Lake in the Hills public works director resigns just one day after village administrator

  • Dan Kaup

    Dan Kaup Photo courtesy Matthew Apgar/Shaw Media

By Kelli Duncan
Shaw Media
Updated 6/22/2020 6:14 PM

Lake in the Hills Public Works Director Dan Kaup submitted his letter of resignation June 19, just one day after the village board accepted the resignation of Village Administrator Jennifer Clough.

The village board will hold an executive session toward the end of the committee of the whole meeting planned for Tuesday evening to discuss potential replacements for Clough and Kaup, Village President Russ Ruzanski said.


"We'll be talking about succession planning and where we may go with that," Ruzanski said. "But nobody identified yet."

The committee of the whole meeting is open to the public and will begin 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the board room of the Lake in the Hills Village Hall building.

After the regular business of the meeting, the board will enter into an executive session, which will be closed to the public, in order to discuss "the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees," according to the meeting's agenda.

In the meantime, community services director Fred Mullard has been named as interim village administrator, according to a news release from the village.

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The village board held a special meeting this past Thursday evening to formally accept Clough's resignation and to appoint Mullard as her temporary replacement, according to the release.

One of Mullard's first duties as interim village administrator was to accept the resignation of Kaup, which was submitted on Friday, Ruzanski said.

During Tuesday's closed session, the village's trustees will also discuss the need for a temporary replacement to serve as community services director in Mullard's absence, Ruzanski said.

"This is all so relatively new, we haven't really sat down yet and that will be part of what, more than likely, is discussed tomorrow evening," he said.

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