The staff at the Town of Ladysmith have appointed a three-person committee to review the pay scale for members of council.
The remuneration committee will be made up of Peter Richmond, Rollie Rose and Niomi Pearson.
According to a staff report, Ladysmith councillors are paid $9,466 per year while the mayor receives $20,677, with a population of 7,538. Gibsons’ mayor pulls in about 28,372 per year and councillors receive $13,143 per year, although the population is about 4,182.
Sechelt, with a population of 8,454, pays its mayor 36,028 a year and its councillors $18,019.
The township last conducted a full review of council remuneration in 2004.
Based on that report, council passed a motion to give council members a two per cent remuneration increase per year for the next three years and that another review be undertaken at that time.
A review in 2008 resulted in an increase to travel expenses for private vehicle use, but no change in remuneration and the pay scale has remained unchanged since that time.
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