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Crossfield Town council is considering a bylaw to increase the number of members of council from five to seven. The bylaw was given second reading at the Dec. 15 regular council meeting.
As the population of Crossfield continues to grow, increasing council by two members will ensure better representation of the diverse community it serves. Diversity on council will create space for varied opinions and provide a place for residents to bring questions and concerns.
Currently, Crossfield council has the second lowest average compensation for councillors and the lowest compensation for Mayor when compared to 10 Alberta municipalities with similar populations - councillor compensation is 30.8 per cent lower than the average of the comparison group, while mayoral compensation is 39.6 per cent lower. As well, nine of the 10 comparable municipalities have seven members – six councilllors and Mayor.
The cost to the Town to increase council size is only approximately $17,000, thanks to cost-saving measures undertaken by the current council in 2020, including a five per cent rollback to its compensation.
If the bylaw change is approved, Crossfield will continue to have the second lowest cost in the comparison group. Third reading of the bylaw will take place at the Dec. 24 council meeting.
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