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Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Meetings

6:00 p.m.  |  First Tuesday of each month

West Conference Room  |  The Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way

Overview

The bicycle and pedestrian advisory committee shall be composed of 11 members. Seven members shall be appointed by the city council. The remaining four members shall consist of the city's community development director, city engineer, parks and recreation director and chief of police, or their designees.

Powers & Duties

  • To recommend to the city council efforts to encourage bicycling and walking including efforts in the areas of bicycle and pedestrian education, enforcement, engineering, encouragement, evaluation, and planning.
  • To study and recommend to the city council efforts to enhance and encourage bicycling and walking as healthy and efficient alternative modes of transportation throughout the city and report such information to the city council.
  • To recommend to the city council efforts to coordinate with other agencies and advocacy groups to create a bicycle and pedestrian friendly community.

Members

  • Patrick Ainsworth
  • Parker Thompson
  • Stephen Hardman
  • Alexander Fiebig
  • Chris Manheim

Staff Liaison

Dave Waden  |  City of Elgin

Ph: 847-931-5909

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Board of Examiners of Stationary Engineers

Meetings

7:00 p.m.  |  First Tuesday of each month

Second Floor South Conference Room  |  City Hall, 150 Dexter Court

Overview

The Board of Examiners of Stationary Engineers consists of three members appointed by the City Council for terms which expire on the first Monday in May, succeeding the regular bi-annual city election; provided however, all appointments remain in effect until successors have been appointed.

Members of the board must be licensed stationary engineers, belonging to the N.A.P.E., and be well informed as to the construction, operation, and theory of steam boilers and steam engines.

Powers & Duties

  • Determines the qualifications, examinations, and licensing of stationary engineers (which relates to the operation of steam engines, boilers, pumps and turbines).

Members

  • Ray Diehl
  • Dusty Legions
  • Andrew Erbach

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Additional Information


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Board of Health

Meetings

7:30 p.m.  |  Second Monday of each quarter

First Floor North Conference Room  |  City Hall, 150 Dexter Court

Overview

The Board of Health members are appointed by the City Council. The board is composed of one physician, one dentist, one registered nurse, and such other members as may otherwise be determined by the City Council.

The physician and dentist appointed to the board shall be engaged in active practice in the city. The board elects one of its members as chairman. The city’s public health officer is the executive officer and secretary of the board.

Powers & Duties

  • Holding quarterly meetings and special meetings as necessary.
  • Initiating and carrying out activities deemed necessary and desirable in the promotion and protection of health and control of disease.
  • Recommending to the City Council the adoption of ordinances as may be deemed necessary and desirable for the promotion and protection of the public health and the control of disease.

Members

  • Dorothea Poulos
  • Joni Courtney
  • Jeanine Seitz-Partridge
  • Bryan Blazer
  • Jason Smith
  • Cynthia Applehoff-Siedsma

Staff Liaison

Brad Bohner  |  City of Elgin

Ph: 847-931-5934

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Building Commission

Meetings

Building Commission meetings are held on call and consists of three committees: Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC (See below for duties).

Overview

Seven members are appointed by the City Council for three-year terms. Membership includes:

  • Chairman of the electrical committee
  • Chairman of the plumbing committee
  • Chairman of the warm air committee
  • General contractor experienced in commercial and/or industrial construction
  • General contractor experienced in residential construction
  • Licensed architect experienced in building construction
  • Registered structural engineer experienced in building construction

Members must either be a resident of the city or have their principal employment within the city. The City Council appoints one member as chairman.

Electrical Committee

  • Recommends to the building commission provisions for the city’s electrical code
  • Reviews completed applications and examinations of applicants for registration as an electrical contractor

Plumbing Committee

  • Recommendations to the building commission regarding the city’s plumbing code

HVAC Committee

  • Recommends to the building commission provisions for the city’s warm air heating code
  • Reviews completed applications and examinations of applicants for registration as a warm air heating contractor

Staff Liaison

Raoul Johnston  |  City of Elgin

Ph: 847-931-5947

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Cultural Arts Commissionn

Meetings

6:00 p.m.  |  Second Monday of each month

Second Floor South Conference Room  |  City Hall, 150 Dexter Court

Overview

The commission consists of ten voting members, who have an interest and/or expertise in the arts.

