City salaries remain steady

KAMLOOPS - With the number of city employees making more than $100,000 remaining steady at 62 and the amount spent on salaries only increasing by two per cent there wasn’t a lot of surprises in the financial statements this year.

In total the city paid out nearly $54 million in salaries in 2013, up $1.17 million from 2012, and nearly another $481,000 in expenses. The jump in expenses comes after only a year after the city managed to get expenses down to about $321,500, which was about a $100,000 in savings over 2011.

Chief Administrative Officer David Trawin saw one of the larger jumps in expenses, up nearly $2,500 to $9,460. He attributes his jump to being new to the role and attending several CAO specific conferences he would not have attended in previous years as a director.

Trawin also saw the largest jump in salary, up more than $40,000 year over year. Finance Director Sally Edwards says that jump is also because of his new role. The CAO had just been hired in 2012 and started well below the normal wage. After his review he was bumped up to the $240,000 salary typical with his role, she says.

The city is required to divulge this information annual through a statement of financial information. All employees making more than $75,000 must be named and all expenses reported as well.

Top five salaries (not in the fire department):
David Trawin, Chief Administrative Officer,  $240,609
Byron McCorkell, Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural, $186,809
David Duckworth, Director of Corporate Services and Community Safety, $184,655
Sally Edwards, Finance Director, $178,740
Marvin Kwiatkowski, Director of Development and Engineering Services, $178,516

Top-five salaries (fire department):
Neill Moroz, firefighter 4yr - $139,575
Dennis Fayers, Deputy Fire Chief, $118,312
Curtis Bossert, Assistant Fire Chief, $113,246
Michael Adams, Assistant Fire Chief, $113,176
David McMahon, Assistant Fire Chief, $112,625

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