File #: TMP-28346    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item - AC Status: Received
File created: 1/3/2022 In control: General Committee
On agenda: 1/7/2022 Final action: 1/7/2022
Title: DISCUSSION RE: COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS The Committee reviewed and discussed draft recommendations concerning Council compensation matters. The Committee asked questions and received responses from staff concerning: * The roles and responsibilities of the Deputy Mayor position; * The annual compensation for the Deputy Mayor position; and * The circumstances in which the Deputy Mayor would fulfill the duties of the Mayor. The Committee discussed increasing the annual salary for the Deputy Mayor position by $2,500 pending further information regarding the division of duties between the Deputy Mayor and the Mayor and the percentage of time the Deputy Mayor acts on behalf of the Mayor. The Committee discussed potential recommendations related to the selection of the Deputy Mayor process. Staff advised that the selection of the Deputy Mayor was not within the mandate of the Committee. The Committee discussed increases to the car allowance for Mayor and members of Council. The Commit...

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DISCUSSION RE: COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

The Committee reviewed and discussed draft recommendations concerning Council compensation matters.

 

The Committee asked questions and received responses from staff concerning:

 

                     The roles and responsibilities of the Deputy Mayor position;

                     The annual compensation for the Deputy Mayor position; and

                     The circumstances in which the Deputy Mayor would fulfill the duties of the Mayor.

 

The Committee discussed increasing the annual salary for the Deputy Mayor position by $2,500 pending further information regarding the division of duties between the Deputy Mayor and the Mayor and the percentage of time the Deputy Mayor acts on behalf of the Mayor.

 

The Committee discussed potential recommendations related to the selection of the Deputy Mayor process. Staff advised that the selection of the Deputy Mayor was not within the mandate of the Committee.

 

The Committee discussed increases to the car allowance for Mayor and members of Council. The Committee agreed to recommend a $50 dollar increase to the car allowances for members of Council, Deputy Mayor and Mayor.

 

The Committee discussed suggested housekeeping amendments to various policies relating to Council compensation. The Committee agreed to recommend the following:

 

                     That expense account allocations for Mayor and Councillors be established on the basis of the forecasted population contained within a document to be determined in consultation with staff in the Development Services Department;

                     That Councillors be reimbursed for continuing education opportunities offered through the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) up to a maximum of $1,600; and

                     That the deadline for the submission of receipts for Council member expenses be set in accordance with year-end reporting deadlines established by the Finance Department.