County council costs just more than $100000

March 18 2014

By Chad Ingram

Haliburton County council cost taxpayers a little more than $100000 to operate for 2013.

Members of the county’s finance and correspondence committee received council expenditures for last year during their March 12 meeting.
County councillors receive $625 per month $1250 for the warden. They receive either $60 or $100 for each committee meeting they attend depending on the length of the meeting.
Including per diem mileage and other expenses Minden Hills Deputy-reeve Cheryl Murdoch was paid $9600 for the year; Minden Hills Reeve Barb Reid approximately $10240; Highlands East Reeve Dave Burton $10730; Dysart et al Reeve Murray Fearrey approximately $11260; Highlands East Deputy-reeve Suzanne Partridge about $11500; Dysart et al Deputy-reeve Bill Davis approximately $12600; Algonquin Highlands Deputy-reeve Liz Danieslen just more than $13350; and Algonquin Highlands Reeve Carol Moffatt who served as warden last year approximately $21500.
Payments at the upper tier are separate from compensation councillors receive from their lower-tier townships.
The expenditures do not include those for registered conferences which are paid directly by the municipality.
The members of the county’s library board cost just more than $3000 in expenditures; the land division committee $3200; the tourism committee $1500 and the accessibility committee $1300.