This and That, June 24

Shorter news items of interest to Sooke News Mirror readers

  • Jun. 24, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Who makes what

At the June 8, Special Council Meeting, the District of Sooke presented their annual Statement of Financial Information prepared under the Financial Information Act for the year needed December 31, 2014.

Of interest to Sooke taxpayers are the remunerations, wages and expenses for 2014. In 2014 there was a municipal election and two new councillors took their seats.

Mayor Wendal Milne – $18,147.85, expenses $258.36

Incoming Mayor and 2014 Councillor Maja Tait – $10,746.06, expenses $3,116.11.

Bev Berger – $10,159.809, expenses $2,897.19

Herb Haldane – $9,573.75, expenses $10,389.04

Rick Kasper – $10,159.80, expenses $5,265.76

Brenda Parkinson – $589.16, expenses $1,298.81

Kevin Pearson – $10,159.89, expenses $917.69

Kerrie Reay – $10,159.89, expenses $4,459.75

Ebony Logins – $586.16, expenses $1,251,02

Director of Finance Michael Dillabaugh said expenses paid are for such things as conferences, travel, seminars, new council orientation sessions and anything required for their job function.

Employees at the District of Sooke with salaries over $75,000

Gordon Howie, CAO – $144,206.54

Richard McLeod, Deputy Fire Chief  – $125,824.42

Elizabeth Nelson, Municipal Engineer – $117,441.06

Matthew Barney, Asst. Fire Chief – $116,042.15

Steve Sorensen – Fire Chief – $114,881,06

Michael Dillabaugh- Director of Finance – $112,789.63

Bonnie Sprinkling – Corporate Officer – $96,998.47

Robert Blackhall – Deputy Dir. of Finance – $91,728.70

Christopher McCrea – Firefighter – $91,169.78

Cameron Norris-Jones – Firefighter – $89,323.51

Brian Goble – Geo. Services – $82,166.84

Laura Hooper – Parks Coordinator – $80,065.91

Tara Johnson – Planner – 79,611.70

Randolph Chang, Sr. Eng, Tech – $75,148.70

Expenses for those top earners amounted to $39,651.17

Total expenses for those earning over $75,000 equalled $1.41 million.

Employees earnings under $75,000 amounted to $1.03 million.

Total wages in 2014 T4’s $2,535,589,90.

Nominate a volunteer

Volunteerism plays an important part in making Canada such a great country. In 2013, 12.7 million Canadians or 44 per cent of people, aged 15 years and older, participated in some form of volunteer work. During the same year, volunteers devoted almost 2 billion hours to their volunteer activities, or the equivalent of about 1 million full-time jobs.

Recipients of the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards are recognized at a ceremony and are eligible to identify a not-for-profit organization to receive a grant of $5,000 (regional award) or $10,000 (national award).

Please help us bring awareness to volunteerism and its benefits and to the possibility of recognizing outstanding volunteers in your community and their outstanding work.

The call for nominations is open now until June 30, 2015. This is a great opportunity to acknowledge individuals, businesses and innovative not-for-profit organizations that give generously of their time and make a positive impact on the lives of others.

Consult the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards website.

 

 

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