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Sarnia’s $100,000 club grows again

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The City of Sarnia had 138 employees who made more than $100,000 last year, and topping the list was a former fire chief terminated after being charged with sex crimes.

Pat Cayen had income of $186,530 in salary and taxable benefits, despite having left the city’s employ in January 2013.

His income included accumulated time and other payouts, city staff said.

Cayen’s case, totalling 28 counts involving minors, is still before the courts.

The top 10 municipal earners last year were:


Pat Cayen, former fire chief, $186,530

Bryan Van Gaver, deputy fire chief, $175,636

Phil Nelson, police chief, $161,985

Bob Farlow, deputy police chief, $157,304.29

Brian Knott, city solicitor, $149,925

Brian McKay, finance director, $139,664

Paul Mullins, police sergeant, $139,233

Scott Clarke, police sergeant, $136,362

Tim Brown, police inspector, $136,251

Norm Hansen, police inspector, $135,586

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