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City releases remuneration list

By Stephen Uhler, The Daily Observer

An aerial view of Pembroke's City Hall and the Muskrat River. Photo submitted by Jim Childerhose.

An aerial view of Pembroke's City Hall and the Muskrat River. Photo submitted by Jim Childerhose.

Members of Pembroke city council received nearly $208,471 in remuneration payments in 2017.

 

On Tuesday, as obligated under the Municipal Act, the city released its remuneration list for 2017, which itemizes what council members and those who serve on boards took home last year, both as base honoraria and for expenses reimbursed to them which they incurred while on council business.

Councillors' remunerations for 2017, in descending order of amount, are as follows:

Mayor Michael LeMay - $41,140.27, which includes $36,354.29 in a mayor's honorarium, a $2,080 administration allowance, $750 for being chair/vice chair of a committee, $140 for being on Renfrew County's health committee, and $1,815.98 for conferences and expenses.

Deputy-Mayor Ron Gervais - $32,982.72, which includes $18,827.12 in a deputy-mayor honorarium; a $2,200 administration allowance, $1,500 for being chair/vice chair of a committee or committees, $5,000 for being the police services board chairman, $350 for being on the library board, and $5,105.60 for being on the Ottawa River Energy Solutions board.

Coun. Les Scott - $32,272.05, which includes $17,379.56 for a councillor's honorarium, a $1,700 administration allowance, $1,500 for being the chair or vice chair of a committee or committees, $6,958.80 for being a member of the Ottawa River Power Corporation board, $280 for being on the Renfrew County Social Services committee, and $4,453.69 for conferences and expenses.

Coun. Christine Reavie - $29,105.38, which includes $17,379.56 for a councillor's honorarium, a $1,700 administration allowance, $750 for being the chair or vice chair of a committee, $3,999.96 for being a member of the police services board, $4,900 for being on the Renfrew County District Health Unit board, $210 for being a part of the county's health committee, and $165.86 for conferences and meetings expenses.

Coun. Andrew Plummer - $28,451.12, which includes $17,379.56 for a councillor's honorarium, a $1,700 administration allowance, $750 for being the chair or vice chair of a committee, $1,800 for being on the Ottawa Valley Waste Management Board, $5,105.60 for being on the Ottawa River Power Corporation board, $350 for being on the Pembroke and Area Airport Commission, and $1,365.96 for conferences and expenses.

Coun. Pat Lafreniere - $22,839.91, which includes $17,379.56 for a councillor's honorarium, a $1,700 administration allowance, $1,500 for being the chair or vice chair of a committee or committees, $703 for being on the planning advisory and adjustment committee, and $1,557.35 for conferences and expenses.

Coun. John McCann - $21,679.56, which includes $17,379.56 for a councillor's honorarium, a $1,700 administration allowance, $2,250 for being the chair or vice chair of a committee or committees, and $350 for being a member of the public library board.

The 2017 remunerations for non-council members of local boards and commissions are as follows:

For serving on the Ottawa River Power Corporation and Ottawa River Energy Solutions boards, Marian Patterson received $5,175.60; Robert Hughes received $5,175.60; Fred Blackstein received $5,175.60; Romeo Levasseur received $6,887.60, and Michael Corrigan received $5,175.60.

On the Pembroke Police Services Board in 2017, members Pauline Edmonds received 2,999.97, Ian C. Kuehl received $3,734.29 and James Sloan received $3,999.96 in honoraria.

William Halkett received $225 for being on the public liaison committee of the Ottawa Valley Waste Management Board.

Sandra Fraser, Elizabeth Brose-Murphy and Beathea Summers each received $350 for serving on the Pembroke Library Board.

The Planning Advisory and Adjustment Committee (PAAC) members were remunerated as follows: Romeo Levasseur, $432.50; Michael St. Jean, $365.75; Robert Hughes, $399 and Harley McDowell, $399.

SUhler@postmedia.com 



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