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The department is responsible for short and long term planning, reviewing proposed developments, interpreting the zoning ordinance, economic development, building permits and inspection, property maintenance, historic preservation and public art.
The Finance Department coordinates the financial administration of the overall accounting and financial reporting, budgeting, cash management and investing, pensions, and collection functions. The Department is also responsible for providing water and sewer billing customer service and should be contacted regarding water bill inquiries. Payroll and Accounts Payable are both processed within the Finance Department.
The Department provides assistance and guidance to the operating departments and 135+ full-time employees currently on staff including: all recruitments, position classification, salary administration, promotion, performance evaluation, training, benefit administration, discipline, safety and workers compensation, disability, and labor relations. Human Resources is also the coordinating point for risk management, a function which has served to reduce the overall liability exposure of the Village.
The Police Department is charged with protecting the safety and welfare of the public. The majority of the officers are responsible for patrol duties, but others serve as DARE, crime prevention, accident investigators, high school liaison, and investigation officers. Department investigators serve in a general capacity but one investigator and a patrol officer serve as gang specialists. Another officer is assigned to the North Central Narcotics Division as a clandestine operative. Department members serve a number of task forces in the area. Civilian personnel serve a vital role in the support services area, including records processing, telecommunications, and community service.
The Public Works Department provides infrastructure maintenance services for the community and is comprised of several divisions including Administration, General Services, and Water and Sewer Utilities.
Algonquin Recreation is committed to providing services that promote a spirit of community, enhance quality of life, and develop lifetime appreciation and involvement in cultural, recreational, and wellness activities through a responsible use of community resources, safe environments, and best practices.