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News, project updates, and alerts from the Village of Cary.

Mar 22

Village of Cary Appoints New Village Administrator

Posted on March 22, 2023 at 9:45 AM by Nicole Collingbourne

At the Tuesday, March 21st Village Board meeting, Mayor Mark Kownick and the Village Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Erik Morimoto as Cary’s next Village Administrator. Morimoto was serving as the Interim Administrator after former Administrator Jacob Rife moved out of state in February. Prior to this appointment, Morimoto served as the Village of Cary’s Director of Public Works and Engineering since 2014, with the duties of Assistant Village Administrator added to his responsibilities in 2020. 

“I am excited to announce Erik Morimoto as our next Village Administrator,” said Mayor Kownick. “Erik’s leadership and experience will continue to help the Village of Cary prosper and achieve our long-term goals. The Village Board is also proud to have been able to promote a village administrator from within our organization.”

Morimoto brings nearly 25 years of experience with a diverse background in administration, community development, public works, and engineering. With a passion for collaboration and strategic planning, he has served in a variety of roles in his career, including Chairperson for the McHenry County Municipal Partnering Initiative, Vice-Chair of the McHenry County Stormwater Management Commission, and the Director of Engineering and Building for the City of Crystal Lake.

During Administrator Morimoto’s nine-year tenure at the village, he led the planning and implementation of Cary’s recent award-winning projects, including the new Metra Station, the Cary Municipal Center, and the biological phosphorus removal system at the wastewater treatment plant. He also led the development of the Village’s downtown streetscape improvements, which are scheduled to begin construction later this month.

“It is an honor to continue serving the community in this new role and I am truly grateful for the trust the Mayor and Village Trustees have placed in me,” said Morimoto. “I am looking forward to building upon the positive momentum of Cary’s recent achievements under the guidance of our former administrator and Village Board. With the support of our amazing staff, I am confident we will continue raising the bar even higher.”

Mar 10

Job Opportunity - Mechanic

Posted on March 10, 2023 at 2:33 PM by Nicole Collingbourne

The Village of Cary is seeking to fill a full-time Mechanic position within the Public Works Department. This position is responsible for the repair and maintenance of the Village’s automobiles, trucks and heavy equipment, as well as providing assistance to the Village’s other maintenance personnel. The base salary range for this position is $60,273.54 - $85,984.42. Starting salary will depend upon the candidate's experience and certifications. This is a non-supervisory position.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and Village of Cary job application to Hard copies or faxed resumes will not be accepted. First review of applications is anticipated to begin on March 24, 2023 with the position remaining open until filled.

For more information on this job, visit: /Jobs.aspx?JobID=41&CommunityJobs=False&UniqueId=97

Link to Job Application: /DocumentCenter/View/801/Job-Application


Mar 07

Board of Zoning, Planning and Appeals Applications Available

Posted on March 7, 2023 at 11:33 AM by Nicole Collingbourne

The Board of Zoning, Planning & Appeals consists of seven regular members and one associate member who are residents of the Village and appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Village Board.

The main duties of the Board of Zoning, Planning & Appeals is to make recommendations to the Village Board regarding land use issues pertaining to the Village Zoning Ordinance, including proposed variations, conditional use permits and appeals of decisions made by the Zoning Administrator. The Board of Zoning, Planning & Appeals typically holds meetings on the 2nd Thursday of the month as needed.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, resume and a completed application to:

Mayor Mark Kownick
Village of Cary
655 Village Hall Drive
Cary, Illinois 60013

Click here for Application for Board of Zoning, Planning and Appeals