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EUREKA -- Cazenovia Township will move from District 2 to District 1 under the Woodford County Board's recently approved reapportionment plan, but the size of the board will remain the same.

Member John Krug led an effort to decrease the number of members from 15 to 12, but the board decided to keep five members elected from each of the three districts.

Krug estimated the county could save up to $1,000 per month by implementing the change.

Member Mike Hinrichsen disagreed. "We need 15 to support the department heads," Hinrichsen said. "I'm in favor of cost reduction, but I'm not in favor of this. I don't think it's a significant enough savings."

The majority of the board favored keeping the membership the same and noted they can change their pay rate.

The reapportionment plan set per-day pay at $75 for each board meeting attended and $50 for committee meetings. It also raised the committee chairmen's pay from $50 to $75 for each meeting. Members also receive reimbursement for mileage.

An effort failed to reduce the board chairman's monthly stipend from $500 to $200.

Action on reapportionment is required by law every 10 years after counties receive population figures from the federal census.

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