County council costs $105K
By Chad Ingram
Published Feb. 28, 2017
Haliburton County council cost just more than $105,000 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 $18,850 in per diem payments at the upper-tier level, charged $1,900 in mileage and had just less than $980 in “other” expenses for a total of just more than $21,730.
“Other” expenses consist of conference fees, accommodations and meals.
Minden Hills Reeve Brent Devolin received about $9,800 in per diem payments, had $940 in mileage and more than $2,250 in other expenses for a total of just over $13,000.
Algonquin Highlands Deputy-reeve Liz Danielsen received about $10,800 in per diem payments, charged more than $1,500 in mileage and had other expenses in the order of about $600 for a total of just under $13,000.
Dysart et al Deputy-reeve Andrea Roberts received $10,700 in payment, charged $920 in mileage and accrued about $1,100 in other expenses for a total of $12,800.
Dysart et al Reeve Murray Fearrey and Highlands East Deputy-reeve Suzanne Partridge each had totals of approximately $11,900. Fearrey received approximately $10,420 in per diem payments, charged $765 in mileage and had about $710 in other expenses, while Partridge’s number were $9,760, $1,928 and about $215, respectively.
Highlands East Reeve Dave Burton received about $9,780 in per diem payments, charged about $1,160 in mileage and had $130 in other expenses for a total of just more than $11,000.
Minden Hills Deputy-reeve Cheryl Murdoch was paid $10,280, charged $160 in mileage and had just less than $20 in other expenses for a total of just more than $10,640.
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 $2,380 for the year.
Total expenses for the two citizen members of the county’s tourism committee were less than $1,000 and expenses for the three members of the county’s land division committee totalled about $2,300.
The four members of the county’s accessibility committee had about $1,000 in combined expenses.