Port Moody council was paid total of $385k in 2021

Including expenses and taxable benefits, Port Moody’s mayor and council took home $385,093 in 2021, according to the city’s recently released statement of financial information.

Mayor Rob Vagramov was the top earner among elected officials, earning $114,802. Each of the six councillors were paid $42,206.

Expenses for mayor and council totalled $14,325 in 2021.

Expenses per councillor

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  • Coun. Amy Lubik $1,401
  • Coun. Meghan Lahti $1,626
  • Coun. Hunter Madsen $1,650
  • Coun. Steve Milani $2,212
  • Coun. Zoe Royer $2,216
  • Mayor Rob Vagramov $2,374
  • Coun. Diana Dilworth $2,846

Port Moody staff were paid $27.6 million in 2021, including tax benefits and expenses.

Port Moody’s staff includes 84 workers who took home more than $100,000 in 2021, not including tax benefits or expenses. The city manager topped all city salaries with $231,884.

Port Moody collected $85 million in revenue in 2021, including $46 million in property taxes. That tax revenue does not include approximately $15.1 million collected through water and sewage fees.

The city’s largest single expense for 2021 was $13.2 million put toward policing.

Port Moody also spent $12.7 million on community services, $10.3 million on corporate administration, $9.5 million on the fire department, and $4.9 million on environment and parks.

The city’s debt currently sits at $22.1 million, slightly down from the $23.1 million debt in 2020.

The debt is associated with the police building, the fire hall, and capital remedial works.

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