County council costs just more than $100,000
March 18, 2014
By Chad Ingram
Haliburton County council cost taxpayers a little more than $100,000 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, $1,250 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 $9,600 for the year; Minden Hills Reeve Barb Reid approximately $10,240; Highlands East Reeve Dave Burton $10,730; Dysart et al Reeve Murray Fearrey approximately $11,260; Highlands East Deputy-reeve Suzanne Partridge about $11,500; Dysart et al Deputy-reeve Bill Davis approximately $12,600; Algonquin Highlands Deputy-reeve Liz Danieslen just more than $13,350; and Algonquin Highlands Reeve Carol Moffatt, who served as warden last year, approximately $21,500.
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 $3,000 in expenditures; the land division committee $3,200; the tourism committee $1,500 and the accessibility committee $1,300.