The Village of Schaumburg and the Schaumburg Township Trustees think the Township Road Commissioner should turn over a large portion–16 to 20 miles–of his roads to the village at a savings of $800,000 per year.
According to a story in the Chicago Tribune, the Supervisor and two Trustees cut the Road Commissioner’s budget by about $600,000.
It went from $2.6 million to $2.1 million.
The amount for salaries was cut from $408,000 to $92,000–down $316,000.
The Road Commissioner says that means employee layoffs at the end of next month.
The Town Board majority’s attorney says the Road Commissioner has a surplus of $3.7 million he can use to pay salaries.
Lots of money will be spent in legal fees in this dispute over power.