Council Remuneration, Resources and Expenses Policy

Related procedures

G-GEN-005-001 Council Remuneration, Allowances, Benefits, Expenses, Conferences and Seminars Procedure
G-GEN-005-002 Council Use of Administrative Staff Procedure
G-GEN-005-003 Council Newsletter Procedure

Policy statement

The Town of Oakville shall provide Members of Council with fair remuneration, allowances, benefits, resources and reimbursement for reasonable permitted expenses incurred while discharging their roles and responsibilities on Town Council. 

Council remuneration shall be adjusted in accordance with established procedures and shall be subject to Council approval. Every member of Council is responsible for ensuring that expenses are in accordance with procedure and within budget allocations. Failure to comply constitutes a breach of the Code of Conduct and the relevant penalties may be implemented.

Purpose

It is recognized that the primary reason for individuals seeking municipal public office is public service. However, it is important to ensure that appropriate and equitable compensation for time and expenses is provided to individuals who serve on the Town Council.

Scope

This policy applies to the Mayor and Members of Council.

Policy details

Policy Number: G-GEN-005
Section: Governance
Sub-Section: General
Author: Human Resources Department & Finance Department
Authority: Council
Effective Date: 2006 May 01
Review by Date: 2022

References

Municipal Act
Council Remuneration, Allowances, Benefits, Expenses, Conferences and Seminars Procedure
Council Use of Administrative Staff Procedure
Council Newsletter Procedure
Code of Conduct for Members of Council and Local Board Members