A Springfield alderman is pointing a finger directly at the city treasurer and the mayor for failing to alert aldermen and the public about a potentially-costly pension snafu.
Ward 7’s Joe McMenamin, appearing live on 970 WMAY’s “Bishop On Air,” says he believes Treasurer Jim Langfelder knew about the possible overpayment of police pensions nearly a year-and-a-half ago… but did not notify aldermen. McMenamin says that information could have affected negotiations over the police contract approved late last year.
But Langfelder says he notified Mayor Mike Houston of the problem… and contends it was up to Houston to then take the matter to aldermen. [Houston has so far been unavailable for comment.]