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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 Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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