Palatine Township trustees unanimously voted to cut the salaries for four elected officials while giving a bump in pay to the next board of trustees, the Daily Herald reports. According to the newspaper, the board’s decision made will save the township roughly $15,000 a year during the 4-year period that starts after the April election.
Cuts will be made to the salaries of the Township’s supervisor, road district commissioner, assessor and clerk. Meanwhile, the Daily Herald reports, the stipends for trustees will double to $50 per meeting attended, up to 36 meetings. The new salaries will not benefit the current board, but will take affect after the next election in May 2013.
This story has been corrected. The original version did not note that the salaries would not take affect until after the next board is seated in May 2013.