Last month, led by Trustee Dan Shea, the Algonquin Township Board voted 4-1 to freeze salaries for the first two years of the term starting next May and allowing a 2% per year increase for the last two years.
Wednesday night an effort was made to freeze them for the entire four-year term, but it was defeated on a 3-2 vote.
The two votes for a four-year freeze were Supervisor Dianne Klemm and newly-appointed Trustee Russ Cardelli.
Klemm switched her vote from a month ago.
Trustees supporting last decision were
- Lowell Cutsforth
- Linda Lance
- Dan Shea
Salaries for Supervisor will be $66,655.40 for the first two years and rise to $69,348.28 in the final year, plus $1,000 for being the Road District Treasurer.
The Road Commissioner will receive $93,317.56 to start, rising to $97,087.59 in 2016.
The Assessor will be paid $84,430.18 to start, going up to $87,841.16 in the last year of the term.
Township Clerk will continuing receiving $17,774.78 for the first two years, rising to $18,492.88 in the fourth year.
The Board voted to accept the audit without substantive questions, which it was decided would be asked at the next meeting, if there were any.
in the public comment period at the beginning of 35-minute meeting, audience member Larry Emory pointed out what appeared to be a clip and paste mistake in the audit.