Bolingbrook, IL. (ECWd) –
At this week’s DuPage Township Finance Committee meeting, former Supervisor Bill Mayer appeared to be worried about a W-2 he was given during his tenure as Supervisor. He spoke on the subject during public comment time. Listen to his threats to sue the Township (HERE)
We will begin this by stating that we covered this payroll issue a couple of years ago noting that employees and officials of a township cannot be paid in advance and cannot receive things not specified in their compensation setting resolution – it violates state law (something Attorney Spina couldn’t wrap his head around at the time), and the new Township Attorney covered it in a memorandum (here and our second article here), and the Auditors covered it in their report for year 2018 (here – see page 5).
We also covered the “insurance” issue as being unauthorized compensation (meaning it cannot be considered pre-tax payroll)(read it here) and here).
On Feb 24, 2021, Mayer had his attorney, John Spina (also the former DuPage Township attorney) send Supervisor Felix George a demand letter complaining about the board voting and passing on a measure to issue Mayer a corrected W-2 for the tax year ending December 31, 2018.
The letter demands the Township, in an open forum, during the next meeting (notice how this is worded to make sure that Burgess, Oliver, and George can pass it before leaving office – but forgetting that it can be reconsidered at the following meeting, or simply voted on again to rescind this rescission with a new Board) to rescind the March 19, 2019 action taken to issue a corrected W-2 and to further confirm that the 2018 W-2 was correct.
Please keep in mind that local ordinances or resolutions cannot conflict with state or federal law (such an income reporting requirements), and are deemed void from the beginning – which we believe would apply to any attempt at legislating they will not correctly, or not properly report, income on a W-2.
And…also keep in mind that the Township Board has not voted to waive attorney-client privilege with Spina for him to represent anyone against the Township – which could become problematic with Spina.2-24-21.ltr.to.felix.george
PKPosted at 11:45h, 26 February
In this situation, with respect to the governing bodies for the professions of Certified Public Accounting and the Illinois Bar, the Certified Public Accounting profession appears to be better equipped to serve the Illinois citizenry.
PKPosted at 12:32h, 26 February
For the other public commenter’s self-proclaimed, self-assessed “I’m a words person;” her insisting the chair provide her a yes or no answer certainly does “piggyback” on Mr. Mayer’s comment.
Say No to LiesPosted at 04:10h, 27 February
ECW, please I hope Trustee Benford gives you a copy of those emails, because the second paragraph is a complete lie. Did Bonnie write that paragraph for them?
Say No to LiesPosted at 04:11h, 27 February
I’m talking about the second paragraph of the attorney’s letter! Spina the divorce attorney
Say No to LiesPosted at 04:34h, 27 February
I’m on a roll sorry, the attorney said the insurance was zero cost to the township. Adding his whole family and paying their medical bills was NOT zero costs to the township or taxpayers? Is it true they changed to a much more expensive insurance plan the year he got on the insurance plan? Is it true another employee put someone on the plan that wasn’t even a family member? I thought I saw a previous article about their Cadillac medical insurance plan. Sounds like the IRS is coming if Benford blew the whistle, it’s about time! Does the board realize changing a vote doesn’t change what their auditors said, the attorney said or the IRS laws? Do they really want to listen to the man that created this mess? I hope they realize there is no statute of limitations on fraud, so the IRS can still adjust that year since they have not fixed it and paid the taxes. Saw the article on his W2, his salary of $30,000 but for W2 for $5,000, fuzzy math? Shouldn’t those insurance premiums paid be added to his income as well? Isn’t his w2 public record anyway, so anyone can talk about it, forever? How about Bill cease and desist lying?