By Chad Ingram
Published Feb. 28 2017
Haliburton County council cost just more than $105000 to operate for 2016.
Councillors for the upper tier – county council is comprised of the reeves and deputy-reeves of each of Haliburton County’s four lower-tier townships – received a report on their remuneration for last year during a Feb. 22 meeting.
Algonquin Highlands Reeve Carol Moffatt who was county warden for 2016 received $18850 in per diem payments at the upper-tier level charged $1900 in mileage and had just less than $980 in “other” expenses for a total of just more than $21730.
“Other” expenses consist of conference fees accommodations and meals.
Minden Hills Reeve Brent Devolin received about $9800 in per diem payments had $940 in mileage and more than $2250 in other expenses for a total of just over $13000.
Algonquin Highlands Deputy-reeve Liz Danielsen received about $10800 in per diem payments charged more than $1500 in mileage and had other expenses in the order of about $600 for a total of just under $13000.
Dysart et al Deputy-reeve Andrea Roberts received $10700 in payment charged $920 in mileage and accrued about $1100 in other expenses for a total of $12800.
Dysart et al Reeve Murray Fearrey and Highlands East Deputy-reeve Suzanne Partridge each had totals of approximately $11900. Fearrey received approximately $10420 in per diem payments charged $765 in mileage and had about $710 in other expenses while Partridge’s number were $9760 $1928 and about $215 respectively.
Highlands East Reeve Dave Burton received about $9780 in per diem payments charged about $1160 in mileage and had $130 in other expenses for a total of just more than $11000.
Minden Hills Deputy-reeve Cheryl Murdoch was paid $10280 charged $160 in mileage and had just less than $20 in other expenses for a total of just more than $10640.
Per diem payments for councillors vary based on how many council and committee meetings they attend.
Total per diem mileage and other expenses for the four non-council members of the county’s library board totalled about $2380 for the year.
Total expenses for the two citizen members of the county’s tourism committee were less than $1000 and expenses for the three members of the county’s land division committee totalled about $2300.
The four members of the county’s accessibility committee had about $1000 in combined expenses.