MAPLETON — The total cost of paying township council members here fell by about $12,332 in 2021.
Lower spending on per diems, registration fees and travel explains the reduction, as for the second year in a row most conferences and town gatherings took place virtually due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic -19.
Mapleton’s chief financial officer, John Morrison, presented a statement of board compensation and expenses, as required annually by provincial law, at the April 26 board meeting.
The total cost of board compensation and expenses was $94,794 in 2021, compared to $107,126 in 2020. The total was $130,160 in 2019.
Per diem for advisors was just $2,760 of the 2021 total, compared to $5,940 in 2020 and $16,100 the year before.
Expenses of all kinds submitted by Board members totaled just over $530 last year.
Mayor Gregg Davidson received total compensation of $24,364 in 2021, including a base salary of $24,162, expenses of $202 for parking and mileage. The mayor did not receive any per diem in 2021.
Councilor Dennis Craven received a total of $17,257, including a salary of $16,837 and per diems of $420.
Councilor Paul Douglas received a total of $17,797, including a salary of $16,837 and per diems of $960.
Councilor Michael Martin received a total of $17,617, including a salary of $16,837 and per diems of $780.
Councilor Marlene Ottens received a total of $17,759, including a salary of $16,837, per diems of $600 and expenses of $322 (registration, parking and mileage).
The Council received the report for information.