Annual list of Township’s top earners released

Eight municipal salaries topped $200,000 mark last year, while 146 employees made more than $100,000

Township of Langley CAO Mark Bakken was the municipalities top earner last year

Township of Langley CAO Mark Bakken was the municipalities top earner last year

Eight of the highest paid employees in the Township of Langley each brought home more than $200,000 last year.

Topping the list is CAO Mark Bakken, who was paid $313,713 and claimed $16,341 in expenses, followed by general manager of municipal administration and community services, Jason Winslade, who took home $251,896 and claimed  $2,237 in expenses.

The wages were presented to council on June 27 in the 2015 Statement of Financial Information and 2015 Annual Report, which lists 293 Township employees who earned $75,000 or more.

Also reaching the $200,000 mark were general manager of engineering and community development Ramin Seifi, director of corporate administration Christine Blair, director of human resources Shannon Harvey-Renner, director of finance Hilary Tsikayi, director of development services Stephen Richardson and director of public works Roeland Zwaag.

There were 146 people who made more than $100,000, most of whom are firefighters and department managers, and 139 people who made between $75,000 and $99,979.

Of the elected officials, Mayor Jack Froese earned the highest pay with $128,839 remuneration and $10,567 in expenses.

Coun. Charlie Fox was paid $54,595 and $1,993 in expenses; Coun. Bob Long was paid $53,575 and $8,640 in expenses; Coun. Angie Quaale was paid $53,106 and $7,233 in expenses; Coun. Petrina Arnason was paid $53,059 and $7,139 in expenses; Coun. Michelle Sparrow was paid $53,011 and $3,052 in expenses; Coun. Kim Richter was paid $53,011 and $4,896 in expenses; Coun. Blair Whitmarsh was paid $51,229 and $2,797 in expenses and Coun. David Davis made the least, at $48,774 and $70 in expenses.