Mark VanKerkhoff, Development & Community Services Department. Staff Phone: 630. 232.3451.
The Administrative Adjudication Officer presides over the adjudication of violations of county
ordinances regulating the abatement of public nuisances; the accumulation, disposal, and
transportation of garbage and refuse; the construction and maintenance of buildings and
structures; sanitation practices; and zoning, to the extent permitted by the Illinois constitution.
This program has been highly effective for obtaining more timely compliance and reducing the
case load for the State’s Attorney’s Office and the courts at a low cost.
2 Paid Administrative Adjudication Hearing Officers $400 per hearing date (once per month)
NOTE: Persons listed as serving on an expired term continue in their service unless and they are either reapponted or replaced unless otherwise indicated. A position listed as "VACANT" is not currently occupied.
Mark VanKerkhoff, Development & Community Services Department
Staff Phone: 630. 232.3451.
9 Volunteer Members
Kathy Fosser, Exec. Director, Health Department
Staff Phone: 630.444.3124
The Administrator of animal control shall aid in the enforcement of the Humane Care for
Animals Act and have the ability to impound animals and apply for security posting for violation
of that Act along with the management and operations of the animal control shelter.
1 administrator paid: current salary - $76,875 annually plus health and pension benefits
The Animal Control Administrator could be an Illinois Licensed Veterinarian or a qualified nonveterinarian
The Illinois statute and the county ordinance require the County Board Chairman with the
consent of the board to appoint the Animal Control Administrator.
The County Board Chairman with the consent of the County Board shall appoint an
Administrator. Appointments shall be made as necessary to keep this position filled at all times.
Ken Anderson, Director, Environmental and Water Resources Division
Staff Phone: 630.208.3179
Authority given to organize under 70 ILCS 605 Illinois Drainage Code: “Drainage districts
may be formed to construct, maintain or repair drains or levees or to engage in other
drainage or levee work for agricultural, sanitary or mining purposes”.
The circuit court(s) of the county(ies) have jurisdiction over all matters and proceedings
pertaining to the organization and operation of drainage districts
Ability to fund drainage improvements and maintenance of a mutual drainage system by
petition to the Circuit Court and approved by a judge in a hearing before the court
A taxing district that has the ability to levy and collect annual taxes
Must show Circuit Court the drainage benefit to landowners for special assessments and
Duty to Keep System in Repair: The commissioners shall make an annual inspection of all
the district's improvements and works and keep the drains, levees, pumping plants and
other works of the district in operation and repair.
3 Volunteer Commissioners
3 commissioners typically owning land within the drainage district are appointed by the County
Board Chairman and by majority vote of the County Board. One commissioner is appointed
every year for a three year term such that commissioners serve staggered three year terms
beginning and ending on the first Tuesday of September every third year. The commissioners
shall elect one of their number as chairman and may elect one of their number as secretary.
Kathy Fosser, Exec. Director, Public Health Department
Staff Phone: 630.444.3124
State legislation requires Health Departments that were created by resolution to create a health
advisory committee that is made of health professionals for the purpose of advising the County’s
Board of Health. They provide expert knowledge and advice to the Board of Health and the
Health Department regarding public health policies and issues along with advice on strategic
initiatives related to public health. The Health Advisory Committee is chaired by the Executive
Director for the Health Department (Barbara Jeffers)
8 Volunteer Member Board
A minimum of 5 members (currently there are 8 members), appointed by the Kane County
Board Chairman with the advice and consent of the Kane County Board. All appointments have
residency requirements. Each member serves a 3 year term and serves until a successor is
State statute requires that you have at least one physician licensed in Illinois to practice
medicine in all its branches, at least one shall be a dentist licensed in Illinois, and one shall be a
nurse licensed in Illinois.
Carl Schoedel, Division of Transportation
Staff Phone: 630.584.1170
The Regional Planning Act provides for the consolidation of two previously separate
transportation and land-use planning agencies for and functioning in northeastern Illinois
(respectively, the Chicago Area Transportation Study (CATS) and the Northeastern Illinois
Planning Commission (NIPC) into one agency, the Regional Planning Board (RPB). The RPB was
created to address the development and transportation challenges in Cook, DuPage, Kane,
Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties.