Fairís fair put it on the voter list

Posted in the Georgetown Forum

who on OMERS check that

Georgetown, Canada

#1 Dec 20, 2013
Fairís fair
The headline in last weekís editionó Council OKs pay hike for next term counciló likely raised the hackles of many Halton Hills taxpayers.
How could council approve a staff report recommending a pay raise for the next council (2014-2018) that would see the mayorís salary jump from $58,000 a year to $73,000 and a councilorís salary rise to $29,995 from $24,714?
On top of that, benefit coverage for all members of council will be extended until retirement and they will also be provided full OMERS benefits, starting in January.
As well, the mayorís car allowance will be increased to $495/month in January, and further increased to $661/month starting Dec. 1, 2014.
Councillors will also receive an allocation of $3,000 for newsletters, courses, seminars etc.
However, itís important to read the story behind the headline.
A consultant was responsible for surveying council salaries of several area muncipalities (Milton, Newmarket, Clarington, Caledon, Waterloo and Aurora) and found Halton Hills officials were paid the least. That is not fair.
A full review of council salaries has not been done since 2004ó nine years agoó so itís fair to say such a review was overdue.
Councillors could legitimately make the argument theirs is a thankless job: they are on call 24/7 to answer constituentsí concerns, act on their behalf, attend functions and develop strategies and plans for the Town, but that is not the point here. They chose this job and could just as easily lose it when the next election rolls around.
This is a nothing more than a question of fairness and what is fair is that our next council members will be paid the average salary of the councillors from those nearby communi
ask who already getting

Georgetown, Canada

#2 Dec 20, 2013
as lots of old homers already getting benefit coverage who are not on council any more
lots of gold

Georgetown, Canada

#3 Dec 21, 2013
Gerald Norm

Georgetown, Canada

#4 Dec 21, 2013
old homes still on Benefits
Gerald Norm

Georgetown, Canada

#5 Dec 21, 2013
RUSS

Georgetown, Canada

#6 Dec 21, 2013
WHO GETTING OMERS Benefits

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Georgetown Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Municipal election 2014: Ward 3 candidates answer 33 min how tricky plays 3
Explained: Everything you need to know about ISIS 50 min jack 1
Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell says her name is '... 54 min big joke of today 1
John Tory endorsed by 'legend' Hazel McCallion... 57 min keep your nose ou... 1
Harper hid in closet-like space while bullets f... 8 hr said that in closet 2
Community Calendar, Oct. 24-Oct. 30 9 hr Tess 1
WATCH: Michael Zehaf-Bibeau NOT on RCMP list of... 20 hr nut bar 1

Georgetown People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE