The Town of Morinville could be cutting it close with their debt limit.
Council passed first reading on a $22 million borrowing bylaw, to ensure funds for the community recreation facility.
"What we have to do as a council is ensure there's fund available for this important project and what was laid out in first reading was our worst case situation," said mayor Barry Turner.
Morinville does have over $2.3 million in debt already, so if approved, the bylaw could put the town close to their self-imposed debt limit of $25.1 million.
The legal debt limit for Morinville is set at $29.6 million.
"What our plan for the project partially hinges on is our effort to raise funds through grant funding and sponsorships," added Turner.
Phase one of the recreation centre will include an arena, field house, fitness room and track. It is expected to open in the spring of 2019.

More Local News

Inter Pipeline still on time and budget after big move

Inter Pipeline’s $3.5-billion petrochemical complex continues to move along smoothly.

Jessica Littlewood staying put as NDP nominee

Current Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood is sticking around.

Local MLA not seeking re-election

Strathcona-Sherwood Park MLA Estefania Cortes-Vargas will not be seeking re-election this year.

Around 2,200 vehicles to convoy through Fort Sask Tuesday

Tuesday's (Jan.22) drive could get interesting.

Dr. Vincenzo Visconti gets permanent ban in Alberta

A local doctor has been ousted in Alberta.

Fort Sask not using calcium chloride on roads

The City of Fort Saskatchewan continues to use the same de-icing agent as previous years on local roads.

St. Albert resident wins $7.9 million on LOTTO 6/49

An Alberta man recently hit the jackpot.

EIPS kindergarten registration to open next month

It's almost time for parents to register their kids for kindergarten.

Another massive load heading to Industrial Heartland

A second huge piece of equipment is about to travel on our highways.

15 taken into custody after drug bust

Area police detachments have teamed up in a recent drug bust. is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide