In contrast to the
“let’s give Pam Fender a $35,000 job without asking if anyone else might want it or be more qualified”
approach last Thursday night (lots of comments; no deadline as in the Northwest Herald) by the Grafton Township Board, public notice will be given through newspapers that the board is seeking applicants to replace just resigned Township Clerk Dina Frigo.
Those interested in the position, which provides the same full family health benefits worth about $15,000 per year that Fender, as “Township Administrator,” will receive on top of her $35,000 salary, should send a letter and resume to the
Deputy Grafton Township Clerk
10109 Vine Street
Huntley, IL 60142
It should be noted that Fender did not hand the trustees a resume.
There’s a March 1st deadline.
If you are interested, do it soonest.
The township clerk is a partisan position. Only those who are Republicans are eligible for appointment because Frigo won election running as a Republican.
The duties are light and the pay is good.
Take minutes, post notices, file forms. That’s about it and you’ll have a highly paid lawyer to help you.
The benefits are obviously outstanding…even outrageous.
Of course, the board could have already selected someone and be just playing charades with the public on this appointment.
On one web site, someone indicated that Fender herself wanted the position.
Appointing her could solve the problem of what office to give Fender.
Trustee Betty Zirk mentioned that Fender could be in the same office as Township Supervisor Linda Moore, apparently forgetting that Moore needs a private office to interview people seeking General Assistance.
If Fender were appointed township clerk as well as township administrator, the board could either up her gross pay to $45,000 or, considering she has already said she will do the job for $35,000, cut her pay for township administrator to $25,000. Giving her both jobs would also save $15,000 or so in health benefits, assuming that the person appointed clerk would want his or her family covered.