Brockton has released the Municipality’s 2019 Council remuneration and expenses.
It cost almost 144 thousand to cover the salaries, benefits, expenses as well as two external stipends for Brockton’s Council last year.
Based on Council salary alone that number drops to $112,633 thousand dollars.
Chris Peabody earned 28 thousand dollars as Mayor and an additional 10 thousand dollars for serving on the Westario Board of Directors, a stipend he donates back to a local charitable cause each year.
Deputy Mayor Dan Gieruszak received almost 17 thousand dollars in salary and an additional stipend of $4,800 for serving on the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority Board of Directors.
As for Brockton’s five Councilors they averaged just under 14 thousand dollars each.
As for the overall expenses above the salary and two external stipends (Westario and Saugeen Valley Conservation) they include: $7,370 in benefits, $1,524 in mileage, $2,563 in insurance and $4,583 in training.
Peabody believes taxpayers are receiving good value for their dollar as Councilors work together for the common good.
He also notes that Brockton’s Council salary earnings are a little below the average of neighbouring municipalities, something Peabody calls a good thing.
He says Councilors have a huge responsibility and deserve to be fairly compensated.