By Scott Bolthouse
Following several meetings over the past few weeks where the vote had been tabled, the Board of Trustees accepted a motion to reject the Compensation Commission’s recommendation for an 8.6-percent increase in pay to the supervisor, clerk and treasurer.
The vote, which took place during Wednesday evening’s board meeting, was 5-1 to reject the recommendation, with Supervisor David Glaab being the sole board member who voted against the measure to reject.
The recommendation was first decided on during a Feb. 10 meeting of the Compensation Commission.
“Historically it’s always a difficult thing for elected officials to be put into a position to literally vote on their compensation,” said Glaab.
“That is why there is a Compensation Commission to bring forth their recommendation so that there is some rationale behind the numbers.”
The commission was appointed by the board during a Oct. 22, 2014 meeting.
Glaab noted that there hasn’t been a change in compensation to any board member in seven years, and that he would make a commitment to make sure the committee is meeting on a more regular basis so that adjustments can be made if they are deemed necessary.