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Sauk Village Administrator / Public Safety Director’s Report - Dacember 13, 2016

Sauk Village Administrator / Public Safety Director’s Report

December 6, 2016
By: JW Fairman

2016 Water Revenues:

As the end of November 30, 2016 – Fiscal YTD water revenues increased by $331,951.49 or 21.83% over the same period a year ago. This represents seven (7) straight monthly increases. Staff is to be applauded for their efforts.

2016 UCR Crime:  

UCR has deceased by 30% for the same period a year ago.

NOTE: It has been suggested by someone on social media that pouring a full glass of beer into an empty glass is one technique of determining annual UCR comparisons. Unfortunately, beer pouring - for this purpose, has not yet become an exact science.

But for those who are interested, I have placed the current 2012 thru 2015 vs. 2016 YTD UCR comparison report with Methodology on the table. Not as exciting as beer pouring - but far more accurate.

Collective Bargaining:

As of December 6th Staff and I have completed all of the employee Collective Bargaining agreements for Sauk Village. Completing these agreements for the betterment of the Village and its employees has been a lengthy process. I like to thank the Unions, its representatives and staff for their efforts. I would also like to thank the Mayor and those Trustees who voted to approve these agreements.

Other Business:
  • I urge the Board to approve the Weather Stone Estates Agreement. This next phase of new homes will add a sizable amount of new revenue (permit fees, water, vehicle sticker etc.) to the Village in addition to an increase in the Village’s (EAV) Equalized Assessed Valuation (property taxes). Again I would like to thank staff for all of their efforts in making this a reality.
  • Mr. Tates I should have your request from the Engineers ready for you soon. I’ll email it to you as soon as it comes in.
  • I know this is the political season and I know that the emotions of candidates and their workers often get tense – but I am getting tired of our employees having to hear that they may or may not have jobs after April based on who wins. You may or may not know that employee rights are protected under the law, so please keep the politics out of Village Hall. I am advising our employees to document all cases of political harassment. I will personally notify any person who undertakes such actions to cease and desist and forward all employee complaints of political harassment to the appropriate authorities.
  • 2016 has been a very long but productive year in moving Sauk Village forward. I give all of the credit to our employees. Our employees have expressed to me to express to you their wishes, for a safe, healthy and happy Christmas and New Year. 

Sauk Village Police Department Board Meeting Report - December 13, 2016

Sauk Village Police Department Board Meeting Report

December 13, 2016 
By: Police Chief Robert Kowalski

Police Service Case Summary:  During the period of 11/08/2016 thru 12/13/2016 the Sauk Village Police Department had a total of 79 arrests.     

CalCom Report: For a period between 11/08/2016 and 12/13/2016 the police department received 1314 calls for service.

Cases of Note:

  • On 11/10/2016 Officers were called to the 1900 block of East 221st. The victim said individuals damaged his rental vehicle which was parked in the driveway.  The victim thought it was his brother who damaged the vehicle since they had recently had an argument.  The victim provided a description of the offender vehicle which was located with the offender as well as several others in the vehicle.  All the subjects were taken into custody.  The Detectives were able to secure charges on the 3 offenders involved in this case for criminal damage to the vehicle. 

  • On 11/16/2016 an Officer took a report from an individual who reported her credit card had been stolen.  When the Officer contacted the credit card company it was determined that the card was used in a neighboring town.  Investigating further Detectives found the victim was trying to defraud the credit card company and had knowledge of the person using the card.  Charges of fraud were secured against the victim.

  • On 12/5/2016 the victim of a domestic violence act contacted the police to report her ex-boyfriend was stalking her.  Upon arrival of the police the ex-boyfriend offender fled the scene.  The offender was driving at a high rate of speed from the area losing control and getting into an accident.  The victim identified the offender who was injured in the accident and taken into custody. The victim was transported to the hospital for the injuries sustained in the accident.  Charges for stalking were approved as well as intimidation charges since the offender persistently called the victim while he was in the hospital trying to get the victim to drop the charges.

Vest Grant:  Officers were recently measured for their vests which should arrive in 4 to 6 weeks.  Once we receive the vests the receipts will be submitted for reimbursement to the Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice.

Christmas Parade:  The Police Department was invited to participate in the Christmas Parade.  It was a great event and I want to thank Trustee Jones and the Parks and Recreation Committee for the invitation to participate.

Sauk Village Policeman's Association:  A special thank you goes out to the Association who gave the department $1000 for the Shop with a Cop program.  The department is grateful for this and all donations because the money will help plenty of deserving families have a Merry Christmas.    

Enbridge Grant: The Police Department also received a $2000 Community Investment Grant for Shop with a Cop. 

Sauk Village Fire Department Report - December 13, 2016

Sauk Village Fire Department Report

December 13, 2016
By: Fire Chief Al Stoffregen

Over the past 4 weeks, the Fire Department responded to 32 calls. The fire department responded to:
  • 6 - VEHICLE ACCIDENT (10-50) 
  • 2 - GAS LEAKS
  • 1 - AUTO AID
  • 5 - CO ALARM
  • 1 - STOVE FIRE
  • 1 - SMELL OF GAS
  • 1 - TREE DOWN

Mayor and Board:

With the cold weather upon us make sure to check on the elderly and your neighbors. When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe - even at a trickle - helps prevent pipes from freezing and keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. Have a safe, wonderful, and Merry Christmas.

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