Grey Highlands council cost $210,285 in 2022.

At its meeting on March 15, council received the annual remuneration report that documents all pay and expenses received by members of council in 2022. Total remuneration paid to the 10 members of council who served during the year was $181,304 and total expenses were $27,322. Some members of council also received pay and expenses from outside organizations that totalled $2,385.

The breakdown for the 10 members of council is as follows:

  • Paul McQueen (mayor):Remuneration: $47,283
    Mileage: $4,294
    Conferences/education/memberships: $980
    IT allowance: $0
    Cell phone: $0
    Other (per diem or mileage from another board or body): $0
  • Aakash Desai (deputy mayor):Remuneration: $18,105
    Mileage: $30
    Conferences/education/memberships: $2,310
    IT allowance: $0
    Cell phone: $0
    Other (per diem or mileage from another board or body): $673
  • Dane Nielsen (deputy mayor and councillor):Remuneration: $25,650
    Mileage: $1,477
    Conferences/education/memberships: $4,894
    IT allowance: $385
    Cell phone: $592
    Other (per diem or mileage from another board or body): $910
  • Cathy Little (councillor):Remuneration: $18,488
    Mileage: $59
    Conferences/education/memberships: $0
    IT allowance: $355
    Cell phone: $592
    Other (per diem or mileage from another board or body): $52
  • Paul Allen (councillor):Remuneration: $23,720
    Mileage: $489
    Conferences/education/memberships: $455
    IT allowance: $435
    Cell phone: $623
    Other (per diem or mileage from another board or body): $749
  • Tom Allwood (councillor):Remuneration: $24,984
    Mileage: $1,124
    Conferences/education/memberships: $2,602
    IT allowance: $435
    Cell phone: $623
    Other (per diem or mileage from another board or body): $0
  • Danielle Valiquette (councillor):Remuneration: $12,917
    Mileage: $29
    Conferences/education/memberships: $2,136
    IT allowance: $350
    Cell phone: $592
    Other (per diem or mileage from another board or body): $0
  • Nadia Dubyk (councillor):Remuneration: $3.536
    Mileage: $354
    Conferences/education/memberships: $0
    IT allowance: $50
    Cell phone: $30
    Other (per diem or mileage from another board or body): $0
  • Joel Loughead (councillor):Remuneration: $3,197
    Mileage: $238
    Conferences/education/memberships: $0
    IT allowance: $50
    Cell phone: $30
    Other (per diem or mileage from another board or body): $0
  • Dan Wickens (councillor):Remuneration: $3,424
    Mileage: $596
    Conferences/education/memberships: $0
    IT allowance: $50
    Cell phone: $30
    Other (per diem or mileage from another board or body): $0

By Chris Fell, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Original Published on Mar 16, 2023

This item reprinted with permission from   CollingwoodToday.ca   Collingwood, Ontario
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