Council puts pause on remuneration review

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Council has put a pause on the council remuneration review until an Interim CAO is hired.

Originally the plan was to put a citizen committee in place to review a potential pay increase for council. At the committee of the whole meeting on November 12, North Grenville Clerk Cahl Pominville suggested they wait until they hire an Interim CAO and give them the responsibility of doing the review. “If you strike a committee, you get into the issue of deciding who is going to be on it,” Cahl said at the meeting.

An Interim CAO has no vested interest in the municipality as they are not a permanent employee. Cahl says this model was used successfully by the Town of Prescott whose Interim CAO was able to poll local community leaders (like the Chamber of Commerce and BIA) and make an impartial recommendation.

Council seemed to agree that this was the way to go and has postponed further discussion about council remuneration until an Interim CAO is hired. The Municipality is expecting to have an interim CAO in place sometime in December.

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