Rossland mayor and council receive relatively low compensation

Rossland mayor and council receive relatively low compensation

Out of B.C. municipalities with a pop. between 2,000 and 3,999, Rossland paid its mayor and council some of the lowest salaries in 2016.

Out of B.C. municipalities with a population between 2,000 and 3,999, Rossland paid its mayor and council some of the lowest salaries in 2016.

Lantzville and Chase offered their mayors the lowest compensations, $9778 and $12,620 respectively, with Rossland following behind with a mayoral salary of $13,150.

The lowest compensation offered to councilors was in Lantzville ($6,160), with Rossland right behind at $6,767.

A comparison of 2016 data was made available after Rossland city council vetoed benefits packages for council members on Monday, Mar. 27. It was resolved at that meeting that council members would look into collecting data for a comparison of the remuneration (or compensation) offered to mayors and councillors by other municipalities, without burdening staff with the task, but shortly after the meeting Rossland CAO Bryan Teasdale circulated a spreadsheet with comparative data that he said was readily available on the CivicInfoBC members site.

The following table shows the municipalities, their population sizes, the remuneration and expenses they provide mayor and councillors, and compensation for acting mayors, if any. Mayors who are part-time are paid for less than 35 hours per week and full-time mayors are paid for more than 35 hours per week.