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Remuneration reports for town council, committee members made public

Amherstburg Town Hall

The remuneration report for members of Amherstburg town council and committees is now public.


The treasurer’s report on the April 9 town council agenda details the remuneration report for all seven members of council. It shows their salaries and expenses, the latter involving their communication allowances, per diem, and public reception, legal, training, conferences and travel and mileage expenses.


For Mayor Michael Prue and Deputy Mayor Chris Gibb, the report does not include their remuneration from Essex County council.


Prue’s total remuneration for 2023 was reported at $61,169. That includes $50,408.92 in remuneration directly from the town with his salary being $46,817.28. His per diem was $1,600, public reception expense $1,600, $920.22 attributed to training and conferences with travel and mileage expenses listed at $711.96. Legal and communication allowance expenses were listed as zero.


The report lists the mayor’s remuneration at $10,760.40 from Essex Power, where he serves on the board of directors. That is paid by Essex Power. Prue is also an advisor, but not a voting member, of the Windsor Police Services Board but the report says he did not collect remuneration from the City of Windsor.


Deputy Mayor Chris Gibb saw his 2023 remuneration figure listed as $33,384.19. Gibb’s salary was $31,159.80. He had a communication allowance of $584.39, a per diem of $1,600 and public receptions total of $40, with zero listed under legal and travel and mileage.


Each councillor earned a salary of $24,734.76. The differences in their remuneration totals stems from communication allowance, per diem, public reception, training and conference and travel and mileage expenses. Two also served on the Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) board of directors, which bumped up their totals.


Councillor Molly Allaire, one of the two ERCA board members, had a remuneration total of $29,593.92, inclusive of her $922 per diem expense from ERCA. In addition to her town salary, she had $1,500 for a communication allowance, a $1,600 per diems, $175 listed for public receptions, $85 for training and conferences and $577.16 for travel and mileage.


Councillor Linden Crain saw his remuneration figure listed at $28,002.09. His communication allowance was $599.26, his per diem was $1,600 while his public receptions total was $273.84. Training and conference expenses were $427.89 and travel and mileage was $366.34.


Councillor Peter Courtney’s total was $27,914.97. His council salary is combined with his $1,218.16 communication allowance, a $1,200 per diem and $150 for public receptions. Zero was listed for training and conferences and travel and mileage. Courtney received a per diem of $612.05 for his role as an ERCA board member.


Councillor Diane Pouget’s remuneration total was $27,756.11. Her communication allowance was listed at $1,421.35 and she had a per diem of $1,600 with zero listed for public receptions, training and conferences and travel and mileage.


Councillor Don McArthur saw his remuneration total listed at $26,334.76. He had a per diem of $1,600 with zero listed for a communication allowance, public receptions, training and conferences and travel and mileage.


Amherstburg has a second board member on the Essex Power board of directors. Bill Wark had his remuneration figure listed at $9,936.56.

Honorariums for the committee of the adjustment totalled $3,900 for five members. Broken down, Terris Buchanan’s total was $825, Anthony Campigotto $900, David Cozens $825, Joshua Mailloux $450 and Donald Shaw $900.


Per diems for the accessibility committee amounted to $1,950. Shirley Curson-Prue has a per diem of $350 while Chris Drew and Christine Easterbrook each received a per diem of $250. Per diems of $400 each went to Marc Renaud and Tony Pietrangelo. William Whittall saw his per diem listed at $300.


Drainage board honorariums totalled $3,650. Allan Major’s total was $825 while $750 honorariums were listed for Campigotto and Murray Sellars. Brian Renaud and Brad Laramie each received an honorarium of $675.


Robert Honor received $325 for training for his role on the heritage committee. Remuneration reports for town council, committee members made public

By Ron Giofu

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