Burlington pays 117 of its employees more than $100,000 a year; that gets them on the “sunshine” list.

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON  March 28, 2013  The following city of Burlington employees were paid a salary in excess of $100,000 during 2012.  The taxable benefits(TB) paid are also shown.

$100,000 does bring out a smile.

The number of people on the sunshine list in the province increased by 11% over 2012. Some critics say that with the ever-expanding list, it might be time to consider raising the $100,000 threshold. However, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa said Thursday the governing Liberals have no plans to do so and Premier Kathleen Wynne said that $100,000 remains a lot of money for most people.

Frank Ramagnano of the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Union says he wants the government to bring the list in line with inflation — which would mean that those who made $100,000 in 1996 would have to make $140,000 today to make the list.

Armine Yalnizyan of Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says only a small fraction of workers in Ontario have salaries that exceed the $100,000 threshold. “In Ontario, she said, “ about six per cent of the population of tax filers have an income over $100,000,”.

The list was created by the Mike Harris government in the mid 1990’s.

 

ADCOCK, Alan,    Firefighter: $103,120.56 Taxable benefit: $465.42

ALDHAM, Judy,  Field Services Supervisor: $109,996.12 Taxable benefits: $1,849.56

ALLDRIDGE, Brian Platoon Chief : $123,328.88  Taxable benefits: $615.58

ANSELL, Daniel, Captain $113,321.01  Taxable benefits: $563.97

ANTONIOW, Phil, Manager Prg  Dev, Budgets and Contracts: $109,032.48 Taxable benefits: $589.89

AXIAK , Rob, Manager Facility Operations and Special Projects: $100,706.66  Taxable benefits: $517.11

BAKOS, Michael Captain   $110,541.90, Taxable benefits: $550.29

BARRY, Philip: Captain  $108,934.31  TB $543.42

BAVOTA, Anthony: Deputy Fire Chief : $135,355.02  TB  $1,803.63

BAYLOR, Mark: Captain: $112,179.98  TB  $553.48

BAYNTON, Steve T: Captain: $113,327.35 TB  $574.42

BEATTY, David N., Acting Fire Chief :  $135,600.07 TB  $7,988.79

BEDINI, Chris : District Supervisor: $100,408.00  TB  $624.58

BENNETT, Randy: Mgr IT Infrastructure and Operations: $113,555.91 TB $614.11

BENNITT, James District Supervisor : $101,373.56    TB $787.70

BIELSKI, Bianca  Manager Development Planning: $132,453.19  TB $714.42

BIRCH   Charles T., Captain : $115,543.23    TB $563.97

BLACK, Jeffrey    Manager Field Services:  $101,181.82 TB  $4,813.50

BOURQUE, Andrew  Firefighter  $101,930.99  TB $471.18

BOYD, Laura Manager Human Resources $101,769.05  TB   $554.11

BRILLON, Sylvain  Firefighter: $104,285.17   TB $465.42

CAMPBELL, Shawn  Firefighter : $100,208.76 TB  $465.42

CAUGHLIN, Deborah:  Manager Council Services $103,761.11  tb $552.95

CHOLEWKA, Chris: Captain  – $112,498.29  TB $529.88

COFFEY Peter  Firefighter – $100,973.19   TB $469.49

COULSON, Ann Marie: Manager Financial Planning and Taxation: $126,435.63  TB $634.54

CRASS, John, Manager Traffic Services:  $108,155.43  TB $578.50

CUNNINGHAM, Paul  Firefighter     $100,043.98 TB $465.42

DI PIETRO, Italo   Manager Infrastructure and Data Management: $121,557.53  TB  $636.90

DONATI , Derrick  Firefighter:  $100,317.10  TB  $466.35

DOWD, Timothy,  Captain:  $115,724.49   TB $563.97

DUNCAN, John   Manager Field Services:  $116,822.29  TB  $2,684.06

EALES, Mark:  Captain   $112,343.25 TB $536.60

EICHENBAUM, Toomas :  Director of Engineering:   $157,528.25  TB $853.97

EVANS    Francis,   Manager Halton Court Administration: $104,951.46  TB  $558.37

