Two tidbits from Elmbrook’s Annual meeting.
Board member Patrick Murphy moved to raise the annual pay for board members from $3,600 to $4,600. Now I am all for saving money, but I believe a workman is worthy of his hire. Meg Wartman did not favor increases--something about not asking the taxpayers to pay more. I wish the board would have that attitude when approving $400,000+ Astroturf football fields or embarking on the costly 4 year kindergarten program. The pay raise failed 18-50. The budget passed 64–6. The vote does not really matter--the actual budget is set in the fall. But aren’t we happy to pay the $71,746,924 next year? It IS for the kids. (OK, I will take the tongue out of my cheek.)