Outgoing police chief Clive Weighill packs up his office at Saskatoon Police Service headquarters on September 26, 2017.
Michelle Berg / Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Saskatoon’s former police chief says the $222,780 he received from the City of Saskatoon last year stemmed from his contract.Clive Weighill, who retired as Saskatoon’s police chief in the fall of 2017 after 11 years, said in an email that he was owed two weeks’ pay for every year he was chief. The 2018 payment also included unused vacation, he added.Weighill said he chose to receive the payment in 2018. Weighill’s payment last year was still good enough to crack the City of Saskatoon’s Top 10 earnings list.Board of police commissioners chair Darlene Brander could not be reached for comment.As police chief, Weighill usually collected the second highest salary from city hall behind the city manager. In Weighill’s last full year as chief, 2016, he was paid $266,769. Weighill made $204,576 in 2017, the year he left the force.Weighill is now Saskatchewan’s chief coroner. Weighill’s successor, Chief Troy Cooper, made $205,454 last year for 10 months on the job.Weighill’s payout was one of three to former highly paid city hall employees in 2018, even though they left the city in 2017.Former city manager Murray Totland placed second overall in earnings in 2018 with $348,892 even though he retired at the end of 2017. Totland took home more in 2018 than he did in 2017 when he earned $305,989.Totland’s payment in 2018 was also related to his contract, which included deferred bonuses.Former city hall general manager Catherine Gryba also received $107,300 in 2018 even though she was dismissed in the spring of 2017. City hall says the payment was made in fulfilment of Gryba’s contract, and was made in 2018 through a deal between the city and Gryba.Gryba’s payout of $416,672 in 2017 is believed to be the highest single earnings by a city hall employee in a calendar year. That total also included a $220,000 contractual payout.The city employs about 15 people who have contracts, including the top managers at city hall, as well as the executive directors of city-owned entities like SaskTel Centre, the Remai Modern gallery and TCU Place.firstname.lastname@example.org/thinktankSKRelated