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Illinois Municipal Review
The Magazine of the Municipalities
January 1996
Offical Publication of the Illinois Municipal League
Provided as a public service to member municipalities . ..

City of Evanston, Population 73, 233. A stable, vibrant, high quality of life, stand-alone City located on the shores of Lake Michigan immediately north of Chicago. An economically, socially, racially and culturally diverse community which is home to Northwestern University. Full-service (some surpass those offered by a traditional municipal government) home rule, council/manager form of government with a very involved citizenry. Salary negotiable DOQ, within a range of $100, 000 to $110, 000, plus automobile (or auto allowance) and excellent fringe benefit program. $125M budget. 791 FTE employees. Appointed by and reports to a City Council consisting of a Mayor (directly-elected, at-large for a four-year term) and nine Aldermen, each elected from a ward for four- year terms. Requirements: 1) a Bachelor's degree in public or business administration or related field; a Master's degree in the same or related field preferred and/or combinations of education, skills and experience of an equivalent nature; 2) Significant fiscally-conservative, seasoned professional management experience and skills, principally as local government manager or assistant in a similar or larger governmental organization; 3) Demonstrated experience in economic development and maintaining reasonable costs; 4) Experience in a university, urban diverse community; 5) Understanding of customer service and other progressive management techniques, including community policing, strong administrative, consensus-building, listening, decision-making, delegation, public relations and problem solving skills; 6) Creative, "strategic-thinking" individual who is an excellent organizer, communicator, with new ideas and proven interpersonal skills. 7) A "hands-on" and responsive individual with effective facilitation and negotiating skills; 8) Ability to be open and to fit into the fabric of the community.

Confidential resumes should be sent by January 31, 1996 to James L. Mercer, President, The Mercer Group, Inc., 990 Hammond Drive, Suite 510, Atlanta, GA 30328. Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority and Female Candidates are Encouraged to Apply.

The Village of La Grange (population 15,362) seeks a professional police executive to head a highly-regarded department of 40 employees, including 28 sworn officers. La Grange is a well-established, upper middle class western suburb of Chicago with some cultural diversity and a council-manager form of government. Strong leadership, administrative and communication skills are essential. Command supervisory experience in managing a progressive, productive, customer- service oriented work force is required. Knowledge of, or experience with Community-Oriented Policing and collective bargaining highly desirable. Salary range $51, 604-$70, 836 dependent upon qualifications, with excellent benefit package.

Cover letter, resume, references and salary history by April 19, 1996, to Village Manager, Village of La Grange, 53 South La Grange Road, La Grange, IL 60525. EOE.

The Village of Fox Lake located 40 miles northwest of Chicago is accepting applications for the position of Superintendent of Sewer and Water. Professional individual sought to direct and manage growing operations. The Superintendent is responsible for the Northwest Regional Water Reclamation Facility and its 11 employees, the Local Sewer and Water Department and its 5 employees and the Tall Oaks Treatment Plant and Sewer and Water and its 1 employee. The Fox Lake Treatment plant is a state of the art 9 mgd treatment facility built in 1991. The salary range is $44, 318 to $51, 404 based on experience along with excellent benefits including health and life insurance, paid holidays and sick days. The Superintendent of Sewer and Water is appointed on a yearly basis by the Mayor with the approval of the Board of Trustees and reports directly to the Mayor. Applicants should possess an Illinois EPA Class One Wastewater Certification and an Illinois EPA "A" Water Certification. Applicants should have a minimum of eight years of water and wastewater experience of which at least five years have been in a supervisory position. Must have a proven record of high performance with exceptional leadership qualities and strong management, planning, communication skills along with computer literacy.

Interested and qualified persons should submit a resume of experience, qualifications and references to Kenneth K. Hamsher, Mayor, Village of Fox Lake, 301 S. Route 59, Fox Lake, IL 60020, by February 15, 1996.

The Village of Mahomet is accepting applications for the position of full-time public water supply and wastewater treatment plant operator. Qualified applicants are required to have a I.E.P.A. minimum Class IV Certification for the waste- water treatment plant and a minimum of a Class B Certification for the water supply plant. Position reports to Water/Wastewater Superintendent. Knowledge of operation and maintenance responsibilities for both areas required.

Submit resume and salary history by 02/08/96 to Village Administrator, Steve Wilke, P.O. Box 259, Mahomet, IL 61853.

