Fall 2015 Issue
Includes Municipal Innovation Celebration winners.
Fall 2015 Issue
City of Naperville and Village of Bartlett Win at DMMC Municipal Innovation Celebration

Congratulations go to the City of Naperville for winning the award for "Best Innovation" at the second annual DMMC Municipal Innovation Celebration on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. Sixteen municipalities competed for this prestigious title, presenting their innovative and creative ideas for saving time, solving problems, and bringing value to their communities and residents. Secret ballots were cast by those present for "Best Innovation" and "Best Presentation."

Naperville won "Best Innovation" for the Naperville Fire Department's Alternate Response/Rescue Vehicle (ARV) program, a program designed to more efficiently deliver appropriate resources to non-emergency calls.
The Naperville Fire Department has two rescue vehicles which are each staffed, as staffing allows, by one firefighter or firefighter/paramedic trained to respond to non-emergency calls. When such a call comes in, the ARV responds, allowing other emergency vehicles and personnel to be available for higher priority emergency incidents at the same time. Prior to the program, emergency vehicles on the scene of the non-emergency incident could either be delayed in responding to a higher priority emergency or require the assistance of another department. The ARV program increases reliability, reduces fuel use and costs, decreases vehicle maintenance costs, keeps fire suppression units available in their districts for emergency calls, and increases public safety by reducing the number of times a suppression unit is put on the street. Naperville Fire Chief Mark Puknaitis received the award for "Best Innovation" on behalf of Naperville.
Congratulations also go to the Village of Bartlett for winning "Best Presentation." Jim Plonczynski, Bartlett Director of Community Development, thrilled the audience by presenting Bartlett's innovative Gravesite Finder while dressed as the Grim Reaper. The Bartlett Cemetery Gravesite Finder allows visitors to the cemetery to access gravesite information through the online application on the Village's website. The application permits people to more easily find the gravesite of a loved one and saves time for Public Works staff.

Special thanks to our other participants, Addison, Aurora, Bensenville, Burr Ridge, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Hanover Park, Lisle, Oak Brook, Schaumburg, Villa Park, Warrenville, and Woodridge, for participating in the Municipal Innovation Celebration and sharing their innovations with their fellow municipalities.
Upcoming Meetings

Board of Directors:
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Thursday, December 3, 2015
DMMC Conference Room
Business Meetings (Full Conference):

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 5:45PM - 8:00PM
Embassy Suites, 707 E. Butterfield Rd., Lombard, IL 60148

Please join us for our October Business Meeting as we receive an update on the Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act. Leaders from the DuPage County Chiefs of Police Association, Chief Herron, Chief Mulhearn, and Deputy Chief Johnson, will present the complexities and concerns surrounding the new law, including many challenging and potentially expensive requirements for FOIA compliance, data storage, privacy protection, and more.
The law's language also leaves some questions unanswered that will require administrative rules or statutory amendments to resolve. All elected officials are encouraged to attend and learn from those at the front line of implementing these systems. Click on the link above to register.

November Conference Business Meeting
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 5:45PM - 8:00PM
Exploring Alternatives to the Motor Fuel Tax (MFT)

Lindsay Hollander, Senior Policy Analyst at CMAP, gave a presentation at DMMC's Transportation Technical Committee on possible alternatives to the State Motor Fuel Tax (MFT). There is growing concern that continued reliance on the MFT is not an appropriate long-term solution for transportation funding. To provide adequate revenue for modernizing and expanding the region's transportation system, CMAP's GO TO 2040 plan recommends implementing new and enhanced sources of transportation revenues, including a long-term replacement for the MFT. CMAP has initiated an analysis of state MFT alternatives and summarized recent findings in an issue brief. The brief explores MFT replacements implemented by other states and assesses several possible MFT replacement options using common tax policy considerations. Alternatives evaluated include mileage-based user fees, motor fuel sales taxes, and motor vehicle registration fees. While the CMAP analysis evaluates each approach, it does not make specific recommendations for the State of Illinois. Additional information about CMAP's MFT replacements initiative, including the issue brief, can be found here.
Platinum Partner Corner - FER-PAL Construction LLC.

