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City of Williams Lake wages top $7 million
The numbers are in for the City of Williams Lake’s top paid employees and contracts for 2013.
Last Friday the city released its Statement of Financial Information in its June 24 regular council meeting agenda.
By law the city must list all staff remuneration that is more than $75,000.
At the top of the list was the general manager of planning and operations who was paid $129,243 plus $2,739 for expenses.
Total salaries for everyone working for the city were $7,217.031, plus $90,310 in expenses.
Renumeration listed includes salaries and all taxable benefits.
Mayor Kerry Cook received $43,687 for remuneration and all six councillors received $15,240.
Cook’s expenses totalled $11,701, Coun. Ivan Bonnell’s were $816, Coun. Geoff Bourdon’s were $5,151, Coun. Danica Hughes’ were $1,379, Coun. Surinderpal Rathor’s were $4,607, Coun. Laurie Walters’s were $5,260 and Coun. Sue Zacharias’s were $3,330.
Topping the list of suppliers with aggregate payments exceeding $25,000 was Vimar Equipment, receiving $323,255.
The total paid to suppliers exceeding $25,000 was $12,407,240 while the total for suppliers who received less than $25,000 was $2,474,842.