Top District of Kitimat salary earners released in annual financial report

Those earning over $75,000 at the District of Kitimat have been listed in the annual financial statement.

With a law in B.C. that government employees earning over $75,000 must be disclosed, the list for the District of Kitimat has been released as part of the 2013 annual report.

Kitimat’s Chief Administrative Officer  tops the salary for employees who are still on the payroll this year. He earned $201,692.16. He was also covered for various expenses throughout the year, those totalling $12,238.41.

His Deputy earned $151,800.05 in 2013 with $2,788.35 in expenses.

The Director of Engineering for the District of Kitimat earned $141,800.05 and claimed no expenses.

The top earner for the District was actually Walter McLellan, who has since retired but was the town’s Municipal Cleark. His remuneration in 2013 was $207,218.95, with $9.50 in expenses claimed.

Director of Community Planning and Development earned $118,525.93, and the District treasurer earned $116,409.89. The town’s economic development officer earned $94,102.41.

Firefighters in Kitimat also earn high salaries. Among those listed is the fire chief who took $115,906.51.

Forty-eight people were listed as earning over $75,000 in the District. The entire payroll for the town, is $9,916,040.48, not including expenses.

As for the District of Kitimat Council, the Mayor in 2013 earned $29,880, while councillors earned $12,285.96, plus expenses.