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The Village of Barrington (population 9,538) seeks experienced results-oriented, self-motivated individual to fill senior planning position. Responsibilities include updating Village's comprehensive plan and zoning and sign ordinances. Other responsibilities include receiving, coordinating, and reviewing current planning and development proposals. Must have ability to effectively answer questions relating, but not limited to, general zoning and flood plain. Ability to effectively interact with and provide staff support for the Village Plan Commission and President and Board of Trustees is required. Bachelor's degree (Master's degree preferred) with emphasis in urban planning or similar field. Minimum 5 years related experience. Required excellent verbal/written communication skills. Must possess ability to work under strong team concept and effectively interface with Village staff, residents, developers, and builders. Requires significant interaction with Director of Economic Development in areas relating to redevelopment. Position reports to Director of Public Works. Competitive benefit package, salary range $39, 000 to $51, 900.

Send resume, cover letter, and salary history by January 26, 1996 to Personnel Dept., Village of Barrington, 206 S. Hough St., Barrington, IL 60010, 708-842-5044. EOE M/F/V/D.

Are you looking for a reduced work week and flexibility in scheduling? Do you want to continue to grow professionally while pursuing other interests? The Village of Barrington has just what you are looking for a part-time professional accounting position. Responsibilities include preparing audit work papers, journal entries, specialized financial reports, and computer spreadsheets and overseeing the utility billing process, including communication with customers on problem accounts. May also work with the general ledger and accounts receivable as well as coordinate implementation of financial software programs. Bachelor's degree in accounting required. Two years accounting experience preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Fund accounting experience desirable. PC software knowledge required. Good oral and written communication skills and public relations skills essential.

Send resume and cover letter by January 24 to: Personnel Dept., Village of Barrington, 206 S. Hough St., Barrington, IL 60010. Resumes will be reviewed as submitted. Interviews may be conducted throughout application process. EOE M/F/V/D.

The City of Elgin, located 37 miles west of Chicago, is seeking applicants to fill a staff engineer position within the Engineering Division of the Department of Public Works. The position responsibilities will include review and administration of development plans, flood plain regulation, project design and contract administration. The successful candidate will possess strong leadership, management and organizational skills, self starter and self initiative qualities, ability to develop and evoke improved methods to increase productivity, accuracy and compliance with approved plans and specifications. Candidates must have a degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university and a minimum of three years of municipal experience. A State of Illinois Registered Professional Engineer is preferred. Salary range is $43, 068-$57, 600 annually plus a comprehensive benefits package. Residency within the corporate limits of City of Elgin required within eighteen months of employment.

Send your resume to: Mr. Olufemi Folarin, Human Resources Department, 150 Dexter Court, Elgin, IL 60120-5555 by March 8, 1996. EOE.

Wood Dale, Fire Protection District (pop. 12, 000). 22 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Two stations, Class 4 ISO. 24 sworn, 7 civilian, 12 paid-on-call and 3 contract firefighter paramedics. 1, 800 fire and EMS calls annually. Appointed by and reports to three-member Board of Trustees. Strong leadership and managerial skills combined with outstanding interpersonal and communication abilities a must. Experience in a unionized environment desirable. A proven, successful record of experience in progressively responsible supervisory, administrative, and command assignments is required. Salary $65, 000+ /-; negotiable, depending upon experience and qualifications.

Apply in confidence to: Gerald R. Plock, Vice President, The PAR Group - Paul A. Reaume, Ltd., 100 N. Waukegan Rd., Suite 200, Lake Bluff, IL 60044-1694. TEL: 708/234-0005; FAX: 708/234-8309. The Wood Dale Fire Protection District is an equal opportunity employer.

The Village of East Dundee (population 2800), a progressive and growing Community in northwest suburb, seeks an individual to assume the duties of Chief Sewer Operator for the Public Works Department, Sewer Division. This non- exempt employee will report directly to the Supt. of Public Works. Specific duties include the operation and maintenance of .570 mgd WWTP, lift stations, precessing of wastewater, sludge and effluent in order to meet IEPA, local, state and federal regs. Responsibilities also include the direct supervision of all department employees, grounds and buildings, vehicles within dept. The successful candidate will possess excellent communications, interpersonal, computer, budget and decision making skills. A Class 1, IEPA operators license is required. A current and valid State CDL (minimum class B). Salary range: $33, 500-$39, 500 DOQ, plus excellent benefit package.

