A little known piece of information about Drumheller Town Council is found in a by-law that is currently under review -- Councillors have their compensation reviewed 90 days after an election.
Newly elected Mayor Heather Colberg and her fellow Councillors didn't think this procedure was fair to taxpayers.
"When we looked at the policy, it said 90 days after the election, and we didn't feel that was right because how do you evaluate what we've accomplished after 90 days?" explained Colberg. "So, we chose that it's to be re-evaluated after a year, which I think is fair."
She continued, saying that everyone running knew what the wage was before submitting their names.
"We all knew what we were getting into, so I don't feel it's fair to the people for an increase when we haven't even been in power."
As is the case in most jurisdictions, the Councillors' pay will be determined by a third-party group.
"[Pay] is being evaluated by a completely separate task force of people of the community," said Colberg. "So, they evaluate us comparative to other municipalities and that way, we have nothing to do with it."
The next meeting of Drumheller Town Council is Monday, Dec. 4 at 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
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