Annual remuneration report details Council salaries and expensesf

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The Town of New Tecumseth Annual Remuneration Report listed details of salaries paid to the Mayor and members of Town Council for 2020.

The Municipal Act requires that each year, on or before March 31, the Treasurer provide Council with an itemized statement with regard to remuneration and expenses paid by the Town in the previous year to members of Council and members of Local Boards and other bodies.

The Act also requires any other body which pays remuneration or expenses to a member of Council appointed by the Town to provide an itemized statement of the remuneration and expense paid for the year.

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority and the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority have provided this information.

County remuneration and expenses for the Mayor, Deputy Mayor or designate are reported separately by the County of Simcoe and therefore not included in the Statement of Remuneration provided by the Town.

The report shows the Mayor and Council were paid a total of $296,570.04 in salaries for 2020.

Mayor Rick Milne received a salary or $49,457.64 plus a $6,866.32 payment in lieu of health and dental benefits.

Deputy Mayor Richard Norcross took home a salary of $34,206.48 with health and dental benefits valued at $6,866.32.

Eight councillors received a base salary of $26,613.24.

Councillors Paul Foster, Wayne Noye, Fran Sainsbury, Stephanie MacLellan, and Alan Lacey received $6,866.32 in payments in lieu of benefits.

Councillors Michael Beattie, Donna Jebb, and Shira Harrison McIntyre received benefits totally that same amount.

The Mayor and members of Council each received $1,020 for a car allowance totalling $10,200 for the year.

A total of $10,819.98 was also paid for meetings and per diems.

Council and the Mayor were also reimbursed for expenses incurred for a total of $21,382.17.

That included expenses for meals, conference registration and accommodation, travel and mileage, telephone and communication, and sundry expenses.

Expenses claimed for 2020 were slightly over half the amount that were claimed for the previous year.

Brian Lockhart, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, New Tecumseth Times