Sauk Village Public Works Report
by; Director Kevin Weller
: STREET LIGHTS – 1st underground fault will be at 21445 Peterson, next 1601 215pl. Work will start soon. The street light at 223st/Peachtree will need new wire damaged underground cant repair so we will string it overhead and have Com Ed hook it up.
: DAY TO DAY REGULAR OPERATIONS AND EMERGINCIES - All job direction changes, dept. ordering ,special seasonal event prep setup, vender calling work with all departments and public complaints AND LAST MINUTE CHANGES.
: BUILDINGS – Staff is finishing the install of T.P. holder in C.C center and repairing lights at Village hall. Spring Hvac cleaning and filter change out will start soon at all buildings.
: POTHOLES/Asphalt – Pot hole work on going staff put down 5.5 ton of cold patch on the south side of town. The plant is producing hot patch for more permeant repairs, ongoing.
: WATER - Day to day schedules & EME CALLS. Completing all tests required by IEPA per month. 2 Extra staff members started and completed the north side shut off list after 4 full days and several day after turning then back on once the bills were payed. Staff still working on dig /jet list for repairs and outstanding bills.
: GARBAGE – Day to day cleanup. IF YOU SEE ILLIGAL DUMPING PLEASE CALL POLICE, HELP KEEP OUR TOWN CLEAN. All regular trash pickup will be completed as regular mowing and summer upkeep resumes. I will as code to ticket resident who dump garbage or grass debris from there parkway into the street. This is the main cause of storm sewer backup and flooded streets.
: HYDRANT & VALVE REPAIRS/REPLACEMENT- Staff replaced TOP OP NUT 2037 223st hydrant and put back in service. We repaired the op nut at 223st & Yates on a main valve. The next 3 hydrants to be worked on are located on Merrill, 22420,22225,2005 223st. Hydrant flushing on the south side is behind due to some work at well 3, it is completed. May hydrant flushing on the north side was completed on 5/4 no new problems.
: VEHICELS/ EQU- Public works staff is doing their best to keep all vehicles within the department running safe. We are also trying to help each department with their repairs to keep moving forward. We started working on PD vehicles to put back into service, 07 CHARGER, 07 TAURUS, 01GRAND MARQUEE, changed oil ok K 9, took 118 to shop repaired brake issue. We also have a 1990 dump in the shop with steering issues, 2002 backhoe down waiting for a part, chipper maintenance to start season, removed all winter equipment from trucks to storage, repaired 02 mower with new coils, replaced safety switches on sweeper, 2 batt on 05 1 ton.
: SANITARY SEWER COMPLAINTS – P.W. received 2 sewer complaints 1 homeowner 1 main up since 4/12. Service Line Warranty 1866-922-9006
: WEATHER EVENTS - Spring is rain season, residents should check all gutter down spouts, sump pump lines to make sure they are facing away from their homes also fill low areas at foundations and taper away from home, this will help keep water from flooding basements.
: BRANCH PICKUP – 1ST pickup started 5/2 all had to be out by 5/8. As of 5/10 half of the town is done.
: PARKS – Staff started working on several parks. Upcoming repairs and maintenance will consist of woodchips; removal of old damaged equipment, fence work, weed control and mowing.
: LANDSCAPE WORK – Work started at 394 welcome sign, Lincoln meadows entrance. Staff will also landscape last years digs from b box, main breaks, and any other digs. Residents may have to wait for concrete work to complete final dirt work.