Cobourg’s Public Servants who make over $100,000 (Sunshine List)

The Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act of 1996 (commonly called the Sunshine List) makes Ontario’s public sector more open and accountable to taxpayers. The act requires organizations that receive public funding from the Province of Ontario to disclose annually the names, positions, salaries and total taxable benefits of employees paid $100,000 or more in a calendar year. The $100,000 figure means salary before taxes, and does not include taxable benefits. However, for those who are paid $100,000 or more, the total value of these taxable benefits must be disclosed. Beginning with 2012 salaries, the definition of salary now also includes per diems and/or retainers paid to employees, in addition to amounts reported as employment income on the Canada Revenue Agency T4 slip.

The act applies to organizations such as the Government of Ontario, Crown Agencies, Municipalities, Hospitals, Boards of Public Health, School Boards, Universities, Colleges, Hydro One, Ontario Power Generation, and other public sector employers who receive a significant level of funding from the provincial government. Cobourg’s municipal employees are covered by the act. Cobourg owns 99.9% of Lakefront Utilities, Lakefront Utility Services, and Cobourg Networks yet the Town has refused to divulge any information on the salaries of the employees of those companies.

Here is a summary of Cobourg’s municipal employees who are on the Sunshine list from 2004 to 2020

Disclosure for Salaries No. of Employees
2020 $7,167,834.94 57
2019 $5,961,127.96 46
2018 $5,570,386.11 46
2017 $5,054,441.77 42
2016 $5,060,142.48 41
2015 $4,947,959.74 41
2014 $3,687,563.86 32
2013 $3,516,018.51 31
2012 $3,043,034.24 27
2011 $1,960,947.17 17
2010 $1,020,511.19 9
2009 $539,680.63 5
2008 $570,511.89 5
2007 $702,990.22 6
2006 $769,376.09 7
2005 $211,962.00 2
2004 $213,290.08 2

Here are Cobourg’s municipal employees who are on the Sunshine list for 2021 (Disclosure for 2020).

Last nameFirst nameJob titleSalary paidTaxable benefits
VandegraafPaulChief of Police$194,839.00$1,272.50
DaveyIanDirector of Corporate Services$170,234.14$1,681.41
HustwickDeanDirector of Community Services$166,658.56$995.70
BlaindBryanFire Captain$144,545.88$701.83
MacdonaldScottFire Captain$144,533.43$695.19
VilneffMichaelFire Chief$143,472.09$589.52
SchroederKevinFire Captain$142,976.39$711.14
McglashonGlennDirector of Planning and Development$142,774.12$586.48
BambridgeScottStaff Sergeant$138,819.20$312.62
StroederGeneFire Captain$137,507.99$612.87
ThompsonGeneDeputy Fire Chief$136,951.57$563.43
AllisonBrentStaff Sergeant$133,309.40$833.73
WillsLaurieDirector of Public Works$132,204.34$1,078.30
MartinRichard1st Class Firefighter$132,063.27$628.83
LinneyJohnDetective Sergeant$131,176.30$312.63
BriggsJeffrey1st Class Firefighter$130,894.37$580.96
BlairAaronChief Fire Prevention Officer$130,672.46$711.14
MaguireRyanDetective Constable$127,519.59$312.64
KoomenStephen1st Class Firefighter$127,478.47$612.87
PostChristopher1st Class Firefighter$126,498.89$614.20
LangdonKhobyDetective Constable / Constable$124,663.97$312.64
HoekstraTerryManager of Engineering$116,737.36$486.78
BulsaraSorab1st Class Firefighter$114,908.25$527.67
McbrideColleenManager of Human Resources$109,546.92$0.00
BaggaleyJamieDetective Constable$108,733.27$826.81
BehanTeresaDeputy Director of Community Services$108,556.05$453.03
LarmerC. BrentMunicipal Clerk / Manager of Legislative Services$108,300.67$433.65
TaylorJoanneManager of Finance$107,211.25$425.35
JeschkeRonaldInformation Technology Supervisor$106,770.54$312.64
HancockDavidChief Building Official$105,981.49$441.12
WilsonGinaDirector Corporate Services$105,477.38$833.72
SokayTedManager of Roads and Sewers$105,110.32$409.20
PeeplesBillManager of Water Pollution$103,695.19$434.66
FranklinRobertManager of Planning$103,395.52$425.35
DarbyshireVictoriaSpecial Constable — Forensic Identification Services$100,876.63$312.63
2020 Total  $7,167,834.94$30,206.56

Here are more details on the sunshine list for each of the years from 2004 to 2019

 Sunshine List 2004 to 2020 (PDF)

Sunshine List 2004 to 2020 (Excel)

You can also visit the Ontario Sunshine List web site that has more information: