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$100K club at Burnaby city hall grows to 110

The $100,000-plus club at Burnaby city hall is growing with 110 staff earning six-figure salaries in 2010.

That's a jump from 73 staff in 2009 and 65 in 2008.

City manager Bob Moncur was at the top of the list, earning $225,539 and claiming $6,516 in expenses.

Next on the list were deputy city manager Chad Turpin who earned $194,145 and claimed $1,020 in expenses; director of engineering Lambert Chu, $180,610 and $5,055 in expenses; deputy city manager 2 Rick Earle, $176,376 and $2,205 in expenses; and director of planning and building Basil Luksun, $171,564 and $5,055 in expenses.

Moncur, Luksun and Chu were all part of a city hall delegation, including Mayor Derek Corrigan and three councillors, which visited China and Korea last fall on an economic development mission, likely accounting for their relatively high expense claims.

Completing the top 10 were fire chief Bob Cook who took home $169,701 and claimed $1,769 in expenses; director of finance Denise Jorgenson, $163,199 and $3,528 in expenses; director of parks, recreation and cultural services Dave Ellenwood, $161,313 and $2,142 in expenses; Maurice Schmidt, manager of the enterprise resource planning program (the city's computer business systems project), $156,166 and $153 in expenses; and chief information officer Brian Sameshima, $155,017 and $615 in expenses.

Ranked 11 to 20 salary-wise are: deputy fire chief-operations Shaun Redmond, $148,408 plus $4,999 in expenses; deputy director of engineering Barry Davis, $147,885 plus $4,255 in expenses; city solicitor Bruce Rose, $145,775; chief librarian Edel Toner-Rogala, $143,394; deputy director of planning and building Lou Pelletier, $143,350; chief building inspector Patrick Shek, $142,643; director of human resources Kim Munro, $142,262 plus $4,284 in expenses; business process analyst Richard Mester, $142,225 and $778 in expenses; assistant director of engineering-traffic and parking management Doug Louie, $137,668 plus $2,661 in expenses; and assistant director of cultural services Denis Nokony, $136,398 and $1,535 in expenses.

Other senior staff earning six figures include: city clerk Debbie Comis, $113,507 and chief licence inspector Craig Collis, $107,913.

At the Burnaby fire department, 38 members also earned more than $100,000.

A total of 446 Burnaby staff earned more than $75,000 in 2010, for a total of $41.66 million plus $334,817 in expenses. That's up from 385 staff last year earning salaries totalling $35.35 million and $450,044 in expenses.

In 2010, all remaining staff earned $79.66 million plus $215,570 in expenses.

wchow@burnabynewsleader.com

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