Park District executive director job description approval on meeting docket

January 28, 2019

SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Park District executive director’s job description and paid vacation time will be one of the topics of conversation for the park district’s board of commissioners meeting Tuesday night.

Bill Kroeger, president of the park board, said the agenda items are meant to help the board better plan for when current executive director Dan Gibble retires, which the board anticipates will happen sometime next year. He said the paid leave consideration for the executive director position is meant to determine how much vacation time should be allotted to the position itself.

“This is not like an extended leave of absence or anything like that,” Kroeger said.

Kroeger said the board was inspired to start planning ahead after commissioner Ann Tucker recently announced she will not run for re-election in April. He said the line items are not meant to be an announcement for Gibble’s retirement, since there is no official retirement date set just yet.

The current salary range for the Sycamore Park District executive director position is between $90,000 and $117,000, according to park district documents.

Gibble did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Daily Chronicle late Monday morning.

Other agenda items include final review and approval of the park district’s operating budget and tax abatement for alternate bonds. Kroeger said he could not comment further on additional agenda items late Monday morning.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Sycamore Park District Maintenance Building, 435 Airport Road.

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