Jefferson Davis is a longtime resident of Menomonee Falls. He is the proud parent of two wonderful boys. He enjoys singing, volunteering, reading, gardening, politics, antiques, history, guitar, violin, piano, officiating, helping neighbors and yard work. He served as Village President of Menomonee Falls from 2003-05. He is a member of Northbrook Church and serves on the Advisory Council for the Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center. He is an independent registered representative practicing in the areas of insurance, investments and retirement.
Vanguard Updates and Follow ups
This has been a full week and there's a lot to get caught up on. Let's get started.
As one long time resident of the Falls observed this past week in a communication through a friend to The Vanguard, "If you really want to know what's going on in the Village, read The Vanguard."
Thank you. That's very kind. We've lost track of how many hits we've had in the first 7-8 weeks. Suffice to say, it's in the tens of thousands.
We promised last week to bring you information about double dipping public employee contracts and the impact that it has on Menomonee Falls taxpayers. The full story will follow, but we wanted to give you a sampling of how this mess got started in the first place with some tidbits.
In the late 80's early 90's, for some unknown reason, other than to perhaps get votes from public union employees at the taxpayers expense of course, the State Legislature and other County and local governments started allowing public employees to retire early (in their 50's), draw their full Wisconsin Retirement System Pension (WRS http://etf.wi.gov/) and then be hired back at the same or similar position that they just retired from drawing a full time pension and a full or part time salary at the taxpayer's expense of course because public employees don't contribute to or fund their retirement program.
Menomonee Falls taxpayers fund public employee pensions at 100%.
That means, public employees contribute 0% to their retirement.
For Menomonee Falls taxpayers that means about $1.2 million in new taxes each year to meet the State mandated obligation to WRS for public employees.
That means, public employees contribute $0 each year to their retirement.
WRS has about 540,000 public employee participants across the state that are still working in public service, retired, disabled or not retired but no longer work in the public service sector.
WRS manages, depending on daily fluctuations in the stock market, about $75-$80 billion in assets under management at any given time.
WRS is the 9th largest public pension fund in America and the 22nd largest in the world.
The Vanguard will take an in depth look at how double dipping contracts for public employee retirees has affected the taxpayers of Menomonee Falls.
But first...this commercial.
Houston We've got a Problem...A biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig Problem
A primary election was held this past week on September 9th for the 24th Assembly Open Seat to replace retiring State Representative Sue Jeskewitz who held the seat since 1996 when she was elected as the hand picked successor to Lolita Schneiders.
Jeskewitz narrowly defeated a 19 year college student from Germantown who had little or no money or organization in her last race in 2006.
The Vanguard has asked and will continue to ask the retiring representative if she is going to require the taxpayers to pay for her health care premiums in retirement or will she waive that perk as Senators Darling and Kanavas have along with Representative Pridemore who also represent parts of Menomonee Falls in the Senate and Assembly and pay for her own health care out of her pocket like the rest of the citizens in the community do.
Four candidates ran for the 24th Assembly Open Seat on the Republican Ticket Primary with Dan Knodl, Germantown, winning in a nail biter over Jason LaSage, Menomonee Falls homeowner.
Residents were flooded with yard signs, campaign fliers, ads in the paper and robo calls before the election.
A couple of the Knodl campaign fliers have raised a lot of questions with many of the fliers coming out the day before the election on September 8th.
The Knodl campaign fliers boldly stated, "Dan is proud to be supported by your friends and neighbors" with a list of names that followed and various pictures that were included.
Voters are persuaded as to who they vote for sometimes by who is supporting a particular candidate especially if they believe the information they are reading is true.
The only problem is, none of the people listed on the campaign flier(s) were asked if it was ok to put their names on the campaign flier(s) listing their support of Dan Knodl.
Clearly Dan Knodl was the hand picked successor to Sue Jeskewitz of the political establishment.
Complaint Filed With Waukesha and Washington County DA's
An angry and livid Menomonee Falls resident filed a complaint (http://www.jsonline.com/watch/?watch=1&date=9/11/2008&id=46023) with the Waukesha and Washington County DA Offices because she did not give the Knodl Campaign permission to use her name on his flier(s).
As a matter of fact, she was a supporter of Jason LaSage.
She also appeared on the Mark Belling Show describing in great detail the unfortunate and unnecessary situation with the Knodl Campaign.
