by; Director Kevin Weller
: PUBLIC GROUNDS & BUILDINGS – Due to the rain season staff has been doing its best to catch-up. P.W has 49 village locations to maintain from parks, open spaces, ball fields, parkways retention and detention ponds. AS OF 5/10 STAFF HAS MADE 34 CUTS AT VERIOUS LOCATION.
: 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. Work hasn’t started due to manpower needs.
: 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 up the install of a new door at the P.W. MAIN GARAGE. Spring Hvac cleaning and filter change out will start soon at all buildings.
: POTHOLES/Asphalt – Pothole work will be on going once the vender releases the account.
: WATER - Day to day schedules & EME CALLS. Completing all tests required by IEPA per month. 2 Extra staff members started the south side shut off list last week, not completed.
: 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 - The next 3 hydrants to be worked on are located on Merrill, 22420,22225,2005 223st. all dig operations are behind due to equipment issues
: 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, PW, ESDA, ADMIN vehicles to put back into service.
: SANITARY SEWER COMPLAINTS – P.W. received 0 sewer complaints and inspected 2 cleanout installs. While cutting staff found and took care of a backed up main located on Jeffery Ave 21800 block.
: BRANCH PICKUP – 1st pickup is completed all pile left out may receive tickets. All special or storm pickups will be posted if needed.
: 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 year’s digs from b box, main breaks, and any other digs. Residents will have to wait for concrete work to complete final dirt work. Funding is slow going.