Members of Summerland council received more than $165,000 in remuneration and expenses in 2019. The municipality has released its Statement of Financial Information for the year. (Summerland Review file photo)

Members of Summerland council received more than $165,000 in remuneration and expenses in 2019. The municipality has released its Statement of Financial Information for the year. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland council members receive more than $165,000 in remuneration and expenses

Pay details included in Statement of Financial Information for 2019

The cost of democracy in Summerland topped $165,000 in 2019.

According to figures released in the municipality’s Statement of Financial Information for the year, Summerland’s elected officials were paid a total of $132,598.18 over the year.

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Mayor Toni Boot’s pay was $35,845.72. Councillors Richard Barwill, Erin Carlson, Doug Holmes, Doug Paton, Erin Trainer and Martin Van Alphen each received $16,125.41.

Expenses claimed by the council members totalled $32,540.09, but the expenses varied widely among council members.

Boot had the highest expenses, at $8,743.25. Of the councillors, Holmes claimed $7,930.81 in expenses, while Trainer had the lowest expenses, at $50.

The present pay scale for mayor and council has been in effect since Jan. 1, 2019. In September, 2018. council approved the pay increases.

Earlier, Summerland’s mayor received $28,843 a year while the six councillors each received $12,757.

That was the first council pay increase since 2009.

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