10 Aug 2020
GOOD: Resolution 2020-6: Setting Compensation of Township Officials for four-year term was read by Trustee Vincent.
Supervisor Susan Presswood stated, These salary reductions will save approximately $40,000 per year. She said that these positions are considered part-time. She doesn’t feel as though it is taking anything from anyone since all the elected officials have other jobs or retirement income, and so this is her recommendation to the board. A motion was made by Trustee Morris to approve the resolution, second by Trustee Nemsky. A roll call vote was taken. All voted aye; the motion carried.
BAD: NEW BUSINESS:
the Township will experience a loss of approximately $90,000 in Revenue beginning in the next fiscal year.
If memory serves me, this revenue was temporary only, made so by an agreement between Granite City and the Township. GC had annexed property belonging to the Township. I could never understand why the Assessor and Township only received this revenue considering the Road Department lost the miles.
27 Jul 2020
Supervisor Susan Presswood made a motion to Table Resolution 2020-5 Appointment of Consultant, second by Trustee Vincent. Attorney Donohoo stated there are few legal issues that need to be resolved.
Ugly: Public Input
From the same meeting minutes; Randy Presswood said the there is work being done to other parts of the park but the fence repair is not included in the project but it will be addressed in the future. Randy Presswood said he has met with the County Board Chairman regarding the cleanup/demolition of these type of properties, The County has found a funding source that can be used to resolve the issues and will be working on the problem properties.
My questions are, what is former Supervisor Randy Presswood's position at the Township currently? Is he on payroll? Is the Consultant position being created for him? And lastly, why did he resign from his elected position as Township Supervisor Jan 2020 since he clearly wants to remain at the helm with decision making at the Township?