September 27, 2018 6:34 pm
Updated: September 27, 2018 7:10 pm

Beaconsfield council to vote on raises for elected officials

WATCH: Beaconsfield city council is set to vote on giving elected officials a significant raise. As Global's Billy Shields reports, the mayor says they are underpaid – but some residents are questioning the potential pay bump.

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Beaconsfield resident Derrick Pounds said if the last four years are any indication, Mayor Georges Bourelle should “give $50,000 back” in salary and not get a raise.

The city council will vote next month on a pay bump for elected officials.

Bourelle and council are proposing substantial salary increases. In his case, his mayoral salary is set to jump from $47,780 to $69,296 per year.

Bourelle told Global News that his proposed raise is actually at the low end of compensation for a role like his.

He said he works more than 40 hours a week.

“It’s a full-time job,” he said.

The issues Pounds is angered about — a lack of city action on traffic and noise — are being worked on, according to Bourelle.

Pounds, for his part, doesn’t believe in giving Beaconsfield officials a raise.

“I don’t think they’ve earned it,” Pounds said.

Council is set to vote on the hikes Oct. 22.

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