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Fox Lake to begin search for new administrator

Published: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 6:46 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 11:39 p.m. CDT

FOX LAKE – The village is set to hire an interim administrator to handle day-to-day operations as it looks for a permanent administrator, the village president said.

Former Village Administrator Nancy Schuerr retired earlier this month due to health reasons, Village President Donny Schmit said.

She had been promoted to the top post in 2008 after serving as the village's human resources director for three years.

The village will be using GovTempsUSA, an agency that specializes in providing temporary staffing for local governments, to find an interim administrator. Schmit said he had interviews planned and hopes to make a decision Friday or Monday.

GovTempsUSA would charge the village 140 percent of the salary, which goes toward its fee, the employee's salary and benefits and workers' compensation insurance.

Schmit expects the search for a permanent administrator to take at least three months.

The village is looking for an administrator with a strong background in community development and finance, he said.

The duties of the village administrator and associate village administrator positions might be separated more because the current associate village administrator has a strong background in human resources and contract negotiations, Schmit said.

Schuerr made $99,715 before she retired, Deputy Clerk Carol Ward said.

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