Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Millarville Halloween Howl


A Very Special Thank-You!

Thank-you so much to everyone that volunteered their time to make the Halloween Howl at the MRAS such an amazing night for everyone and for all those that attended!

A very special thanks to Andrea Matovich, Rebecca Clark, Laurie Minter-Borys, Shanna Dunne, Freddie Fleetcroft (Ben and Jenny), Laura Dunne, Adele Webb DePauw, Erica Aspden Crowe, Laura Ball, Melodie Webber-Koopman, Cinnamon Bunn (my pumpkin judging guru counterpart) and everyone else I am unable to tag for your ongoing efforts to make such a fantastic community event happen! A great time was had by all!

If for some reason you didn't make it out this year, be sure you don't miss it next year!

Friday, 27 October 2017

New Council, Councillor Training, Staff Orientation and Organizational Meeting

New Council

As many of you are aware, the M.D. of Foothills has a new council that started back to work and were sworn in on Oct 24th.  Your new council consists of:
  • Division 1 - Rob Siewert
  • Division 2 - Delilah Miller
  • Division 3 - Myself Jason Parker
  • Division 4 - Suzanne Oel
  • Division 5 - Alan Alger
  • Division 6 - Larry Spilak
  • Division 7 - R.D. McHugh

Council Orientation

As per the new Municipal Government Act (MGA) Amendments, municipalities must offer orientation training within 90 days after each councillor takes oath of office.  The training provides important information addressing key topics outlined in the act.  Getting down to business ASAP, our council completed this training on Oct 24th.  The M.D.'s training was conducted by an outside party that has years of experience dealing in municipal law.  It was a great review for the previous councillors and very eye opening for the new councillors.  I am happy to report, that after completing the training, we still have a full council!

Staff Orientation

In order to prepare the new councillors as best as possible, Oct 25th consisted of a staff orientation where directors of all the departments at the M.D. of Foothills had an opportunity to walk council through what their departments do and who key staff members are in those departments.  Presentations were done by Public Works, Community Services, Planning, etc...  Due to all the valuable questions, we were unable to get through everyone in the full day and will have more introductions in the future.

Organizational Meeting

Oct. 26 consisted of council's Organizational Meeting where the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and committees are decided.  Council nominates and votes on each of these.  With the departure of the previous Deputy Mayor, Ted Mills, council elected a new Deputy Mayor, Delilah Miller from Division 2 and Larry Spilak retains his position of Mayor.

After the Mayor and Deputy Mayor were sworn in, council decided on each of the committees the individual councillors will sit on. 

Next week it is back to business as usual with the Wednesday council meetings.



Tuesday, 17 October 2017

THANK YOU!

Thanks so much to everyone for the support! I am honoured that once again you have put your trust and faith in me to represent you for Division 3 in the beautiful M.D. of Foothills. I look forward to doing my absolute best for you over the next four years. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Keep an eye out as we move forward with ways to continue to keep you up to speed on the latest happenings within Division 3 and the M.D..  If there are specific ways you would like to be kept informed, please let me know by contacting me HERE.

All the best,
Jason


Monday, 16 October 2017

Polling Stations are OPEN!

Thank you so much for all your support over the last four weeks and four years!  It has truly been an honour to serve you and I have absolutely loved it!  Those of you I have helped over this last term I'm sure can attest to the fact that I genuinely love people and helping them.  That is a big part of the reason I decided to run in 2013 and I think this is one of the most important characteristics for being a good municipal councillor.

I feel I have done a very good job over this last term, but good is never good enough in my books.  As an athlete for 20 years, every day I woke with the intention of being better than I was the day before.  I wasn't always successful, but having that intention served me well in that arena.  This is the same mentality I have brought to serving you.  I know I didn't do a perfect job but every day, I have challenged myself to try to be better than the day before and that is what I will continue to do moving forward.


Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being such amazing residents and putting your trust and

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Oct 11 Update 2 - Alberta Transportation STIP grant applications for Division 3

Oct 11 Update 2 - Alberta Transportation STIP grant applications for Division 3

MD Council has directed staff to move forward and re-submit to projects to the Alberta Transportation Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program (STIP).

Both locations are in Division 3:
  1. 1160 Dr. W. and 160 St W from 168 St W. - Engineering and reconstruction of approx 2.5 km of road just north of Black Diamond
  2. Bridge over a tributary of Three Point Creek
For more information, watch the video below.

Oct 11 - Update MD Energy Distribution & Transmission cost review

Oct 11 Update - MD Energy Distribution & Transmission cost review and LED Retrofit

As MD Council, we are always looking at ways of saving money.  Today, Council decided to move forward on a couple cost saving projects.  Watch the video below for more details.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

MEET JASON TONIGHT AT MRAS!


"I want to continue representing you to the best of my ability and would love to hear from you in person."

Come and meet Jason Parker, your Division 3 Councillor so that you can have the opportunity to have your feedback heard and get to know a little more about him. 

What do you love about the area?  Why do you live out here?  What have you found challenging? What would you like to see changed? What is your future vision for the area?

Doors open at 7:00 pm and the event will begin at 7:15 pm.

Location:

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Millarville Race Track Hall

We look forward to seeing you there, hearing your feedback and giving you the opportunity to get to know me better.


Monday, 9 October 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!


We certainly have so much to be thankful for!  We live in such a beautiful place with such amazing people.  Lately, I have been very thankful for all the great feedback I have been receiving from you all as I have been arriving on your doorsteps. 

It was awesome talking to so many more of you this weekend! Thanks for all the Thanksgiving wishes and amazing feedback. We certainly have the best residents out here!

 
A special thanks to the great team effort today as well.  It means so much having such great support, not only from the many residents we have visited but my family and friends as well!

I look forward to seeing more of you tomorrow at the Millarville Race Track at 7pm for the "Meet Jason" Event and the upcoming days as I continue visiting your doors! Details for the event are HERE.  See you there!

Thursday, 5 October 2017

TONIGHT MEET JASON EVENT - Square Butte Hall




"I want to continue representing you to the best of my ability and would love to hear from you in person."

Come and meet Jason Parker, your Division 3 Councillor so that you can have the opportunity to have your feedback heard and get to know a little more about him. 

What do you love about the area?  Why do you live out here?  What have you found challenging? What would you like to see changed? What is your future vision for the area?

Doors open at 7:00 pm and the event will begin at 7:15 pm.

Locations:
Thursday, October 5, 2017 
Square Butte Hall, HIghway 762

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Millarville Race Track Hall

We look forward to seeing you there, hearing your feedback and giving you the opportunity to get to know Jason better.

Oct 5 - Advanced Vote TODAY and Oct 12!

Election Details and Dates

Advanced Vote - Thursday, October 5, and October 12, 2017 
4 pm - 8 pm

M.D. of Foothills No. 31 Administrative Office
309 Macleod Trail
High River, AB

Election Day - Monday, October 16, 2017 
10 am - 8 pm

Square Butte Hall, Highway 762
Millarville Community School, Millarville
Flare 'n Derrick, Turner Valley


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Questions
If you have any questions about the election, please contact Heather McInnes at 403.603.6203 or Debbie Greenwood at 403-603.6237 for more information.

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