The new rec complex is almost a quarter of the way completed in Morinville.
 
Council received an update on their community recreation facility at Tuesday's meeting (Jun.12).
 
"The project is about 25 per cent complete," said Stephane Labonne, Morinville's CAO. "This is the largest capital project in the Town of Morinville's history at $30.5 million."
 
Although the structure and walls are on their way up, the bank account is going down.
 
With federal and provincial grant money not lined up to cover the project, the town is looking to secure over $6 million in sponsorship.
 
Last month, council passed first reading on a $22 million borrowing bylaw, which could put the town close to their self-imposed debt limit of $25.1 million for their massive project.
 
"When you're actually driving by the building from the highway it doesn't look that big, but once you get inside the building it's almost 100,000 square feet," added Labonne. "It's really starting to show the investment that Morinville town council is making."
 
Around 60 workers are on site every day at the rec facility. The goal is still to open the doors in May of 2019.
 
Phase one of the facility will include an arena with expandable seating for up to 1200, a multipurpose field house, running track and a fitness area. 
 
 

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