DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
NORTH DURHAM: Many familiar names from across North Durham appeared on the recently released 2014 public sector salary disclosure list, the annual listing of public sector employees who earned an annual salary of more than $100,000.
A total of five Township of Scugog employees cracked the recently released 'sunshine list' this year, down from nine a year ago. The number was the same in Uxbridge, with five senior staffers making the list.
CAO Ian Roger topped Scugog’s salary soirée earning $134,477, after the former Director of Public Works and Parks took over the CAO position, following Bev Hendry’s departure. However, Ms. Hendry was able to crack the list in 2014, bringing home a yearly pay cheque of $106,696.
As well, Fire Chief Richard Miller ($104,624), Director of Community Services Don Gordon ($104,624), and Director of Finance Trena DeBruijn ($104,799) all cracked the six-figure salary mark.
The top earner from Uxbridge Township was CAO Ingrid Svelnis, who took home a salary of $144,628 in 2014.
Joining Ms. Svelnis from Uxbridge was outgoing Treasurer Al Schultz, who earned $123,427. As well, Director of Public Services Ben Kester ($108,652), Fire Chief Scott Richardson ($108,650) and Township clerk Debbie Leroux ($108,233) rounded out Uxbridge's 'Sunshine Listers' last year.
Further to the south, CAO Garry Cubitt was the top earner on staff at the Region of Durham in 2014, taking home an annual salary of $333,255. Regional Chair Roger Anderson brought home $211,971 in 2014, while Police Chief Paul Martin was paid $217,341 last year.
Created in 1996 by the provincial government, the Public Salary Disclosure Act requires that any organization receiving funding from the province to disclose the name, position, salary and total taxable benefits of any employee that earns six figures or more in a given year.
The full 2014 list can be viewed on-line at www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/ publications/salarydisclosure.
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