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City of Woodstock Looking at Wages for Mayor and Councillors

Woodstock City Council will be preparing a new report to the look at the current wages of city council and the Mayor.

WOODSTOCK - Woodstock City Council has asked staff to come back with a report looking at wages. 

Woodstock Mayor Trevor Birtch explains. 

"Staff will be asked to compare the council wages to neighbouring municipalities and municipalities of similar size to make sure that for the next term of council we have wages that are comparable to others." 

Birtch says the report will show those comparable's and recommendations on how council should proceed. 

Wages came up because starting in 2019, there will no longer be a one third tax free portion on councillor and mayor wages. 

"The Provincial Government has made a change in the legislation on how councillors remuneration is viewed when it comes to income tax. In 2019 there will no longer be a one third tax free portion of the councillor and mayor wage and that will take place across all municipalities across Ontario." 

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