Our Public Works Department, Streets Division, provides some of the best maintained and cleared streets in the area, no matter the snow and ice conditions. Your Public Works staff works tirelessly to make sure that the Village pavements are safe for travel at all times, and that can be quite a challenge given the bitter Winter weather. Fortunately the village purchased a new snowplow to help keep up with any snow clearing operations needed.
Residents are not required to shovel the sidewalk adjacent to their property. However, the Village encourages all residents to clear their sidewalk for the safety of pedestrians and children walking to school. This will help avoid creating slippery conditions for pedestrians. State law protects property owners from any added liability if they shovel their sidewalks.
Snow plows, water main repairs, sewer repairs, and street light repairs all take their toll on the parkway areas. If Village equipment has damaged the parkway area in front of your home, please call the Public Works Department at 708-246-1233 to request that your name be added to our parkway restoration list for repairs in the spring.
- Placement of Snow on Village Streets & Parkways
- Placement of Refuse & Recycling Containers or Bags for Pick Up
When shoveling snow on private property, do not blow or throw snow into an already plowed street, as this action can create a hazardous condition. Village ordinances prohibit plowing, blowing, or shoveling of snow into the street or onto a parkway across from your property. We realize it is sometimes difficult to find a place to deposit snow, but putting it in a street or a parkway not adjacent to your property could result in a fine. In addition, the resident can be held personally liable for the creation of a hazardous condition. Merchants are not permitted to dump snow from parking lots onto public streets or parkways.
All refuse and recycling container/bags must be placed at the back of the curb, off the pavement to prevent interference with Village snowplowing operations. This is critical, as the interference from waste containers or bags significantly impacts plowing time and leads to a more costly operation. Residents will be ticketed and fined if containers or bags are not kept off the street and out of the curbs at all times. (See also the Groot Industries website for information on their pick-up schedule and the availability of small waste container without charge.)