BACOG’s spring 2012 bacteria and nitrates testing will take place on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at the Garlands of Barrington. To participate, area residents may purchase test kits from their BACOG member village or township office during business hours during the week of March 5-9. BACOG’s partner in the testing event, the Lake County Health Department, offers BACOG-area residents their special rate of $10 per test because it is National Groundwater Awareness Week. For pick-up and drop-off location and additional information, please visit http://www.bacog.org/level1event.html or call the BACOG office at 847-381-7871.
Approximately 60 BACOG area residents participated in the Barrington Area Council of Governments Private Well Water Quality Testing Program on November 14th. BACOG, in coordination with the Lake County Health Department, provided easy, convenient pick up and drop off for testing kits. The next event will be held in Spring 2012. To find out more information on water quality testing or to receive notification of future testing events, visit the BACOG website at: http://bit.ly/ieU5t0
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that all homes with private wells test their water for bacteria and nitrates annually. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) only regulates public water systems, so it is up to the homeowner to ensure their private well drinking water is safe for consumption.
BACOG has partnered with the Lake County Health Department to facilitate local, convenient access to water quality tests for Barrington area residents with private wells. The BACOG Private Water Well testing program began in September 2010 and the program is held twice per year – spring and fall. If you would like to participate in the next BACOG water well testing program, sign up here to receive notification of the next program date.
The BACOG Executive Board meets the fourth Tuesday of the month with the exception of March 2012 the meeting will be the 3rd Tuesday of the month. There are no board meetings during the months of July and December. The schedule of FY 2011-12 Executive Board meetings can be found on the BACOG website at http://www.bacog.org/government/meetingsminutes.html
BACOG elected Tower Lakes Village President Kathleen O. Leitner as Chairman and Barrington Village President Karen Darch as Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board for fiscal year 2011-2012. The new year begins July 1st. Leitner stated, “I look forward to serving this year as the Chairman of BACOG. Read More…
BACOG will partner with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in a project to model groundwater sustainability in relation to land use decisions. The project will utilize BACOG’s groundwater data to develop scenario-based information and generate discussions and exercises with the participants. Elected officials, staff and BACOG committee members will participate in four (4) sessions over the next few months with a team of UIC researchers.
A message from Janet L. Agnoletti, BACOG Executive Director: Thank you, BACOG area legislators, for your votes to preserve the income tax sent to our villages through the Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF). Your action protects $740,000 for basic services at the local level. On behalf of the BACOG village and township elected officials, I also want to thank residents who voiced their concerns directly to legislators and helped ensure their tax dollars were returned to our region.
BACOG’s Policy and Long-Range Planning Committee met April 19, 2011. This committee was re-constituted June 22, 2010, to consider directions and policies of the organization. Members pictured, L to R, are: Kathleen Leitner (Tower Lakes), Karen Darch (Barrington), Joe Abbate (South Barrington), and Bruce Sauer (North Barrington).
North Barrington Village President Bruce Sauer is recognized for his contributions to the regional community for serving as Chairperson of the Barrington Area Council of Governments (BACOG) at his last village board meeting on April 20, 2011. Tower Lakes Village President, Kathleen Leitner, noted Sauer’s leadership and vision for the BACOG organization during his tenure and presented him with a plaque from the Executive Board. Leitner, currentl
y BACOG’s Vice-chairperson, will serve as chairperson until the election of new officers for the fiscal
year beginning July 1, 2011.