The Village of Morton Grove like other municipalities receives
services from multiple outside organizations like ComEd for electricity
or AT&T for phone. Recently the local gas company, Nicor, delivered
an address list to the village and requested that the village review
this list for accuracy purposes to ensure that Nicor is properly paying
tax on gross receipts as well as receiving reimbursement from their
customers. Additionally, an accurate address list will help keep Nicor
in accordance with the village’s municipal gas tax ordinance as well as
help fulfill the village’s tax collection agreement with Nicor. The
simple outline of this request comes down to Nicor knowing whether or
not their address list is correct and the addresses that they have do
indeed fall with the Village of Morton Grove’s village limits.
Although the task of comparing addresses from two different resources
can be done manually, it is better suited for the use of a robust
computer software to handle the operation. For this request the Village
of Morton Grove decided to enlist the services of the Geographic
Information System (GIS) Department to assist with this address
comparison project. Results that could take days would now only take a
few hours to produce by using the comparison tools found within the GIS.
Once completed, the GIS uncovered multiple addresses that did indeed
match between Nicor and the village but more importantly, also uncovered
multiple addresses that the village had that Nicor did not. These
addresses are now under further inspection to make sure that the village
and Nicor can be true to the agreements they currently have in place.