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Councils report 2011 remuneration levels

Woolwich councillors collected a total of $76,866 in pay and filed expense claims of $6,635 in 2011, according to a report tabled this week. That compares to $71,073 and $2,248 the previous year. In a housekeeping measure mandated by the province, finance director Richard Petherick filed a statement of payments and expenses that was accepted by council at Tuesday night’s meeting. The Ontario Municipal Act gives municipalities until Mar. 31 to make the details public.

Mayor Todd Cowan received $24,782, with expenses of $2,527. Each of the four ward councillors got $13,021, filing various expenses for such thing as conference fees: Mark Bauman, $533; Bonnie Bryant, $1,911; Julie-Anne Herteis, $433; Allan Poffenroth, $1,231.

Petherick’s report also noted the township paid five members of its Committee of Adjustment remuneration totaling $1,960 and expenses that amounted to $1,058.

In Wellesley, a similar report tabled this week shows councillors received a total of $59,795.89 and filed expenses of $14,255.59 in 2011. For the previous year, the corresponding numbers were $52,180.28 and $14,922.51.
Mayor Ross Kelterborn was paid $16,857.17, drawing a mileage allowance of $2,199.96 and expenses of $455.57. As is his custom, he donated $6,000 back to the township to keep his pay close to $10,000.

Each of the councillors received $10,734.648, and mileage allowances of $800.04. Herb Neher filed expenses of $2,699.42; Paul Hergott, $4,177.75; Jim Olender, $3,724.76; and Shelley Wagner, $3,208.09.
Four committee of adjustment members received $1,190, and received mileage costs of $380.97. Five members of the recreation committee received a total of $340.

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