Interested and qualified applicants must submit a resume postmarked by 02/16/96 to: Village of East Dundee, Supt. of Public Works, 120 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL 60118.

Separate sealed bids are being accepted for the following groups of equipment: Compressor/Cascade System. Description: (1) Mako K-14 breathing air compressor. Rated 4.1 cubic feet per minute at 3200 PSI, 220 volt single phase power required. Included Equipment: (5)-2400 PSI DOT cylinder cascade system. Includes tank to tank piping, compressor to tank piping, and bottle fill hose connection. Compressor passes all air quality testing and has a current breathing air certificate. DOT cylinders have current hydro-test dates. Minimum bid for this unit is $1, 500.00. (6)-2400 PSI DOT cylinders. Cylinders have current hydro-test date. There is no minimum bid on this equipment. Equipment is to be sold in "as is condition". Bid deadline is March 1st, 1996, 1: 00 P.M.

Send sealed bids to City Clerk, 232 East Jackson, Macomb, IL 61455. Bids are to be submitted separately and marked on outside "Compressor Bid", or "Tank Bid". The City of Macomb reserves the right to reject any or all bids. For further information contact Chief Don Bytner, (309) 833-2352 or write 219 West Jackson Street, Macomb, IL 61455.

Countywide economic development Planner/Coordinator. Must have training in ecomomic development.

Send resume to: Don Hirsch, Perry County Clerk, P.O. Box 438, Pinckneyville, IL 62274,

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The Village of Oak Brook will be accepting bids for the following surplus item: "TOTAL" high expansion foam generator, trailer mounted; trailer included in disposal. Device supplied by 1 1/2" hose line. Generator has 1, 000: 1 expansion rate. No foam is included. Approximately 20 years old. This item will be sold "As Is" and can be inspected at the Village of Oak Brook by appointment only. Removal of the purchased item will be the responsibility of the buyer. Please contact Debbie Murphy, Purchasing Clerk, at (708) 990-3000 Monday through Friday 8: 30 a.m. until 4: 30 p.m.

Sealed bids will be received by Bruce Kapff, Purchasing Director, Village of Oak Brook, 1200 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook, IL 60521, until 9: 30 a.m., Wednesday, January 24, 1996. prevailing time, and opened in the Samuel E. Dean Board Room at that time. The Village of Oak Brook reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.


The Village of Oak Brook will be accepting sealed bids on the sale of the following surplus items: (1) Magnasync- Specialist plus/Model 2-R/P-20+ T-1/32 channel recorder; (1) Magnasync-Specialist plus-playback unit; (60) Reel tapes for Magnasync; (7) Miscellaneous portable radio chargers & Mics;

(1) Motorola 2-way mobile radio Motrac; (1) G.E. personal radio charger-10 position; (17) Motorola Pagecom pagers-VHP with chargers; (3) Unimetrics Dura-Scan 8 VHF scanners; (4) G.E. VHF portable 4-channel radio Model #66KDSDHX; (5) G.E. mobile radios. Model #MT76; (1) Motorola HT200 portable radio; (1) Motorola T73MNT mobile radio; (1) Decatur hand held radar unit with case; (7) federal Siracom II Siren Control; (1) Aero Dynic light bar; (2) Jet Sonic light bars; (2) Mocorn 70 2-way radios; (2) G.E. Master II 2-way radio; (5) Federal & Signal-Stat power distributor centers; (3) Federal Siracom II siren heads. These items will be sold "As Is", and can be inspected at the Village of Oak Brook by appointment only. Removal of the purchased items will be the responsibility of the buyer. Please contact Debbie Murphy, Purchasing Clerk, at (708) 990-3000 Monday through Friday 8: 30 a.m. until 4: 30 p.m.

Sealed bids will be received by Bruce Kapff, Purchasing Director, Village of Oak Brook, 1200 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook, IL 60521 until 10: 00 a.m., Wednesday January 24, 1996, prevailing time, and opened in the Samuel E. Dean Board Room at that time. The Village of Oak Brook reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.


