Vehicle sticker compliance

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The Elk Grove Village Finance Department recently took advantage of
GIS (Geographic Information System) in an effort to assess were village
stickers had not been purchased nor renewed. Village stickers are
required for all registered or housed vehicles in the village and a new
sticker is required every year. Sticker fees range from $20 to $145
depending on the type of vehicle and reduced rates are provided for
certain demographics.

Initially a review of purchases in the previous year was performed in
the GIS to identify businesses that did not renew their stickers. Next
all residential addresses were compared against those that did purchase a
2009 sticker. This allowed for creation of a map of addresses where
stickers were not purchased as well as a spreadsheet of those locations
from which a mailing could be sent to remind those individuals and
potentially to focus ticketing efforts at those locations. Citation
enforcement begins June 1st and would result in not only the tickets,
but an increase in cost for the sticker for late purchase. The village
web page concerning village stickers is available here or under the
Finance Department tab accessed through the ‘Village Government
Information’ link on the www.elkgrove.org home page.

Considering both citation and late purchase fees a modest estimate of
generated revenue to the village resulting from these efforts would be
thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars. This use of GIS is a
prime example of the decision support capabilities of the technology as
it directs the efforts and attention of this village program.

Vehicle sticker compliance

Blog_Vehicle_sticker_compliance.jpg

The Elk Grove Village Finance Department recently took advantage of
GIS (Geographic Information System) in an effort to assess were village
stickers had not been purchased nor renewed. Village stickers are
required for all registered or housed vehicles in the village and a new
sticker is required every year. Sticker fees range from $20 to $145
depending on the type of vehicle and reduced rates are provided for
certain demographics.

Initially a review of purchases in the previous year was performed in
the GIS to identify businesses that did not renew their stickers. Next
all residential addresses were compared against those that did purchase a
2009 sticker. This allowed for creation of a map of addresses where
stickers were not purchased as well as a spreadsheet of those locations
from which a mailing could be sent to remind those individuals and
potentially to focus ticketing efforts at those locations. Citation
enforcement begins June 1st and would result in not only the tickets,
but an increase in cost for the sticker for late purchase. The village
web page concerning village stickers is available here or under the
Finance Department tab accessed through the ‘Village Government
Information’ link on the www.elkgrove.org home page.

Considering both citation and late purchase fees a modest estimate of
generated revenue to the village resulting from these efforts would be
thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars. This use of GIS is a
prime example of the decision support capabilities of the technology as
it directs the efforts and attention of this village program.