Councillor Compensation Committee

City of Peterborough

October 27, 2016

Draft Minutes Not Approved


Minutes of a Meeting of the Councillor Compensation Committee held on October 27, 2016 in the City Board Room, City Hall

The Councillor Compensation Committee meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room, City Hall. 



Claude Dufresne

Wayne Godward

Daniel Kivari

Dan Moloney

Garth Wedlock, Chair

Jeff Westlake



Dave McFadden



Natalie Garnett, Deputy City Clerk

John Kennedy, City Clerk


Prior to the start of regular business, the Committee met with Councillors Haacke and Pappas separately. The interviews were concluded at 5:32 p.m.


Minutes – October 6, 2016


Moved by Claude Dufresne


That the minutes of the October 6, 2016 meeting be approved.





Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest


There were no disclosures of interest.

Consent Agenda


Moved by Jeff Westlake


That items 4 and 5 be approved as part of the consent agenda.





Director of Corporate Services

Report COUCOM16-004

Benefits and Mileage Rates


Moved by Jeff Westlake


That the Committee approve the recommendation outlined in Report COUCOM16-004 dated October 27, 2016, of the Director of Corporate Services, as follows:


That report COUCOM16-004 be received for information.





Deputy City Clerk


Council Compensation – Past 10 Years


Moved by Jeff Westlake


That the chart “History of Council and Mayor Remuneration”, be received for information.





City Clerk

Report COUCOM16-005

Municipal Surveys 2016


Moved by Wayne Godward


That the Committee approve the recommendation outlined in Report COUCOM16-005 dated October 27, 2016, of the City Clerk, as follows:


That Report COUCOM16-005 be received for information.





City Clerk

Verbal Report

Possibility of Pay Grid


The City Clerk advised that he had checked with legal and they were unable to find any examples of a pay grid system associated with Council members.



Other Business  


The Chair reviewed the items the Committee had considered as part of the Compensation Review Process.  The following list was developed:

·         Compensation        

·         Benefits

·         Mileage

·         Grid system

·         Pay for Committee Work

·         Part Time/Full Time

·         Automatic Review Process

·         Expense Accounts

·         Mechanism for Automatic Increases

·         Consideration of Other Council Activities (i.e. ribbon cuttings, events)


The Committee discussed each item and came to consensus as follows:


Compensation – no change recommended


Benefits – not recommended


Mileage – no change recommended


Grid System – not recommended


Pay for Committee Work – not recommended


Part time or Full time – no change recommended


Automatic Review Process – it is recommended that a review be undertaken once per term (in the second year of the term), and that any changes come into effect in the following term.


Expense Accounts – no change recommended


Mechanism for Annual Increase – no change recommended


The Chair and the Director of Corporate Services will prepare a draft report for Committee consideration and one final meeting will be held.


Next Meeting


The date of the next meeting is to be determined.




Moved by Daniel Kivari


That this meeting of the Councillor Compensation Committee adjourn at       6:52 p.m.







John Kennedy




Garth Wedlock


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