KINGSTON Council’s highest-paid executive has picked up a pay rise.
Councillors discussed council CEO John Nevins’ performance after last month’s public council meeting on 12 September behind closed doors as is customary for council employee matters.
Councillors decided to hand a 1.4 per cent rise to Mr Nevins bringing his remuneration up to $376,511.
Mayor Cr Tamsin Bearsley confirmed “a scheduled annual CEO review, as set out under the current contract, was recently independently facilitated”.
Cr Bearsley said the CEO’s salary is in line with similar sized municipalities.
Mr Nevins was appointed CEO of Kingston Council in 2005 and his latest contract expires in November 2018.