Ann Maine and Linda Pedersen retain leadership on the Lake County Forest Preserve board.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
At a special meeting on Monday, Dec. 3, the Lake County Forest Preserve Board of Commissioners elected their new leaders, choosing to retain Ann Maine of Lincolnshire as President and Linda Pedersen of Antioch as Vice President. Both will serve two-year terms that end December 2014. As newly re-elected Forest Preserve President, Maine will focus on continuing her efforts to complete and extend popular multi-use trail systems like the Millennium Trail and Greenway, restore wetlands, prairies and forests, and open new preserves throughout the county. "It is a great honor to be chosen by my fellow Commissioners to serve a second term as President of the Lake County Forest Preserves. I'm very thankful for their trust in me and humbled by the…
Most Lake County Board members will earn smaller salary in 2013.
Two-thirds of Lake County Board representatives will take a pay cut, starting in 2013. There are 15 board members earning $44,074; the other eight are paid $40,945 per year. The Lake County Board approved paying all members $40,945 per year at its June 14 meeting. The board’s reapportionment committee proposed the salary change at its June 7 meeting, to start in December 2012, the start of fiscal 2013. The original proposal would have evened out the salaries at $43,750 for four years. Brent Paxton, who represents Zion District 4, made a motion to lower the salaries to $40,945 at the June 7 committee meeting, but did not get a second from reapportionment committee members. County Board member Anne Flanigan Bassi, who represents Highland …