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Gold Star Accomplishments
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In support of the Village Board's goal to provide quality municipal services, many projects and programs were initiated and accomplished.  The following are some of the Village's "Gold Star" accomplishments:

MAINTAIN AND ENHANCE PUBLIC SAFETY

  • Worked with Bartlett on the protected left turn lane on Stearns Road at Redford Lane.
  • Held three day training session on Responding to Terrorism/CBRNE incidents.
  • Purchased a LIFEPAK-12 Heart Monitor.
  • Received a $120,000 FEMA grant to upgrade SCBAs.
  • Created three Battalion Chief positions.
  • Increased full time staffing by one firefighter/paramedic per shift (3 employees).
  • Took delivery of 2005 E-One Rescue Pumper for Station #2.
  • Created and promoted additional lieutenant positions.
  • Installed a computer in the EOC capable for Emnet communications.
  • Recruited and trained five replacement police officers.
  • Assisted SPEAR (Sexual Predator Enforcement Apprehension and Registration) by checking sex offender registrations.
  • Instituted "Officer I Schools" education program.
  • Trained investigators in audio/video taping. Installed the A/V equipment.
  • Installed automatic vehicle locator system on department squad cars.
  • Deployed two officers and four firefighters to assist in Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.
  • Purchase radio alerting system.
  • Construct radio link data connection to Station #2.
  • Finalize development of Field Training Officer program for new firefighters/EMTs and paramedics.
  • Implement a security lighting program.
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ENHANCE AND MAINTAIN THE PROPERTY VALUES AND VILLAGE APPEARANCE AS A QUALITY COMMUNITY

  • Awarded a five-year contract for residential scavenger services to Allied Waste Services of North America LLC on June 2, 2005.
  • Assisted the residential scavenger for the assembly and distribution of refuse carts to all residents under the Allied Waste contract.
  • Developed model zoning ordinances.
  • Reviewed drainage issues and developed new sump pump discharge requirements.
  • Installed an arterial fence on north side of Lake Street from Mark Thomas to Walnut.
  • Installed 8' fence along Army Trail Road from Woodlake Dr. to Sandpiper Dr.
  • Updated and distributed the Solid Waste Services Newsletter including a return survey for the refuse cart program.
  • Received the Conservation Foundation Award.
  • Trimmed and pruned landscape at 11 islands and 2 retention ponds.
  • Held three emergency brush pick ups due to storms.
  • Received Tree City USA recognition for the twenty-first consecutive year.

STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND PARTICIPATION

  • Formed a subcommittee on Educational Exchanges to share educational information between Cape Coast and Hanover.
  • Attended the SCI national convention in Texas.
  • Named Illinois Sister City of the Year for 2005.
  • Collected $13,750 in corporate partnership donations.
  • Completed a second CERT Basic Training Academy.
  • Participated in Open Gym program.
  • Conducted a National Night Out, Citizens Police Academy and Child Safety Seat Inspections.
  • Developed a Citizen Corps Council.
  • Held a COPS day picnic and two Maxwell Street events.
  • Held the Deck the Homes contest in conjunction with the Holiday Lights Tour.
  • Hosted the Lions Club/Village tree trimming event.
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PURSUE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AS A STRATEGY FOR THE FUTURE

  • Approved an agreement with the Northwest Suburban Association of Commerce and Industry (NSACI).
  • Partnered with Village Profile to produce a Community Guide.
  • Held a business breakfast.
  • Approved a tax increment financing redevelopment plan (TIF #4) for the West Irving Park Road corridor.
  • Attended the ICSC Chicago Deal Making Session.
  • Negotiated a redevelopment agreement with E. Kinast Distributors, Inc., and approved the preliminary consolidation plat.
  • Approved the final plat and the final planned unit development for the Church Street Station subdivision.
  • Held grand opening of townhomes at Church Street Station.

