Union Bay Improvement District Trustee Vandenburg answers Budget Inquiry Questions

From November 30th blog posting https://newdaysinunionbay.com/2019/11/30/union-bay-improvement-district-budget-questions/

Good afternoon Trustee Vandenberg,

I have some questions on the 2020 Budget.  The 3 admin office staff received an increase of $17,681.63 in the 2020 budget, over the 2019 budget. Who got what portion of that increase? Waterworks renumeration, went from $121,191. in 2019 to $179,415.25 in 2020 an increase of $58,224.25. Was for a new employee for the new treatment plant employee? Fire department went from $73,430. in 2019 to $119,000. in 2020. An increase of $45,570! Why?

Respectfully submitted, Paul Allard resident and Landowner

Hein Vandenberg hvandenberg@union-bay.ca

Hi, Paul,

  1. Regarding the $17,681.63 increase for administration: 

 A 2018 increase in wages for the CAO and new administrative clerk were not reflected in the 2019 budget. These increases have been included in the 2020 budget.

  • Regarding the $58,224.25 increase for waterworks:

 This includes a 2.5% salary increase for the water superintendent plus a 2.5% COLA increase for both waterworks employees

There was $7,220.82 spent on overtime and callouts

In addition, another part-time water technician will be hired in 2020. 


3. I don’t see an increase of $45,570.00 for the fire department. 

What I see is $12,783.21 – due to new contracts for the fire chief and deputy chief, plus extended hours for the deputy chief for his role as weekday duty officer.  

This information is based on what I know.

Regards,

Hein.

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