Mayor and council gave a council remunerations bylaw a first, second, and third reading during their Wednesday, August 31, make-up regular council meeting.
The bylaw includes a pay raise for the town’s elected officials, as decided by an ad hoc committee of Pat Foster, Rod Peters, and Chris Rolls.
The committee’s decision was to have mayor and council’s pay increase by $200 per year for the next three years, effective in December.
According to a report by the committee, they “referred to information provided that reflected current rates paid to towns of similar sizes.”
Travel and incidental expenses will remain the same under the bylaw.
The mayor currently receives $15,200 per year, while the town’s four councillors receive $10,000.
The bylaw will be adopted once the public has had a fair chance of providing feedback.