I’m glad to see that there is at least one other person who thinks Riverside Village Manager Jessica Frances deserves such a grand raise and a $10,000 cash bonus (“Raise for Riverside manager deserved,” Letters, March 1) other than President Ben Sells.
At a time that many Riverside residents living on a fixed income might be lucky enough to see maybe a 3 percent increase in their pension on Social Security, this is a slap in the face to our senior citizens as well as our village Public Works Department and our police and fire personnel who risk their lives for us every day.
Do not get me wrong, I do not begrudge anyone, man or woman, a wage well deserved.
Yes, it brings her up to par with village managers in surrounding villages. What Mr. Sells failed to realize is that these other managers put in their time at other villages working themselves up to their present position and pay scale. They also have the education and degrees needed to be worthy of their pay scale.
With the recent incentive given to local businesses expanding their operations, can we well afford such extravagant waste of money while residents are having a hard time making their meager ends meet?
Frank C. Vlazny