Letter: Do township trustees earn pension? Vote Republican


Share
Posted Online: April 06, 2013, 11:00 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
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















 



Local events heading








  Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






(More History)