Summerland council cost $116K

The cost of Summerland’s municipal council was $116,236.67 in 2012.

The cost of Summerland’s municipal council was $116,236.67 in 2012.

The price includes $97,406.55 in remuneration for the mayor and six councillors and $18,830.12 in expenses.

Mayor Janice Perrino received $26,658.81 in remuneration while the councillors received $11,791.29 each.

While the amount seems low, Perrino said it ensures those in council roles will view their positions as a form of service to the community, not a career.

Expenses claimed by the members of council varied widely.

Perrino’s expense total came to $6,699.32.

Of the councillors, Coun. Peter Waterman had the highest total at $3,677.86, followed by Coun. Orv Robson with $3,510.93. Coun. Martin Van Alphen’s expenses came to $3,174.78 and Coun. Robert Hacking’s expense claims totalled $1,703.23. Coun. Lloyd Christopherson claimed $64 in expenses while Coun. Bruce Hallquist had no expense claims.

The remuneration includes expenses for travel and conventions the council members attend.

Perrino’s amount includes travel to an event in Ottawa as well as travel to events locally and within the province.

 

Just Posted

Barclay was a Summerland pioneer

The Barclay ranch comprised much of what is now Summerland

Cold case files: Penticton man still missing after two years

Penticton RCMP are hoping that re-sharing of this information may lead to new tips from the public

PRICK! sees increase in patients

The rainbow friendly service offers STI and HIV screening monthly

New ultra-low-priced airline announced for Kelowna

Westjet’s Swoop airline will start seasonal service to Winnipeg March 24

First Things First evoking the power of song and play

Environmental group educating through entertainment

VIDEO: Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

Why would the B.C. legislature need a firewood splitter?

First sign of police involvement in investigation of top managers

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

Heavy snowfall expected for Coquihalla, Okanagan valley

Coquihalla highway, the Connector, and Highway 3, from Princeton to Allison Pass are getting snow.

Judge annuls hairdresser’s forced marriage to boss’ relative

Woman was told she’d be fired if she didn’t marry boss’s Indian relative so he could immigrate here

Video: Runaway Coquihalla dog returned to owner

Archer, the dog found roaming along Coq. Hwy. on Jan. 19, has been reunited with owner

Liberals look to make home-buying more affordable for millennials: Morneau

Housing is expected to be a prominent campaign issue ahead of October’s federal election

Province proposes Shuswap cannabis retail outlet

BC Liquor Distribution Branch pursues new store at Salmon Arm SmartCentres site

Most Read