•March 8, 2017•
On Thursday, March 2, Tyler Graven, Sullivan Township Trustee, presented the Mid-Illinois Senior Center with a $500 donation - his salary for the year. Graven said, “I made the decision to return my salary to the taxpayers, specifically to four charities in Sullivan. The first one I thought of was the Senior Center because of all the services they provide to seniors.”
In addition to presenting the check Tyler spent some time in the center answering questions about his job and the work of the township. He explained that the trustees are basically auditors and make sure all the bills are paid. He said they would like to get more road work done, and this may be possible because of the money saved by the mild winter. He stressed that the township does not overtax but sometimes underspends, and currently the township is in very good shape fiscally.
Someone suggested that, perhaps, Graven should be in Springfield to drain the swamp there and put their fiscal house in order.