Clark Edgar Water District

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) - The Clark-Edgar Rural Water District held a Special Meeting on May 1, 2019. During this special meeting, the district discussed items that were not listed on the agenda as discussion items. The Illinois Open Meetings Act mandates that only items listed on an agenda...

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) - During last night's Clark-Edgar Rural Water District Board of Trustees meeting, the agenda item for increasing pay of elected trustees was tabled at least for one more meeting for the stated reason of obtaining another legal opinion on several questions; 1) if...

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) - During tonight's Clark-Edgar Rural Water District ("CERWD") Board of Trustees meeting, I reminded the Board that increasing their compensation during their terms of office was a violation of law and the constitution. I also informed the Board that the preferable action was...

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) - In a stunning move during their May 2018 meeting, the majority of the Clark-Edgar Rural Water District Board of Trustees voted to increase their compensation by 50% - effective in June of 2018 (next month). The lone-wolf voting "no" was Lisa Thomas, from...

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) - During its April Board of trustees meeting, an email was circulated and discussion held detailing an alleged theft from the District by former office manager Lisa Rigdon, in which the auditing firm calculated a discrepancy of 170 hours overpayment in the form...

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) - The Clark-Edgar Rural Water District, during its April 2018 board meeting and briefly discussed water rates. During public comment, I urged them to charge new [service area] customers a rate commensurate with the cost of providing them with water service, instead of saddling the...

Illinois (ECWd) - Two separate audit reports this week have found problems to include possible fraud and embezzlement. In Edgar County, of all places - LOL, the Clark Edgar Rural Water District audit report was provided to the board Monday night and questions of fraud were raised...

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) - It has been reported to us that there is a shake-up of employee(s) at the Clark-Edgar Rural Water District ("CERWD") - with the unexpected termination of its long-time office manager and bookkeeper, Lisa Rigdon, as of this morning. She had a fairly lucrative compensation package...