Saturday, February 19, 2011

Wage Increases And Early Retirement Incentives Approved by Boone County

County Board gives $10,000 to a Sheriff employee who is already retired as an retirement  “Incentive”.

The following is from page 7 of February 18, 2011, Boone County Journal which is available free of cost at merchants across the area and on line at:  http://www.boonecountyjournal.com/

 

Wage Increases And Early Retirement Incentives Approved by County

By Rebecca Osterberg


The Boone County Board approved a “Joint Supposal” at
the February 16 meeting in the form of an Agreement reached
in collective bargaining on January 26. The Agreement was
between the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) that represents
Boone County Sheriff’s department employees and the
county board.

The Agreement spells out wage increases over two years
and is retroactive to 2010. In Article #20, for example, titled
“General Economics,” the Agreement allows for no increase
for six employees as of December 1, 2010, except for the
already agreed upon 1.0 percent step increase. Effective
December 1, 2011, 17 employees will receive wage increases
of 1.5 percent in addition to the step increase of 2.8 percent
for a total of 4.3 percent and for 2012, the same 1.5 percent
increase, plus the additional 1.0 percent step increase for
eight employees. According to the article, the step increases
occur “on average.”

County representatives Cathy Ward (District 2), Kenny
Freeman District 3) and Pat Mattison (District 3), noted that
they opposed acceptance of the Agreement.

“During such tough economic times, this amounts to a
raise of 4.3 percent,” said Ward. “I will be voting against
it.”

Freeman and Mattison echoed Ward’s sentiments.

“You don’t have the funds to pay this,” Mattison said.
“I’m not going to be for these step agreements.”

In a written statement, Mattison clarified his statements
and added that there is now the need for an additional
$493,753.45 for county corrections and sheriff’s
departments. “What do we tell the Boone County employees
who did not get raises? What is the justification for giving
union employees raises, while we hold the line on others?”

Earlier in the meeting the board also approved early
retirement package for eligible employees who have
completed the pre-application procedure. The county board
was given an opportunity with language outlined by Boone
County State’s Attorney Michelle Courier to amend the
ordinance to state “current” employees that are qualified.
However, no amendments were offered to limit the process;
therefore, an employee who filled out the pre-application
will be eligible for the incentives.

The package includes estimated incentives under Option

#1, the cost of the employer’s share of single group medical
insurance for three years, or a one-time lump sum payment
of $10,000, under Option #2.

“Why are we considering somebody who is already
resigned?” asked Mattison.


Boone County Administrator Ken Terrinoni replied that
the program was under discussion prior to the retirement
of the employee. “I guess it’s up to you whether or not you
decide to pay him,” said Terrinoni. “If you already signed
the pre-application form then you are eligible. You only
have a total of 14 people that are eligible. Six signed up by
the deadline.”

Employees are required to be enrolled in the retirement
program, be at least 50 or 55 years old (depending on
the retirement program they are enrolled in) and have a
minimum of 25 years of service with Boone County as
of their termination date. The applications will need to be
submitted by March 31, 2011.

Representatives Freeman, Mattison and Ward voted
against the measure.

Illinois Sheriffs’ Association

Executive Director, Greg Sullivan received $86,520 in 2009  SEE Photocopy #1

$1.3 million (98% of total revenue) came from donations from the general public.  SEE Photocopy #2

 

On Photocopy #4 go to item #25.    Total Expense equaled $1.3 million:  fundraising expenses were $220k or 16.5% of total expenditures; Management and general expenses were $256K or 19.3% of total Expenses.; $854k (64.2%) was actual program expense however a large amount consisted of “membership expenses”-- $225k.

The Statement of Activities (see last photocopies, Audited Financials) uses a figure of $895K for program services rather than the $854k.

 

All of this information was obtained at: http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/charities/search/index.jsp

The proper name of the organization for search purposes is:

ILLINOIS SHERIFFS ASSOCIATION

Reg. Number:
01010903

EIN:

 

Audited 2009 financials are available at the above on-line data base

 

Click on the photocopy to enlarge.

