Smith tops County politician pay scale in 2016

Written by  Wednesday, 15 March 2017 11:38
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Former Frontenac County Warden Frances Smith took received $26,641 in 2016, including $4,391 in mileage and over $22,226 in pay. As Warden, Smith received the highest base pay and the most pay for attending board and committee meetings. She submitted only $23.77 in claims for conference, training and other travel.

Deputy Warden Ron Vandewal received $14,053, including $13,480 in pay for serving as Deputy Warden and sitting on committees and task forces and $573 for mileage. Vandewal made no claims under the conference/training line. Former Warden Denis Doyle received more than Vandewal did,  a total of $15,575. Doyle received  $10,887 in pay, $3,750  conference, training and other travel expenses and $936 in mileage. It should be noted, however, that the Warden and Deputy Warden attend some events and meetings as designated county representatives, and those expenses are paid from other county budgets.

Among other members of council, Ron Higgins received a total of $13,702, John McDougall $12,994, Tom Dewey $11986, John Inglis $11,857, and Natalie Nossal $10,407.

All told, remuneration for governance in Frontenac County for 2016 came to a shade under $117,000. By comparison, the 9 member Lennox and Addington Council took home $220,000 all told.

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