Kendall Board sets salary for circuit clerk
By Steve Lord firstname.lastname@example.org May 1, 2012 9:50PM
Updated: June 3, 2012 8:11AM
YORKVILLE — The Kendall County Board Tuesday set the circuit clerk’s salary for the next four years, giving the position no raise for 2012 and 2013, and a 1.5 percent increase each of the next two years, 2014 and 2015.
The action, approved 5 to 3, will keep the circuit clerk at $87,454 a year through Nov. 30, 2013, then raise it to $88,766 for the 2014 fiscal year, and to $90,097 for the 2015 fiscal year.
The reason for no raise the first two years is to keep the circuit clerk’s salary in line with the pay for the county clerk and county treasurer. It will be up to the board in two years whether or not it pushes those latter offices up to meet the circuit clerk’s pay. Board members have usually kept those elected officials at the same salary.
But only the circuit clerk is up for election this year, of those three offices, for a four-year term.
The other two offices up for election this year — coroner and state’s attorney – are on a different rate.
The coroner has traditionally been kept lower, although the board’s Finance Committee is expected to discuss an increase for that position at its next meeting, to bring to the full board May 15.
The state’s attorney’s salary is set by the state of Illinois.
In addition to the coroner’s salary, the Finance Committee still has to discuss County Board members’ salaries, and what the board will do about health insurance for board members.