As I do each month I am outlining how I spent my time on Council activities during the month of October, as well as providing a disclosure of those things I was paid to attend above and beyond my base Council remuneration.
CRB Housing Symposium 6 hours
Attended this interesting day-long event with Councillor Putnam. A number of great speakers and presentations on affordable housing (something the speakers define as priced in the $300,000 range). The event also looked at how other municipalities approached attracting or developing apartments and other homes beyond single family detached.
CRB Economic Develop 9 hours
Attended with Mayor Holmes – excellent day or roundtable discussions on Economic Development in the region.
Octoberfest 3 hours
Spent Octoberfest chained to a jail promoting library fundraiser, but also talking to residents about a number of things.
NLLS Executive 7.5 hours
$100.00 town + ($100NLLS)
Regular executive meeting of this organization that serves 52 municipalities, including Morinville and other libraries in Sturgeon County.
Community Futures 3 hours
Travelled to Westlock for the meeting with Councillor Fitzgerald, who is my alternate on the committee.
Org Review Committee 3 hours $000.00
Council is the steering committee for the organizational review, now underway. We met with the consultant as part of that ongoing process, which will be completed soon.
CRB meeting 4 hours
Regular capital region board meeting.
Council meetings 9.5 hours
meet with residents 1 hour
Meeting with mayor 1.5 hours
A check-in meeting with Mayor Holmes at the end of our first year on Council. Opportunity to discuss issue, concerns, ideas and how I felt about my assigned committees.
Meetings Council 3.5 hours
Steering Committee 3 hours
Update on initial findings of Organizational Review. Details will be forthcoming when project is completed
Council meeting 4 hours
Total time commitment = 62 hours
Year at a glance
During my first year on Council I attended all regular meetings of Council and spent a total of 869 hours on Council and Council related business and activities. That averages to 72.41 hours per month or 16.71 hours per week.