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Port Moody financial report shows changes at the top

Port Moody city hall experienced some changes at the top in 2013, which resulted in higher salaries for some managers, according to the most recent Statement of Financial Information. - FILE PHOTO
Port Moody city hall experienced some changes at the top in 2013, which resulted in higher salaries for some managers, according to the most recent Statement of Financial Information.
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Port Moody's most recent financial statements show a reorganization at the top.

According to the 2013 Statement of Financial Information (SOFI) made public at Tuesday's council meeting, the city has fewer managers making more than $100,000 than in 2012 but those at the top earn larger salaries.

For example, last year the city's top wage earner, city manager Kevin Ramsay, made $198,264.02, compared to $126,271.85 made by Gaetan Royer, who was the city's manager in 2012. But Royer's expenses of $8,814.02 in ’12 were higher than the $6,394.19 reported for Ramsay last year.

Other top officials made more in 2013, as well. Paul Rockwood, general manager of financial services, made $173,846.53 in 2013, plus $1,282.12 expenses, up from $141,718.26 in 2012.

Similarly, Ron Higo is general manager of community services, making $149,632.58 and $1,546.54 in expenses in 2013, compared to $138,525.19 and $1,464.30 in expenses in 2012, when his job was director of community services.

Meanwhile, Tim Savoie, general manager of development services, saw a jump in salary to $155,854.11, compared to $147,985.24 when he was the director of development services and the city's top wage earner in 2012.

As a result of the reorganization, the city paid out about $1.3 million more in 2013 ($8.3 million compared to $7 million) for employees making greater than $75,000 and total staff remuneration climbed from $17.2 million in ’12 to $18.4 million in ’13 — this despite the fact that the number of people making more than $100,000 annually dropped from 21 to 18.

Council's pay, virtually unchanged from 2012, shows Mayor Mike Clay took home $73,438 while councillors each earned $25,424. One third of elected officials' pay is tax-free.

Clay also had the highest expenses, at $3,758, while, among councillors, Diana Dilworth was reimbursed $2,182 for expenses while, Bob Elliott, Rick Glumac, Gerry Nuttall, Zoe Royer and Rosemary Small collected $2,104, $1,637, $1,660, $1,759, and $1,609 respectively.

dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

TOP 10 LIST

PoMo's top 10 earners for 2013 ($ figure includes salaries and benefits):

Kevin Ramsay city manager $198,264

Paul Rockwood GM, financial services $173,847

Ron Higo GM, community services $149,632

Angela Parnell GM, corporate services $149,035

Remo Faedo fire chief $144,847

Colleen Rohde city clerk (retired at end of ’13) $142,301

Gord Parker deputy fire chief $125,283

David Kidd director, public works $123,985

Stephen Smith IT manager $121,902

Joan Lynn Russell director, library services $121,239

 

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