Council expenses and remuneration

Effective upon Council being sworn into office in October 2017, the following remuneration will be paid to the elected officials of the City of Airdrie:

 

                Mayor            $97,289/annum

                Councillors     $45,726/annum

                                                               

As established by Council at their regular meeting of February 6, 2017, remuneration will be set as follows:

 

  1. Compensation is reviewed at Council’s mid-term, every four years (unless Council directs otherwise) and is conducted as follows:

 

a)       an analysis of a selection of Alberta communities' mayoralty salaries and populations will be used to determine the Mayor's salary so that the relative size of the community will be appropriately reflected in compensation. These would include:

 

Airdrie

Calgary


Chestermere

Cochrane

Grande Prairie

Lethbridge

Medicine Hat

Okotoks

Red Deer

Red Deer County

Rocky View County

St. Albert

 

with the data being analyzed using a two-tail regression analysis, which effectively screens out any outliers in data;

 

b)      adjustments to the Mayor's current salary will be made effective mid-term when the review shows a differential of greater than minus five percent (5%). If there is a differential of greater than plus five percent (5%), the salary will be frozen until analysis shows the salary to be within five percent (5%);

 

c)       Councillor's salaries will be set at a forty seven percent (47%) ratio of the Mayor's salary; and

 

d)      benefits will mirror those of City staff with the exception of participation in pension plans. All costs will be covered by the City.

 

2. As long as the majority of City staff are non-unionized, Council members' salary will be adjusted annually at the same percent change as that set in each annual budget for City non-unionized staff using the Consumer Price Inflation Rate (CPI) as published by the City of Calgary in the fall edition of the Calgary & Region Economic Outlook as the starting point. In the event the majority of City staff are unionized, Council members' salary will be adjusted annually based upon the Consumer Price Inflation Rate (CPI) as published by the City of Calgary in the fall edition of the Calgary & Region Economic Outlook.

 

The Mayor will receive an automobile allowance of $400/month (taxable benefit) to cover mileage incurred within the city limits.  Mileage outside the city limits will be reimbursed at the rate paid to City of Airdrie staff.

 

Council Members are not eligible for retirement pension.

 

A per diem allowance will only be applicable in situations that Council considers unusual and requiring special consideration.  Per diems will be paid out as follows:

 

                Half Day (4 hours or less)       $  75

                Full Day (4 hours or more)      $150

 

As of 2019, the Mayor receives remuneration of $112,462 and each councillor receives remuneration of $52,780.

 

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