Resignation leaves open library seat
Applications accepted until Oct. 20 for board appointment
by David Maas
SUGAR GROVEâ€”Sugar Grove Public Library Trustee Carol Olsen resigned after 15 years on the board.
â€œI canâ€™t say that I was surprised,â€ said Sheree Novotny, library trustee, â€œI know she had a lot going on, and she resigned with regret.â€
Olsen stated in her letter of resignation she was leaving for personal reasons. She was out of town this week and unavailable to the Elburn Herald for further comment.
To fill the vacancy on the seven-member board, the boardâ€™s personnel committee is asking for letters of intent from interested applicants.
â€œWe are looking for people interested in helping the community,â€ said Novotny, a committee member.
In their letters of intent, applicants should cite the reason they are interested in the position and include any background they have in volunteer work.
Applicants must be residents of Sugar Grove and be at least 18 years of age.
The selected applicant will be seated until the next consolidated election, in spring 2011. The board appointee may run for reinstatement at that time, if they choose. A standard term of office is six years.
Applicants should send a letter of intent to Sugar Grove Public Library Director Beverly Holmes Hughes, 125 S. Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove, IL 60554. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, Oct. 20.