June 2014

WBK Planning staff have worked with the City of Sycamore to facilitate an update to its Comprehensive Plan document and exhibits, originally dated in 2008. As part of this project, we updated the previous CAD base mapping to GIS maps and created all new exhibits based on the GIS mapping. WBK facilitated the public input process which included workshop meetings with the public and collaborated with Sycamore staff and the Plan Commission to complete the 2014 Comprehensive Plan Update, approved in June, 2014....

Greg Chismark presented a unique solution to municipal pavement management at the 2014 APWA Chicago Metro Conference.  WBK’s solution was developed though a project with the Village of South Elgin in 2012/13.   This approach leverages the Village’s GIS system to develop a Five Year Pavement Management Program.  A comprehensive database of Village streets was created with a condition rating for each segment based on the PASER rating system.   System metrics were also developed to determine appropriate funding levels to keep pace with system deterioration....