St. Clair County Commissioners were not talking last night following the approval of a $20,000 raise for Sheriff Tim Donnellon during their regularly scheduled meeting. The funds are in exchange for the sheriff to continue to oversee the county’s animal control operation. The St. Clair County Board of Commissioners approved the increase 6-1, with chairman Jeff Bohm voting against it. County Administrator Bill Kauffman says this raises Donnellon’s salary to around $104,000. Prior to 2010 the animal control division was under county administration. Kauffman says the arrangement was agreed upon by Donnellon and will be cost-effective as it would have cost between $61,000 and $81,000 to hire an animal control director. Reports say that over the past two years, since the sheriff’s department took control of the facility, animal control has operated with a net profit of at least $182,000.