Alfred Heim
Published On: Sat, Mar 12th, 2016

Council Congratulates Student Volunteer and Themselves at 9 March 2016 Meeting by Reg Coffey

Mayor Jim Bancroft with Chloe Zummach

Mayor Jim Bancroft with Chloe Zummach


Long Sault – During the regular scheduled meeting the South Stormont Council presented Chloe Zummach with a Certificate of Recognition for her continuous volunteer work and leadership initiatives.

CAO Betty de Haan outlines her accomplishments in the video below. The video was edited to remove a sound system malfunction during the presentation.


The council also recognized itself by passing a bylaw setting the new remuneration for members of council and establishing an increase each year in their salary based on the Consumer Price Index.

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“The Council of the Corporation of the Township of South Stormont enacts as follows:

  1. The remuneration for members of Council, effective January 1, 2016 shall be as follows:

Mayor $25,400 per fiscal year,

Deputy Mayor $16,764 per fiscal year, and

Councillors $14,224 per fiscal year.


  1. Effective January 1st, 2016 and every January 1st thereafter, remuneration for members of Council shall be adjusted based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) published by Statistics Canada for the twelve month period, January to December, of the previous year.”

The Consumer Price Index is defined in Wikipedia as:

“A consumer price index (CPI) measures changes in the price level of a market basket of consumer goods and services purchased by households.”

The Stats Can web page further describing the CPI is:

In essence, if the value of this basket of consumer goods is high due to a low Canadian dollar verses the American dollar, or high inflation, then the remuneration for the council will increase faster.