Kenora City Councillors can expect a few more dollars in their pockets in 2018.

City administration is recommending a 1.5 per cent pay increase to Kenora Councillors. The 1.5 per cent increase is the same increase that non-union city staff can expect in 2018.

Kenora Mayor Dave Canfield’s salary will increase to $33,420. Councillors will make $16,710. With Ontario’s recent increase to the minimum wage, the average full-time, 40-hour-per-week worker will make roughly $29,120 per year, before taxes. City councillors are considered part-time staff.

The role of a city councillor includes community outreach, council and committee attendance, as well as being involved with city planning, among other responsibilities.

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