I think it is important for elected officials to let residents known that the role of Councillor is more than a Tuesday night meeting twice a month and a couple ribbon cuttings and parades here and there. Part of the job is done here in town, but another part is done outside the community on the various committees we sit on.

Although this is long overdue to be posted on my website, I plan to present this on a monthly basis so those interested know that time is being spent on these committees and in the community talking to people and doing work for our community.

A word about remuneration

Councillors get a base salary of roughly $1,200 per month. Additionally, some committees pay a $40 or $50 honorarium and others pay a per diem of $100 for less than 4 hours and $200 for 4 hours or more. I have noted below which events I attended where extra funds were paid for my time and attendance. There are a couple committees where a per diem is paid for by the board or committee itself.

October

Oct. 29 Council Swearing In 4 hours $000.00

OCTOBER TOTAL = 4

November

Nov. 5 Council Orientation 4 hours $100.00
Nov. 6 Chamber Luncheon 1 hour $000.00
Nov. 6 CRB meeting prep 1 hour $000.00
Nov. 7 School Remembrance 4 hours $000.00
Nov. 8 Joint Orientation 7.5 hours $200.00
Nov. 11 Remembrance Day events 2 hours $000.00
Nov. 12 Council Orientation 5 hours $200.00
Nov. 12 Council meeting 3 hours $000.00
Nov. 13 CRB Prep 1 hour $000.00
Nov. 14 CRB 6 hours $200.00
Nov. 14 Council orientation 6 hours $200.00
Nov. 16 NLLS meeting Elk Point 12 hours $200.00
Nov. 19 AUMA departure 8 hours $200.00
Nov. 20 AUMA 12 hours $200.00
Nov. 21 AUMA 12 hours $200.00
Nov. 22 AUMA 9 hours $200.00
Nov. 23 Snowflakes and Stars 1 hour $000.00
Nov. 24 KOC Breakfast chat 1 hour $000.00
Nov. 26 Heritage Lodge visit 1 hour $000.00
Nov. 26 Regular Council Meeting 4 hours $000.00
Nov. 27 3 meetings with residents 2 hours $000.00
Nov. 28 Fill-A-Bus Santa 5 hours $000.00
Nov. 28 Fill-A-Bus unload 1 hour $000.00
Nov. 28 Rotary rec open house 2 hours $000.00
Nov. 29 Fill-A-Bus Santa 8 hours $000.00
Nov. 30 Light Up the Night emcee 2 hours $000.00
Nov. 30 Jets Alumni game 2 hours $000.00

NOVEMBER TOTAL = 115.5 HOURS

December

Dec. 1 Community Celebration .5 hours $000.00
Dec. 2 NLLS executive meeting 2 hours $000.00 ($100)
Dec. 4 Tawatina Community 8 hours $200.00
Dec. 4 MPC 1.5 hours $000.00 ($50)
Dec. 7 Sobeys Baking Contest 3 hours $000.00
Dec. 7 Firefighters ceremony 1 hour $000.00
Dec. 10 Council meeting 5 hours $000.00
Dec. 11 Coffee Heritage Lodge 1 hour $000.00
Dec. 11 MPES Santa Visit .5 hour $000.00
Dec. 11 Fire Hall Santa visit 1 hour $000.00
Dec. 17 CN Presentation 2 hours $000.00
Dec. 17 Strat Planning 5 hours $200.00
Dec. 17 Council Conversation 2 hours $000.00
Dec. 19 Community Christmas 3 hours $000.00

DECEMBER TOTAL = 35.5 HOURS

January

Jan. 4 Meet with residents 2 hours $000.00
Jan. 7 Budget meeting 7.5 hours $200.00
Jan. 8 Meet with resident 1 hour $000.00
Jan. 9 Budget meeting 5 hours $200.00
Jan. 14 Council Conv/Meeting 8 hours $000.00
Jan. 17 CRB Orientation 8 hours $200.00
Jan. 21 Budget Meeting 6 hours $200.00
Jan. 22 Rotary / Min. Ambrose 2 hours $000.00
Jan. 22 Joint Council Meeting 1 hour $000.00
Jan. 22 Scouts on 3 concerns 1.5 hour $000.00
Jan. 28 Meeting with resident 1 hour $000.00
Jan. 28 Budget / Council 8 hours $000.00
Jan. 30 Budget meeting 4 hours $100.00
Jan. 31 Battle Macchiato 2 hours $000.00

