Blind River council remuneration, according to a report from town treasurer Sue Dent, came in at $101,856.63 last year. The report was submitted for council at its virtual meeting on Tuesday evening and also included payments of $4,619.98 for outside expenses for individuals serving on boards not council related.
Mayor Sally Hagman topped the payments at $26,695 including the mayor’s annual honorarium of $14,346.72 and included $1,249 for municipal benefits, $2,259.06 for municipal travel and other honorariums for boards she sits on of $1,600 and $5,626.77, and Algoma Public Health of $1,528.38. The mayor does not charge for travel expenses within Blind River which she walks to.
Council honorariums have not increased in the past seven years.
Council honorariums for Deputy Mayor and Councillor Paula Summers and councillors Betty Ann Dunbar, Jim Dunbar, Steven Wells, HP Roy and Jennifer Posteraro remained at $8,913.60 in 2020.
In all, Coun. Summers was paid a total of $14,743.60 with $1,350 for municipal expenses, $874.93 for municipal benefits, $1,820.07 for municipal travel and $1,600 and $500 for sitting on two different boards included
Coun. Betty Ann Dunbar received $10,779.60 including the councillor honorarium of $8,913.60 including $1,350 for municipal expenses and $874,93 in municipal benefits.
Coun. Jim Dunbar was paid $10,779.60 which included the council honorarium and $1,035 for municipal expenses and $831 in municipal benefits.
Coun. Wells received a total of $10,779.60 including for municipal expenses of $1,035 and $831 in municipal benefits.
Coun. Roy also received $10,779.60 in pay for 2020 including municipal expenses of $1,035 and $831 in municipal benefits.
Coun. Posteraro was paid $12,989.16 with the councillor honorarium and $1,035 and $831 in municipal benefits. She was also paid $610.56 and $1,500 in a board honorariums.
Reporting of annual remuneration is required through the Municipal Act.