Since taking his seat at the Portage la Prairie City Council table in October, councillor Faron Nicholls is proud of what he's accomplished so far.
This is Nicholls' first term in municipal politics, and he says it's been an amazing experience. One of the things he's most proud of includes the Centennial Cup, which he’s been volunteering for.
"It's been a resounding success," explains Nicholls. "And, to be involved, both as a volunteer and taking on some commitments to do with the city, the feedback has been enormous. It's been indescribable, from the team's aspects that are here in our city and not to mention parents, and the businesses have been phenomenal. It's been, what I would say, a shining star right now."
Nicholls, who is also the Chair of the Waterworks Committee, says there has been some positive starts, but it's starting to get busy. Water treatment, as well as testing for lead in potable water, has taken up a considerable amount of his time as of late.
"I'd have to mention that the city administrative staff along with our City Manager, Nathan Peto," notes Nicholls. "Along with all of the different departments in the city, they've been so welcoming. They do such a great job that it makes us all look very good."
On top of the city staff, Nicholls also mentions that the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie's council has been great to deal with.
Looking ahead, Nicholls is hoping to complete the projects currently on the go within the city as smoothly as possible.
"We've spoken a lot about Saskatchewan Avenue West (rejuvenation project) and now we can see that our water sewer work is getting close to being wrapped up," says Nicholls. "We're going to be starting to see more sidewalk and road work in the next little while, and it's going to be a wonderful piece of work that we will be looking at in fall next year to be completed."