Inverness has been recognized a Tree City USA for 21 consecutive years. This honor is due in a large part to the work of the Tree Commission. They work with the Village Arborist on such programs as the 50/50 Tree Program, where the Village shares the cost with residents of planting new trees in front yards. They also plan the annual Arbor Day celebration. The Tree Commission meets several times during the year.
Inverness is served by several other governmental entities. Two different townships provide limited services depending on the location within the Village. The eastern half of the Village lies in Palatine Township and the western portion of the Village is located in Barrington Township. Village residents are also served by three different school districts depending on where they live. School Districts 15 and 211 serve Village residents who reside primarily in Palatine Township. School District 220 serves residents in the Barrington Township area of the community and a portion of the community in Palatine Township.
Fire protection and emergency medical services are provided by the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District and the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District depending on location. Those living in the eastern two-thirds of the Village are served by Palatine Rural, which maintains a fire station in the Village at the corner of Palatine and Ela Roads. The western third of the Village is served by Barrington Countryside from fire stations located in neighboring Barrington Hills and Barrington.
The Inverness Park District and Palatine Park District serve the recreational needs of Village residents. The Inverness Park District maintains three parks within the Village totaling 42 acres. North Park is located at 300 Highland Road and is the site of the administrative offices of the District. Maggie Rogers Park is located on Ela Road, between Bradwell Road and Florence Avenue. South Park is located on Thompson’s Circle at the southern end of the community.
National Incident Management System
The Village of Inverness, in order to provide an effective response to local emergencies, has adopted the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The Village utilizes NIMS in all daily operations.
The National Incident Management System (NIMS) provides a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work seamlessly to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity, in order to reduce the loss of life and property and harm to the environment.
The Village of Inverness has a NIMS Point of Contact on staff. To discuss NIMS policies, please contact the Village Hall at 847-358-7740.
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