Ladysmith council pay panel formed

Three people to investigate issue

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.

 

Tell us what you think. Do you think council should get a pay raise? Do you like the idea of a panel to investigate? Email editor@ladysmithchronicle.com

— Staff

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