Administrators, fire fighters, ice makers, gardeners, building inspectors and equipment operators were among the 50 Dawson Creek city employees earning over $75,000 in 2015.
That's according to the city's annual statement of financial information, the so-called "Sunshine List' in which public bodies must list all employees taking home $75,000 or higher.
The city must disclose the information under provincial transparency rules within six months of the end of the fiscal year. In addition, the law requires cities list suppliers of goods and services with total contracts valued over $25,000.
In all, employees making over $75,000 were paid $5.19 million in 2015. Those employees billed around $99,000 in expenses.
The city spent a total of $11.3 million on payroll, a 7.3 per cent increase over 2014.
Of the top earners, 18 were fire department staff, whose salaries and benefits totalled around $2.1 million—40 per cent of all remuneration over $75,000.
Chief Administrative Officer Jim Chute was the top earner last year, with salary and benefits totalling $200,216.81.
Mayor's expenses down over last year
Mayor Dale Bumstead took home $58,041, with expenses of $23,860.
That's below what the mayor spent on travel and accommodations the previous year, when he billed $27,499.
Councillors earned $17,828.58 apiece, with the exception of Mark Rogers, who earned 83 cents more due to a payroll timing issue.
Coun. Cheryl Shuman recorded the highest expenses of the six councillors, at $17,651.21. Coun. Paul Gevatkoff did not bill the city for any expenses.
Council last discussed a pay raise for elected officials in October 2014, but the idea found little support.
Chief Administrative Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Development Services
Director of Community Services
Assistant Fire Chief
Director of Infrastructure
Director of Corporate Administration
Bradley St. Germain
Water Resource Manager
Deputy Director of Community Services
Deputy Director of Corporate Administration
Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Kerry De Vuyst
Water Operator III
Public Works Manager
First Class Mechanic
Chief Bylaw Officer
Water Operator II
Equipment Operator II
Ice Maker II