Thursday, January 29, 2015
Village Councilors' Expense Claims
This time, I proposed that we reduce the amount slated for councilors expense claims. As you may know, prior to the 2013 municipal election a committee was created - totally separate from council - to review and recommend changes to the expense claim amounts. After that election, the newly elected council accepted and passed the new schedule designed by that committee.
It significantly raised councilors' fees. In fact, that budget line in our books more than doubled in 2014, over what it was in 2013!
I am suggesting that we take another look at those new figures for expense claims and possibly reduce them during these "belt tightening times." They could be raised back to their current amounts in the future, when councilors feel the Village coffers could better could afford it. What do you think?