FEDYSZYN, Blair  Firefighter: $102,795.11  TB  $465.42

FIELDING, Jeff:   City Manager:  $224,513.98 TB  $8,180.96

FIORAVANTILeanne:  Solicitor    $101,899.65   TB  $488.14

FLORESCO, Dennis W     Firefighter : $101,283.09  TB  $491.42

FORD, Joan  Director of Finance:  $149,510.39  TB   $774.78

FRYER, E. Todd   Firefighter: $102,610.17   TB $505.72

GLENN, Christopher: Director of Parks and Recreation: $128,983.69  TB $697.80

GLOBE, Darren  Captain:   $108,214.71 TB  $547.92

GOLDRING, Patrick – Mayor:  $165,487.94  TB   $3,581.77

GRISON, Gregory J.  Captain: $114,429.03   TB  $563.97

GUMMO, Alan:  Manager Planning Policy:    $105,320.29   TB  $425.82

HAMILTON, Scott –  Manager Design and Construction:  $107,399.35  TB $574.40

HAMMER, Chad  Firefighter:  $104,538.46   TB $488.81

HAMMOND, Bill   – Fire Training Supervisor : $108,409.82  TB  $542.10

HART, Timothy  – Firefighter: $106,512.61  TB  $465.42

HAYES, Dennis M. – Captain : $111,578.33  TB  $550.29

HEBNER, Peter B.  Captain: $115,106.42   TB $563.97

HUBBARD, Terry L.  Communications Coordinator: $103,898.01  TB:   $522.91

HURLEY, Blake: Assistant City Solicitor : $132,560.37  TB  $614.11

JAMES Michael, Fire Training Officer: $105,012.61 TB : $551.52

JONES, Sheila. City Auditor :$116,471.99     TB $631.46

JONES , Stephen: Firefighter: $100,593.70   TB:  $465.42

JURK, Robert, Senior Project Leader : $105,686.24  TB $561.13

KEANEY, Thomas: Firefighter: $101,774.29  TB: $480.90

KEARNEY, Jeff : Firefighter: $101,949.88  TB: $465.42

KELL, Donna, Manager Public Affairs: $112,368.90  TB: $606.78

KELLY JOHN    Captain  $110,613.43        TB: $550.29

KEYES PAUL    Firefighter:$101,740.07   TB: $465.42

KOEVOETS, Matt  –  District Supervisor:$106,046.15  TB:$1,016.21

KRUSHELNICKI< Bruce – Director Planning and Building: $159,467.73 TB  $867.66

KUBOTA, Erika  – Assistant City Solicitor:   $135,238.29      TB $626.80

LAING Bruce K.,  Captain: $105,084.49  TB $563.97

LANGFREY, Matthew, – Fire Prevention Inspector: $108,658.55  TB $487.30

LAPORTE, N. Jason  Captain  – $108,218.61  TB  $536.60

LASELVA, John  – Supervisor Building Permits: $102,639.24   TB $552.95

LONG, Mark – Captain: $112,539.49  TB $552.65

LUNN, Janet,  Special Project Manager : $131,183.58 TB $851.29

MACDONALD, Gary- Captain: $113,960.30 TB $563.97

MACKAY, Michael  J.  Captain: $113,321.02   TB $581.78

MAGI, Alan Executive Director Corporate Strategic Initiatives: $172,528.52   TB $941.59

