The newly elected Kāpiti District Councillors face a pleasant task at their first meeting on November 7 — awarding themselves a large pay rise.
It’s proposed that their pay will go up by more than 18 per cent.
And Mayor K Gurunathan’s pay is expected to rise by 12.7 per cent.
According to a KCDC report, base remuneration for councillors will be $36,000. But most will get handsome extra amounts taking the total to $50,000-plus for most positions.
Deputy Mayor Janet Holborow would get $60,000.
The proposed chair of the Strategy and Operations committee, James Cootes, would get $56,000.
Other councillors would get $50,610 or $47,000 depending on which jobs they are allocated.
And Mayor K Gurunthan is slated to get a rise of more than $15,000, which would take his pay from $129,000 to nearly $144,000.