Morrin council orders municipal review
Morrin is waiting for a municipal review after council unanimously voted to have Municipal Affairs investigate village operations.
Morrin council passed the motion at their regular meeting on March 21. Mayor Howard Helton told The Mail the review was requested to look into unresolved issues with council and administration which have drawn concern from the community.
“...with the assistance and guidance from Municipal Affairs, these concerns can be addressed to the satisfaction of all parties involved so as to be able to allow the village to continue to work in the community’s best interest,” he said in an email on September 8, adding they have yet to be informed of a date for the inspection, or whether even Municipal Affairs has received the request.
Through interviews, attending meetings, and reviewing documents, a municipal inspection would evaluate village bylaws, the structure of council committees, council leadership, municipal financial status and reports, budgets, and planning documents, among other things.
However, Municipal Affairs had two representatives present at their regular meeting on August 15, as part of a standard evaluation of villages and towns every four years, the ECA Review reported on August 23. The representatives said they would eventually provide a full report to council and the public.
At the same August 15 meeting, council unanimously decided to direct Mayor Helton to provide a performance review letter to the CAO, the ECA reported.
These concerns can be addressed to the satisfaction of all parties involved so as to be able to allow the village to continue to work in the community’s best interest.”
Howard Helton Morrin Mayor