Council times have officially changed in Morinville.
 
After plenty of discussion, the Town of Morinville will be changing their bi-weekly council start time from 7:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
 
"It provides council and administration to make more efficient use of the time that we have and it's kind of a middle of the road approach," said mayor Barry Turner.
 
A couple other minor changes have been made for council's agenda. In-camera sessions will be moved to after the public portion and there will be no more information requests during the meetings. Both have taken extensive amounts of time during public meetings in the past and according to Turner, they wanted to simplify the agenda.
 
Councillor Nicole Boutestein said back in April the changes could potentially benefit the town with financial savings (less overtime costs) and less banked hours.
 
"I think it provides an opportunity for smoother operations and less impact of people's regular work schedules," added Turner.
 
Right now, it's summer break for Morinville councillors. Public meetings will be back in session on August 28.
 

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