The Vanguard has been made aware of or has personally talked to around 40 people whose names appear on the campaign flier who either did not support Dan Knodl, did not vote for Dan Knodl, signed nomination papers for one of the other three (3) candidates, did not give Dan Knodl permission to use their name as a supporter and or voted for one of the other three (3) candidates.
The Vanguard has also learned that at least one, if not two, and perhaps more in light of what has transpired, of the listed supporters are deceased. It would be a little difficult to contact them to see if they gave permission to the Knodl Campaign for the use of their name(s).
Looking at the Knodl Campaign flier(s), many names were listed twice to apparently fill up space.
Investigations Launched into Potential Knodl Campaign Violations
The DA Offices of Waukesha and Washington Counties have initiated investigations into the alleged Knodl Campaign violations.
The Vanguard has learned that interviews with individuals whose names appear on the Knodl Campaign Flier(s) have apparently begun.
The Washington County DA has removed himself from the investigation because his name, Todd Martens, was on two (2) of the Knodl Campaign Fliers without his permission and he also lives in the County Supervisor District that Knodl represents for the Washington County Board (http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=793882). Martens has been publicly quoted as saying, "I did not formally endorse him. I did not realize my name was on the list." Martens has referred to the matter to the DA's Office of Ozaukee County.
The Waukesha County DA has publicly stated, "I consider this a priority, as the voters will need to be made aware of the circumstances with as much lead time before the November election as possible." He also stated, "...this is potentially chargeable in either county." Waukesha County DA investigators are in the process of being assigned to the case.
In published reports, the Knodl Campaign first explained that it was the printer's fault for the names appearing on the flier and then the Campaign corrected itself by stating that the fliers weren't proof read properly by the Campaign before being printed.
Anyone who has been involved in a campaign knows that printers can only print what is given to them. Printers don't usually make it a practice to throw extra names on campaign fliers. Printers always require a sign off before they print anything unless something is brought to the printer already set up and ready to print. Even then, the printer has a final check before thousands of copies are made.
Alleged Knodl Campaign Violations Examined
Wisconsin State Statute 12.05, False representations affecting elections, (http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll/Statutes%20Related/Wisconsin%20Statutes/300/306?f=templates$fn=document-frame.htm$3.0$q=%5Bfield%20folio-destination-name%3A%2712.05%27%5D$uq=$x=Advanced$up=1$nc=2601#LPHit1) make it very clear that this type of campaigning is strictly prohibited and can carry with it a misdemeanor charge, up to a $1,000 fine and up to six (6) months in jail or both.
The statute specifically states, "...No person may make or knowingly publish, or caused to be made or published, a false representation pertaining to a candidate or referendum which is intended or intends to affect voting at an election."
If convicted, a person can not hold office for five (5) years.
Knodl Campaign Communication Admits to Listing Names on Flier(s) as Supporters Without Permission
The Vanguard has been made aware of a Knodl Campaign Communication that started circulating on Friday, September 12th where Dan Knodl states in part, "None of them (people's names on his campaign flier emphasis added) were notified that they would be on the literature. I'm sure it was a surprise to all. I wish I could have squeezed more names on the lit."
The Knodl communication was sent to Representative Jeskewitz and the Republican Party of Wisconsin.
It is pretty clear from this communication that the Knodl Campaign is admitting that they did not get anyone's permission to be put on the Knodl Campaign Flier(s).
This appears to clearly violate State Statute 12.05 (http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll/Statutes%20Related/Wisconsin%20Statutes/300/306?f=templates$fn=document-frame.htm$3.0$q=%5Bfield%20folio-destination-name%3A%2712.05%27%5D$uq=$x=Advanced$up=1$nc=2601#LPHit1).
Surely the DA Offices will want to have this very revealing information.
Some Interesting Names Appear on Knodl Campaign Flier
The Vanguard has been given a copy of the Knodl Fliers and have made some interesting observations about the names that appear on the Knodl Flier.
In fairness to these people whose names appear on the flier(s), we have now learned, according to Dan Knodl himself, none of them gave permission for the use of their name(s) on the flier(s).
Nonetheless, they do appear on the flier(s).
Menomonee Falls Village Board...
Trustee and Waukesha County Supervisor Jim Jeskewitz pictured with Dan Knodl.
