Lake County Approves Shared Services Agreement with Village of Lake Villa

Lake County Approves Shared Services Agreement with Village of Lake Villa

The Lake County Board approved at its June 11 meeting two intergovernmental agreements with the Village of Lake Villa for the Lake County Planning, Building and Development department to provide building inspection and plan review services for the Village. Lake Villa is located near the County’s largest concentration of current inspection activities – making it an efficient location to provide service while cutting driving time between inspections. 

Lake Villa also will be the first community to use the County’s land management system. The County negotiated a “Shared Services” clause with its vendor to allow municipalities to use the system at a fraction of the County’s cost to purchase it. This not only provides cost savings for the Village and allows it to expand online permit services to residents and businesses, but it also makes it more efficient for the County to provide inspections and plan reviews since the County and Village will be using the same system.

Lake County Approves IGA to Consolidate Lakes Sanitary Region

Lake County Approves IGA to Consolidate Lakes Sanitary Region

***CONSOLIDATION ALERT***
***PROPERTY TAX REDUCTION ALERT***

I am delighted to announce, that on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019, the Lake County Board voted unanimously to approve an IGA between Lake County and the Lakes Sanitary District to assume all responsibilities of the District and allow the Lakes Sanitary District to dissolve by 2021.

The functions of the District will be taken up by Lake County Department of Public Works. Residents will not experience any disruptions in service as the dissolution advances.

For the 6,000 +/- homes in the District, myself included, they will no longer pay a tax to the Sanitary District, which represents about $175/year on a home valued at $250,000.

Total estimated tax savings to residents to be about $1.25 Million per year!