The City of Pekin, a central Illinois community with an approximate population of 34, 000, is advertising for two positions: Community Development Coordinator and a Municipal Engineer. The positions are available immediately, and residency is required within one year. Closing date for both positions is January 19, 1996. Community Development Coordinator will report to the Director of Public Affairs. A Bachelor's degree in planning or a related field is required. The Coordinator will be responsible for administering the City's Community Development Block Grant Program, and will assist the Director with other community projects. Good communication and interpersonal skills are necessary. Salary range is commensurate with qualifications. Municipal Engineer, a newly created position, requires a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering. Duties include surveying, drafting (CAD), design engineering and construction supervision in managing a variety of public works projects. Good communication and interpersonal skills are necessary. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Send resumes for either position to: State of Illinois, Department of Employment Security, Job Service, 200 South Second Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

The City of Minonk (population 1984) is seeking a City Administrator. Mayor and six member City Council elected for four year staggered terms. Baccalaureate degree in Public Administration, or closely related field or experience in Public Administration required. Ideal candidate will have strong leadership, interpersonal, employee/citizen relationship, analytical and communication skills. Candidate should be enthusiastic, with high energy level. Salary and benefits are negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience.

Apply by January 31, 1996, to Mr. William Herman Sr., Mayor, City of Minonk, City Administration Building, 666 Chestnut Street, Minonk, IL 61760.

The City of Anna seeks qualified applicants for the position of Public Works Manager. This position is responsible for managing employees and the administrative and operational functions of the city's Public Works Department which includes: gas, water, streets, sewer collection, cemetery, park, pool, landfill, trash collection and vehicle/equipment maintenance. Duties include planning and directing projects, general administration, procurement and budget responsibilities. Minimum qualifications include a high school education and two years or more supervisory experience. This position must fulfill a residency requirement within six months of starting date. Requires knowledge and comprehension of municipal public works operations, regulations, effective communications skills, and the ability to work in and promote a team environment. Candidate must possess or obtain within an established time frame a class D water license, landfill operators certification, applicator spraying license, CDL license and any other licenses, certifications, training that the city may deem necessary. This position reports directly to the City Administrator. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. EOE.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to the City of Anna, 123 W. Davie, Anna, IL 62906.

The City of Washington ($7.9M FY96 Budget), a full-service, growing municipality located nine miles east of Peoria, is recruiting qualified applicants for the position of Community Preservation and Development Coordinator. Appointed by and under the supervision of the City Administrator, this professional position is responsible for the enforcement and administration of City ordinances and policies related to municipal land use, community and economic development. Salary open, DOQ. Full range of benefits provided. Prior progressively responsible municipal experience in zoning and subdivision code enforcement, land use planning and economic development and graduation from a four-year college or university, with degree in Public Administration, Urban Planning or Economic Development, or equivalent combination of experience, training and education required. Familiarity with computerized mapping systems preferred.

Qualified applicants should send resume with salary history immediately to: City Administrator, City Hall, 115 W. Jefferson, Washington, IL 61571. Position will remain open until filled.

The Village of Plainfield, Department of Police, has the following equipment for sale: 3 Kustom Radar Units, (two HAWKS and one KR-10SP), in proper working condition; and one 1989 Dictaphone 5082 Dual Transport, 8-Channel Recorder with 5516 High Speed Generator, excellent condition. These items will be sold "As Is" and can be inspected at the Village of Plainfield Police Department, by appointment only.

Please contact Lt. Mark Eiting at 815/436-6544, Monday through Friday, 8: 00 a.m. to 4: 00 p.m.

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The Village of Glenwood, population 9289, with 17 sworn officers, invites applications for the position of Chief of Police. The successful candidate must have a comprehensive back-ground in community law enforcement, gangs, race relations, drug enforcement, evidence collection and criminal investigations. He or she must be able to formulate and implement departmental policies and procedures, establish and maintain budget and supervise employees. Excellent communication and leadership skills a must. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. The Village of Glenwood is an equal opportunity employer.

Resumes to Mayor William J.Asselborn.Jr., 13 S. Rebecca St., Glenwood, IL 60425. Deadline March 1, 1996.

Village of Villa Park, population 23, 200. Salary up to $56, 000 DOQ. Attractive benefits. Residency not required, but must respond to after-hour emergency calls. Reports to Public Works Director. Responsible for water distribution system, sanitary and combined sewer systems, and wet weather flow treatment facility. Duties include supervision of 10 F-T employees with operating budget of $3.3 million (7, 000 customers). Excellent organizational, communication, computer skills, and ability to work with public desired. Requires high school diploma, Class C or greater Illinois Water Operators License (or ability to obtain within 6 months), and 5 years progressively responsible water, waste water, and general public works maintenance experience (at least one year in a supervisory capacity), or equivalent combination.

