Want to know what council’s worth?

If you’re interested in what the City of Salmon Arm spent in 2010, or would like to learn how different departments operate, or what staff and politicians have been doing on your behalf, you’ll find the information – and more – in the city’s 2010 Annual Report.

If you’re interested in what the City of Salmon Arm spent in 2010, or would like to learn how different departments operate, or what staff and politicians have been doing on your behalf, you’ll find the information – and more – in the city’s 2010 Annual Report.

The report has been available on the city’s website since June 20, is available on the city’s Facebook page and can be picked up in hard copy at city hall. It includes several pages of 2010 achievements for each department as well as future goals.

Always of interest is the ‘public bodies report’ which lists remuneration for city council as well as city employees paid more than $75,000.

In 2010, 16 city employees earned more than $75,000, ranging from Betty Hiebert, manager of financial services, at $75,016 to Carl Bannister, chief administrative officer, at $136,666 The totals don’t include expenses.

Regarding mayor and council, Mayor Marty Bootsma received remuneration of $44,799 plus expenses of $8,620 and life and health benefits of $2,039.

Councillors received remuneration ranging from $15,000 to $15,300, with more variety in expenses. Totals including expenses and benefits ranged from $19,171 for Coun. Alan Harrison to $25,763 for Coun. Ivan Idzan.

A glossy 126-page spiral-bound document, the annual report is a requirement under the province’s Community Charter legislation. This year’s totalled about $4,500 in printing costs. The city compiled its first one in 2004.