This website is dedicated to promoting the work performed by township highway commissioners in Illinois. As a division of TOI, we realize the importance of electronic communication. If not for ourselves for future generations of township government. Through this medium our board of directors hopes to pave the way to improve communication among and abroad in Illinois Township Road Districts.
2020 THCOI Dues Cover Letter
Illinois T2/LTAP - NHI 133121 - Traffice Signal Design and Operation - June 4&5 - Schaumburg IL
APWA Illinois Roads Scholar Program
What is APWA Illinois Roads Scholar Program all about?
APWA IRSP offers a comprehensive training program in a three year cycle.
For one week per year road right of way workers in this program will be trained in various aspects, inc
luding flagging certification, signage standards, site safety, tool safety, paving, underground pipe work, GIS mapping, and roadway emergency response.
Participants who successfully attend all three training years will be designated as an APWA Illinois Roads Scholar.
Additionally, after completion of the program, graduates will be offered the opportunity to attend a hands-on equipment training session which can be added as an endorsement to your certificate
HC Responsibility & Funding Diversity Film Project
The Film Project for the Highway Commissioners Division is complete and ready to be shared. Please take some time to watch and share this valuable tool for communicating what we do to serve our townships. All videos can be accessed here:
Illinois Highway Commissioners Stories
Rural Mailbox Story
Who Monitors Road District Spending
Morton Township "Old Bessie Sue Story"
THCOI Long Verson Letter to the Editor
THCOI Letter to the Editor Short Version
Beneficial Links for Townships
Motor Fuel Tax Funds
Funding Matrix and Local MY Program
Technology Transfer center
Signing of Road District and Township Highways
General Administrative Duties of the Township Highway Commissioner
FY2019 spring Training Catalog
Implementing Safe Work Zone Flyer
Implementing Safe Work Zone - Carbondale
Implementing Safe Work Zone - Edwardsville
Implementing Safe Work Zone - Glenview
Implementing Safe Work Zone - Rockford
IL Interchange 2020 Spring
Local Agency Flagger Information
Online Training Resources
Rebuild Illinois Bond Funds to Local Public Agencies
Circular Letter CL2021-04 REBUILD ILLINOIS BOND GRANTS TO LOCAL PUBLIC AGENCIES - FUND IMPLEMENTATION (INFORMATION EXCHANGE) & THIRD INSTALLMENT ISSUANCE
Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges. 5/10 to 5/21, 2021 at 8:00 AM. A detailed description of this course is on the National Highway Institute website. For more information and to register please go to https://iowaltap.iastate.edu/events/2021-safety-inspection-of-in-service-bridges-2-week-nhi-course-130055/.
Worker Safety Training Resources. This website lists 23 online safety training modules for Local Public Agencies relevant to work performed by operations staff. The training modules maybe viewed by individual operators or used for regularly scheduled safety meetings. Each module contains an instructional video, OSHA factsheets, tailgate talks and more. More information can be found at https://iowaltap.iastate.edu/2020-safety-resources-main-face/
Webinars by Others
The 2021 Erosion and Sediment Control workshops registration is now open!
This three–module course offers Illinois Department of Transportation contractors, inspectors, designers and others interested in erosion and sediment control as well as storm-water pollution best management practices.
The spring Erosion workshops will take place on Zoom. We hope to hold the fall Erosion workshops in person and have the locations listed accordingly. If we need to move fall classes to Zoom, you will be notified in a timely manner.
Note: Module I is a prerequisite for modules II and III; however, modules II and III need not be taken in sequential order.
Reach out with any questions prior to registering by contacting email@example.com
*** As of February 25, 2016, certifications for “Erosion and Sediment Control for Designers” (Module II) and “Erosion and Sediment Control for Construction” (Module III) expire five years after being granted. To stay certified, all consultants and local agency and IDOT employees should retake the course to obtain an updated certificate every five years. The updated policy can be found here (page 58). Individuals who have successfully completed “Fundamentals for Storm Water Pollution and Erosion and Sediment Control” (Module I) will be considered current for an indefinitely.***
FHWA’s Safe System Approach
FHWA published this overview of the Safe System Approach (SSA) resources: the Safe System Promotional Flyer. A webinar is being planned for March 10th to present an overview of SSA. A flyer on this webinar is attached to this email.
A new SSA informational report is now available from the FHWA Office of Safety: Integrating the Safe System Approach with the Highway Safety Improvement Program. This report examines the foundational elements of the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), and the major program features of the State SHSP and State HSIP, as compared to the Safe System principles. It presents areas of alignment, and identifies opportunities and noteworthy practices. The report concludes with a discussion of next steps for Federal and State safety stakeholders to advance implementation of the SSA through these existing safety programs. Another webinar, also in March, will provide an overview of this report and highlight noteworthy practices for integrating the SSA in the HSIP.
- Several other efforts and products are underway to support implementation of a Safe System.
Keep up to date on current and future Safe System related activities by visiting: https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/zerodeaths/.
The 2021 National Roadway Safety Awards Program is currently accepting applications. It is a biennial program to recognize innovative and cost-effective roadway safety projects and programs that move the U.S. towards zero deaths and serious injuries on the nation’s roadways. Please encourage States and local agencies to submit an application and be recognized for the work they do every day to save lives.
