City of Armstrong voted unanimously in favour of a proposed Consumer Price Index increase of 0.84% to their monthly stipends at its regular meeting Monday, March 8. (Morning Star - file photo)

City of Armstrong voted unanimously in favour of a proposed Consumer Price Index increase of 0.84% to their monthly stipends at its regular meeting Monday, March 8. (Morning Star - file photo)

Armstrong council votes for small pay raise

Staff recommended 0.84% Consumer Price Index hike to monthly stipends

Armstrong council voted unanimoulsy to give themselves a minuscule raise in their monthly salaries.

Staff recommended council approve a 0.84 per cent increase based on B.C.’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) as calculated by Statistics Canada.

The increase sees Mayor Chris Pieper’s monthly stipend go up $18 from $2,172 to $2,190.14, and the six councillors will get a $10.32 raise from $1,235 to $1,245.32.

In its approved financial plan for 2021, a two per cent increase to council remuneration was budgeted.

“This was consistent with prior years increases to the CPI,” said city chief financial officer Janene Felker.

Council could have approved additional changes to their remuneration as per city policy, including increasing the stipends by two per cent or anything less than that.

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