The Village of Winnetka, IL hosts numerous special events throughout
the year, including a fireworks display during the Fourth of July
holiday weekend. These types of events require the involvement and
coordination of several village departments, including Public Works and
the Police Department, and, often, ...
GIS providing information to elected officialsSunday, November 10, 2013
Most local governments have a council of elected community residents
that help manage and vote on the policies that govern how the community
operates. For the Village of Winnetka, as with any government, there is
regular turnover in who is elected to sit on the ...
Creating a safer community - targeting high accident locations in GISSunday, November 10, 2013
Responding to incidents involving motor vehicle accidents is a
fundamental duty of all local government law enforcement agencies.
Understanding which areas of a community are more likely to experience
higher levels of traffic incidents provides a significant advantage to
each department for implementing accident prevention ...
Tracking permits in flood prone areasSaturday, November 9, 2013
Residential and commercial development in flood-prone areas can be a
challenge to manage for many local governments. In addition to dealing
with residents or businesses for permitting, inspections, etc, the
federal government is also involved to ensure all construction and
documentation is compliment with regulations ...
Mapping Winnetka's scenic bike tourSaturday, November 9, 2013
The Village of Winnetka hosts all sorts of special events throughout
the year. These events require the involvement and coordination of
numerous village departments, including Public Works, the Police
Department, and, often, outside agencies. A common outside agency that
works with the village is the Winnetka Park ...
Sidewalk snow removalSaturday, November 9, 2013
Seasonal operations planning is a process all municipalities, large
and small, must start working on as the seasons change. For the Village
of Winnetka Public Works department, sidewalk snow removal has always
been one of the primary services included in its winter operation plan.
Sanitary sewer backup analysisSaturday, November 9, 2013
Managing utility assets is a critical function of local government
and can often encompass a significant portion of a Public Works
department’s yearly operating budget. A specific component of utility
management is addressing sanitary sewer backup issues that can cause
damage to residential and commercial ...
Community rummage saleSaturday, November 9, 2013
Every year, the Village of Winnetka Police Department provides
additional security and crowd-control support for a local church’s
annual rummage sale. The sale is held on the church grounds and affects
parking and traffic patterns within in the adjacent area and several
surrounding neighborhoods. The ...
Interactive event mappingSaturday, November 9, 2013
During an emergency event, knowing how a community is being impacted
as a whole can be just as important as responding to an individual
emergency call. Having an overall view of the event can provide
emergency response personnel with a better idea of how wide-spread ...
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