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Cost to compensate County councillors about $664k last year
Posted April 29,
Simcoe County's 32 councillors cost taxpayers $664,032 in
remunerations, mileage, internet and conference expenses in 2013,
according to the 2013 financial report tabled recently.
Warden Cal Patterson, mayor of Wasaga Beach, topped the list drawing a
salary of $60,773, plus $11,542 in conference expenses.
County council is comprised of the mayors and deputy mayors of the 16
member municipalities. Councillors receive an annual salary of $8,479 and $212 per meeting they attend.
New Tecumseth mayor Mike MacEachern's remuneration was $13,357, claimed
$970 in mileage, $600 for internet, and $1,397 to attend the AMO
conference in Ottawa.
Deputy mayor Rick Milne received $18,445 in remuneration, $2,456 in
mileage, no internet claim, and $1,609 to attend AMO.
Adjala-Tosorontio mayor Tom Walsh was paid $13,569, claimed $1,407 in
mileage, no internet, and $529 to attend the Good Roads convention.
Deputy mayor Mary Brett Small's remuneration was $14,841, $2,319 in
mileage, $300 internet, and $1,487 to attend AMO.
Essa mayor Terry Dowdall was paid $14,205, and $1,237 in mileage, no
internet claim, and $1,468 for AMO conference.
Deputy mayor Sandi Macdonald's remuneration was $13,781, $555 in
mileage. $300 for internet, and $1,230 for AMO.
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