By Chad Ingram
Haliburton County council which consists of the reeves and deputy-reeves of the county’s four lower-tier townships cost about $105000 to operate in 2015.
Remuneration for councillors was presented in a report during a Feb. 17 council meeting. Provincial legislation requires that municipalities publicly disclose and pay and expenses of elected officials as well committee appointees on an annual basis.
Minden Hills Deputy-reeve Cheryl Murdoch collected just more than $8900 in per diem payments and about $115 in mileage for a total of just more than $9000.
Algonquin Highlands Reeve Carol Moffatt received $9850 in per diem payments about $850 in mileage and had some $990 of other expenses for a total just less than $11700.
Other expenses include items such as registration fees.
Highlands East Reeve Dave Burton was paid just more than $9900 received about $1560 in mileage and had $580 in other expenses for a total just over $12000.
Dysart el at Deputy-reeve Andrea Roberts totalled $10970 in per diem payments about $970 in mileage and approximately $130 in other expenses for a total also just over $12000.
Algonquin Highlands Deputy-reeve Liz Danielsen collected $10930 in per diem payments and about $1580 in mileage for a total of just more than $12500.
Highlands East Deputy-reeve Suzanne Partridge collected $10810 in per diem payments and just more than $2100 in mileage for a total of approximately $12950.
Minden Hills Reeve Brent Devolin was paid $11610 collected in $864 in mileage and had more than $1300 in other expenses for a total of just more than $13800.
Dysart et al Reeve Murray Fearrey who was county warden in 2015 was paid $18800 collected just less than $1000 in mileage and had just more than $1000 in other expenses for total of approximately $20860.
Councillors are paid based on the number of council and committee meetings they attend county payments are separate from those received by their respective lower tiers.
Per diems and mileage for library board members totalled just more than $3100 for the year. For the tourism committee costs were just more than $1000; for the land division committee just more than $2800; and for members of the accessibility committee about $700.