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White Rock details costs

Details of White Rock council and staff remuneration and expenses for last year have been released as part of the city’s financial statement for the year ending Dec. 31, 2010.

Shared at Monday’s finance and audit committee meeting, they show Mayor Catherine Ferguson earned $58,141 (up from $56,586 in 2009) and claimed $3,248 in expenses (a decrease from the previous year’s claim of $4,229).

Couns. Mary-Wade Anderson, Al Campbell, Helen Fathers, Doug McLean, Grant Meyer and Lynne Sinclair were each paid $27,735 (up from $26,572 in 2009).

Sinclair claimed the highest expenses of the group, $3,966 (down from $6,041 in 2009); followed by Campbell ($3,560; down from $4,134) and Fathers ($1,286; down from $5,157). Anderson claimed $789 in expenses; Meyer, $387; and McLean, $247.

The statement also discloses that Campbell’s employer, Imperial Paving Ltd., was awarded two contracts for transportation and pedestrian-safety-improvement projects last year, totalling $881,932. Financial services director Sandra Kurylo notes Campbell declared a conflict of interest and excused himself when these items were addressed.

Remuneration to city staff totalled $8,911,611 for 2010.

Highest paid was city manager Peggy Clark ($194,535), followed by engineering and municipal operations director Rob Thompson ($182,883); former leisure services director Rita Clarkson ($152,084); fire Chief Phil Lemire ($146,137); and director of financial services Sandra Kurylo ($136,745).

Totals for Clark, Clarkson, Lemire and Kurylo include payouts for unused vacation and other banked time.

The staffer claiming the most in expenses was web technician Ying Lin ($6,012), followed by information services manager Chris Zota ($3,931); accounting and budgets manager Shannon Johnston ($3,229); and Clark ($3,140).

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