The Development Services Department consists of several divisions that coordinate to plan and oversee construction of Village infrastructure projects and promote the safety and welfare of the residents of Barrington by enforcing development and building standards and codes in the Village. The Development Services Department works closely with all other Village Departments to ensure residents are receiving quality comprehensive service.
The Department is responsible for maintaining, administering and enforcing the codes, ordinances, documents, maps and policies of the Village, related to engineering, building, planning, zoning, historic preservation, construction, property maintenance and health.
The Development Services Department strives to enhance the overall streetscape experience of the Village as well as pedestrian, bike and vehicular connectivity in order to meet the ever-changing transportation needs of the community. The Department also administers the Village’s Activity Tracking and Geographic Information System software, programs and databases.
Left to Right: Natalie Ossowski (Planning & Zoning Coordinator), Susan Elder (Office Assistant), Jim Errico (Building/Fire Safety Inspector), Jennifer Tennant (Assistant Director), Mike Puplava (Senior Building Inspector), Greg Summers (Director), Tomasz Szczuka (GIS Coordinator), Jeff Ende (former Village Engineer), Gary Most (Project Manager).
Development Services Staff
The Development Services Department is led by Director, Greg Summers. Greg came to the Village in July 2008. In addition to his role as Director of Development Services (overseeing the planning, zoning, engineering, building, property maintenance, historic preservation, geographic information systems and health divisions) Greg also serves as the Zoning Official, Building Official and Health Official of the Village and administers the Village's cellular tower property leases and contracts.
Jennifer Tennant, Assistant Director, started with the Village in June 2008. In addition to her role as Assistant Director, Jennifer is responsible for overseeing planning, zoning and historic preservation activities of the Village as well as special projects. She is also the staff liaison to the Architectural Review Commission, Plan Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Natalie Ossowski, Planning & Zoning Coordinator, joined the Village in October 2013. Natalie reviews planning, zoning and sign applications and manages the Village's Bike and Pedestrian Committee.
Marie Hansen, Village Engineer, joined the Village in January 2017. Marie reviews all engineering permits including grading, drainage, and code compliance as well as administering the Village's capital improvement construction programs. She also serves on the department Safety Committee.
Mike Puplava, Senior Building Inspector, joined the Village in January 2014. Mike manages and conducts building inspections, manages plan review for code compliance, oversees building code updates and is a member of the department Safety Committee.
Jim Errico, Building Inspector, joined the Village in July 2015. Jim conducts building inspections, reviews plans for code compliance, manages the Village's property maintenance cases and conducts annual fire safety inspections. Jim is also a member of the department Safety Committee.
Gary Most, Project Manager, joined the Village in July of 2007. Gary is also the field manager for the Village's capital improvement construction projects.
Susan Elder, Office Assistant, joined the Village in June of 2010 and serves as the primary point of contact for customer inquiries, both in person and via telephone call.
The Building Division is responsible for assisting developers and residents in complying with state and local construction codes. This division enforces accessibility, building, sprinkler, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and property maintenance codes.
All permit plan reviews, permit processing, inspections and issuance of certificates of occupancy are coordinated through the Building Division. Responsibilities also include: collection and refund of bond and escrow accounts, maintenance of records on all construction activity and property maintenance tracking.
This division provides staff support to the Electrical Commission, as well as providing interpretation and enforcement of all Building Codes and the Property Maintenance Code. Together with the Engineering Division, the Building Division manages Village construction projects.
The Engineering Division is responsible for developing and implementing plans for the Village's infrastructure, including streets, sidewalks, water, sewer and storm water management systems. The Engineering Division aims to enhance the Village's infrastructure through innovation and comprehensive long-term planning. The Engineering Division is also responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Village's storm water ordinance, field inspections, review of permits for engineering compliance and review of the Village's overall storm water conveyance and detention systems, water system, sewerage system, as well as street and sidewalk connectivity.
GIS & Mapping Division
The GIS Division provides mapping and spatial information resources for Village projects, programs, record keeping and staff member support. The Village of Barrington utilizes GIS to advance data-sharing, interdepartmental coordination, enhance public services and apply sound decision-making.
Planning & Zoning Division
The Planning & Zoning Division works with developers, residents, and business owners to interpret and apply the Village's Zoning Ordinance, including the Village's Historical Preservation Overlay District regulations and design guidelines. The Planning & Zoning Division also handles planned developents, variations and special use petitions through the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals, as well as historical and non-historical Architectural Review Commission petitions.
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