On July 30th several Public Works representatives from the DMMC member municipalities gathered as a part of the Public Works Committee meeting. As a part of this meeting, corporate partner FER-PAL Construction LLC. briefed the attendees on upcoming changes to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources' water loss rules. As a part of their seminar, FER-PAL also discussed possible technologies to help monitor water loss and stop leaks and breaks from occurring. The technologies included new municipal water meters as well as structural water main rehabilitation through Cured-In-Place Piping (CIPP).
Corporate Partners
Please visit our Corporate Partner websites via the links below:
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IDOT Hosting Multi-Year Program (MYP) Outreach Meetings

IDOT is holding public outreach meetings concerning the development of its proposed multi-year transportation program (MYP). The meetings allow stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback about all aspects of the state's planned transportation improvements. The public outreach meeting for District One communities will take place October 22, 2PM- 6PM at the District One Office, 201 West Center Court in Schaumburg. Engineers and planning staff will be available to discuss aeronautics, highway, rail, and transit project initiatives included in the MYP. Questions and comments may also be submitted via an outreach survey and emailed to DOT.OPPMYPOutreach@illinois.gov through November 16.
SPC Ambulance Program Success Story

The goal of the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) has always been to combine the resources and purchasing power of governments and not-for-profit entities to jointly negotiate advantageous contract terms on a line of high quality products at the lowest possible price. Economies of scale in terms of pricing and staff resources are the prime objectives of the SPC Joint Purchasing Program. By purchasing through the SPC, participants not only save money but time as well.
One of the most successful SPC contracts has been Type I Horton Additional Duty Ambulance (Contract #133) with Foster Coach Sales, originally awarded on January 21, 2013, with the last of three (3) possible one-year contract extensions available from January 21, 2016 through January 20, 2017. Steve Foster, President of Foster Coach Sales, recently sent us a status report of the program and we are pleased to share the highlights:
"At this time we have sold 90 Horton Emergency Custom Ambulances with our current contract, 53 to your members and 37 to non-members, throughout the state. To date it is almost $19,000,000.00 worth of sales combined for this contract period so far. It has saved over $360,000.00 for members and non-members over the span of this contract! It has truly been a benefit to all parties involved, providing a quality product with great service, at a good price."
The SPC Ambulance Committee literally put hundreds of hours into crafting the RFP for the ambulance program. There is no way we can adequately thank the committee for their hard work and diligence, or calculate the cost of the staff time our contract participants saved. We urge you to utilize all SPC contracts so we can continue to pass along similar success stories and support the operations of the DMMC. Stay tuned!
For questions or additional information on the Foster Coach Ambulance contract, please contact Steve Foster, 800-369-4215, ext. 3, 815-499-0125 (cell) or steve@fostercoach.com.

By Popular Demand: SPC Awards New Ford Transit Full Size Van Contract

Local governments have requested that a full sized van be added to the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) product line and we delivered! The SPC Governing Board is pleased to announce the award of the 2016 Ford Transit Full Sized Van plus Option Packages and Other Options (Contract #150) to Currie Motors of Frankfort. The term of the contract is September 16, 2015 through September 15, 2016. 

The price for the van with standard equipment is $20,948.00. We hope to see positive results with this addition to the SPC vehicle lineup. For questions or additional information, please contact Tom Sullivan, CurrieFleet@gmail.com or 815-464-9200.
SPC 2016 Chevy Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle Production & Ordering Information

As previously reported, the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) Governing Board approved the first of three (3) possible, one-year contract extensions on the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle (Contract #147) with Currie Motors Chevrolet of Forest Park through April 10, 2016. Staff was notified this week that General Motors' order bank will open in November for production of the vehicle that will begin during the first quarter of calendar year 2016. To review the price list and complete the order form, click here. For questions or additional information, please contact Currie Fleet Manager Tom Sullivan, 815-464-9200 or Currie.Fleet@gmail.com.
Corporate Partners

The DMMC Corporate Partners program provides an opportunity for participation by organizations that share a common commitment to the well-being of DuPage County municipalities. Corporate Partners gain high visibility among member communities through such means as meetings, workshops, publications, annual events, and sponsorship opportunities.
For more information on the Corporate Partners program, contact Suzette Quintell, Deputy Executive Director, at (630) 571-0480, ext. 227 or visit the DMMC website.

For information about upcoming events and Conference activities
DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference
1220 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523
Founded in 1962, the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference is a council of municipal governments representing over 1,000,000 people. A coalition of cities and villages, the Conference works to voice municipal concerns on local, regional, state, and national issues. It also serves its members and the region by fostering intergovernmental cooperation. The Conference is a not-for-profit organization supported by membership dues and grants