Few surprises are expected as regional directors are asked to vote on their annual pay raise.
When all is said and done, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board is expected to approve an increase of just 0.4 per cent, said Doug Rae, the regional district's director of finance.
Regional directors are paid a base salary, a per-meeting rate, and an amount based on how much travel they do, said Rae.
"A director coming to Kamloops from Blue River has more travel time involved in attending a meeting then, say, someone from the City of Kamloops. So there's a portion of that (built into the raise)," he said Wednesday.
Rae said compensation for travel accounts for the difference in what directors make. The increase that'll be voted on Thursday will see directors' salaries range from $12,000 annually to as much as $14,900.
The proposed increase is based on the CPI, or Consumer Price Index tied to the rate of inflation. Rae said the numbers are set by Statistics Canada and broken down by province.
"(The increase) is actually pretty low this year," he said.
Regional district board chairman Randy Murray doesn't anticipate any showstoppers later today.
That wasn't the case two years ago when the TNRD board voted themselves a 40- to 70-per-cent raise, which saw salaries jump by $5,000.
Although steep, Murray said the amount brought the board more in line with other regional districts.
"This (raise) is just about making sure we're not in that position again," he said, referring to today's vote.
The board will also vote on rate of travel which, if approved, will see the per-kilometre amount climb from 53 to 54 cents, said Rae.