McHenry County Board member Jack Franks has set tonight’s meeting for 5 PM, instead of the usual 7 PM because of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
The biggest item on the agenda is cutting the size of the County Board from twenty-four to eighteen members. The resolution is below:
The most expensive County Board members costs just under $50,000 a yer, plus mileage, plus paper/computer.
To get that high, a member has to take family health benefits that almost equals the approximately $21,000 salary.
So, multiplying, let’s say $60,000 times six fewer members will save taxpayers about $360,000.
In reality, considerably less will be saved, because most County Board members don’t cost close to $50,000 in salary and health benefits.