The Godfrey Animal Control officer is getting ready to retire, and the Village Board is looking for someone to fill his spot. Rick French has been the animal control officer as long as most people can remember, but a couple of years ago his annual salary of $69,000 came under fire by some on the board that thought there might be a better deal available.
Godfrey Mayor Mike McCormick says under the current agreement, French has been operating as a subcontractor.
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The annual salary of about $69,000 includes the responsibility of maintaining a facility to hold the animals, a truck to do his job, and is on call 24/7. Bids will be due in to Village Hall by the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.