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qathet Regional District board recommends remuneration increases for directors

qRD ties raises to consumer price index
CONSIDERING BYLAW: qathet Regional District directors will vote on a 2022 remuneration increase, tied to the consumer price index. Peak archive photo

qathet Regional District’s (qRD) finance committee is recommending the regional board approve a 2.1 per cent increase in directors’ remuneration in 2022.

At the December 8 finance committee meeting, directors unanimously approved the raise, and that an amendment bylaw be forwarded to the regional board’s meeting on December 15 for first reading through adoption.

According to a staff report, the most recent increase occurred at a meeting on January 28, 2021, after the regional board adopted the directors’ remuneration and expenses amendment bylaw, which included a 1.1 per cent increase to the directors’ remuneration.

Increases in remuneration are calculated by the increase to the consumer price index for BC as reported by Statistics Canada for the preceding 12-month period ending September 30, or if the consumer price index is negative, then there is a zero increase, according to the staff report.

In 2022, the director base remuneration will be $16,056. Electoral area directors will receive a premium of $5,926, and there will be a travel premium for the Electoral Area D (Texada Island) and Electoral Area E (Lasqueti Island) directors of $2,064 and $3,422 respectively. The chair’s premium is $14,584.

In total, the 2022 remuneration increase will result in an increase of $3,338.