Ucluelet compensated its elected officials a little more handsomely than Tofino did last year, according to both districts’ recently released statements of financial information.
Ucluelet mayor Dianne St. Jacques received $33,679 in 2015 compared to Tofino mayor Josie Osborne’s $22,664.
Ucluelet’s councillors also earned more than their Tofitian colleagues.
In Ucluelet: Marilyn McEwen received $24,837, Randy Oliwa received $22,917, Sally Mole received $22,197 and Mayco Noel received $21,077.
In Tofino: Greg Blanchette received $14,084, Ray Thorogood received $13,399, Duncan McMaster received $13,324, Cathy Thicke received $13,144, Dorothy Baert received $13,139 and Al Anderson received $12,509.
At the staff level, Tofino was the bigger spender with a roughly $1.7 million payroll compared to Ucluelet’s $1.4 million.
Chief Administrative Officer Bob MacPherson topped Tofino’s salary list at $140,100. Director of Financial Services Nyla Attiana received $98,029. Equipment Operator George Hubert received $88,239. Manager of Community Sustainability Aaron Rodgers received $81,484 and Manager of Corporate Services Jane Armstrong received $80,914.
Tofino paid roughly $1.2 million to employees with salaries under $75,000.
Ucluelet’s Chief Administrative Officer Andrew Yeates topped his office’s list at $128,742. Chief Financial Officer Jeanette O’Connor received $93,960. Superintendent of Public Works Warren Cannon received $87,792. Director of Recreation Abby Fortune received $83,792 and Public Works Foreman Steven Lang received $78,414.
Ucluelet paid roughly $988,000 to employees with salaries under $75,000.