MALE, Roy E.     Executive Director of Human Resources: $182,434.79  TB $969.01

MARTIN, Christopher  Firefighter: $100,364.56  TB $465.42

MATHESON, Jamie – Firefighter: $104,841.92  TB  $465.42

MCGUIRE, Chris,  District Supervisor:  $100,038.99  TB  $598.04

MCNAMARA, Michael J. Captain: $117,004.75  TB $565.20

MERCANTI, Cindy  – Manager Recreation Services: $110,893.12  TB  $548.46

MONTEITH, Ross A. Platoon Chief : $126,490.82 TB $626.96

MORGAN, Angela – City Clerk: $131,055.36  TB $717.88

MYERS, Peter R.  Captain: $113,321.02  TB $563.97

NICELIU, Kenneth  Firefighter: $102,964.51  TB  $480.04

NICHOLSON, J. Alan  Captain: $113,338.47  TB  $563.97

O’REILLY, Sandra  – Coordinator of Accounting: $102,108.24  TB $545.45

PEACHEY, Robert. Manager Parks and Open Space: $111,618.36  TB   $598.94

PHILLIPS, Kimberly GM Community & Corporate Services : $191,807.65  TB $8,905.30

POLIZIANI, Matthew  Captain:$109,707.78  TB $536.60

REILLY, Peter  Captain: $104,056.73  TB $549.57

ROBERTSON, Catherine.  Director Roads and Park Maintenance: $142,399.25  TB $1,262.51

SABZALI, Karen  – Manager Community Development Services: $104,156.92    B $472.17

SAVRNOCH, Gerald – Fire Prevention Officer: $102,158.47    TB $536.60

SCHMIDT-SHOUKRI, Jason – Manager Building Permit Services: $132,549.02  TB $714.42

SHEA NICOL, Nancy – City Solicitor & Corporate Counsel: $169,293.11  TB $773.56

SHEPHERD, Donna – Director of Transit: $169,473.73  TB $486.78

SLACK, Craig D.  Platoon Chief: $127,255.77  TB $626.96

SMITH, Clint,  Platoon Chief : $128,298.72  TB  $626.96

SOMMERVILLE, Alastair – Firefighter: $100,458.05 TB $465.42

SPICER, Mike  Director of Transit : $121,336.67  TB $636.87

STEIGINGA, Ron  Manager Realty Services: $112,974.32  TB $602.18

STEVENS, Craig  Senior Project Manager:  $106,933.80  TB  $533.13

STEWART, Scott  GM  Development and Infrastructure: $200,911.20    TB $11,437.68

SWANCE, Jeffery W.  Captain: $113,321.02  TB  $563.97

SWENOR, Christine – Director Information Technology Services: $151,878.74     TB  $815.66

TAGGART, David  Manager Facility Assets: $111,202.07  TB  $578.58

TWISS, Greg  Firefighter: $101,822.73  TB   $491.42

WEBER , Jeff       Deputy Fire Chief: $136,082.85  TB  $5,589.59

WHEATLEY, Ryan – Captain: $107,971.44 TB  $545.83

WIGNALL, T. Mark  Firefighter : $104,971.00 TB  $495.23

WINTAR, Joseph  Chief Fire Prevention Officer: $112,343.90  TB  $601.60

WONG Betty  Controller and Manager Financial Services: $129,463.11  TB  $700.73

WOODS. Douglas S., Captain:  $117,582.74   TB $563.97

ZORBAS, Steve City Treasurer and Executive Director Finance: $221,352.61    TB $4,990.49

ZVANIGA, Bruce  – Director of Transportation Services: $144,446.23     TB $749.37

 Burlington reports that it has 1000+ FTE – full time employees.  With 117 on the “sunshine” list that would have more than 10% of staff at that $100,000 plus level.  That would seem to be somewhat higher than many private sector operations.

If you’re happy and you know it – clap your hands.

Are they worth it?  Some of them are worth more than we pay them.  Some are not worth what we pay them.  Is there a difference between those overpaid on the private sector?  Somewhat; but that is a function of management.  Strong internal management with the willingness to weed out those that are not performing is what makes the difference.  Burlington currently has a city manager that will not keep people that don’t deliver.  The one drawback is that he has some people who have been there so long that he can’t afford to let them go – the “package” cost is just too high.

The city has frozen its staff compliment.  If the city manager wants to fill a new position he has to close an existing job – no new staff.  There are however contracts which overcomes that problem.

At a recent Chamber of Commerce breakfast Mayor Goldring told his audience that the city had a major concern with the salary disputes that were going to “interest arbitration.  The Mayor complained that the hearing were taking far too long to be heard and reported and that most of the arbitrations were coming out on the side of the employee. “The capacity to pay does not appear to be considered” said the Mayor.

Compare the 2011 sunshine list with the one for 2012


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