Awards are given in two categories:
1) Infrastructure and Operational Improvements, and
2) Program Planning, Development, and Evaluation.
Entries are evaluated by a panel of judges in Washington, DC. Award winners normally are flown to Washington for a recognition ceremony, luncheon, and meet-and-greets with national transportation officials and elected leaders. Please note that decisions about his year’s in-person event has not yet been confirmed and may be moved to a virtual platform. Applicants will be notified of any travel restrictions if applicable.
Applications must be submitted via the Roadway Safety Foundation’s online portal (https://www.roadwaysafety.org/awards/apply) by May 28, 2021.
More details can be found at https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/roadwaysafetyawards/ and www.roadwaysafety.org/awards.
For questions, please contact FHWA - Norah M. Ocel, PE, Safety Partnerships Coordinator at (202) 366-2175 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or RSF - Daisy Singh, Director of Marketing and Communications with the Roadway Safety Foundation at (202) 857-1228 or email@example.com
Please join our Work Zone Awareness Week Webinar at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM on Monday, Apr 26 2021
Link to join: https://illinois.webex.com/illinois/j.php?MTID=m04a879c15fc7d2332f9f0223dd7a31b5
The focus agency will be on Work Zone Safety in Illinois.
Barry Kent IDOT Introduction
Stephanie Stoverink IDOT Flagger Safety
Juan Pava IDOT Work Zone Safety
Dean Mentjes FHWA Work Zone Safety
Tracy Lillard ISP Social Media & Work Zone laws
Tim Peters IDOT Conclusion
If a township has CDL drivers that drive trucks or truck/trailers over 26,000 lbs., they must have a drug & alcohol testing program and be signed up in the Clearinghouse.
Employers cannot EMPLOY drivers subject to drug and alcohol testing under Part 382 without first conducting a pre-employment (full) query and a pre-employment drug test on the driver. Out of the 675,000 carriers that have signed into the Clearinghouse, FMCSA put out a notice on February 21 that nearly 8,000 positive substance abuse tests of commercial drivers have been reported just since January 6, 2020.
FMCSA is serious! Enforcement of the Clearinghouse is coming.
THCOI Board of Directors
President Don Goad McHenry County/Greenwood Township
Vice President Arnold Vegter Whiteside County/Union Grove Township
Secretary Scott Seebach Ogle County/Flagg Township
Treasurer Greg Menold Tazwell County/Morton Township
Director Gene Adams Cook County/Palos Township
Director Rick Allinder Peoria County/Limestone Township
Director Bill Carlson Will County/Frankfort Township
Director Marty Crawford St. Clair County/Centreville Township
Director Robert Czernek DuPage County/Bloomingdale Township
Director Danny Hanning Schuyler County/Huntsville Township
Director Steve Helton Douglas County/Bourbon Township
Director Leslie Hild Logan County/Mt. Pulaski Township
Director Scott Kegarise Cook County/Schaumburg Township
Director Tim Killian McLean County/Chenoa Township
Director James Kensler Unit Road District #5
Director Glenn Kramer Kankakee County/Limestone Township
Director Darrell Maxheimer Sangamon County/Rochester Township
Director Charles Montgomery Piatt County/Monticello Township
Director Gary Muehlfelt DuPage County/Milton Township
Director Craig Smith DeKalb County/DeKalb Township
Director Scott Weaver Tazwell County/Washington Township
Highway Commissioner Division Mission Statement
- Promote and protect the combined interests of all Illinois Highway Commissioners.
- Disseminate information of interest and concern to all members.
- Encourage uniformity of administration and increase operation among Illinois Highway Commissioners through educational seminars, programs, and printed materials for presentations to, and use by, THCI members.
- Educate and inform the public, the Illinois Legislature and other citizens through programs, seminars and printed material of the responsibilities of Illinois Road Districts within the State of Illinois.
- Coordinate and cooperate with the Township Officials of Illinois and other organizations for the purpose of strengthening Township Government in the State of Illinois.
- Nominate and duly elect members of the Highway Commissioner's Division as representatives of said Division on the Township Officials of Illinois' Board of Directors.
Illinois Township Highway Commissioners Associations Presidents
Township Highway Commissioners of Illinois President
Greenwood Township/McHenry County
Northern Illinois Highway Commissioners Association President
Edward R. Young
Lisle Twp/DuPage County
Nothing on the Schedule yet – TBD
West Central Illinois Highway Commissioners President
Dennis M. Gibb
Ellison Township/Warren County
Northwest Highway Commissioners of Illinois President
Union Grove Township/Whiteside County
East Central Illinois Highway Commissioners Association President
Darrell D. Maxheimer
Rochester Twp/Sangamon County
Townships Without Elected Highway Commissioner
Champaign City Township
New Trier Township
Oak Park Township
River Forest Township
City of Galesburg Township
West Deerfield Township
Granite City Township
City of Macomb Township
City of Bloomington Township
City of Peoria Township
West Peoria Township
Rock Island County
Port Byron Township
Rock Island Township
South Rock Island Township
St. Clair County
East St. Louis Township
Townships with Shared Highway Commissioners
1389 Townships have their own Highway Commissioner
2 – Sets of Townships Share a Highway Commissioner
(Colchester Township and Tennessee Township share a Commr.)
(Fillmore Township and South Fillmore Township share a Commr.)
39 Townships have No Highway Commissioner