$135K in coun­cil pay, ex­penses

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page - News

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.

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