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Town releases treasurer’s report detailing council and committee remuneration

 

 

By Ron Giofu

 

The town has released its treasurer’s report detailing council’s remuneration for 2016.

The report shows that Mayor Aldo DiCarlo earned total remuneration from the town of $29,564.14. That figure is a combination of his $26,872.68 salary as mayor, his communication allowance of $1,374.54, his per diem of $103.98, $500 for public receptions and $712.94 for travel and mileage.

DiCarlo also $7,665 for being a member of the Essex Power board of directors including a $4,000, $3,500 for meeting fees and $165 for travel and mileage. He also received a $1,200 honorarium for being on the Amherstburg Police Services Board.

Deputy Mayor Bart DiPasquale earned $19,971.62 from the town including his salary of $18,413.40. DiPasquale’s communication allowance as $1,339 while his public receptions remuneration was $45. A total of $174.22 was listed as DiPasquale’s travel and mileage expenses.

Councillor Leo Meloche had a total remuneration figure of $20,194.29. In addition to the $15,936.12 salary he earned as a councillor, other expenses and remuneration included $1,223.33 for his communication allowance, $830.81 for his per diem, $342.86 for public receptions, $1000.18 for training and conferences and $860.99 for travel and mileage.

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Councillor Joan Courtney’s total remuneration for 2016 was $19,015.16. Courtney’s communication allowance was $1,350.16 for 2016 while her per diem was $727.22. Training and conferences amounted to $890.40 for Courtney while her travel and mileage was $111.26. That remuneration was on top of her $15,936.12 salary.

Councillor Rick Fryer’s overall remuneration total was just slightly less than Courtney’s, coming in at $19,012.66. In addition to Fryer’s $15,936.12 salary, his communication allowance was $1,232.47 and his per diem was $830.81. Fryer’s training and conferences expenses were $843.64 while his travel and mileage remuneration amounted to $169.62. Fryer also received $650 on top of his remuneration from the town for being on the ERCA board of directors.

The total remuneration from the town for 2016 for Councillor Jason Lavigne was $18,957.07. The breakdown of that number included the $15,936.12 salary, his $1,393.83 communication allowance, $727.22 for his per diem and a travel and mileage expense of $111.26.

Lavigne also earned a $1,200 honorarium for being on the Amherstburg Police Services Board.

Councillor Diane Pouget’s remuneration for last year was $17,404. Her $15,936.12 salary was combined with a communication allowance of $1,268.06, a per diem of $103.59 and a training and conference total of $96.67.

Other Amherstburg Police Service Board members receiving a $1,200 honorarium were Pauline Gemmell, Bob Rozankovic and Patricia Simone.

A total of $4,350 in honorariums was paid to committee of adjustment members. Donald Shaw received an honorarium of $975 while Sherry Ducedre received $900. David Cozens, Michael Prue and Duncan Smith each received an honorarium of $825.

Accessibility committee honorariums included $100 for Kenneth Houston and $300 for William Whittal.

Ron Sutherland received $1,078 for being on the ERCA board and was also one of five drainage board members paid either for an honorarium or for a drainage course. The drainage board’s total amount for remuneration was $4,557.66 with other members including Gary Ayers, Robert Bezaire, Allan Major and Bob Pillon.

A total of $2,148 was paid to heritage committee members for their attendance at the Ontario Heritage Conference. Robert Honor received $1,073.52 while Paul Hertel received $1,074.64. Remuneration for economic advisory committee member John McDonald was $1,094.99 as he had attended the Think Smarter economic development forum.

Essex County releases 2016 remuneration report for county council members

 

 

By Ron Giofu

 

The County of Essex has released its 2016 remuneration report with one Amherstburg representative being near the middle of the pack while the other had the lowest remuneration total.

With the exception of the warden and deputy warden, who earn salaries of $64,958.16 and $10,919.88 respectively, each county council member earns a salary of $8,981.40. The difference in remuneration totals stem from what compensation is gained or repaid through indemnities, mileage, conference expenses or out-of-town meetings.

