The Trustee of Wayne Township in Indianapolis says he will no longer take a salary for serving on a not-for-profit charity whose purpose is to raise money for the Township’s fire department.

According to its 2019 990 Form, the Wayne Township Fire Department Inc., paid Trustee Chuck Jones $17,500 to serve on its board.   The charity also paid Fire Chief Mike Lang as well.

Jones said it was inappropriate for him to be paid,  so as of May 21  he no longer receives a salary.

When asked whether he would return any back pay, Jones said he would not as he has already paid taxes on it.

In addition to the salary, the forms also stated that Jones and the Chief worked an average of 30 hours a week, which Chief Lang told Indy Politics, that was not the case and at most it was 10 hours a week.   Lang also stopped taking a salary in May as well.

Jones and Lang stated they plan to have the charity file an amended return.

You can hear both Jones and Lang in the Leon-Tailored Audio above.  It runs for 22 minutes.

They also answer questions regarding the charity’s donations and more than $24,000 in travel expenses.

You can view a copy of the charity’s 2019 990 form by clicking here.