Sangamon Valley Public Water District – Mahomet, Ill. (ECWd) –
According to the November 28, 2022, meeting minutes, the Sangamon Valley Public Water District approved “updating” the pay for trustees and board chairman to $1200 and $1500 respectively. See bottom of page 2 (here).
This action is unauthorized according to the Public Water District Act, Section 4, which sets the time for setting the compensation of trustees. Adopting the resolution on November 28 is not the same as adopting it during the first meeting in May.
“. . . Compensation in either case shall be determined by resolution of the respective boards of trustees, to be adopted annually at their first meeting in May.“
As if ignoring the law is not bad enough, their action gives the public the appearance of trustees trying to “cash in” on increased payments after the passage of the referendum, which made them become elected, just weeks prior to this November 28 meeting.