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Council costs ratepayers over $343k in remunerations and expenses in 2017

Posted March 5, 2018

New Tecumseth councillors cost ratepayers $302,314 in salaries and benefits in 2017, and $41,090 in expenses according to the annual statement of council remunerations.

Mayor Rick Milne, whose basic annual salary is $36,320 was boosted by $6,492 payment in lieu of benefits, topped out at $45,198 in total remuneration. Mayor Milne also claimed $10,866 in expenses for a total package of $56,064.

Donna Jebb, whose 2017 included her elevation to Deputy Mayor following the death of Jamie Smith, had combined salary and expenses of $34,304.

Ward 2 councillor Michael Beattie was the highest costing ward councillor - basic salary is $21,229 - with a total remuneration and expenses of $34,047, followed by Ward 1 councillor Marc Biss at $33,971.

Ward 7 councillor Shira Harrison McIntyre, $33,760; Ward 3, Paul Whiteside, $32,648; Ward 7 Richard Norcross, $32,526; Ward 4 Fran Sainsbury, $30,607; Ward 8 Chris Ross, $29,790; Jamie Smith, $22,758 (he died Aug. 1); and Ward 5 appointee Peter Anderson (Nov. 20), $2,920.

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by Tony Veltri