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Salaries for 2 more townships added to BND Public Pay Database

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Each year the salaries of public employees such as teachers, police and politicians in southwestern Illinois are collected into a searchable database at BND.com/publicpay. Here is how much in taxes it takes to pay government workers, and how their
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Each year the salaries of public employees such as teachers, police and politicians in southwestern Illinois are collected into a searchable database at BND.com/publicpay. Here is how much in taxes it takes to pay government workers, and how their

Salary records for 2017 from two Caseyville Township and Jarvis Township have been added to the Belleville News-Democrat’s Public Pay Database.

The five highest paid employees in Caseyville Township were:

  • Plant Supervisor Jeffrey Bevirt, $89,233;

  • Plant Supervisor Mark Mercer, $76,313;

  • Superintendent of Construction Randy Lepere, $75,113;

  • Chief Operating Engineer Robery Cerny, $70,605;

  • Chief Equipment Engineer Kyle Hogg, $67,890.

In Jarvis Township, the five employees with the highest annual pay were:

  • Foreman Daniel Broksa Jr., $53,990;

  • Assessor Jessica Dudley, $50,345;

  • Road Commissioner Dale Grapperhaus, $49,525;

  • Road District crew member John Niehaus, $39,801;

  • Road District crew member Tyler Roche, $36,782.

Jarvis Township spent a total of $364,589 on salaries for 20 employees, while Caseyville Township spent a total of $1.6 million for 45 employees.

Trustees in Caseyville Township made as much as $13,200 annually. Trustee James Lemansky Sr. was the highest paid trustee, earning $13,200, while other trustees earned between $1,131 and $7,548 in stipends and travel expenses. Trustees in Jarvis Township each earned a $2,640 annual stipend.

Caseyville Township Supervisor Deborah Donovan earned $21,642, while Jarvis Township Supervisor Kelly Huelsmann earned $27,464.

The database can be found at https://bit.ly/2wIyrlc. The BND previously added salaries for other townships including Collinsville, St. Clair, Venice, Stookey and Granite City.

Kelsey Landis is a watchdog and local government reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat. She focuses on informing you about how public figures are using your tax dollars, and that includes keeping an eye out for wasteful spending.

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