OUTRAGE Kankakee

KRMA Board Members Pay Excessive

OUTRAGE Kankakee
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Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency, (KRMA) is responsible for treating wastewater from the four member municipalities of Kankakee, Bradley, Bourbonnais and Aroma Park. Wastewater treatment is also provided to the Village of Manteno and the Village of Chebanse by intergovernmental agreements.

KRMA Board of Directors


Chasity Wells-Armstrong, Mayor, City of Kankakee

Vice Chairman

Paul Schore, Mayor, Village of Bourbonnais


Brian Stump, Mayor, Village of Aroma Park

Board Members

Robert Romo, Representative, Village of Bradley

Carl Brown, Alderman, City of Kankakee

Marc Wakat, Representative, City of Kankakee

Elizabeth Kubal, Representative, City of Kankakee

We the undersigned URGE the Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency, (KRMA) board to reduce your per meeting pay to no more than $100 per meeting. Currently each rank-and-file board member makes $600 per monthly meeting attended. Officers get more — $700 for chairman, $650 for vice chairman and $625 for secretary. It was $50 per meeting as of 2007 before it was increased to the present level.

The current level of fees is far higher than what members of other local boards receive, many of whom are unpaid. As an example, county board members are currently paid $70.00 per meeting. KRMA board members current pay is excessive.

The purpose of this petition is to call the KRMA board into action on this issue and to let the board know how the residents feel about their taking advantage of KRMA rate payers.

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