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Posted on: November 13, 2015

City Council to Consider Intergovernmental Agreement with Highland Park for Contract Services on Tue

On Tuesday, November 17th, the Highwood City Council will consider an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the City of Highland Park to provide shared fire and emergency medical services to Highwood. Staffs from both departments have reviewed the components of the contract and are confident in the evaluation of service levels, response times, and financial savings. Highland Park makes the most sense as a partner due to their close location and exceptional internationally accredited department. Tentative agreements have been made between the City of Highwood and the International Association of Firefighters and the City of Highwood and the City of Highland Park. The Highwood City Council would need to formally approve all the agreements at the November 17th meeting to continue to move forward with this transition. Ultimately, Highwood residents would need to pass a referendum in March to allow for the closure of the existing station. Public input on the agreement is welcome and a copy of all the agreements for consideration can be found on the Agendas and Minutes page of the City’s website. We will continue to update the website with more information as it becomes available. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the City Manager, Scott Coren, at (847) 432-1931.
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