Saskatoon City Council will consider an increase in their gross salaries on Monday.
City manager Jeff Jorgenson says the adjustment would be in response to the removal of the one-third tax exempt status by Canada Revenue Agency for the salaries of the mayor and councillors which takes effect in January.
Jorgenson says the change is needed to maintain the integrity of the salary base set by previous council.
The recommendation unanimously approved by the Governance and Priorities Committee is based on a report by the Municipal Review Commission.
Commission Chair Paul Jasper told the committee the adjustment would bring Mayor Charlie Clark’s salary in line with provincial cabinet ministers at $145,152 but added municipal take home pay for the mayor and council wouldn’t change.
Jasper points out Saskatoon’s compensation for the mayor and council is in the middle range of similar sized cities.