Trustees Jeff Steliga (Falls Fest), Mike McDonald, Randy Newman and Sharon Ellis
Trustee Dennis Farrell is the only trustee who has publicly stated that he did not give permission to Dan Knodl to use his name on his flier.
Village President Rechlicz who proudly displays a Knodl 4 x 8 sign on his Main Street Law Firm property and has his picture on the flier with Dan Knodl.
Waukesha County Chairman and leading democrat Jim Dwyer pictured with Dan Knodl.
Senator Alberta Darling, whom The Vanguard has learned, is not happy with her picture being on the flier.
M & I Bank President Dick Becker and his wife.
Harry Stoetzel from Falls Cable Access.
A Menomonee Falls School Board Member who did not want her name on the flier.
An Assistant Waukesha County DA from Menomonee Falls
Former Menomonee Falls Municipal Judge Mike Hurt who resigned in disgrace in 2007 because of numerous ethical and legal violations with the Wisconsin Supreme Court and now lives in the State of Washington.
T & K Novelties that is going out of business in Menomonee Falls.
M & I Bank Vice President Rick Binzak
Diane Johnson Johnson Bus
Menomonee Falls Athletic Director Dave Petroff
Menomonee Falls School Board Members Anne Weiland and Ron Bertieri
Mary Metzger Cornerstone Community Bank Menomonee Falls
Former Menomonee Falls School Board President Karen Nelson and Linda Kons and Board Member Ted Klumb
Auctioneer Ron Bast and Riteway Transportation
Dr. Brian Stark
Falls Cable Access Board Chairman Mike Mytych
Paul Schramka Schramka Funeral Homes
Knodl Should Step Aside Until Investigations are Completed
The noble and honorable thing for Dan Knodl to do is to step aside while the DA investigations in Waukesha and Washington Counties are ongoing and to ask that his name not be placed on the ballot for the November Election pending the outcome of the investigations and any potential charges.
The Government Accountability Board and the Republican Party of Wisconsin may need to ultimately get involved to decide what happens if Dan Knodl can not be on the ballot for the November Election to see whose name will be put on the ballot or is a Special Election required.
In any case, this whole matter is going to cost a lot money for the taxpayers of Waukesha and Washington Counties when it would have been so simple to just ask people if it was ok to use their name on a campaign flier.
Menomonee Falls School Superintendent
Mark Belling, WISN Talk Show Host, broke a story a couple of weeks ago about a student and her family who asked for help from the Menomonee Falls High School Principal in November of 2007 because a veteran administrator at the high school was doing things involving their daughter that the student and parents felt were totally inappropriate and needed to stop.
The principal, according to the Belling Show, never responded to the student or the parents in any way throughout the school year.
The parents, according to the Belling Show, finally had to contact the superintendent near the end of the school year and Mark Belling to bring this matter to some kind of resolution before graduation to keep this veteran administrator away from having any contact with their daughter.
The school district did nothing as the veteran administrator was at graduation in spite of the student and parental concerns.
The Belling Show went on to say that it was their opinion the student and family were good people and they were not out to "get" anything or anyone in trouble, but simply wanted this matter to be dealt with publicly and felt frustrated because the high school principal never responded to them in any way.
The Vanguard has learned the identity of the veteran administrator and has asked the superintendent to confirm the identity of the veteran administrator.
The superintendent has not responded to The Vanguard's request but we can report the administrator in question is not a retired administrator from the high school because they were not at the graduation because of physical concerns and it's not the new administrator that was brought on late in the school year when an administrator retired because of physical reasons.
The Vanguard is aware the veteran administrator in question has a spouse that also works at the high school with a complaint on file because the veteran administrator's wife confronted a student this past school year that she did not have in class and did not know with the comment, "I just want you to know that I don't hate you in spite of how I feel about your father."
The superintendent apparently didn't do anything with this complaint either.
The Vanguard will continue to ask the superintendent to confirm or deny this matter along with several others that have been brought to our attention in the district.
The Vanguard will continue to monitor Village Board negotiations for expansion of the dump which can only go one direction and that is up.
The Village Manager continues to refuse to release the $42 million Municipal Facilities Debt Service Fund schedule until 2022 for the new library, police station and village hall that is some $17 million short and will go on the property tax roll in 2016, if not sooner, for an average of $800-$900 in new taxes above and beyond the normal property tax bill for the average homeowner.
