BACOG currently has an opening for a part-time Administrative Assistant. See below for a summary of the position.
To provide administrative support to the BACOG Executive Director, the BACOG office and the Executive Board. Individual in this position attends meetings of the Executive Board and its committees and prepares minutes. Plans and manages several events per year in conjunction with Director. Performs legislative duties such as bill tracking, letter writing and communications to legislators and members. Researches subjects such as legislative bills, environmental issues, and planning, and writes reports and press releases. Works with Director on budget and financial matters. Handles office duties including phone, office records, office technology, supplies, website maintenance. Hours are worked in office. Schedule is flexible with business hours Monday through Thursday.
Please submit resume with cover letter to: Janet L. Agnoletti, Executive Director, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why is it Important to Test the Quality of My Well Water?
Most of the Barrington area residents drink water that is drawn from the shallow aquifers and bedrock that lie within the first several hundred feet below ground surface. The state requires public water supplies to be tested for a wide range of contaminants on a routine basis, but with private wells that serve just one or two households, there is no regulation requirement for routine testing on existing wells– that means you are responsible for making sure your water is safe to drink!
Households with private wells are advised to test for bacteria and nitrates on an annual basis to detect these invisible, odorless contaminants. These contaminants can result from animal or human waste or fertilizer components reaching the well water and can cause illness in humans. The test is fast, easy and inexpensive, and the Barrington Area Council of Governments (BACOG) is working with Lake County Health Department to make it even easier.
Free Online Training for Private Well Owners
Through its partnership with the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS), BACOG is pleased to promote a new nationwide training initiative offered by the ISWS called the Private Well Class. This is a free online course that helps homeowners understand and care for their water well. The program combines a 10-part online class with live, interactive seminar events in which the material will be reinforced and questions answered. Please visit The Private Well Class website or contact email@example.com for more information. Please click here to download a flyer for the program.
Proposed Outdoor Auto/Vehicle Storage and Auction Yard in East Dundee
IEPA Responds to Class III Groundwater Concerns
BACOG identified that the proposed Insurance Auto Auctions development is contained in a Class III Special Resource Groundwater Area and raised concerns about potential contamination to the regional aquifers. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency responded with a letter that made four recommendations for groundwater protection. Read BACOG's November 7th letter and the IEPA response dated November 13th.
BACOG's Position on Proposed Auto Salvage Yard in East Dundee
A proposal before the Village of East Dundee from Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. would develop an outdoor auto/vehicle storage and auction yard. BACOG is concerned about the contamination of groundwater in the regional shallow aquifer system that could result from this development. Please click on the link below to read a letter from the BACOG Executive Board to the Village of East Dundee Mayor and Board of Trustees.
The Barrington Area Council of Governments (BACOG) is a voluntary organization of elected officials representing seven local villages and two townships in the Barrington area: Barrington, Barrington Hills, Barrington Township, Cuba Township, Deer Park, Lake Barrington, North Barrington, South Barrington, and Tower Lakes.
As a regional planning organization, BACOG serves to 1.) develop, implement and uphold the BACOG Comprehensive Plan, 2.) develop and promote policies, plans and priorities for regional growth, development and conservation, 3.) discuss, study and act on issues of regional interest and concern, and 4.) promote cooperative arrangements for shared services, intergovernmental agreements, and shared districts.
Water Level Monitoring
Village of Barrington Hills
112 Algonquin Road Monitoring Well
The BACOG office is located in Barrington Hills at 112 Algonquin Road in the Barrington Hills Village Hall. Our offices are located by the North Entrance door and parking is also available by the north entrance.
BACOG Office Hours: 9:30 AM-5:00 PM Monday through Thursday. Closed on Fridays. (Get Directions)
The Barrington Area Council of Governments complies with the Freedom of Information Act. Should you wish to review or reproduce any public records, please contact the BACOG office to receive the Barrington Area Council of Governments Illinois Freedom of Information Act Request Form. You will be contacted regarding your request upon receipt of the completed form. Please be advised a copying fee may be charged depending upon the request.