Report on council remunerations to push Simcoe County rates
higher in 2015
Simcoe County council's governance committee will mull over
five options that increase the annual remunerations of the Warden,
Deputy Warden, and councillors effective Jan. 1, 2015 which coincides
with the new term following the elections in October. A 6th option is
Currently, the Warden is paid $55,000, plus expenses, use of a
car, and office in Midhurst. The deputy warden receives $36,663,
councillors are paid $8,479 plus $212 per meeting, and expense claims.
The five options use comparable rates with neighbouring
regions, CPI, COLA, unionized rate increases, and an average of the
The smallest of the increases is the comparable rate which
would increase the Warden's salary to $60,241; Deputy Warden, $40,156;
councillor salary, $9,287, and per diems to $232.
The highest of the options is based on the County of Simcoe's
non-union (management) COLA increases, which would raise the Warden's
salary to $61,557; Deputy Warden to $41,034; councillor, $9,490 and per
The governance committee meets tomorrow following the scheduled County
council session, and it's expected a recommendation would be tabled for
council's consideration at its next meeting.