Return H L & P Faux PAY
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May 2013 Addendum:
Whereas, This petition was effective in getting the faux "health insurance" pay raise cancelled in Feb 2012 and aiding in the return, or non payment, of $27,000,
Whereas, that cessation saved over $100,000 yearly, which would have continued until cancelled,
Whereas, several individuals have refused to return the ill-gotten gains for a total still NOT returned of $40,000,
Whereas, The Charleston Town President is continuing his repayment as promised,
Whereas, the Utah State Auditor declared "the policy should be voided until the appropriate procedures have been followed".
We, the citizens of the Heber Valley, hereby call for an immediate return of the money received;
In particular Mayor Dave Philips an amount of approximately $13,000, Mayor Connie Tatton, $12,000, Councilman Robert Patterson, $4,000, former Councilman, Nile Horner, $4,000.
We further call on the respective City Councils to pass a resolution of censure and a demand for immediate repayment.
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Whereas, Late last year some members of the Heber Light and Power governing board, decided to provide themselves with fully paid health insurance or the option to receive an equivalent amount in payment.
Whereas, The Board is constituted of self appointed elected officials.
Whereas, The total cost of this benefit is estimated to be in excess of $150,000 annually, which will be paid by the users of the service.
Whereas, This amount will be paid from either excess charge already received or a future increase in utility rates.
Whereas, While portrayed as a health "benefit," the 'option' indicates this is simply a substantial pay increase (possibly disguised as a tax free benefit).
We, the citizens of the Heber Valley, hereby call on the HL&P Board to rescind this decision and return to proper fiscal policies of conservative operation for the public service which the utility is supposed to be.
Current Board members: Dave Phillips, Chair (Heber City)(654-0574,firstname.lastname@example.org); Mike Kohler (Wasatch Co.) (654-2300, email@example.com), John Whiting (Charleston)(654-2343,firstname.lastname@example.org), Connie Tatton (Midway) (654-2416,midwaycityut.org), Jeff Bradshaw (Heber City)(email@example.com), Robert Patterson (Heber City) (654-2648,firstname.lastname@example.org)
The decision was made by an affirmative vote of the previous Board. Members Kohler and MacDonald were absent but have expressed disapproval.
Alan McDonald was recently replaced. Prior member Benny Mergist has also been replaced.
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