Letter writer wrong about bylaw officer wages
Re: Comment from Jeff Stacey
I totally disagree with comments made by Jeff in regards to what bylaw officers are paid.
Why? Jeff mentions that he looked into applying to work as a bylaw officer but refused, stating that the officers were paid peanuts, about $15 per hour. That was up to Feb. 28, 2019 when the City of Duncan contracted the Commissionaires B.C. to act as the City of Duncan bylaw officers.
As of March 1, 2019, the City of Duncan ceased contract arrangements with Commissionaires B.C. and on March 1, 2019, hired their own bylaw officers. The City of Duncan has three different wage rates for bylaw officers. They are Bylaw officer 1 at $25.47 per hour, Bylaw officer 2 at $28.65 per hour, and Bylaw officer 3 at $33.11 per hour.
The Municipality of North Cowichan has one wage classification called, Bylaw Compliance officer, and pays $40.01 per hour. All of these jobs also include fully paid benefits, and is paid for by the taxpayer. These wage rates are not “peanuts”. Jeff is blowing off steam, without even doing his research on the topic.
His letter is 100 per cent propaganda which seems to be the norm these days. Jeff has to realize that facts and reality prevail over propaganda. Unbelievable!