Sauk Village Public Works Report
By: Kevin Weller
October 11, 2016
: PUBLIC GROUNDS & BUILDINGS – Cutting on going all village locations. Staff still cutting vacant homes moving through the list, checked 439 homes 110 that needed cutting. The possible mold at P.D will be reviewed by TRF Environmental for recommendations. Replacement of tile at P.D. completed, new AC unit installed working. Window replacement at hall completed and inside light repairs misc. Replaced bulbs and ballast at F.D.
: ASPHALT WORK – Pothole work on east side completed still working on south side. Street & driveway repairs due to main break in Ross crescent and driveway at 21706 Orion in process.
: STREET LIGHTS – Staff is working with vender to evaluate 20 individual locations were lights are going on/off possible wire issue village side, vender has sent replacement parts to try and resolve the issues. Staff will be out to change problem heads, we hope this will resolve the issues. Resolved wire faults, Peachtree /223st 215pl Galine /Cynthia and 1826 Sauk Trail. MORE WIRE FAULT WORK ON GOING.
: WATER - Day to day schedules & EME CALLS. Completing all tests required by IEPA per month. Staff started and completed south side shut off list. We have also sent the jet out and shut off another 15 that were full of debris. Staff also dug 2 high bills to be shut off. Staff also repaired 3 main breaks on yates, 222pl, Mark Collins. We are also doing repairs in the well houses.
: 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. Staff has been out cleaning storm lids covered with debris. This is the main cause of storm sewer backup and flooded streets.
: HYDRANT & VALVE REPAIRS/REPLACED - Staff is working on several hydrants, 2 with broken couplers 223st med and Peachtree, 2 hit by cars, Torrence and Merrill and one part recall 1905 Sauk Trail. Once repaired we will resume replacement upgrades.
: 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. Dropping off and picking up P.D vehicles and on going small repairs.
: SANITARY SEWER COMPLAINTS – P.W. received 1 sewer complaint, they were notified that they would have to call a plumber. All after hour calls must go through the P.D non emergency # 758-1331 they will call P.W. Staff also completed 34 sewer checks. Repairs were made to power at the lift station 223st &Torrence.
: STORM SEWER REPAIRS – Staff has been out cleaning storm sewers due to rain. We have 3 locations we are working on 1904 219pl, SW corner of Oakbrook &Southbrook and 914 Mary Byrne. 219pl is almost completed and Oakbrook will be next and so on. Resume after branch pick up is completed.
: TREE BRANCHES & REMOVALS – Second and final branch pick up is complete all branches had to be out by 9/11 to be picked up; tickets will be issued if piles are placed out after completion. The sweeper followed after each section. 1Tree removed 2500 block 221st, trimmed 4, 2503 221st, and 3 removed Nichols 223pl.
: PARKS – Public Works will be working with Robinson Engineering on final design of the ball fields and Arrowhead Park. Staff preparing to remove damaged slide from 218 park this is the 4th park with damage to slides which are in need for replacement. The estimate cost per park is 4000 per slide; all parks are in need for upgrades.
: LANDSCAPE WORK – Staff also started landscaping last year’s digs from b box, main breaks, and any other digs so far 221st Chappel, 1839 223st, 22409 Yates. Residents will have to wait for concrete work to complete final dirt work. Funding is slow going.