Letter: Do township trustees earn pension? Vote Republican


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Posted Online: April 06, 2013, 11:00 pm
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After some research, I discovered that the Democrat trustees in South Rock Island Township voted to receive a public pension from the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, with Republican Supervisor John Bauersfeld casting a No vote.

According to IMRF, a township trustee must work a minimum of 600 hours per year conducting township business to qualify for this pension.
After checking the township minutes posted on the website, I discovered that over the past 12 months the average monthly meeting lasted for 38 minutes! I ask you, is this being fiscally responsible?

This is another example of public pension misuse and abuse. I do not believe that this was the intent of public pensions. Those that are really deserving of them can get hurt because they all get tarred, as abusing the system and that's not fair!

I have a choice and a vote Tuesday. I will make the BEST choice and vote for all of the Republican candidates in South Rock Island Township. Better government is under their watch!

Gayle Santuccio,
Rock Island















 



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