Mission Statement

The Elgin Cultural Arts Commission will enhance the quality of life in our community by creating and supporting diverse, innovative, and accessible visual, performing, and cultural arts programming.

Powers and Duties

  • Make recommendations to the city council for the provision of an environment in which the cultural arts will flourish within the corporate limits of the city.
  • Foster educational opportunities and enhance the quality of life for all of the residents of the city by making recommendations to develop arts and cultural programs directed at various age, ethnic, and religious groups.
  • Enhance the economic base in the city by promoting opportunities to combine arts and economic development.
  • Cooperate with the professional city staff to administer all commission programs and activities.
  • Support and foster strong bonds between and among all arts organizations in the community and encourage new arts organizations in a manner which will make the whole considerably stronger than the individual parts, which shall include working cooperatively with other city boards, commissions and committees, and other public and private agencies.
  • Apply for grants to support commission programs and administer and serve as a vehicle for re-grants under the rules of the Illinois arts council and other agencies.
  • Provide a vehicle for publicizing all arts related events of various organizations as well as community, state or national events related to the arts, and provide a strong public relations program for communicating the commission's goals and their impact on community life.
  • Act as a resource center and clearinghouse for information and provide technical assistance to community arts organizations to enable them to improve the effectiveness of grant writing, planning, audience development, identification of sources for funds, and assistance in connection with legal, tax, insurance and liability issues related to arts programs and arts organizations.

Members

  • Darlene Hulin
  • Kira Fox
  • Madeline Richmond
  • R. Darryl Thomas
  • Jane Erlandson
  • Erin Rehberg
  • Tish Powell
  • Joseph Vassallo
  • Molly Miceli
  • Kevin Kearney
  • Hannah Weber - Student Representative 

Staff Liaison

Amanda Harris  |  City of Elgin 

Ph: 847-931-6019

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For additional information please visit the Cultural Arts page.


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E-911 Board

Meetings

3:30 p.m.  |  Third Thursday of each month

Elgin Police Department, 151 Douglas Avenue

Overview

The E-911 Board consists of five members appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the City Council for three year terms.

Powers & Duties

  • Power and duties include planning, coordinating, and supervising an E-911 Emergency Telephone System.

Members

  • Steve Baron
  • Philip Laier
  • David Hudik
  • Thomas (Pat) Crawford
  • Russ Matson

Staff Liaison

Ana Lalley  |  City of Elgin

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Fire & Police Commission

Meetings

5:00 p.m.  |  Third Thursday of each month

Second Floor South Conference Room  |  City Hall, 150 Dexter Court

Overview

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners consists of three members appointed by the City Council for three year terms. The remaining two members will be the Fire Chief and the Police Chief.  Of the five members, not less than one shall be a female and not less than one shall be a member of a racial minority.

Powers & Duties

  • The Fire and Police Commission hires members of the fire and police departments with the exception of specified upper management positions and promotions for sergeants and lieutenants.

Members

  • Alvaro Fernandez
  • Thomas Aagesen
  • June Wooten
  • Ana Lalley
  • Dave Schmidt

Staff Liaison

Tim Bennett  |  City of Elgin

Ph: 847-931-6049

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Heritage Commission

Meetings

7:00 p.m.  |  First Tuesday of each month

City Council Chambers  | City Hall, 150 Dexter Court

Overview

The Heritage Commission consists of nine members appointed by the City Council for three year terms. Members include one architect, one local historian, one licensed real estate agent, and one representative of the Elgin Area Historical Society to the extent that such professionals or persons are available.

Members are also appointed from among professionals in the disciplines of architectural history, historical architecture, planning, archaeology, historic preservation or related fields to the extent that such professionals are available and also include other persons who have demonstrated special interest, knowledge or experience in architecture, history, neighborhood preservation or related discipline.

The building official, or his designee, serves as an ex-officio non-voting member of the commission and acts as secretary of the commission.

Powers and Duties

  • Promoting the preservation of historic and architecturally significant structures and areas.
  • Making recommendations to the City Council for preservation of historic districts.
  • Designating landmarks and issuing certificates of appropriateness through the Design Review Subcommittee.

