Penticton city employees making $75,000 or more grew by 16 per cent last year

The City of Penticton released its annual Statement of Financial Information data this week.
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PENTICTON - Half of the city’s 122 employees at the City of Penticton who made the sunshine list - those making $75,000 in annual income or more - made $100,000 or more in 2018.

Employees making more than $75,000 grew from 105 employees in 2017 to 122 in 2018, a 16 per cent increase, according to the 2018 Statement of Financial Information by the City of Penticton.

City controller Angela Campbell told council this afternoon, June 18, reasons for the increase included positions made vacant that were subsequently replaced mid-year, cost of living increases, increases in pay and reclassification of a position.

She said 40 per cent of the city's entire workforce is now represented in the report.

Considerable overtime ($200,032.36) was also paid out to employees working the number of emergency events that took place in and around the city last year, but that money was recovered from the province.

The highest paid city staffer last year was Chief Administrative Officer Peter Weeber, who made $199,990.33 in 2018.

Last year’s municipal election resulted in a total of $209,552 paid in remuneration to 10 councillors and two mayors.

City staffing levels grew by one employee with the hiring of a new bylaw officer.

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