'Weary' Rantoul administrator headed to East Coast

'Weary' Rantoul administrator headed to East Coast

RANTOUL — The search for a new village administrator will resume again after Rick Snider tendered his resignation from the post, effective July 30.

Snider just began his duties Dec. 1 and was being paid an annual salary of $135,000.

Snider cited personal reasons for the resignation Tuesday, saying in a statement: “My partner, Tim, and I have been living in different locations for over two years now, and frankly, (it) is a situation of which we have both grown weary. In consideration of several factors, including spending more time with family, cost of living and climate, we’ve decided that we want to relocate permanently to the East Coast.”

Snider had served as Champaign County administrator since April 2016 prior to accepting the Rantoul position.

Snider thanked village staff for “their hard work on behalf of the people of Rantoul.”

“I know they will continue to move the village forward after my departure,” Snider said.

The village board will hold its monthly study session at 6 p.m. tonight at the municipal building. Snider is likely to discuss his resignation then.

Dave Hinton is editor of the Rantoul Press, a News-Gazette Media community newspaper. For more, visit rantoulpress.com.

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