We know, according to documents released by the Village, the annual Debt Service payments are approximately $2.3 million and the tipping fees from Waste Management are supposed to be approximately $3 million through 2014 at which time the dump is scheduled to close and the $42 million Debt Service will go on the property tax rolls for homeowners when they were told by current and former Village Board Members that the new library, village hall and police station was not going to cost taxpayers one penny.
The Village Manager also refuses to release how much Menomonee Falls residents have paid Waste Management in taxes to have their garbage picked up over the last couple of years. We know it is about $1.2 million a year, but it would be nice to have it confirmed.
The Village Manager has been publicly quoted as saying something to the effect, "Let me be clear tonight that the landfill is scheduled to stay open for at least 15 more years (the year 2023) and we actually think that's a very conservative estimate. The total Debt Service that we have can be paid off completely by 2017 with estimated tipping fees for the landfill. We are more secure stating that the tipping fees will pay off all Debt Service for the capital projects that have been completed."
Pardon our skepticism Mr. Village Manager, but we were told this before and found out it wasn't true at all. As the old saying goes, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."
We want to believe you. Believe us, we want to believe you. We don't want our taxes going up another $800-$900 on top of what we already pay in 2016.
The Vanguard is simply asking for three things from the Village Board with Waste Management negotiations:
Have the new library, police station and village hall paid for without any taxpayer's money as we were originally promised but this time do it.
Give the taxpayers an annual $1.2 million dividend or $85 per household from Waste Management to pick our garbage up for free. Let us spend, save or invest that money. Imagine what an additional $1.2 million in our local economy would do for Menomonee Falls instead of giving it to a multi-billion dollar corporation.
Please release the records for Debt Service payments (expenditures and tipping fees) and what we have paid to Waste Management for garbage pick up over the last couple of years.
Governor Palin (R-Alaska), John McCain's vice presidential nominee, has done it in Alaska with the natural gas pipeline and we can do it here too (http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/content/aug2008/db20080829_271957.htm).
The Vanguard will continue to ask the Village Manager for the records the public is entitled to making sure it's not too late with the negotiations.
Village Manager Wants to Charge Upward of $400 for Public Records
Getting public records from Village Hall, as approved by Village Board Resolution 997-93 in 1993, has become a very lucrative proposition for the Village Manager's Office.
Village Resolution 997-93 allows for anyone to go to Village Hall to inspect records to make copies of.
The resolution also allows the Village to charge for "locating" records if it takes more than four (4) hours to find them.
The Vanguard is very familiar with Village Hall records. It doesn't take four (4) hours to find anything at Village Hall. If it does, then the filing and storage systems need to be greatly improved.
With the advances in technology, they are all stored in a computer or office files and it's simply a matter of taking a few seconds to push "print" or "send" to produce the requested copies.
We will keep requesting them until we get them without having to pay some $400.00. Taxpayers deserve to know how their money is being used.
Village Clerk's Office
The Vanguard, now that the September 9th Election is over for the Village Clerk's Office, has again asked the Village Clerk to respond to some basic questions about the integrity of our election process in Menomonee Falls in light of the numerous investigations for voter fraud before the November Election takes place two months from now.
Thank God for Wisconsin AG Van Hollen filing a lawsuit against the Government Accountability Board and their cavalier attitude toward illegal voter registrations (http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=793566).
Menomonee Falls has apparent documented cases of similar such actions from 2004 and The Vanguard is simply asking the Clerk's Office if they have reported these cases to the DA and if these groups are still registering people in the Falls for this election.
The key to stop all of this is voter ID (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/29/washington/29scotus.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin) where courts all over America are ruling in favor of this type of legislation (http://www.ncsl.org/programs/legismgt/elect/taskfc/voteridreq.htm).
The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA ) gave specific verification instructions of how voter registrations were to be handled and it would be nice to know if the Clerk's Office is following federally mandated law requirements to help prevent voter fraud in Menomonee Falls (http://www.fec.gov/hava/law_ext.txt).
Apparent Failed Computer Programs in Police Department
As reported a couple of weeks ago, The Vanguard, has learned of two apparent failed computer programs (The Phoenix and The Enforcer) that were purchased by the taxpayers at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars in 2003-04.
These programs are used for basic functions of the police department and municipal court that require both departments to use the old system because the new systems don't work properly.
