Prescott looking to shrink village board
PRESCOTT — Residents in the village of Prescott may get the chance to vote on the size of the village board this fall.
Village President Mark Janowski said the village currently includes a president and six trustees.
“We want to drop it to four (trustees),” he said. “We don’t need that many. It’ll save us a little money.”
Janowski added trustees are paid $35 per meeting, and the village board meets once a month. With two fewer trustees attending 12 meetings per year, the village would save $840.
“We have to cut our expenses, because we have no more money coming in,” Janowski said. “We don’t need that many people to make decisions.”
Village Clerk Darla Best said the vote on downsizing the board would not be in August, but in November. She said a public hearing regarding the issue would have to be held before it is placed on the ballot.
According to Janowski, if voters decide the board should be changed from six trustees to four trustees, the change would go into effect in two years.
“It would start with the 2014 term,” he said. “That’s the next time the trustees are up for election.”
Prescott’s village board meets the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. Its next meeting is Monday, Aug. 13.