Shelby Co. (ECWd) –
Below is the video from the March Shelbyville Township meeting. A few items of interest are the length of the meeting in relation to what the taxpayers pay these people, the employment status of the attorney, and the notification that numbers being reported to the state do not match up with their own reports.
This meeting was a whopping 12 minutes long and the taxpayers paid $375.00 to each trustee for that 12 minutes.
During a previous meeting, I was informed by the Township Attorney that she is a W-2 employee of the Township. That is concerning as the law specifically forbids the Attorney for the township to be an employee. More concerning is the FOIA response for the request of the W-2, which employees are issued. They were unable to produce such a record, but did confirm the law firm is provided a 1099 MISC. That indicates she is not, and never was an employee of the township, contrary to what she told us before.
60 ILCS 1/100-5(a) The township attorney shall not be considered a township employee for purpose of the first sentence of this subsection.
We will outline the financial discrepancies in a separate article to follow this one.