Council costs rise by $200
North Glengarry council members cost taxpayers $202 more in 2018 than they did in 2017, even though there were two extra members on the payroll during the post-election transition period.
Last year, remuneration and expenses totalled $151,046, compared to $150,844 in 2017 and $150,370 in 2016.
The 2018 figure includes pay and expenses of the seven council members who served the full year and two newcomers, Councillors Brenda Noble and Johanne Wensink, who joined council in December following the municipal elections.
In his last year as mayor, Chris McDonell was paid $30,355, including $26,609 in salary and $3,745 in mileage and expenses.
As Deputy Mayor, current mayor Jamie MacDonald got $23,772, which was comprised of $19,449 in pay, $3,422 for conferences and workshops, and $900 for mileage and expenses.
Councillor Jeff Manley received $20,318. This total consisted of his $15,095 salary, $3,489 for workshops and conferences and $1,733 for mileage and expenses.
Carma Williams, the Maxville councillor who was elected Deputy Mayor, was paid $20,232, which reflected pay of $15,385, conference and workshop costs of $3,395 and mileage and expenses reimbursements of $1,450.
In his last year as a councillor, Brian Caddell received $18,828. This total included his salary of $13,837, workshop and conference costs of $3,689 and mileage and expenses of $1,501.
Councillor At Large Jacques Massie was paid $17,781. This number resulted from his $16,256 salary, mileage and expenses of $966 and workshop and conference disbursements of $559.
Councillor Mike Depratto received $16,755. That included his remuneration of $15,095, mileage and expenses of $1,100 and conference and workshop registration fees of $559.
In December, Councillor Brenda Noble was paid $1,742, reflecting her $1,257 salary for that month, and mileage and expenses of $484.
At the same time, Councillor Johanne Wensink was paid her basic $1,257 salary.