Brockton is looking to its citizen’s to decide if it is time for Councillors to receive a raise in pay and if so how much.
Council is inviting interested members of the public to put their name forth to sit on a Council Remuneration Review Ad Hoc Committee.
The purpose of this committee is to review and make recommendations on Council’s remuneration levels for the next elected Council.
CAO Deb Roth says the review will be based, in part, on a comparison of similar sized small urban municipalities.
The deadline for submissions in September 18th.
Roth says anyone interested in sitting on the Committee must be a resident of Brockton and not be running for Council in the 2018 municipal election.
Mayor David Inglis calls the Remuneration Review timely, as he says Councillor salaries have only increased once during his past 11 years on Council.
Brockton is not the only municipality undergoing this process.
The Town of Hanover is undergoing a similar process and has created it own Council Remuneration Review Committee made up of citizens.
Brockton’s Remuneration Review Committee will present a report back to Council on December 11th regarding any proposed pay raises.
Any salary increases will not take effect until the new Brockton Council has been sworn in in 2018.
It cost just over 134 thousand dollars to cover the salaries, expenses of Brockton Council in 2016.
Before expenses, benefits and mileage that number dropped to 110 thousand dollars.
Councillors earned on average about 13.4 thousand dollars with the mayor bringing in 37 thousand dollars and the Deputy Mayor earned 18 thousand dollars .