Members

  • John Wiedmeyer
  • Scott Savel
  • Steve Thoren
  • Tom Krebsbach
  • Judith VanDusen
  • George Rowe
  • John Marston
  • Brian Anderson

Staff Liaison

Christen Sundquist  |  City of Elgin

Ph: 847-931-6004 

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Heritage Commission Design Review Subcommittee

Overview

Members of the Subcommittee who are members of the Heritage Commission are appointed by the entire Heritage Commission.

Members of the Subcommittee who are at-large historic district representatives shall be appointed by the City Council.

Powers and Duties

  • The Design Review Subcommittee's duty is to review of applications for Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) brought before them to ensure that all exterior work proposed meets the requirements of the Elgin Design Guideline Manual.

Members

  • Scott Savel
  • John Roberson
  • John Wiedmeyer
  • Rebecca Hunter
  • William Ristow
  • Dennis Roxworthy

Staff Liaison

Christen Sundquist  |  City of Elgin

Ph: 847-931-6004 

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Human Relations Commission

Meetings

6:30 p.m.  |  First Tuesday of each month

Second Floor South Conference Room  |  City Hall, 150 Dexter Court

Overview

The Human Relations Commission consists of up to seven members appointed by the City Council for three year terms.

Powers & Duties

  • The Elgin Human Relations Commission offers community education programs and sponsors a number of public events related to its mission and charter. The purpose of the public events is to foster harmony among the many diverse groups that make up Elgin, create opportunities for residents to learn their housing and employment rights and to effectively offer a clear channel of redress in warranted situations.
  • The Human Relations Commission advises and consults with city officials and appropriate staff or other city boards/commissions, on all matters involving prejudices or discrimination and recommends such corrective or legislative actions as it may deem appropriate.
  • The Human Relations Commission investigates complaints of discrimination, tensions and acts of prejudice and seeks to resolve such matters through consultation, advice and conciliation.
  • The Human Relations Commission reviews of the equal opportunity policies of City contractors who employ over five persons and have a non-sole source contract awarded by the City Council.

Members

  • Elisabeth Lara
  • Danise Habun
  • Richard Jacobs
  • Aloun Khotisene
  • Winfried Cooper Jr.
  • Philip Mungai
  • Richard Kozal
  • Ana Lalley

Staff Liaison

Gail Cohen  |  City of Elgin

Ph: 847-931-5607 

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Additional Information

  • Employment Complaint Form
  • Housing Complaint Form 
  • Public Accommodation Complaint Form 
  • Community Assistance 
    • Please complete the appropriate form below if you feel you have been discriminated against in employment, housing or public accommodation.  You must be an Elgin resident and the act must have taken place within the City of Elgin.
  • Sponsorships
    • The Human Relations Commission has limited funds available to sponsor events and organizations that further its mandate. Click here for sponsorship guidelines and procedures.


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Image Advisory Commission

Meetings

 7:00 p.m.  |  Fourth Monday of each month

 Second Floor South Conference Room  |  City Hall, 150 Dexter Court

Overview

The Image Advisory Commission consists of twelve members appointed by the City Council for three year terms. The City Council appoints one member to serve as chairman.

Powers & Duties

  • Analyzing and recommending upgrades to the appearance of the city
  • Developing recommendations on specific projects to encourage projects by service clubs and other organizations concerned with the beautification of the city
  • Preliminary review of honorary street name applications.

Members

  • Michael Murschel
  • Chandler Swan
  • Matt Iverson
  • Richard Sherman
  • Herbert Gross
  • Mark Smith 

Staff Liaison

Barb Keselica  |  City of Elgin

Ph: 847-531-7056 

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Liquor Commission

Meetings

4:30 p.m.   |   Second Wednesday of each month

City Council Chambers  |  City Hall, 150 Dexter Court

Overview

The Liquor Commission consists of the Mayor as the chairperson and Councilmembers as commissioners.

Powers & Duties

  • Conducting hearings on violations of liquor license regulations
  • Issuing liquor licenses

Members

  • Dave Kaptain
  • F. John Steffen
  • Rose Martinez
  • Tish Powell
  • Toby Shaw
  • Terry Gavin
  • Carol Rauschenberger
  • Corey Dixon

Staff Liaison

Kim Dewis  |  City of Elgin

Ph: 847-931-5661

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Parks & Recreation Board

Meetings

6:00 p.m.   |   Last Tuesday of each month

Administration/Staff Conference Room  |  Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way

Overview

The Parks and Recreation Board consists of eight members appointed by the City Council for three year terms.

