Council Remuneration Task Force


Last updated: Dec. 15, 2015 at 3:44 PM

A Council Remuneration Task Force is established during each term of a Council to review the salaries and benefits available to a member of Council as well as recommending which expenses will be assumed by the municipality when they carry out their official duties.

Council approved the recommendation from the 2013 Task Force on Council Remuneration that these reviews be conducted at the mid-point of the term rather than in an election year. 

2015 Remuneration Review Results

During the July 13, 2015 Regular Meeting of Council, the Task Force on Council Remuneration presented its final report and recommendations on Council Remuneration, and all recommendations were adopted by resolution of Council.

The 2015 Task Force considered the following: 

1. Mayor and Alderman Remuneration.
2. Mayor and Alderman Honorarium and when it should be provided.
3. Benefits provided to Council.
4. Allowances and other Provisions provided to Council.
5. Issuance of and Support for devices (smartphones, tablets and computers).
6. Reviewing the Part-time Status of the Office of the Mayor.

The 2015 remuneration recommendations and supporting rationale are detailed within the 2015 Council Remuneration Review report PDF.  Also included within this report is an overview of the remuneration review process, mandate and methodology.

Historical Council Remuneration Review Results

2013 Remuneration Review
A remuneration review was completed in 2013 and Council adopted, by resolution, the recommendations from that Task Force at the June 24, 2013 Regular Meeting of Council. Further detail regarding this review and the recommendations approved by Council can be found in the  2013 Council Remuneration Review report PDF.