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