Photocopy #1

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Photocopy #2

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Photocopy #3

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Photocopy #4

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Cost of the Mailings

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7.5% Annuity for all full time employees

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Audited Financials

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Burpee Museum

Former Rockford District 205 Superintendent Alan Brown is the highest paid official.  As Executive Director Dr. Brown was paid $75,000 for 2009.

 

All of this information was obtained at: http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/charities/search/index.jsp

The proper name of the organization for search purposes is:

HARRY AND DELLA BURPEE MUSEUM ASSOCIATION

Reg. Number:
01003454

EIN:
362045414

 

Financials as of 12-31-2009 are available currently on the Attorney General website.

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Riverfront Museum Park

Riverfront Museum Park is related to a number of Rockford area charities and they are delineated in many of the filings shown below.

All of this information was obtained at: http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/charities/search/index.jsp

The proper name of the organization for search purposes is:

RIVERFRONT MUSEUM PARK, INC.

Reg. Number:
01020543

EIN:
363605403

 

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Related Entities

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United Way Of Rock River Valley

President and CEO, Michael D. Call received $112,740 for the fiscal year  ending 6-30-2007.

This information along with the audited financial statements years prior to 6-30-2009  are available at: 

http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/charities/search/index.jsp

The proper name of the organization for search purposes is:

UNITED WAY OF ROCK RIVER VALLEY

Reg. Number:
01003293

EIN:
362167843

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Kids Around the World, Inc

Jim Rosene

According to  the form shown below President James Rosene is a full-time employee of Kids Around the World (works 40 hours per week) earning $39,631.  Mr. Rosene also earns $43,269 from a related organization.

This information along with the audited financial statements of the charity are available at: 

http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/charities/search/index.jsp

The proper name of the organization for search purposes is:

KIDS AROUND THE WORLD, INC.

Reg. Number:
01029115

EIN:
364007250

 

 

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Northern Illinois Blood Bank/Rock River Valley Blood Bank: Salaries for top employees

Linda Gerber, Executive Director received $169,365 in salaries, deferred compensation and non-taxable income for the tax year 2009(see last photocopy)  plus $31,312 in compensation from a related organization(see 2nd photocopy).  A total of $200,677 as of 12-31-2009.

Look at 2nd & 3rd photocopy concerning related organization compensation.  Including Ms. Gerber there are four Blood Bank employees receiving combined compensation exceeding $100,000 and four in the high $90,000’s.

 

This information along with the audited financial statements of the charity are available at: 

http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/charities/search/index.jsp

The proper name of the organization for search purposes is:

NORTHERN ILLINOIS BLOOD BANK INC

Reg. Number:
01003415

EIN:
362334632

Click on the following photocopy for more details:

 

 

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Employee Compensation from Related Organization.

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Non-Taxable and Deferred Compensation

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Top 3 salaries at Klehm Arboretum

Top 3 salaries at Klehm Arboretum are shown in the photocopy shown below.

 

This along with the audited financial statements are available at: 

http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/charities/search/index.jsp

The proper name of the organization for search purposes is:

KLEHM ARBORETUM & BOTANIC GARDEN INC

Reg. Number:
01025408

EIN:
363676875

Click on the following for more details:

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Discovery Center Museum of Rockford, INC: Salary for Executive Director

For the 2009 tax year Executive Director, Sarah Wolf, received $86,305 in compensation.  See photocopy below.

 

The audited financial statements are available at:  http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/charities/search/index.jsp

The proper name of the organization for search purposes is:

DISCOVERY CENTER MUSEUM OF ROCKFORD, INC.

Reg. Number:
01013972

EIN:
363292135

Click on the photocopy to enlarge.

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Interesting area Boy Scout facts 2008

The following was taken from the most recent filling to Illinois Attorney General by the Blackhawk Area Council of Boy Scouts of America.  The Scout Executive, Don Kinney, was paid $100,893 for the 2008 tax year.  This information is available at: 

http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/charities/search/index.jsp

Use the following name and ID in your search: 

BLACKHAWK AREA COUNCIL INC - BOYS SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Reg. Number:
01003580

EIN:
362169127

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