Water System Operator Magazine Recognizes Quality Leaders in the Village of Norridge

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
​Water System Operator Magazine recently published an article on the Village of Norridge, showing its success with technology improvements and service.  It reviews the work of Doug Strempek, the IT and GIS Coordinator for the Village, in the updating of core technologies and services. Read the ...

GIS helps hidden treasures find a new home

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
​The village of Norridge approves numerous garage sales every year. Along with permitting the garage sales, the village also receives a great deal of calls pertaining to the location, date and times of garage sales. Using MapOffice™, the village’s online Geographic Information System (GIS) map ...

Remote Water Meter Missed Reading Custom Overlay

Monday, November 18, 2013
​In 2001, the Village of Norridge switched from manual water meter readers to an automatic meter reading system that sends usage information through a secure, long range wireless network. Each meter has a module called a Meter Transmission Unit (MTU) that reads each water meter ...

JULIE Boundary Update

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
​Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators (JULIE) is a not-for-profit corporation that provides homeowners and professional excavators with one place to call for safe digging. JULIE serves as a message handling notification service for underground facility owners, taking information about planned excavations and distributing this ...

GIS and Earth day in Norridge

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
​In April 2012, the Village of Norridge decided, in honor of Earth Day, to hold a village wide clean up of all village parkways. The idea was for residents to volunteer their time and pick up trash and garbage along roads in the village and ...

Reverse 911 system support

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
​The Village of Norridge has a reverse 911 system called Blackboard Connect. The system sends out messages to residents registered in the system about events happening in the village. Registration is optional and the village is trying to persuade residents to complete applications to join ...

GIS supporting the 2012 paving program

Sunday, November 10, 2013
​Every year, the Village of Norridge has a set amount of money, based on different sources, which they can use for repaving streets. For 2012, the Village has determined a list of what streets they would like to pave with the option to modify the ...

GIS assists in maintaining Village alleys

Sunday, November 10, 2013
​During the major snowstorm of February 2011, the Village of Norridge Public Works staff needed to start plowing the alleys so that residents could get their vehicles out of their garages. Unfortunately, the amount of snow prohibited staff from plowing them. The Village wanted to ...

GIS and tracking garage sales

Sunday, November 10, 2013
​Whenever a resident of the Village of Norridge decides to have a garage sale, they are required to register for a permit from the village and pay a specific fee. The Village, in turn, keeps a record of all the garage sales for a year, ...

Blackboard Connect Address Review

Sunday, November 10, 2013
​The Village of Norridge has a reverse 911 system called Blackboard Connect, that’s purpose is to send out a mass phone call, text or email as long as the village resident is registered. The Village was noticing that not all residents were receiving notifications and ...

Address auditing using GIS

Sunday, November 10, 2013
​When the Village of Norridge needs to send out a mass mailing to its residents, the Village typically uses the addresses found in the water billing database. After each mailing, the Village typically receives a small amount of letters deemed undeliverable. In an effort to ...

Tracking parking restrictions

Sunday, November 10, 2013
​The Village of Norridge is a densely populated community with many residential streets running through each neighborhood. Parking restrictions can vary from street to street, and in some instances, vary on the same street. The village keeps a list of each parking restriction in the ...

Tracking street light outages

Saturday, November 9, 2013
​When a street light is out in the Village of Norridge, staff members at village hall will receive phone calls from residents detailing where the outage is located. The office staff makes a note of the outage and then contacts someone in public works to ...

Tracking advertising revenue using GIS

Saturday, November 9, 2013
​The Village of Norridge has 19 bus shelters along various routes that are owned by a private company but our on village property. Each of these bus shelters has space for advertisements which brings in money that is split between the private company and the ...

Proposed village bike route map

Saturday, November 9, 2013
​The Village of Norridge is currently in the process of creating a series of bike routes throughout its borders showing residents and visitors how to get to important locations within the village and just outside its limits. The village allows bikers to use the sidewalk ...

Village street light system

Saturday, November 9, 2013
​The Village of Norridge has a street light system that contains lights owned by the village and lights owned and operated by ComEd. H&H Electric, which maintains the village owned lights, provided the village with multiple maps showing the ownership of each light, how they ...

Village of Norridge Parking Inventory

Saturday, November 9, 2013
​The Village of Norridge has begun putting together a village parking inventory for all public and private parking lots. The inventory will allow the village to determine whether each parking lot meets all regulations for such things as size and number of handicapped spaces. The ...

Traffic accident analysis

Thursday, October 31, 2013
The Vi​llage of Norridge has begun mapping out traffic accident information in an effort to try and limit the amount of accidents in high traffic areas and understand why accidents occur in low traffic areas. A map was created using data provided ...

Analyzing green space using GIS

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
​The Village of Norridge requires that every residential property within the Village limits to have at least 65% green space on the property. This means that the homeowner can only have 35% of the property consist of impervious surface areas such as the building, garage, ...

Multi-unit analysis

Sunday, October 27, 2013
​The Village of Norridge has a newsletter that they typically mail to all addresses in the village. In addition to going to all houses, the newsletters are sent to every unit in every apartment or condo building. Because of the natural turnover in apartment renting, ...

Places to eat in Norridge

Sunday, October 27, 2013
​Since 1994, the Estelle Sieb Center in Norridge has, among other things, held classes and meetings for local communities in law enforcement, fire protection, etc…Typically, these classes can last all day, requiring the attendees to find a place for lunch. In the past, the center ...

Tree inventory analysis

Sunday, October 27, 2013
​In the past few years, the Village of Norridge has contracted a company to come out and take an inventory of all the trees within the village limits. In addition to the location of each tree, the company inventoried the species, trunk size, health, and ...

Storm water survey using GIS

Sunday, October 27, 2013
​The village of Norridge sent a survey to its residents, attached to the water bill, requesting information about their experience with flooding in or near their residence. The survey consisted of a few questions relating to if the resident’s street or house had flooded in ...

Vehicle sticker compliance

Sunday, October 27, 2013
Every year the Village of Norridge requires its resident’s to purchase a sticker (permit) for each owned vehicle. This sticker allows the resident to park on village streets without receiving a fine. The village keeps track of each sticker purchased each year and requested that ...

Village employee resident study

Sunday, October 27, 2013
​Although many of the Village of Norridge employees choose to live within the village limits, only the department heads are required to live in Norridge. There was concern about some employees living far outside the village. Therefore, a study was done to determine if a ...

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