Amendments: The current City of Corner Brook Council Remuneration and Reimbursement Regulations were enacted in 2003 and have had a number of amendments since that time.
In June 2017 the Federal government Bill C44 received royal assent. Among other things, this Bill removed the ability for any municipality to pay up to one third of a Councillor’s remuneration as a non-taxable expense allowance.
Current Amendment: The current version of the Regulation had included this condition, and now has to be removed in order to comply with Federal legislation. Also as a result of this legislation change, it is proposed to adjust the Council remuneration effective January 2019 accordingly to reflect a neutral impact on a Council’s net salary.
A final change that is proposed that the Regulation include an automatic review of the Council remuneration in the third year of each Council’s term.
Any recommended change as a part of that review in remuneration would not be implemented prior to the first month of office for the newly elected Council.
The annual adjustments included in the Regulation are:
- Mayor: from $23,000 taxable + $11,500 non-taxable to $39,300 taxable
- Deputy Mayor: from $16,000 taxable + $8,000 non-taxable to $27,120 taxable
- Councillor: from $15,000 taxable + $7,500 non-taxable to $25,380 taxable
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