The Vanguard has asked the Police Chief some basic questions about these programs (i.e. cost, failures, ideas) and will hopefully get a chance to get some answers once the Chief gets back from being gone from September 5-15.
Whew...that's enough for now on the updates.
Is Menomonee Falls a Provider of Double Dipping Public Employee Contracts?
As mentioned at the beginning of this posting, somehow the legislature, county and local governments in the late 80's and early 90's thought it was a good idea to allow public employees to retire in their 50's, draw their full time WRS Pension and then be hired back for the same or basically same position that they had just retired from with salary and benefits to "save" the taxpayers money.
Now these employees would get two salaries. Their full time WRS Pension and their full or part time salary with benefits once they were hired back.
Oh yes, most of them would also get an unused sick leave lump sum cash pay out too ( http://blogs.menomoneefallsnow.com/the_vanguard/archive/2008/08/20/5-million-taxpayer-tab-for-unused-sick-leave-backdrop-pension-cash-payouts-to-retirees.aspx) when they retired.
As of 2006, The Vanguard has learned the taxpayers of Menomonee Falls have been providing salaries for five (5) such positions at Village Hall since 2001.
We also recently asked the Village Manager for an update to see if additional Village Employees have taken out double dipping contracts in 2007 and 2008. He wants to charge us for that information and we are still negotiating with him.
Village Manager Contract Examined
This whole issued was brought to light in 2003-04 when it was discovered the Menomonee Falls Village Manager had had a double dipping contract with the Menomonee Falls Village Board since 1996.
The Village Board, led by former Village President Joe Greco and current Trustees Steliga and McDonald, unanimously voted to let the Village Manager retire with his full time WRS Pension in 1996 and then be hired back as the Village Manager with his full time salary position that he had just retired from in order to, in the words of former Village President Greco to a constituent inquiry, "...save money."
How is that saving money?
Let's take a closer look at this double dipping contract.
Here are the particulars:
Village Manager retires on June 21, 1996 with a salary of $72,000 as Village Board unanimously accepts his retirement at age 60.
Village Manager applies for and receives his full time WRS Pension at approximately 60% of his final year's salary or initially $43,200 a year between June 21st and June 24th 1996 at age 60.
Village Manager has his WRS Pension funded 100% by Menomonee Falls taxpayers. Village Manager contributes 0% to his WRS Pension.
Village Manager is unanimously rehired by Village Board on June 24, 1996 at age 60 with a full time salary of $72,000.
Village Manager will automatically receive 3-5% annual increases from Village Board without any job performance evaluations for life or until the Village Manager retires the second time. This is normally reserved for United States Supreme Court Justices or the Pope. Not Village Managers.
Village Manager will receive in retirement full health, dental and vision care at no cost to him.
Taxpayers will pay Village Manager's Service Club Membership annually.
Village Manager will received 35 days or 7 weeks vacation a year. Any unused vacation is to be compensated for in cash at the salary level for the year the vacation is scheduled.
Village Manager shall receive 11 1/2 paid holidays a year.
Village Manager shall receive 250 days or 1 year in sick leave days and will continue to accumulate 10 hours of sick leave a month on top of the banked days.
Village Manager shall have a Village vehicle at his disposal for Village business and incidental personal use. He shall be reimbursed by the taxpayers for use of his personal vehicle for Village business.
Village Manager will have the taxpayers match 100% of his deferred compensation plan contributions up to 5% of his salary or initially $3,600 a year because he is retired and is no longer eligible for WRS Pension contributions because he is receiving his full time WRS Pension retirement.
Village Manager will get an unused sick leave lump sum cash payout of $70,000 when he retires in January of 2007.
If the Village Board terminates the Village Manager's contract without cause, the taxpayers will pay the equivalent of 1 1/2 weeks of service for every year of employment (60 weeks) plus vacation, holiday, unused sick leave, health, dental, vision and life insurance programs at no charge to the Village Manager.
Can anyone say Milwaukee County or Tom Ament?
Village Manager Becomes Millionaire in Retirement
When the Village Manager retired on June 21, 1996 and came back to work on June 24, 1996, little did the taxpayers of Menomonee Falls know the Village Board was going to make him a millionaire in retirement.
The Village Manager retired the second time in January 2007.
