The District of Summerland has released their municipality’s 2021 Statement of Financial Information, in which their "sunshine list" of municipal employees who earned over $75,000 during the past year saw a jump.
Seven more employees for a total of 45 were added to the list in 2021, which municipalities are required to disclose each year.
A financial report going before council on Monday outlines the list and details the salaries of each employee over the $75,000 threshold, as well as those of elected officials.
According to information in the municipality’s 2021 Statement of Financial Information, the district spent a total of $8,084,136.75 on employee remuneration in 2021, $4,323,211.14 of which went to the sunshine list, which is up nearly $800,000 from 2020.
The highest five remunerations, not including expenses, for 2021 were:
- Graham Statt, Chief Administrative Officer: $168,983.40
- Ryan Robillard, Electrical Utility - Foreman: $140,400.6
- David Svetlichny, Director of Finance: $134,489.00
- Kelsey Enns, Power Line Technician: $129,658.87
- Bill Wilson, Electrical Utility - Sub-Foreman: $126,643.75
The salary for Mayor Toni Boot was $37,123.68, while each of the six councillors received $16,705.77, for a total of $137,358.30. Expenses from all of council totalled $6,245.65, which is slightly up from last year, which totalled $4,638.86.
Find the full list of public salaries here on page 54 of the Summerland council agenda.