Powers & Duties

  • Advising the city relative to the operations and maintenance of city parks and recreational facilities
  • Preparation suggested comprehensive plan for parks and recreational facilities

Members

  • Michelle Santucci
  • Tom Armstrong
  • Carl Missele
  • K. Eric Larson
  • Andrew Dogan
  • Chin Keomuongchanh
  • Marino Lamantia
  • Fred Moulton

Staff Liaison

Randy Reopelle  |  City of Elgin

Ph: 847-931-6127

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Planning & Zoning Commission

Meetings

7:00 p.m. | First Monday of each month

Council Chambers  |  City Hall, 150 Dexter Court

Planning & Zoning Meeting Dates and Deadline Dates

Overview

The Planning and Zoning Commission consists of seven members appointed by the City Council for three year terms. The City Council appoints one member to serve as chairman.

Powers & Duties

  • Review, comment, and recommend a comprehensive plan for the City including elements for municipal services and facilities, economic development, housing, parks and open space, transportation, urban design, and land use.
  • Advise the city council, other boards and commissions, neighborhood organizations, developers, and the general public regarding policies, standards, and ordinances associated with planning and development matters.
  • Hold public hearings and meetings, as appropriate, and make findings and recommendations to the city council concerning annexations; text and map amendments to the Zoning Ordinance; planned developments; conditional uses; subdivisions; and authorized land use variations.
  • Hold public hearings meetings, as appropriate, and make decisions concerning zoning and subdivision variations, but not including decisions on authorized land use variations, and appeals from the Development Administrator.
  • Advise the city council, other boards and commissions, neighborhood organizations, developers, and the general public regarding policies, standards, and ordinances associated with zoning and subdivision matters.
  • Other powers and duties concerning planning, development, zoning and subdivision matters as may be assigned from time to time by the city council.

Members

  • Beth Kruger
  • Steven Migala
  • Jerri McCue
  • Robert Siljestrom
  • Jay Cox
  • Loretta Revesz

Staff Liaison

Damir Latinovic  |  City of Elgin

Ph: 847-931-5943

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Property Maintenance Board of Appeals

Meetings

5:00 p.m.   |   First Tuesday of each month

First Floor North Conference Room  |  City Hall, 150 Dexter Court

Overview

The Property Maintenance Board of Appeals consists of seven members appointed by the Mayor, and the City Council for five year terms or until a successor is appointed. Members shall include:

  • One member who is a registered architect or builder
  • One member with structural engineering or architectural experience
  • One member with mechanical or plumbing engineering experience
  • One member with electrical engineering experience or an electrical contractor
  • One member with fire protection engineering experience or a fire protection contractor

Two individuals on the board shall be members at-large.

Powers & Duties

  • Hearing appeals based on claims that the true intent of the code or rules adopted there under have been incorrectly interpreted or that the provisions of the code do not fully apply to a specified circumstance.

Members

  • Jay Cox
  • Stephen Silva
  • Andrew Cuming
  • Gary Lichthardt
  • Patrick Hines
  • Bruce Corn

Staff Liaison

Cindy Walden  |  City of Elgin

Ph: 847-931-6776

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Sustainability Commission

Meetings

6:00 p.m.  |  2nd Tuesday of every month

Second Floor South Conference Room  |  City Hall, 150 Dexter Court

Overview

The Elgin Sustainability Commission was created to oversee implementation of the Sustainability Action Plan. In addition, it is the commission’s duty to hear presentations from businesses, advocacy groups and other associations regarding opportunities for the City of Elgin. The commission meets monthly and consists of 9 members (6 from the community-at large and 3 city staff).

Powers and Duties

  • Oversee the implementation of the Sustainability Action Plan. Recommendations in the plan will be worked on by commissioners directly, volunteer working group members and city staff.
  • Hear presentations from businesses, advocacy groups, and other sustainability related associations regarding opportunities for the City of Elgin.
  • Recruit and maintain volunteers willing to help implement the recommendations found within the sustainability plan.
  • Nominate and award Sustainability Honor Roll

Members

  • Christina Aagesen
  • Erik Anderson
  • Bryan Miko
  • Steven Kroiss
  • Laren Corie

Staff Liaison

Molly Center  |  City of Elgin

Ph: 847-931-5613

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Additional Information


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