Scott Koeppel and Matt Prochaska

Kendall County Administrator Scott Koeppel (left) speaks at an Animal Control Committee meeting earlier this year.  County board member Matt Prochaska is on the right side of the photo. ( photo by James Wyman)

By a seven to one vote, the Kendall County Board on Tuesday approved a 15.86 percent raise over four years for County Administrator Scott Koeppel.

Koeppel's current base salary is $133,251.  He  currently receives benefits totaling $41,149.15, for a total package of $174,400.15.

On Dec. 1, 2023, Koeppel will be making a base salary of $154,386 if the county board exercises its renewal option.

Yorkville watchdog and Kendall County Board Dist. 1 candidate Todd Milliron spoke during Tuesday's regular meeting, asking Koeppel not to accept the raise.

Koeppel did not respond to Milliron's request to forego a raise, but other Kendall County officials did.

Sheriff Dwight Baird praised Koeppel's work as county administrator.

Kendall County Board member Audra Hendrix asked Koeppel a series of questions about his job as county administrator.

Then it was Highway Engineer Fran Klaas's turn to speak about Koeppel.

Koeppel has been with Kendall County since 2015, first as technology director.  He was appointed county administrator in Dec. of 2017.

Matt Prochaska cast the only "no" vote on Koeppel's raise.  Prochaska said he supported Koeppel, but that an item in the job description prevented him from voting "yes."

Board members Elizabeth Flowers and Tony Giles were absent from Tuesday's meeting.

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