The total is $10,462.50, plus HST. At Swayze's hourly rate of $225 that represents 46.5 hours of work.
Coun. Cam Guthrie was so blown away by the total he has suggested the 10 councillors who voted to have the review done should split the costs, and has already pledged to "give back $1,000 out of my pocket to the taxpayers" before the end of this term.
We'll have more in the paper tomorrow.