Kane County has extended the deadline to apply for the position of interim Kane County Treasurer.
The new deadline is Monday, Feb. 8.
Due to the resignation of Treasurer David J. Rickert on Jan. 3, 2021, county officials are seeking a person to fill the vacancy for the balance of the term in December 2022.
The treasurer has a staff of 10 and manages a current budget of $731,000. The salary for the treasurer has been set by law at $99,999.
By law, the person appointed must be a member of the Republican Party and must have voted in the 2020 Republican primary.
According to a Kane County news release, the county treasurer is an elected office established by Article VII of the Illinois Constitution. Illinois law provides that a vacancy in that office is filled by appointment by the chair of the County Board with the advice and consent of the County Board.
Under state statute, the treasurer “shall receive and safely keep the revenues and other public moneys of the county, and all money and funds authorized to be paid to him and shall disburse the same pursuant to law.”
The treasurer controls the internal operations of his office subject to the budget oversight of the County Board. As such, the applicant shall procure the necessary equipment, materials and services to perform the duties of the office.
Additional duties prescribed by statute or county ordinance include but are not limited to: preparing, presenting and filing monthly financial reports to the Kane County Board; maintaining the county’s special funds; tracking the county’s receivables and obligations; and stewarding the county’s investments.
The county treasurer also serves as the county’s tax collector, and is responsible for the oversight of the distribution of property taxes to Kane County’s taxing bodies. The treasurer also holds an annual tax sale on delinquent parcels. Additional responsibilities include assisting senior citizens in filing for real estate tax programs.
The appointed treasurer will be required to be bonded and to complete statutory training within 60 days of taking office.
All interested parties should anticipate a public process that will comply with the Illinois Open Meetings Act, so far as may be applicable.
Applicants are asked to provide a letter of interest, resume and three references to KaneCountyBoard@co.kane.il.us or delivered to the County Board Office at 719 South Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL 60134 by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2021.
SOURCE: Kane County news release