Oakville mayor paid just under $157,000 in 2021
Published April 25, 2022 at 11:54 am
Oakville Mayor Rob Burton made just under $157,000 last year for his work with the Town of Oakville.
In the annual statement of remuneration and expenses paid to members of Town Council, Burton received $145,398.69 for his salary and benefits in 2021, while also receiving $9,000 for his vehicle and home office expenses and another $2,578.32 for community outreach and professional development work.
The statement prepared by the Town’s Financial Department does not include money paid for work with the Halton Region Council.
Pavan Parmar topped the list of councillors, bringing in a total $79,275.27. The Ward 7 councillor was paid $70,275.27 for her salary and benefits, while also making another $9,000 for her work in community outreach and professional development.
Second on the list of highest paid councillors was Jasvinder Sandhu. The Ward 7 councillor made a total of $77,828.34 in 2021, including $8,875.11 for her work in community outreach and professional development to go along with her salary of $68,953.23.
In total, Oakville’s Council was paid $1,191,905.08 in 2021.
The following are key points for consideration with respect to this report:
- All expenses reported are in accordance with approved corporate policies and have been provided for in the 2021 approved budget.
- The budget provision for the “Community Outreach & Professional Development” related expenses was increased in the 2018 approved budget to $9,000 per Council member and $33,700 for the Mayor and now includes funding for communication and newsletters
- Overall, the budget provision for the Community Outreach & Professional Development was under spent.
- An annual professional development budget of $25,900 was included in the· 2021 budget for councillors to attend Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FMC) and Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conferences. These expenses are not part of this report.
- The Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee did not meet in 2021
All expenses reported are in accordance with approved corporate policies.
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