SCUGOG: The Township’s councillors cost taxpayers $221,124 in 2016, according to a recent report from the finance department.
As a requirement of the municipal act, councillors saw a report detailing each member of council’s remuneration and expenses, from the year 2016.
Mayor Tom Rowett was paid $33,464 in remuneration, and $6,555 in benefits. He had $1,888 in mileage expenses and $4,677 in conference costs.
Ward 3 Councillor Don Kett had the highest mileage expenses on the list, at $2,875, the second highest conference costs, just behind Mayor Rowett, at $2,607 and second highest cellphone expenses at $619.
Ward 4 Councillor Wilma Wotten had the highest cellphone expenses at $653.
Ward 5 Councillor Jennifer Back had the lowest total of remuneration, benefits and expenses at $27,818.