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|County Set to Hire New Nursing Home Administrator -- Almost
|The committee that was tasked with hiring a new administrator for the Knox County Nursing Home apparently left out one little detail: the administrator's salary.
The County Board was to vote Wednesday night to hire Galesburg resident and Monmouth Nursing Home Administrator Kathryn Kopsack to take over for the retiring Marianne Weisen. But instead, they voted to allow Nursing Home Committee Chair Paul Stewart and Board Chairman Greg Bacon to enter into contract negotiations with Kopsack.
District-Four Republican Wayne Saline says had the county actually tried to hire Kopsack Wednesday night, he would have voted no.
"I don't even know this person; I'm just going by the recommendation of the committee," Saline said. "I'm not necessarily against hiring her. I'm just saying that we don't know what it's going to cost; therefore, you can't offer her a contract."
County officials say they thought they might have more time to do a search, but learned that Weisen's last day will be May 14th, after learning her house had been sold and she'd be moving out of the area.
The Knox County Board Wednesday night voted to select Carol Hallam to replace Paula Monzo as Knox County Recorder on an interim basis, following the acceptance of Monzo's resignation in light of the criminal case against her.
Hallam is deputy Recorder, and ran against Monzo for the top job in 2008.
The County Democratic Party will still have to caucus to select a long-term replacement, and a special election is expected in November to fill Monzo's unexpired term.
|04 29 10 by Newsroom
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