Trustees get first raise in many years


By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter

Grantwood Village trustees will get a slight pay raise in an effort to attract more residents in running for a trustee position in the future.  

The Board of Trustees voted 4-1 to increase the trustees’ monthly stipend by $50, increasing it to a total of $450 at the July 20 meeting.

“The stipends have been the same for as long as I’ve been a villager, which is 27 years,” Chairman Kevin Kelso said.

He said the increase will hopefully get more villagers interested in becoming a trustee in the future. 

Kelso, Public Works Commissioner Mark Kienstra, Building Commissioner Kurt Voss and Village Clerk Phil Miceli voted to pass the bill, while Treasurer Pat Williams voted against it.