TOTAL TIME JANUARY = 57 HOURS

February

Feb. 3 Budget meeting 3.5 hours $100.00
Feb. 5 Tawatna Community Fut 5 hours* $200.00 * travel
Feb. 5 Fact finding at Spirit Centre 1 hour $000.00
Feb. 5 Municipal Planning Comm 1 hour $040.00
Feb. 5 Fire Hall meeting 2.5 hour $000.00
Feb. 8 CRB Planning Session 7 hours $200.00
Feb. 11 Council meetings 8 hours $000.00
Feb. 12 CRB prep 2 hours $000.00
Feb. 13 Capital Region Board 6 hours $200.00
Feb. 13 Budget handouts 1.5 hours $000.00
Feb. 13 Library meetings 5.5 hours $000.00
Feb. 15 Coffee with residents .5 hour $000.00
Feb. 15 Library Volunteer 6 hours $000.00
Feb. 16 Bob Foster Derby 1 hour $000.00
Feb. 17 Morinville Family Day 4 hours $000.00
Feb. 18 Aspen House 1 hour $000.00
Feb. 18 Budget Open House 2 hours $000.00
Feb. 19 Budget Open House 2 hours $000.00
Feb. 19 Jets game road trip 2 hours $000.00
Feb. 24 Northern Lights teleconf 3 hours $000.00
Feb. 25 Council meeting 6.5 hours $000.00
Feb. 26 Cyber-bullying session 2 hours $000.00

TOTAL TIME February = 69.5 HOURS

March

Mar. 4 Budget workshop 3 hours $100.00
Mar. 5 Rotary budget 1.5 hours $000.00
Mar. 5 Tawatina Comm Fut 7.5 hours $200.00
Mar. 7 World Day of Prayer 2 hours $000.00
Mar. 8 Museum tour and Alexan 1 hour $000.00
Mar. 8 Brag Night 2 hours $000.00
Mar. 8 Women’s Day 2.5 hours $000.00
Mar. 11 Council Day 9 hours $000.00
Mar. 12 CRB Prep 1 hour $000.00
Mar. 12 Arena consults 3.5 hours $000.00
Mar. 13 CRB 5 hours $200.00
Mar. 15 Father’s House Rally 1 hour $000.00
Mar. 17 Meeting Rotary Arena/Rec 1.5 hour $000.00
Mar. 17 Council Conversation 2 hours $000.00
Mar. 24 Meeting with resident 1 hour $000.00
Mar. 25 Council meeting 2.5 hours $000.00
Mar. 26 Rotary / minister meet 3 hours $000.00
Mar. 26 Open House Radar 2 hours $000.00
Mar. 28 tournament ceremony .5 hour $000.00
Mar. 31 Meeting with resident 1 hour $000.00

Total Time March = 52.5 hours

April

Apr. 4 Volunteer appreciation 2.5 hours $000.00
Apr. 7 Joint Council meeting 2 hours $000.00
Apr. 8 Council day 8 hours $000.00
Apr. 9 CRB prep meeting 1 hour $000.00
Apr. 9 Meeting resident 1 hour $000.00
Apr. 9 Heritage Lodge 1 hour $000.00
Apr. 9 Meeting resident 1 hour $000.00
Apr. 10 CRB 5 hours $200.00
Apr. 12 Trade Show 3 hour $000.00
Apr. 13 Trade Show 3 hours $000.00
Apr. 17 Garrison Parade 3 hours $000.00
Apr. 17 Meet with resident 1 hour $000.00
Apr. 17 Cardiff Open House 2 hours $000.00
Apr. 22 Meet with residents 1 hour $000.00
Apr. 22 Council meetings 4 hours $000.00
Apr. 23 Community Futures 4.25 hours $200.00
Apr. 28 meet / Arena Open House 5.5 hours $000.00
Apr. 29 meet with residents 1 hour $000.00
Apr. 29 Jessica Martel Memorial 2 hours $000.00

Total Time April = 50.25 hours

May

May 5 Northern Lights Library 9.5 hours $100.00
May 6 Council Conversation 3.25 hours $000.00
May 7 MPC .5 hour $040.00
May 8 CRB 3 hours $200.00
May 9 Concerto ceremony 3.5 hours $000.00
May 12 Meet with residents 1 hour $000.00
May 13 Council meetings 9 hours $000.00
May 20 Meet with resident 1 hour $000.00
May 20 Council conversation 3 hours $000.00
May 22 Public Works lunch 1.5 hours $000.00
May 23 Champion event 5.75 hours $000.00
May 23 Arctic Therm 1 hour $000.00
May 27 Council convers/meetings 8.5 hours $000.00
May 28 Ground breaking ceremony 1 hour $000.00
May 29 FCM Conference 8 hour $200.00
May 30 FCM Conference 8 hour $200.00
May 31 FCM Conference 8 hour $200.00

Total Time May = 75.5 hours

I will attempt to present this summary on a monthly basis beginning the end of June 2014.