Electrical aggregation vote 'shocks' Midlothian trustee

There are 14 comments on the Mar 22, 2012, The Southtown Star story titled Electrical aggregation vote 'shocks' Midlothian trustee. In it, The Southtown Star reports that:

Midlothian Trustee Karen Kreis said she was "shocked" the village's referendum question on electrical aggregation failed in Tuesday's primary.

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“26 year Midlo resident”

Since: Feb 09

Wichita, Kansas

#21 Mar 24, 2012
If this WERE to be true a 20% increase this would be very distressing and sad. I have not heard of this anywhere else at this point. But a village who has trouble paying its bills and argues about little things would have no reason to toss around large increases.

“Stay Thirsty my Friends”

Since: May 11

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#22 Mar 24, 2012
midlomom wrote:
<quoted text>It can be verified by talking to anyone at village hall or by filing an FOI. He received a pay increase from 87,000 to 105,000 and a 3 year contract. It was voted on at a recent village board meeting.
This is quite amazing to me. He was hired last May for $55,000 and increased to $87,000 in September. Now he's making over $100,000? What do we have to show for this? What has he accomplished?
Vito

Stockbridge, GA

#23 Mar 24, 2012
Hey man. Yous all needa shutta you mouths. Dis is how the Rezko team rolls!!

Since: Jun 09

Midlothian

#24 Mar 24, 2012
I was at the Village Board meeting where they voted in the contract for our Village Administrator. Specifics of the contract were not discussed openly, but speaking to some of the Trustees after the meeting, it was a three year contract that included a $20,000 raise, which works out to be about a 21% raise.

Since: Mar 10

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#25 Mar 24, 2012
I don't understand why we would do that for someone that hasn't accomplished what he was hired to do. I think we should drop him down to $35,000 with a $2,000 bonus check for each business he gets to open up in Midlothian that will provide us with a significant tax income, with a annual limit of $120,000 total. That way if he earns it he earns it. His job is to sell Midlo, let him get paid like a salesman.
Trustees, stop the insanity! Do things that will earn back the trust you have lost. Do it now!

“26 year Midlo resident”

Since: Feb 09

Wichita, Kansas

#26 Mar 25, 2012
warren vista wrote:
I was at the Village Board meeting where they voted in the contract for our Village Administrator. Specifics of the contract were not discussed openly, but speaking to some of the Trustees after the meeting, it was a three year contract that included a $20,000 raise, which works out to be about a 21% raise.
Seems a bit out of hand to me. Since there has been no proof in the pudding yet. It is at this point basically still in the box. Seems raises and a bonus should be for accomplishing something. I am hopeful that he will. But not yet. So a big rasie for a maybe "mission accomplished".

Wish I could get a 21% increase. We have had a pay freeze for 3 years on my job. But we get a big tax increase here.

Since: Mar 10

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#27 Mar 25, 2012
Midlo resident wrote:
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Seems a bit out of hand to me. Since there has been no proof in the pudding yet. It is at this point basically still in the box. Seems raises and a bonus should be for accomplishing something. I am hopeful that he will. But not yet. So a big rasie for a maybe "mission accomplished".
Wish I could get a 21% increase. We have had a pay freeze for 3 years on my job. But we get a big tax increase here.
I'm still having a hard time justifying the fact that he was needed at all. People were working on this before he was hired. I'd need proof that the same thing couldn't have been accomplished by those people before I'd say that he was necessary at all.
How much tax money are these businesses going to generate? We need them to start paying his salary just to break even.
Dutch Oven Chef

United States

#28 Mar 26, 2012
Back to the original topic on this thread.... Did everyone know that was going to be on our ballot? I didn't. I saw it was going to be on Oak Forest's ballot but not Midlothian's.
I also noticed that Midlothian was the only community in the suburbs that had a "no" vote as the winner for electrical aggregation! All the rest voted Yes!

“26 year Midlo resident”

Since: Feb 09

Wichita, Kansas

#29 Mar 26, 2012
It is true that the majority of towns voted yes on this.

These are towns that joined ours in voting no.

Chicago Heights
Dolton
Joliet
Lockport
Matteson
Monee
Richton Park
Will County (Unincorp)
Thank you

Midlothian, IL

#30 Mar 26, 2012
I hear the electricity is better in indiana , if only we knew someone who could tell us .

“26 year Midlo resident”

Since: Feb 09

Wichita, Kansas

#31 Mar 27, 2012
Thank you wrote:
I hear the electricity is better in indiana , if only we knew someone who could tell us .
This may be true I hear the Chevy charges 30% faster in IN.

“26 year Midlo resident”

Since: Feb 09

Wichita, Kansas

#32 Mar 27, 2012
I believe I will have to take Music Lovers advice and do a better job of proof reading my posts. Or maybe just start doing it in the first place. Sorry.

The above should have been Chevy Volt.

“Vote!”

Since: Aug 09

Midlothian, Il

#33 Mar 27, 2012
Dutch Oven Chef wrote:
Back to the original topic on this thread.... Did everyone know that was going to be on our ballot? I didn't. I saw it was going to be on Oak Forest's ballot but not Midlothian's.
I also noticed that Midlothian was the only community in the suburbs that had a "no" vote as the winner for electrical aggregation! All the rest voted Yes!
I found out about it beforehand on topix believe it or not.
Concerned Citizen

Chicago, IL

#34 Mar 28, 2012
It didn't pass for two reasons... they didn't do much to publicize it. And anyone who's lived here knows not to trust them to do anything that would actually benefit anyone but themselves.

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