CORNWALL, Ontario - City councillors are flirting with a $25,000 threshold for expenses, according to financial documents filed at city hall this week.
Financial statements dated to the end of August approved by city councillors show that council has spent $20,506 of a $25,000 budget for things like conferences and professional development.
There's still another four months to go before year end.
The biggest bill on the list goes to Mayor Bob Kilger, who attended a so-called Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative conference June 17 and 18 which cost taxpayers $1,658.
But that's nothing compared to the $4,500 the mayor and some city councillors wracked up to attend the Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference that took place in Ottawa in August.
Kilger spent $864 at the conference, followed by Councillors Glen Grant ($845), Elaine MacDonald ($845), Gerry Samson ($737), Syd Gardiner ($660), Bernadette Clement ($638), Maurice Dupelle ($110) and David Murphy ($109).
Murphy and Grant also spent $200 each to attend the Boys and Girls Club of Cornwall annual golf tournament during the summer. In addition Grant spent $125 to play in the Golf to End MS tourney, while Coun. Denis Carr dropped $111 for the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament.
The entire expense listing can be found here.