Department Updates

Clerk / Customer Service

- The April 7 election was a huge success with the help of employees who stepped up to assist. THANK YOU! Staff is being kept busy responding to the numerous phone calls and email requests for information and updates and catching up on other work. Now, we are gearing up for the election on August 11. Approval was received at the June 1 board meeting to temporarily combine polling locations (High School and Village Center) and purchase a new voting machine to speed up the process of absentee ballot processing.

Library

- A small team of Library employees have been delivering materials to patrons curbside 30 hours a week since April 27. The workflow has been distinctly different from the typical request process because our request system was turned off at the county-level due to COVID-19. We’ve been taking requests for materials via phone, online web form and email for the majority of this time. We plan to continue curbside pickup of materials through the summer and keep the building under 25% of capacity to follow NSHD’s reopening plan. 

- In July and August, we plan to expand our hours to open to the public, with a focus on serving patrons and residents without or with limited internet access and that may need a cool space due to summer heat. The majority of the seating has been removed to limit people from socializing, hanging out or collaborating during social distancing.

Planning & Development

- The Planning & Development Department has begun the implementation of the Transportation and Parking Analysis with a focus on night, alternate side and winter parking regulations. A multi-phased plan is expected; however, policy discussions are hoped to be confirmed this summer prior to 2021 budgeting.

- We will also be commencing Comprehensive Planning efforts this summer to update the Village’s Plan through 2040. This is required by State Statutes and involves all aspects of municipal service. To ensure accuracy and inclusion, all Departments will be invited to participate on some level with the update and approval with respect to their responsibilities.

- In addition to their routine inspection and enforcement responsibilities, our Building Inspectors are gearing up to review/inspect improvements associated with over $47 million worth of construction that will take place at our School District’s properties in the next three years.

Senior Resource Center

- The SRC is busy reinventing itself to support a community of older residents who are sheltering in place. Fitness classes and a small discussion group has moved online and we are planning three drive-through events this summer. Staff are helping participants figure out how to use Zoom, distributing cloth masks to residents and lining up volunteers to shop and run errands. We don’t know what Fall will bring, but we plan to be there to help our older friends navigate these challenging times.

Updated 07/10/2020