Collingwood Council Compensation - Town asks residents what should it be?

June 29, 2022
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The Town of Collingwood is asking residents for feedback on the compensation and composition of Council.

The Town has engaged an external consulting firm, Compensation Governance Partners, to study the compensation and composition of its Town Council, specifically its Mayor, Deputy Mayor and 7 Councillors. The purpose of the study is to determine how Collingwood compares to other municipalities of similar size, complexity and/or budget regarding matters that Council considers, and/or nearby municipalities in terms of council size, compensation, and the part-time status of their roles. Do these factors impact the quality and number of candidates that may be considering running for Council. If should be noted that any recommendations pertaining to potential changes to the number of council members cannot be implemented until the 2026 Municipal Election.

As part of this study, Collingwood is conducting a survey designed to obtain feedback from residents about these topics. The survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.

 

Residents are encouraged to learn more and take the survey at:
https://engage.collingwood.ca/council-composition-and-compensation

 

In addition to the survey, a Virtual Open House has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 12 at 5:00 p.m. The purpose pf the Virtual Open House is to provide the residents of Collingwood an additional means to let us know your opinion on council compensation and composition, through an interactive virtual platform. Registration Details will be advertised soon. 
 
Deadline for survey submission is July 14. Hard copies of the survey and background information are available at Town Hall, 97 Hurontario Street and by request at clerk@collingwood.ca.
 
The findings of the survey and participation at the Virtual Open House will help inform the recommendations of this study which will be considered by Council at the July 25th Council meeting. The agenda for the July 25 Council meeting will be available by end of day July 21, 2022, at https://collingwood.civicweb.net/Portal/. Residents are encouraged to subscribe to the agenda portal to be notified when agendas are published.

For more information, contact:

Christa Carter
Manager, Public Relations & Communications
T. 705-445-1030 Ext. 3274
ccarter@collingwood.ca    

Sara Almas
Director, Legislative Services/Clerk
705-445-1030 Ext. 3225
salmas@collingwood.ca