As I do each month I am outlining how I spent my time on Council activities during the month of July, as well as providing a disclosure of those things I was paid to attend above and beyond my base Council remuneration.
July 1 Canada Day
Council attended the Canada Day ceremonies to serve hot dogs and cake
July 2 = MPC meeting
Regular meeting of the Municipal Planning Commission
July 9 = CRB prep
Met with Mayor and CAO to review Capital Region board agenda
July 10 = Capital Region Board
Regular Capital Region Board meeting in Edmonton
July 12 = Gibbons Parade
Attended Gibbons Parade with Mayor Holmes to represent Morinville
July 15 = Work Shop
Council held a workshop to get caught up on Organizational Review progress. We budgeted $100,000 this year to do a full efficiency review of the organization.
July 15 = Meeting with residents
I am always available to speak to residents on their concerns.
July 15 = Heritage Lodge visit
I try to visit Heritage Lodge once a month to bring them up to speed on what is happening and what we are working on, also to listen to their concerns.
July 17 = Funeral Mayor Ouellette
Represented Council at the funeral of Mayor Albert Ouellette.
July 18 = Change of Command
3 hours $000.00
mileage was charged
Attended the Change of Command Ceremony for Western Division
July 22 = Review proposals
Spent the evening at home reviewing 16 consultant proposals for our Organizational Review.
July 23 = Danielle Smith talk
Travelled to Westlock with Councillor Fitzgerald to hear the leader of the opposition speak on a number of matters.
July 26 = Legal Fete Parade
$100.00 per diem
Travelled to Legal with Councillor Fitzgerald to represent the community and Council at Legal’s 52nd Fete.
July 27 = Tour de l’Alberta
$200.00 per diem
Attended as Deputy Mayor while mayor was on holiday to provide support and to launch some of the bike runs.
July 28 = Meeting Org Review
In the mayor’s holiday absence I met with CAO to discuss progress of our Organizational Review and on moving forward with selecting a consultant to do the project.
July 29 = Org Review References
In the mayor’s holiday absence I sat in with the CAO as she did reference checks on Council’s preferred two candidates for the Organizational Review.
July 30 = Best Gardens contest
Visited 17 gardens as Deputy Mayor along with other judges to select this year’s winners.
Total time commitment July 54.5 hours
Total per diems beyond base remuneration = $640
mileage charged for one event