The following 10 year averages will demonstrate how the Village Board made the Village Manager a millionaire in retirement:
Village Manager salary started at $72,000 in retirement in 1996 and finished just under $100,000 when he retired the second time in 2007 for a 10 year average of about $82,000 or a total of $820,000 from the taxpayers.
Village Manager began his WRS Pension at about $43,200 in 1996 with 7% annual increases over 10 years or about $624,000 in total payouts from the taxpayers.
Village Manager had his health, vision and dental plans paid for at no cost to him at about $10,000 a year for a total of about $100,000 from the taxpayers.
Village Manager had his deferred compensation contributions matched by the taxpayers at 100% up to 5% of his annual salary or about $4,000 a year for a total of about $40,000 over 10 years from the taxpayers.
Village Manager received a $70,000 lump sum cash payout for unused sick leave from the taxpayers in January 2007.
Service Club Membership and personal car. Minimal cost.
Village Manager draws Social Security Pension that taxpayers funded at 50% (7.65% FICA) for an annual average salary of $82,000 over 10 years or about $62,730 in total Social Security contributions. This may be subject to revision depending on when the Village Manager started taking Social Security.
That brings the total in retirement from the taxpayers to the Village Manager of about $1.71 million.
The new Village Manager, in a meeting with members of The Vanguard from last year that gave the Village Manager a summary of that meeting for clarity purposes, stated that he would not take a double dipping contract and that he would not take an unused sick leave lump sum cash payout when he retires. He is also paying 20% for his health care premiums which is four times the rate more than what unions currently pay.
The Village Manager was not aware of how many of his employees had double dipping contracts. He was provided with a list and it is hoped that he will make this a policy priority of the Village to closely monitor and scrutinize whether or not these contracts will end in the near future as part of negotiations as he promised.
That is good news for the taxpayers of Menomonee Falls and a real credit to the new Village Manager.
Legislature Changes Law to Protect Against This Type of Abuse
The Wisconsin State Legislature changed this law in 1996 just days after the Village Manager took his double dipping contract because the abuse statewide had reached alarming levels.
Now, a public employee has to wait a minimum of 30 days before they can be hired back for the same or similar position that they had just retired from.
A closer look at the Menomonee Falls payroll shows, in a document released by Village Hall, the Village still had five (5) employees that fell into this category at the end of 2006.
The Village Manager was one of them but he retired for the second time in January of 2007.
The other four (4) positions are in the police department.
Their retirement and rehiring schedules are as follows:
Employee 1 was originally hired 12-2-68, retired 4-3-98 and was rehired part time 1-2-01.
Employee 2 was originally hired 7-20-70, retired 1-5-01 and was rehired part time 3-12-01.
Employee 3 was originally hired 8-10-81, retired 4-1-04 and was rehired full time 7-1-04 and pays $133 per month ($1,596 a year) for the $13,000 a year health premium.
Employee 4 was originally hired 6-20-60, retired 7-3-98 and was rehired part time 1-1-05.
Presumably these employees are receiving their full time WRS Pension as well as their Village salary in retirement.
They will or may already have received their unused sick leave lump sum cash payouts as part of the $5 million taxpayer liability (http://blogs.menomoneefallsnow.com/the_vanguard/archive/2008/08/20/5-million-taxpayer-tab-for-unused-sick-leave-backdrop-pension-cash-payouts-to-retirees.aspx) when they retire the second time.
Municipalities all across America are facing the same difficulties of keeping up with the costs of public employee benefits and are hoping to come to some kind of resolution to keep everything balanced properly without too much of a burden to the taxpayer (http://www.redding.com/news/2007/nov/17/public-pension/).
The police department also has 3 employees on full time disability that is paid for at 100% by the taxpayers as part of the WRS Pension Plan.
Let's hope the new Village Manager will do better than his predecessor working with the Village Board to keep the taxpayers in mind first before others.
What do you think?
Please let us know what you think about double dipping contracts for public employees by using the comment section below to answer our questions.
Do you think double dipping contracts should be eliminated for public employees by the Menomonee Falls Village Board?
Should the unused sick leave lump sum cash payouts that some citizens view as double dipping contracts be eliminated too?
Contact your Village Board (http://www.menomonee-falls.org/index.asp?nid=292) to let them know what you think about using your money for double dipping contracts.
Thank you for reading our blog and participating in our poll.
Next week...Employee Benefit Costs