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Mercury (Hobart) - - FOOTY FEVER - Ron San­der­son An­drew Paul Greg Win­ton David Met­calf Peter Brooks Nick Heath Emilio Reale Gary Arnold Robert Hig­gins

salary of any man­agers, at an­num.

Most of the ex­penses in­curred by gen­eral man­agers dur­ing the 2016-17 fi­nan­cial year were for din­ing, ac­com­mo­da­tion or air­fares.

Mr Arnold spent more than $800 at the Oys­ter Cove Inn for a Christ­mas func­tion for coun­cil­lors and se­nior man­age­ment.

He also spent nearly $1000 with cruise and day tour com­pany Pennicott Wilder­ness Jour­neys.

Mr Arnold said his coun­cil credit card was used for a va­ri­ety of pur­poses.

“From mem­ory on that one [the Pennicott Wilder­ness Jour­ney trans­ac­tion ] we were run­ning a nam­ing com­pe­ti­tion for the Kingston Park de­vel­op­ment and we de­cided to give the win­ners a prize,” he said.

“I can’t speak for other gen­eral man­ager’s but I know in my case my credit card is used by other man­agers at the coun­cil to book cour­ses and re­lated ex­penses for their guys.

“So it is used for some peo­ple to go to Mel­bourne if there is a con­fer­ence they need to go to that will ben­e­fit the coun­cil.” of the gen­eral $159,000 per

Among Mr San­der­son’s ex­penses was a $3100 charge for a trip to Can­berra with Brighton Mayor Tony Foster and his wife to present the coun­cil’s busi­ness case for the 2017 Camper­van and Mo­torhome Club of Aus­tralia na­tional rally, which was held in March.

Mr San­der­son is also a sales­man for the coun­cil’s own com­puter soft­ware, Mi­cro­wise, which he spruiks to other coun­cils.

The Mercury has not in­cluded his Mi­cro­wise-re­lated ex­penses, as this payer funded.

But for coun­cil busi­ness Rock­wall Bar and Grill looks to be Mr San­der­son’s favourite jaunt, din­ing on sep­a­rate oc­ca­sions with Mr Brooks, Mr Met­calf, LGAT chief ex­ec­u­tive Ka­trena Stephen­son and Ho­bart al­der­man Da­mon Thomas.

Mr San­der­son also spent $1900 on ad­ver­tis­ing with ra­dio sta­tion 7HOFM to pro­mote the Brighton Show.

Mr San­der­son said $9400 of his ex­penses were mostly for trav­el­ling and con­fer­ences on the main­land.

“Other ex­penses in­clude LGAT gen­eral man­agers con­fer­ence and net­work­ing with other gen­eral man­agers and elected mem­bers,” he said.

“This $9400 is within bud­get al­lo­ca­tions.”

Out of Mr Brooks’s $15,570, $9550 was for the at­ten­dance at Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Chief Of­fi­cer Group con­fer­ences.

A Glenorchy spokes­woman said since Tony McMullen took on the act­ing gen­eral man­ager role in April he had in­curred no credit card ex­penses.

Mr Heath claimed $117.50 in ex­penses for pur­chases at the last Taste of Tas­ma­nia. is not rate- WHO EARNS WHAT?

Brighton Coun­cil: To­tal of $280,232 for 2016,

Clarence City Coun­cil: To­tal pack­age of $271,767

Der­went Val­ley Coun­cil: $240,000 to $259,999

Glam­or­gan Spring Bay: To­tal pack­age of $171,015

Glenorchy City Coun­cil: $285,625 for the last fi­nan­cial year, in­clu­sive of su­per­an­nu­a­tion but ex­clu­sive of payable FBT

Ho­bart City Coun­cil: $340,000 to $359,999

Huon Val­ley Coun­cil: $159,000 per an­num

King­bor­ough Coun­cil: To­tal of $255,988

shared be­tween Sorell and Tas­man Coun­cil’s: Pack­age of $203,996

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