Resume, salary history, and four professional references by March 15, 1996, to: Vydas Juskelis, P.E, Village of Villa Park, 20 S. Ardmore Ave., Village Park, IL 60181. EOE.

The Village of Addison, Community Development Department, has an immediate opening for a Planner. Under Administrative direction, this individual is responsible for performing professional planning and zoning work. Work is performed independently and reviewed by the Director of Community Development. Applicant must have knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning and zoning. A college degree from an accredited institution with concentration in urban planning is preferred. Position is full time, 37.5 hours per week. Salary range is $14.28-$19.54 hourly plus an excellent benefit package. Employee must reside within 7.5 miles of Village boundary within 1 year of hire.

Applications may be obtained at the Addison Village Hall, Personnel Department, 131 West Lake Street, Addison, IL, weekdays between 8: 00 a.m. and 4: 00 p.m., and must be received prior to 4: 00 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 1996. EOE.

The Village of Bolingbrook is seeking applicants for position of Director of Finance and Data Processing. Successful candidate will supervise and direct all aspects of the Finance Department and Data Processing. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field, 5 years administrative experience in municipal finance, five years experience in management of Data Processing center, working knowledge of IBM AS/400. Bolingbrook residency required within 12 months of appointment. Salary $60, 000-$70, 000 depending on qualifications.

Direct resumes to: Mayor's Office, Village of Bolingbrook, 375 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440. Application deadline: 1/31/96, EOE.

The City of Naperville, a dynamic community of approximately 106, 000 residents, is seeking an individual to manage, direct and coordinate the activities of the Planning Division, including current planning, long range planning and development review. This position supervises 10 to 12 employees. Responsibilities include the preparation, administration and monitoring of the division budget. Qualified individual must have knowledge of principles and practices of comprehensive planning, zoning, development reviews and applicable state and local laws. Position requires skills in oral and written communication, budget preparation, supervision, training, and employee evaluation. A Bachelor's degree in Planning is required. Master's degree in Planning preferred. Five to seven years of experience in community development, city planning, development review and long range planning required. Salary range is $43, 617 to $65,000/yr.

Please send resume to: City of Naperville Human Resources, P.O. Box 3020, Naperville, IL 60566-7020.

The Village of Richmond, pop. 1, 016, is seeking dynamic individual to plan, coordinate, and supervise the activities of a ten-member police department. $248, 000.00 department budget. Knowledge of criminal investigations, state/federal statutes, and evidence collection required. Must be able to implement community-oriented policing policy and develop departmental policies, oversee budget and supervise employees. Good communication skills necessary. Law enforcement experience necessary with strong management and supervisor background preferred. Bachelor's degree in criminal justice or related field preferred. Salary range $32, 000-$40, 000 DOQ and excellent benefits.

Send cover letter and resume to Susan Klouda, Village President, 5600 Hunter Dr., Richmond, IL 60071.

The City of Oakbrook Terrace, seeks an administrator of day-to-day operations with oversight of Building, Finance, Police, Public Works, Tourism, Youth, and Zoning departments. DuPage County suburb, 2, 251 population, with $9.1M budget. Responsible for financial management, budget development, personnel administration and interdepartmental coordination. MPA or related degree preferred and at least five years responsible municipal experience. Salary and benefits DOQ.

To apply forward confidential cover letter and resume to Search Committee, City of Oakbrook Terrace, 17W275 Butterfield Road, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60161. Resume/cover letter must be postmarked January 19, 1996. EOE.

The Village of West Dundee has an immediate opening for a highly qualified individual to organize and supervise the field activities of the Department of Public Works. The position reports directly to the Director of Public Works. The Public Works Department currently functions with two divisions; public utilities and streets and buildings and grounds. The qualified candidate should have a minimum of ten years experience in public works operations, with at least five years in a supervisory or management position. The candidate should have extensive knowledge of municipal budgeting, bidding procedures and the ability to problem solve in both field activities and an office environment with strong written and oral communication skills. Salary range is $40, 000 to $55, 000 depending on qualifications, plus an excellent benefit package.

Interested and qualified candidates must submit a resume and a completed application to the Director of Public Works, Don L. Habermehl, Village of West Dundee, 102 S. 2nd Street, West Dundee, IL 60118. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled (approximately mid-February).

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