Sauk Village Public Works Report
by; Director Kevin Weller
June 28, 2016
:PUBLIC GROUNDS & BUILDINGS – Due to the heat season staff has been doing its best to catchup. P.W has 49 village locations to maintain from parks, open spaces, ball fields, parkways, retention and detention ponds. AS OF 5/25 to 6/28 staff has made 65 cuts. This season over 100 total.
: 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. Clean up for Memorial Day event and put up flags, setup village flea market day in gym, prepping for July 4.
: BUILDINGS –Spring Hvac cleaning and filter change out is completed, some units needed minor repairs. This is the first of 4 seasonal cleanings .
: POTHOLES/Asphalt – Pothole work was started on the south side, street that were addressed are Cornell, Prairie, 221ST, Paxton, Shirely, Orion to Torrence , 219pl 2000 block. Staff also repaired the driveway 22132 Torrence from a hydrant replacement and 22424 Jeffery from a b-box dig.
: 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 last week. 173 total . YEARLY CCR REPORT ON SAUK VILLAGE WATER IS IN THE MAIL ALL RESIDENTS WILL RECEIVE IF NOT IT WILL BE POSTED AT VILLAGE HALL AND ON THE WEB SITE ,EXTRA COPYS AT VILLAGE HALL AND LIBRARY.
: 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/REPLACED - The location of the next hydrant repair has changed due to a bad main valve. The valve will be dug first located at 2000 223st and the hydrant will be replaced at the same location. Staff will then replace the hydrant at 22331, 22407 Merrill and 22426 Strassburg.
: 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 have made repairs on several vehicles & equip, both backhoes , 3 mower from belts pulleys ,safety switches , hoses , blades , filters and greased all units. Repairs were made to the customer service truck, we replaced the brake switch. We also sent a 93 dodge in for service to the water pump and brake inspection. There is still a large 1990 dump in getting work done.
: SANITARY SEWER COMPLAINTS – P.W. received 3 sewer complaints and inspected 2 cleanout installs. 1 HOMEOWNER, 2 BACKUPS line were cleaned and back in service.
: TREE REMOVALS – Staff started to remove some of the complaint trees located at 22600 Nichols, 2512,22184,22182 Talandis,22150 Navaho, marquee field, 2402 Apache, 22149 Yates, 218st park and at the Village Hall total of 17.
: PARKS – Staff started working on several parks repairing the fence at 218st, and wood chips at Village hall more to follow.
: LANDSCAPE WORK – Staff started work at the marquee sign location, Lincoln meadows entrance and blind spot to the left of the entrance, Staff also started landscaping last year’s digs from b box, main breaks, and any other digs, slow going. Residents will have to wait for concrete work to complete final dirt work. Funding is slow going.