Godfrey Board of Town Trustees address salaries
The village of Godfrey Board of Town Trustees met Aug. 2 to address salaries for elected officials.
Here are the meeting's minutes, as provided by the board:
MINUTES – Board of Town Trustees
STATE OF ILLINOIS MADISON COUNTY ss.
TOWN OF GODFREY, THE BOARD OF TOWN TRUSTEES met at the office of the Town Clerk at 6810 GODFREY ROAD on August 2, 2016.
Roll Call: Douglas M. Mueller, Supervisor Pamela E. Whisler, Town Clerk Sarah Johnes, Trustee Karen McAtee Trustee Joe Springman, Trustee Mark Stewart, Trustee Michael Stumpf, Trustee Eldon C. Williams, Trustee
The Godfrey Town Board meeting was called to order by Supervisor Doug Mueller on August 2, 2016 at 6:15 p.m. at the Godfrey Town Hall, 6810 Godfrey Road, Godfrey, IL.
Sarah Johnes moved for the approval of the minutes of July 5, 2016 meeting, seconded by Karen McAtee. Roll Call Vote: Ayes – Johnes, McAtee, Springman, Stewart, Stumpf, Williams, Mueller. Nays – None, Absent – None. Motion carried.
APPROVAL OF PAYMENT OF BILLS Sarah Johnes moved for the approval of the July 2016 Township bills as follows:
General Fund $ 11,226.23 General Assistance Fund $ 2,698.36 Social Security Fund $ 0.00 Audit Fund $ 0.00 Insurance Fund $ 0.00 IMRF Fund $ 1,221.28
Seconded by Mark Stewart. Roll Call Vote: Ayes - Johnes, McAtee, Springman, Stewart, Stumpf, Williams, Mueller. Nays – None, Absent – None. Motion carried.
COMMUNICATION GENERAL ASSISTANT ACTIVITY – SUPERVISOR OFFICE Total Cash on Hand $ 265,432.74 Assistance Applications Filed 4 General Assistance Approved 0 Emergency Assistance Approved 0 Assistance Applications Pending 2 Assistance Application Denied 2 Current Active Cases 2
ASSESSOR OFFICE ACTIVITY Monica Star Jerrells, Assessor, presented a written report to the Board for July Activity.
FY2016 AUDIT REPORT PRESENTATION Joe Hughes, Hughes, Cameron & Company Inc., presented the 2015-2016 Township Audit report. Township Fund balances as of March 31, 2016:
General Fund $ 188,796 General Assistance Fund $ 56,863 Total Fund Balances $ 245,659
The Township's total expenditures exceeded total revenues, on the modified cash basis of accounting, by $134 for the year, resulting in a decrease in total net position of 1 percent over the previous year.
The Township's General Fund ended the year with a fund balance of $188.796, which represents 119 percent of recurring revenue of the fund and 118 percent of recurring expense of the fund. The General Assistance Fund had a fund balance of $56,863, which represents 104 percent of recurring revenue of the fund and 106 percent of recurring expense of the fund.
Township Net Pension Liability current Single Discount Rate assumption at 7.33% would be $179,303.
The Board discuss the pension unfunded liability and proposed methods of paying the liability off. No action taken.
SALARIES FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS AFTER APRIL 2017 ELECTION Supervisor Mueller addressed the consideration of setting salaries for elected officials before the November 16, 2016 deadline. Discussion over the cost of benefits for elected officials and salary for Assessor were discussed. Consideration was held over to next meeting.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: Three resident addressed their concerns with abolishing the Township. Belleville Township was able to abolish their township. They asked that the Township Board consider these questions for Godfrey.
Sarah Johnes moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:53 p.m., seconded by Mike Stumpf. Poll of Board: Ayes – 7, Nays – 0, Absent – 0. Motion carried.
Pamela E. Whisler Township Clerk