Kane debates Animal Control position
By Matt Brennan For The Courier-News January 3, 2013 4:14PM
Updated: February 7, 2013 6:28AM
GENEVA — Kane County will again look for a new administrator for the Animal Control Department, but not an administrator with veterinary experience.
The administrator position was vacated last May, when Kimberly Rudloff resigned after holding the job for three months. Before Rudloff, the position sat vacant for more than a year.
Before hiring Rudloff, the county board conducted a significant amount of research and decided to go with someone who had both veterinary and administrative experience.
The board’s Public Health Committee has opted to seek someone who is solely an administrator — and continue to contract out the veterinary work out, as is done now. Rudloff was hired at $88,000 per year. The pay range for the administrator position is listed between $65,000 and $80,000 per year. The item is set to go before the Executive Committee on Jan. 10.
Committee member Deb Allan, D-Elgin, was part of the process in hiring Rudloff when the county wanted a veterinarian.
“Most vets just want to be vets,” she said. “In my mind, it’s best to find a better-priced administrator.”