$135K in council pay, expenses
BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL
Staff South Glengarry council’s total remuneration and expenses in 2018 were slightly less than the previous year’s – even with the expenses of the three new members who came aboard following last October’s municipal election added to the mix.
A staff report compiled by the township’s general manager of corporate services/treasurer Lachlan McDonald for the March 18 regular council meeting shows that council’s total remuneration and expenses for 2018 was $135,570.78.
That number is $1,102 less than the 2017 figure of $136,672.78.
Once again last year, former deputy-mayor, now mayor, Frank Prevost was the top-earning member of South Glengarry council, taking home a total of $32,867.87 – $22,305.94 of which was remuneration – and expenses in 2018.
Former mayor Ian McLeod – as was the case in 2017 – was second in total earnings, at $31,215.27 – followed by current deputy-mayor (former councillor) Lyle Warden, at $25,654.06; and former councillors Trevor Bougie ($22,901.44); and Bill McKenzie ($18,018.11).
Both council returnees – Mayor Prevost and Deputy-Mayor Warden – received slightly less in 2018 than the previous year.
Mayor Prevost’s total 2018 earnings were 13 percent less than he took home in 2017 ($37,561.45), while the deputy-mayor earned 4.6 percent less ($26,890.83) in 2018 than during the previous year.
Each of the three councillors elected last fall – Stephanie Jaworski, Martin Lang, and Sam McDonell – received prorated earnings totalling $1,638.01 for 2018.