Regional district remuneration

  • Jul. 2, 2012 9:00 a.m.

The Skeena-Queen Charlotte regional district paid its elected officials total remuneration of $125,000 in 2011, and compensated them for $39,000 worth of expenses, according to the statement of financial information approved by the board Friday (June 25). The regional district is required to prepare the statement of financial information every year under provincial legislation, including audited financial statements, a list of remuneration and expenses paid to all elected officials, the salaries and expenses of all employees earning $75,000 or more, and payments made to all vendors who were paid $25,000 or more. According to the statement, chair Barry Pages was paid $15,566 in 2011, and had expenses of $9,260. Other islanders on the list are Queen Charlotte mayor Carol Kulesha, who made $10,354 with expenses of $4,868; Area E director Evan Putterill, who made $11,683 with expenses of $7,553; former Port Clements mayor Cory Delves, who made $7,764 with expenses of $3,931; and former Area D director Brad Setso, who made $11,890 with expenses of $1,009. Ian Gould, who took over as the Port Clements representative part-way through the year, received $4,027 with expenses of $797, and new Area D director Michael Racz, elected in November, received $1,131 and incurred expenses of $1,311. The full statement of financial information is available on the regional district website at www.sqcrd.bc.ca.