutestein, Putnam, and Ladouceur on the committee, along with 12 members of the public who had applied to serve on the committee before the Town’s deadline. The committee will continue to review information available about the progress on the facility and provide recommendations to Council on how to move forward. […]