DAN CEARNS, The Standard
NORTH DURHAM/KAWARTHA: Many municipal officials and staff members made it onto the Ontario government’s 2021 public sector salary disclosure list.
Sometimes referred to as the ‘Sunshine List’, the list annually reports on all public sector employees who make $100,000 or more.
16 Township of Scugog employees made it onto this year’s list. CAO Ken Nix made $171,420. Director of Development Services Kevin Heritage was paid $135,217. Fire Chief Mark Berney earned $134,240. Library CEO Amy Caughlin brought home $133,551. Public Works Director Carol Coleman earned $133,168. Firefighter Training Officer Clint Walker made $123,624, while Firefighter Duty Captain Todd Soomre made $122,293. Finance Director Laura Barta brought home $120,397. Others from the Township included on the list were firefighter Joe Goris ($112,016), Public Works Manager Roberto Frasca ($111,845), Finance Manager Terri Barton ($106,420), Planning manager Robin Prentice ($105,814), Community Services Director Lori Bowers ($104,818), Public Services Manager Sarah White ($102,130), Chief Building Official Nicholas Dawkins ($101,667) and Human Resources Manager Robyn Hulowski ($101,560).
Eight Uxbridge Township employees were also featured on the list. Uxbridge’s highest-paid employee was CAO Kristi Honey at $170,228. Treasurer Donna Condon was next, earning $143,917. Community Services Director Amanda Ferraro made $127,041, as did Public Works Director Ben Kester, Fire Chief Phil Alexander and clerk Debbie Leroux. Roads Operations Manager Bill Rynard brought home $101,326. Deputy Treasurer Tobi-Anne Lee earned $100,460.
Several Kawartha Lakes officials were on the list as well, including CAO Ron Taylor ($201,052), Police Chief Mark Mitchell ($180,196), Fire Chief Terry Jones ($148,178) and last but not least Mayor Andy Letham earning a moderate $114,037.