2. The council of a municipality may, by by-law, fix the remuneration of its mayor and that of its councillors.
Such remuneration may include, in addition to the basic remuneration, additional remuneration for any special duty among those listed in the third paragraph, specified by the council, that is performed by one of its members within the municipality, or within a mandatary body of the municipality, other than a municipal housing bureau, or within a supramunicipal body which pays no remuneration to its members. The by-law may prescribe under what conditions a member performing such a duty is entitled to additional remuneration.
The special duties which may occasion additional remuneration are that of acting mayor, that of chairman of the council, those of chairman, vice-chairman, interim chairman and member of the executive committee and councillor associated therewith, those of chairman and vice-chairman of a permanent committee and that of chairman of any other commission or committee.
In no case the basic remuneration of a councillor be greater than one-third of that of the mayor. In no case may the sum of the basic remuneration and any additional remuneration of a councillor exceed 90 % of the sum of the basic remuneration and any additional remuneration of the mayor.
The by-law may have retroactive effect from 1 January of the year in which it comes into force.
For the purposes of this Act,
(1) “mandatary body of the municipality” means any body declared by law to be a mandatary or agent of the municipality and any body the majority of the members of the board of directors of which are members of the council of the municipality and whose budget is adopted by the council of the municipality;
(2) “supramunicipal body” means a supramunicipal body within the meaning of sections 18 and 19 of the Act respecting the Pension Plan of Elected Municipal Officers (chapter R-9.3).
1988, c. 30, s. 2; 1988, c. 85, s. 100.