Prosecutor calling for audit of Kendall meeting payments
By Steve Lord firstname.lastname@example.org June 15, 2012 6:30PM
Updated: July 18, 2012 6:39AM
YORKVILLE — Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis intends to bring forward a plan for auditing the meeting pay of Kendall County Board members.
Weis said that at Tuesday’s County Board meeting, which begins at 9 a.m. in the county building in Yorkville, he will be bringing a recommendation for an audit, and a person to conduct that audit.
“I will recommend an individual and a cost,” he said.
Weis’ move is in response to discussion since April about per diems — pay board members get for attending meetings. The issue was raised by Finance Committee Anne Vickery, who said board member Dan Koukol was claiming per diems that he should not have received. Board Chairman John Purcell has said he reviewed the per diems, and believes Koukol only took three meetings incorrectly. He also urged the board to drop any further review of the matter.
Weis has recommended an outside audit, which could cost $5,000 to $10,000. He said he will have a firm cost at Tuesday’s meeting. He said his recommendation will be to have the outside auditor review all board member’s per diems for the past three years.