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.