Limestone Township accused of paying for pension without approval
Limestone Township is putting money into a pension for Highway Commissioner Glenn Kramer even though he is not entitled to one, the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) contended recently.
Kramer has been receiving township payments to a pension fund that was not part of the township's compensation-setting resolution signed in 2016. When informed, the board took no notice, the ECW said.
"Compensation is anything of benefit, which would include pension contributions," writer Kirk Allen posted on the ECW's website. "We informed the board and highway commissioner during their August meeting that the highway commissioner’s compensation setting resolution did not contain any pension benefit."
The ECW isn't the only organization that has raised issues that involve Kramer and have even called for his resignation. The Concerned Citizens of Limestone Township have asked questions about a truck purchase in August.
Allen reported that Kramer hired an attorney to represent the road district regarding the purchase of the truck, which he allegedly used for personal errands, according to the Concerned Citizens.
In a video of the September meeting posted by ECW, the attorney introduced himself and told board members that Kramer had returned the truck, gotten a full refund and retrieved the two vehicles he had traded in for the truck.