Sunshine List: South Glengarry has highest paid lower-tier CAO

In this November 2017, file photo, South Glengarry CAO Bryan Brown takes part in a council meeting. Brown was the highest paid lower-tier CAO in SD&G in 2017, according to the Ontario government's so-called Sunshine List. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

SD&G – South Glengarry had the distinction of the highest paid chief administrative officer among the lower tier municipalities in SD&G in 2017.

The township also has two managers who made the Sunshine List in 2017, released by the province today (Friday).

CAO Bryan Brown brought home $141,330 last year while Infrastructure GM Ewen MacDonald’s salary was $110,481 and Community Services GM Joanne Haley had a $110,119 paycheque.

In North Glengarry, before moving to Elliot Lake to take a job there, CAO Daniel Gagnon made $128,759. He has been replaced by CAO-Clerk Sarah Huskinson, appointed in March 2018. Public Works Director Ryan Morton also made the Sunshine List with a salary of $105,210.

Speaking of retirements, South Stormont CAO Betty de Haan made $119,829 before she retired at the end of 2017. She has been replaced by Deborah LucasSwitzer. South Stormont’s Public Works Director, Ross Gellately, squeaked on the list with $100,304.

In North Stormont, CAO Marc Chenier was the only employee on the Sunshine List with a salary of $115,747. The same happened in South Dundas, where CAO-Treasurer Shannon Geraghty brought in $132,088 last year and in North Dundas with CAO Angela Rutley making $125,240.

At the upper-tier government, United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry CAO Tim Simpson made $171,273. CFO Vanessa Metcalfe had a paycheque of $142,579 and Transportation and Planning Director Ben de Haan made $142,579.

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