Huntsville Council Renumeration Comes In Under Budget
Huntsville’s mayor and councillors actually saved money in 2020, at least when it came to council renumeration.
Final budget numbers show that the total renumeration paid to council was $248,104, less than the $270,372 that was originally budgeted.
The two main areas where savings occurred included only $1,725 of a budgeted $10,828 being spent for additional meetings or attendance at conferences or meetings; and only $8,495 spent from a budget of $20,000 in discretionary spending. Of the discretionary spending, $5,000 were donations to support community organizations.
Mayor Karin Terziano received a total renumeration of $53,712 in 2020 ($49,752 plus a $525 per diem, and $3,436 in benefits such as CPP payments).
Deputy Mayor Nancy Alcock was at $26,260 ($24,567 plus a $100 per diem and $1,592 in benefits); meanwhile Councillors Dan Armour, Jason Fitzgerald, Dione Schumacher, Jonathan Wiebe, and Tim Withey each received $24,331 ($22,718 plus a $150 per diem and $1,463 in benefits).
Councillor Bob Stone was slightly different, receive $23,013 ($21,557 plus a $250 per diem and $1,406 in benefits), while Councillor Brian Thompson was paid $23,263 ($22,718 plus a $100 per diem and $445 in benefits).
Terziano, Alcock, Thompson and Withey each also received District council renumeration in 2020 (approximately $18,000 each).
More details on council renumeration are available at: https://huntsvilleon.civicweb.net/document/42988/2020%20Council%20Remuneration%20and%20Expense.pdf?handle=BCDDA5154F664A09AADB67B35AEE742C