Deputy Mayor Bart DiPasquale ranked eighth out of the 14 county council members with a total remuneration of $13,286.66. In addition to his salary, DiPasquale’s indemnities and mileage amounted to $1,387.06 and $1,087.78 respectively with the remainder being a conference per diem of $640 and conference expense of $1,190.42.

Mayor Aldo DiCarlo’s remuneration total was actually the least of the 14 members of Essex County council, totaling $11,640.64. DiCarlo’s indemnities totaled $213.44 and his mileage amounted to $573.46. His conference per diem was $640 and his conference expenses were $1,232.34.

Warden Tom Bain had a total remuneration of $81,923.51 with indemnities totaling $747.04 and mileage of $5,515.52. Bain’s conference per diem was $2,240 while his conference expenses were $6,925.83. Bain, also the mayor of Lakeshore, had expenses for out-of-town meetings amount to $576.96 and his per diem for those out-of-town meetings total $960.

Essex Deputy Mayor Richard Meloche’s remuneration was second highest, totaling $17,365. In addition to his salary as a county councillor, Meloche’s indemnities totaled $5,516 and his mileage total was $467.56. His conference per diem was $640 while his conference expenses totaled $1,760.50.

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Kingsville Mayor Nelson Santos had a total of $15,228.33 paid out in remuneration in 2016. In addition to his salary, Santos’ indemnities totaled $2,294.48 and his mileage was $1,422.44. His conference per diem was $640 and his conference expenses were $1,890.01.

Essex Mayor Ron McDermott ranked fourth out of the 14 county council members with a remuneration total of $14,700.84. His indemnities were $2,025.48 and his mileage totaled $41.12. McDermott’s conference per diem was $800 and his conference expenses were $2,852.84.

Tecumseh Mayor Gary McNamara’s 2016 remuneration was $14,157.20 with indemnities of $4,802.40 and mileage of $373.40 being added to his salary. McNamara had no conference expenses listed.

Kingsville Deputy Mayor Gord Queen’s 2016 remuneration totaled $13,622.75. In addition to Queen’s salary, he had $2,347.84 listed as his indemnities and $589.56 in mileage. His conference per diem was $80 and his conference expenses were $1,223.95.

Lakeshore Deputy Mayor Al Fazio had a remuneration of $13,461.88. His indemnities totaled $320.16 in 2016 while his mileage was listed at $564.92. Fazio’s per diem for conferences was $800 while his conference expenses totaled $2,795.40.

While Fazio’s total ranked seventh, Leamington Deputy Mayor Hilda MacDonald’s 2016 remuneration total ranked ninth. In addition to MacDonald’s salary, her indemnities were $1,280.64 while her mileage totaled $534.28. MacDonald’s per diem for conferences were $640 and her conference expenses were $1,816.27.

LaSalle Mayor Ken Antaya ranked tenth with a total remuneration of $12,838.90. Antaya, also the deputy warden, had indemnities of $1,387.36 and mileage of $531.66 in addition to his deputy warden’s salary. He had no conference per diem or expenses listed for 2016.

LaSalle Deputy Mayor Marc Bondy had his 2016 remuneration listed as $12,659.40. In addition to his salary as a county councillor, he had $1,387.36 in indemnities and $487.86 in mileage. Bondy’s per diem for conferences was $640 while his conference expenses totaled $1,162.78.

Tecumseh Deputy Mayor Joe Bachetti saw his 2016 remuneration listed at $12,643.95. Bachetti’s indemnities totaled $1,494.08 and his mileage was totaled at $441.92. Conference per diems was listed at $480 while Bachetti’s conference expenses were listed at $1,246.55.

The county council member with the second lowest remuneration total was Leamington Mayor John Paterson, whose 2016 total was reported as $11,904.49. In addition to his salary, Paterson did not have any indemnities listed and $507.19 in mileage claimed. Paterson’s per diem for conferences totaled $640 while his conference expenses were $1,775.90.

