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Monday, March 27, 2017

Salaries for Brockton council are released

Brockton | by Robyn Garvey  

Mayor David Inglis tops the list, and he says taxpayers get value for their dollar from members.

It cost just over 134 thousand dollars to cover the salaries, benefits and expenses of Brockton’s seven member Council in 2016.

Before expenses, Mayor David Inglis earned just over 37 thousand dollars, $10,600 dollars of this comes from Westario for serving as a Westario Board of Director. 

Deputy Mayor Dan Gieurszak earned about 18 thousand dollars before expenses, this includes his $1,900 honorarium as a Saugeen Conservation Board of Director.

Councilors earned $13,440 before expenses.

All in all, Mayor David Inglis believes taxpayers are receiving good value for their dollar.

He says being on Council is both a rewarding but also time consuming job.

Inglis adds the role of mayor has particularly increased over the years saying it is almost a full time job.

With all of the new Ministry regulations and mandates he says mayors are busier than ever.

Deputy Mayor Dan Gieruszak agrees, saying it is a 24-7 job.

He says for most muncipal politicians it is not about the money but rather the opportunity to serve the community.

The total $134,206 dollar figure includes council salaries as wells as expenses such as benefits, mileage, training and insurance costs.

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