Municipalities are required to disclose remuneration and expenses for all employees, union and non-union, earning over $75,000 annually. This information is found in the Schedule of
Remuneration (often listed in a municipality’s Statement of Financial Information). The most recent figures available for the District of Kitimat are from 2013. You can find these figures posted on our website at www.kitimat.ca
. 2014 figures will be published with our annual report, mid-year 2015.
So why are Mr. Poole’s wages listed on the Schedule of Remuneration higher than the figures listed below? Along with base wages, the figures listed on the Schedule of Remuneration include overtime, vacation buy-out, banked-time buy-outs, allowances and reimbursed expenses.
The following table (above) compares the District of Kitimat CAO's base wage with three other communities from regions similarly impacted by potential natural gas developments:
How can I learn more about the District of Kitimat finances?
The budgeting process for municipalities is a public process. Budget meetings are scheduled and meeting times posted. Media are invited and the public is welcome to attend. Two budget meetings have already been held in 2015.
District of Kitimat Annual Reports and Financial Statements are available to view at: www.kitimat.ca