Coun­cil costs rise by $200

The Glengarry News - - News - -- Richard Ma­honey

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.

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