CONTINUE TO REBUILD VILLAGE INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Installed five new streetlights.
  • Reconfigured the municipal complex parking lot.
  • Substantially completed Lake Street construction.
  • Resurfaced 5 miles of Village streets.
  • Replaced 24,667 sq ft of sidewalk and 1,561 linear feet of curb and gutter.
  • Worked with Neumann Homes to develop infrastructure and transportation improvement plans for Church St. Station.
  • Awarded a contract for the 2005 Sewer and Water Improvements.
  • Completed construction of water mains on Walnut, Pine Tree and Brookside Court.
  • Oversaw construction of Village Hall/Lake St/Triangle Park landscaping.
  • Completed storm sewer repair at Hartmann Tank and Muirfield Pond in Turnberry Lakes.
  • Restriped Village Hall parking lot, installed new signage and poles.
  • Installed 1,600 sq ft of sidewalk at Triangle Park.
  • Designed and installed irrigation system on Lake Street medians.
  • Purchased and installed 122 gator water bags due to drought conditions.
  • Replaced water main on Peach Tree Street and Irving Park Road.
  • Repaired several water mains due to dry conditions.
  • Installed locks on 10 fire hydrants.
  • Installed meters and radios in new construction areas.
  • Approved bar screen replacement project at STP #1.
  • Repaired clarifier #3.
  • Seal coated driveways at Plum Tree, Jefferson, Westview, Turnberry and Savannah lift stations.
  • Painted County Farm Road Lift Station.
  • Televised 15,000 feet of storm sewer.
  • Installed four bike racks at Com Lot as part of the CMAQ grant.
  • Upgraded street name signage in DuPage County.
  • Installed 6" water distribution valve at 6790 Pine Tree Street.
  • Replaced 17 meters in Cook County apartments.
  • Installed equipment for Leachate treatment and began treating Leachate at STP 1.
  • Installed new bar screen equipment at STP 1.
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PRESERVE FINANCIAL STABILITY AND REDUCE RELIANCE UPON PROPERTY TAX

  • Oversaw construction of the T-Mobile Personal Communication Service (PCS) antenna system at the Morton Elevated Water Tower.
  • Received a grant reimbursement of $20,000 from the Northwest Suburban Mass Transit District for the Commuter Lot Reconfiguration landscaping improvements associated with the realignment of Lake Street.
  • Approved a Leachate Treatment Agreement between the Village and BFI Waste Systems of North America, Inc. on April 15, 2005.
  • Received the GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award for FY 2004.
  • Received GFOA Distinguished Budget Award for FY 2006.
  • Reviewed summer sewer credit procedures and extended summer sewer credit two months.
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SUPPORT AND ENHANCE STAFF TRAINING AND SERVICE CAPACITY

  • Met with representatives of Integrated Telecom Systems to implement the replacement of the Village voice mail system and telephone system software upgrade.
  • Met with representatives of Broadband Development 3 to discuss the establishment of high-speed data connectivity between the Evergreen Water Tower and Fire Station #2.
  • Promoted a new Police Department Deputy Chief, a Lieutenant and two Sergeants.
  • Conducted recruitment and testing for entry-level Police Officers.
  • Held Stroke Awareness screening event.
  • Held a community blood drive.
  • Appointed Water Treatment Operator upon attainment of a Class C Water Operator's License from the IEPA.
  • Processed 18 new hires, of which 8 were full time.
  • Conducted recruitment and orientation for entry-level full- and part-time firefighters.
  • Promoted a Building Maintenance Worker I to Building Maintenance Worker II positions.
  • Promoted a new Equipment Operator in the Streets Division.
  • Hired two new Building Maintenance Worker I employees and one part-time janitor.
  • Tested and certified Police Lieutenant and Deputy Chief promotional lists.
  • Promoted part-time Records Aide to full-time Records Clerk.
  • Tested and certified a Fire Lieutenant promotional list.
  • Promoted three Fire Lieutenants to the newly created positions of battalion Chiefs and promoted four employees to Fire Lieutenants.
  • Enhanced web site by posting FY'06 budget, adding link to state site for sex offender listings, adding Maxwell Street application form and CERT application form.
  • Designed and printed 8 handouts for Community Development.
  • Designed and printed brochures for CERT, Rental Residential Inspection Program, Allied Waste Cart Usage.
  • Purchased new postage machine.
  • Purchased 18 CITRIX terminals and monitors.
  • Purchased and installed new PCs in the police department.
  • Conducted trench and excavation training.
  • Constructed a new fiber optic system between the municipal building, Evergreen Tower and the new fire station.
  • Worked with Fire Department to coordinate reviews and inspections of commercial and industrial permits.
  • Trained two new Water Supply Operators.
  • Conducted forklift operation and scissor lift training.