In all, the remuneration for all members of Essex County council totaled $258,686.60. Total remuneration for committee members and others totaled $17,913.19.

Essex County council’s remuneration for 2015 released

 

 

By Ron Giofu

 

As is required by the Municipal Act, the remuneration for the members of Essex County council has been released publicly.

The two representatives from Amherstburg come out on the low end of the spectrum, ranking twelfth and thirteenth out of the 14 members of Essex County council. Each member of county council earns a salary of $8,981.40 with the exceptions being Warden Tom Bain, who earns a salary of $64,958.16 and Deputy Warden Ken Antaya, who earns a salary of $10,919.88.

Any additional remuneration comes in the form of mileage, indemnities and conference expenditures.

Deputy Mayor Bart DiPasquale’s total remuneration for 2015 amounted to $11,106.11, twelfth out of the 14 members. In addition to his salary, he had a total of $960.48 for indemnities and claimed $1,164.23 in mileage.

Mayor Aldo DiCarlo ranked thirteenth of the 14 members, with a total remuneration of $10,368.15. DiCarlo’s indemnities were $747.04 while his mileage amounted to $639.71.

Neither DiCarlo and DiPasquale were listed as billing any conference expenditures to the county.

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Bain ranked the highest out of the 14 members. His overall remuneration was $85,192.24 with the $64,958.16 salary comprising most of that. Bain, the mayor of Lakeshore, also had $747.04 in indemnities and $5,053.91 in mileage. The rest was comprised in conference-related and association meeting expenditures.

The second highest remuneration total was attributed to Leamington Deputy Mayor Hilda MacDonald. MacDonald’s overall total was $16,614.74 with her indemnities listed at $1,919.72 and mileage at $836.76. The rest of her remuneration involved conference per diems and expenses.

Essex Deputy Mayor Richard Meloche had the third highest total, with his total remuneration being $16,442.32. In addition to his salary, he had $2,624.35 in indemnities and $395.91 with the remained being conference-related expenditures.

Kingsville Mayor Nelson Santos’ total remuneration was $15,887.78, with indemnities of $1,810.52 and mileage of $1,041.70. The rest of his remuneration was attributed to conference expenses.

Tecumseh Deputy Mayor Joe Bachetti had a total remuneration figure of $14,520.29 with his indemnities totaling $1,494.08 and mileage totaling $485.21. The rest of his remuneration related to conferences.

Lakeshore Deputy Mayor Al Fazio’s total remuneration ranked sixth out of 14 with his overall remuneration being $13,789.58. Fazio’s indemnities were $426.88 while his mileage was $768.68. Conference-related expenditures amounted for the remainder of his remuneration.

In the middle of the pack was Tecumseh Mayor Gary McNamara, whose total remuneration was $13,434.93. His indemnities totaled $4,055.36 while his mileage was $398.17.

In eighth position was Kingsville Deputy Mayor Gord Queen, whose total remuneration was $13,226.16. His indemnities and mileage totaled $2,614.64 and $633.30 respectively with conference-related per diems and expenses comprising the rest.

Leamington Mayor John Paterson’s total was $12,710, with his remuneration totaling zero and his mileage being $675.36. The rest of his overall total dealt with conference expenditures.

Antaya, the mayor of LaSalle, saw his overall total amount to $12,396.86. In addition to his $10,919.88 salary, his other totals were $960.48 for indemnities and $516.50 for mileage. LaSalle Deputy Mayor Marc Bondy was eleventh out of 14 county council members, with his remuneration being $12,094.19. He didn’t have any indemnities listed with $546.51 claimed in mileage. The remainder was conference-related totals.

The county council member with the lowest remuneration reported was Essex Mayor Ron McDermott. McDermott’s total was $10,326.03 with his indemnity total being $1,280.65 and $63.98 listed as his mileage total.

The totals listed are for their roles on Essex County council only and do not include any salary or expenses earned on their respective municipal councils.