Morinville Town Council is letting their residents grab the mic, starting this August.
 
The Town of Morinville is connecting with local concerns by allowing the public to speak at every council meeting.
 
"We're in a democracy and we do need to provide the opportunity for folks to get in front of council and share their views," said mayor Barry Turner. "It's a great way for people to put ideas forward, share their feedback directly with council. It's an important component that we did have for a while but now it's back."
 
Locals use to have to have prearranged presentations approved, but now they will have five minutes to be heard at the beginning of meetings. Council just adopted a new start time.
 
"This is a bit of a pilot to see if starting at 4 p.m. is going to affect that at all, because some of our meetings use to go quite late," added Turner.
 
Open mic opportunities will start at the August 28 council meeting.
 

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