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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  Today is Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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