Brad Helms has been a lifetime resident of Palatine. Brad attended Joel Wood and Sanborn Elementary Schools, Walter R. Sundling Junior High and Palatine High Schools. Brad has an Associates Degree in Applied Science, from William Rainey Harper College, Executive Development Certificate from the University of Georgia, and recently graduated from the University of Illinois’ Local Government Leadership Enhancement and Development program.
During the past 20 years, Brad has been the Golf Course Superintendent of Palatine Hills Golf Course, which has received a Four Star Golf Rating by Golf Digest Magazine. Brad’s professional memberships include Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and Midwest Association of Golf Course Superintendents.
Brad’s civic involvement has included Elementary School volunteer, PTA member, past member of Palatine Jaycees, Celtic Soccer coach, coaching youth baseball, member of the newly formed Bicycle Task Force and member of the Palatine Historical Society.
Brad was first elected to District 6 of the Palatine Village Council in 2005 and was re-elected in 2013.
Brad is married with two young children.
Entered Village Council: May, 2005
Current Term Expires: May, 2017
Fire Policy & Community Information Committee
District 6 Advisory Council Meeting
Thank you to all whom took the time out of there busy schedules to attend our D-6 Advisory Council meeting. Topics highlighted were the success of the Downtown facade program, Village Hall Renovation update, this winters salt usage vs average. Mayor Schwantz was in attendance and touched on economic development.
There were concerns brought forward in our round table discussion about train station pedestrian safety and continued efforts by Police to educate commuters about crossing tracks when gates are down. Also discussed were increased coyote presence in downtown neighborhoods and how residents need to learn how to coexist.
If you missed the meeting or want to view the presentation, please click here
Fairgrounds Park Drainage Improvement
The limits of the proposed sanitary sewer would be from just west of Hot Dog Richies, continue east on Hicks Place towards the intersection of Northwest Highway at Lincoln, and then run east on Lincoln to the intersection of Lincoln at Forest. This project will start as soon as the first week of October and is expected to require the fall of 2013 and the spring of 2014 to construct. Plans call for work west of US-14 prior to winter and east of US-14 in the spring of 2014. This project will require traffic pattern adjustments on Hicks Place, Colfax Street, and Lincoln Street during various phases of the work.
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Saratoga Drive Drainage Study
Click here to view the July 26, 2012 presentation from the Saratoga Drive Drainage Study Project Update Meeting