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This is something that needs to happen!
Supervisor proposes part-time status for
Pay cut, meeting time among changes sought
Sanfelippo introduced a measure that would chop annual salaries from $50,090 to $15,000 for most supervisors and from $71,412 to $17,500 for the board chairman, end pension credit for supervisors, and reschedule board meetings from day to evening. If the board approves, all of the changes would take effect after the April 2012 election.
Sanfelippo said lowering supervisors' pay would force them to have other jobs, so they wouldn't be able to spend as much time "dreaming things up for them to be involved in.” Instead, he said, the board could operate more like a corporate board of directors, setting policy for the county executive's administration to carry out without dictating the details.
Sanfelippo said the changes would bring the board more in line with its counterparts around the state, based on surveys by the Wisconsin Counties Association. Milwaukee County is the only county in the state with a full-time board, but it's also the most populous county, the one with the biggest budget and payroll, and the only one that consists entirely of incorporated municipalities.
Even at the reduced levels proposed by Sanfelippo,
County board chairmen - the top elected officials in counties without county executives - are often paid a salary but usually less than the $17,500 that Sanfelippo proposed, the survey found.
Milwaukee County is in the minority in having daytime meetings, a separate counties association survey showed. Of 67 counties responding to that survey, including
Sanfelippo said it was difficult for residents to attend daytime meetings during the workweek. Weishan said Sanfelippo could have proposed a change in meeting times without changing supervisors' compensation.
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