July 18, 2013 - 3:07 PM
KAMLOOPS – In June council tasked staff with creating a committee of citizens interested in looking at council remuneration and this week council was asked if a seven member committee, instead of the originally planned five, would be okay.
Applications to be on the task force were accepted through July 12 and at the end a total of seven people applied and instead of going through the interview process and then choosing only five, staff asked to change the terms of reference to allow up to seven people on the committee.
“With only seven applications received, administration believes it will be advantageous to appoint all of the applicants,” a report to council stated.
Council agreed to the amendments, which included changing the wording to say a majority of members are needed for a quorum, instead of specifying a set number.
The committee will now hold at least three meetings and by the end of September a report will be brought to council outlining recommendations on pay, travel expenses, insurance and communications allowances.
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