Tuesday, June 12, 2012


The Village’s full-time staff had grown

to 354 in 2005 to handle redevelopment

of the former Glenview Naval Air

Station into The Glen. As that major

project neared build-out and the work

load for it lessened, the Village, for the lastseven years, has

been able to continue to decrease staffing levelsand identify

services that could be privatized to reduce headcount.

Other initiatives to control personnel costs in2012 include

higher employee contributions for healthinsurance; lower

pay and benefit packages negotiated fornewly-hired firefighter

and emergency dispatch telecommunicators; anumber of

service provider contracts renegotiated at lowercosts; and

no pay increases for senior


The budget also calls for extending

the life cycle of Villageowned

vehicles and modifying

replacement costs.

A recent initiative through

which Glenview partners on

purchases with neighboring

communities also is showing

cost-containment promise. The

municipalities are leveraging

economies of scale and taking

advantage of favorable bidding

environments on everything

from roadway resurfacing to

crack sealing to water pipe leak detection.