Tuesday, June 16, 2015
PORT BYRON VOTES NO ON PREVAILING WAGE!
The Village of Port Byron voted NO by a 4-2 vote to reject the "Prevailing Wage Ordinance" on June 15, 2015. The Village of Port Byron joins Port Byron Township and many other Illinois County Boards, municipalities, townships, schools and libraries where there has been an unprecedented number of NO votes against the "Prevailing Wage Ordinance" which Illinois law requires that every Illinois governmental body pass each June. The so-called "Prevailing Wage" adds 10-35 percent to the cost of every governmental construction project. They will still have to pay the "prevailing wage" but they are making it clear that it is the State of Illinois and not the local governments that is fleecing the taxpayers.