184 Burnaby city staff earn $100K or more

The number of staff at Burnaby city hall earning $100,000 or more continued its growth trend in 2013 with 184 earning six figures.

That's a 27.8 per cent increase from 2012, when 144 staff were in the $100,000-plus club. In 2011, that figure was 106 staff.

The top earner was city manager Bob Moncur at $251,229, followed by the two deputy city managers, Chad Turpin, $209,064, and Lambert Chu, $208,719.

The rest of the top 10 were: finance director Denise Jorgenson, $197,956; Lou Pelletier, director of planning and building, $190,777;

Dave Ellenwood, director of parks, recreation and cultural services, $187,775; Barry Davis, deputy director of engineering (now retired), $178,756; Patrick Shek, chief building inspector, $170,919; Maurice Schmidt, deputy director-IT business solutions, $169,816; and fire chief Doug McDonald, $167,786.

In spots 11 to 20, ranked by salary are: city solicitor Bruce Rose, $166,352; chief librarian Edel Toner-Rogala, $163,936; Pat Tennant, director of human resources, $163,833; Bob Klimek, deputy director of finance, $163,537; Ronald Barker, deputy fire chief-administration, $161,202; Denis Nokony, assistant director-cultural services, $158,189;

David O'Connor, assistant director-golf services, $152,702; Doug Louie, assistant director of engineering-traffic and parking management, $152,037; John Cusano, deputy chief building inspector, $151,089; and Dipak Dattani, assistant director of engineering-environmental protection, $148,107.

Former chief licence inspector Craig Collis moved to the parks and rec department last year to become its new assistant director-recreation. He earned $142,176.

Longtime staffer Maryann Manuel, who was city clerk when she retired earlier this year, earned $133,595. Director of engineering Leon Gous, who joined the city late last summer, earned $92,919. And former fire chief Shaun Redmond, earned $112,380 before retiring last year.

This year's $100,000 club also included a total of 77 firefighters, an increase from 2012 when there were 49 members of the Burnaby Fire Department on the list, and 2011 when there were 23.

The information comes from the City of Burnaby's annual statement of financial information. The city is required to report remuneration figures for each employee earning more than $75,000.

In 2013 there were 589 people on that list, earning a total of $56.7 million, up from 540 and $51.2 million in 2012.

All remaining city staff earned a total of $80.9 million.



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