Public Work Department Goals

  • Succession Planning and Employee Development Initiatives: Continue to provide career path and succession planning for the Public Works Department. Adjust job descriptions and duties as needed. Provide information on redevelopment of Public Works office area in conjunction with succession plan.

  • Increase Professional Development training throughout Public Works and encourage certifications in multiple areas. Increase Use of GIS/Mobile Technology: Work with GIS representatives to identify and implement ways to utilize GIS technology within the Public Works Department with a goal of increasing efficiency. Conduct multiple GIS related training sessions throughout the year. Investigate the potential use for GIS-based Asset Management as it relates to each division of Public Works. 

  • Comprehensive Pavement Preservation Plan: Develop a pavement preservation plan for residential and corporate center streets based on information gathered during the 2018 pavement analysis project. Establish the expectations for how long pavements should last and different treatments that can be utilized (e.g., crack sealing, micro surfacing, patching) to maintain the pavement conditions in a satisfactory condition until they can be rehabilitated as part of a capital improvement project. 

  • Evaluate Athletic Field Usage Policy/Fees: Continue to evaluate the Village’s current Athletic Field Usage Policy and Fee’s related to this policy. Evaluate the affiliate approval process and make changes as needed. Implement any identified changes as necessary including fee changes and/or Village Code Amendments. 

  • Village Sign Replacement Initiatives: Research all streets and/or parks signs, posts, lights and make recommendations on replacement and/or update as a result of the Village branding initiative. Include recommendation for parks entrance signs and entry way signs within 10-Year Capital Improvement Program. 

  • Work with Park Board on Possible Update to Recreation, Parks, Paths & Open Space Master Plan: Investigate needs, identify capital improvements and incorporate into plan. Incorporate way-finding signage, lighting, seating and landscaping elements to encourage pedestrian flow along Milwaukee Avenue and into Commercial Downtown area. 

  • Emergency/Backup Water Interconnect: Finalize design and bid work for Emergency Water Supply connection to Village of Buffalo Grove. Develop intergovernmental agreement with Village of Buffalo Grove for recommendation and approval by Village Board.