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Hydrants are flushed each spring testing water flow and pressure. Harmless water discoloration may occur during the testing process. Run water from a fixture located in the lowest level of your home to alleviate discoloration. Avoid doing laundry or using the dishwasher until the water is clear.
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Tree branches will be picked up in the fall on the first Monday of each month for one week. The Village will also pick up branches following a severe storm. Fallen branches should be moved to the curb no later than 48 hours after the storm. If branches have not been picked up please notify Public Works at 708-352-2922 no later than one week following a storm event.
Leaves will be removed in late October through the first week of December. Village e-briefs and Rose Clippings will provide a removal schedule by the week. Only leaves should be raked to the street curb at the start of each week for your section. Other landscaping materials such as plants, grass, branches or pumpkins should not be raked into the street. Please exercise caution during this time by not parking automobiles on large leaf piles which can ignite from hot engines.
Mulch is available in the spring to residents outside the Public Works garage, located at 937 Barnsdale Road. If supply permits, residents can request a truckload of mulch (approximately 3 yards) by going to the online request form.
Residential streetlights are maintained by ComEd and can be reported online. For lights maintained by the Village, 31st street and La Grange road, please go to the Village website online request system.
When snow begins, residents should make every effort to remove parked cars from the streets. Clear streets allow the Village staff to salt and later plow when the snow accumulates beyond 2 inches. It is illegal to park on any street for 12 hours after a snow fall of four inches or more.
There are code restrictions for water sprinkling throughout the Village. A $50 fine may be imposed for each occurrence of code infraction. View the ordinance. From May 15 through September 15, it shall be unlawful for any person to sprinkle or water lawns within the corporate limits of the village except in accordance with the following guidelines:
No, the Village will replace an existing sidewalk square with a vertical displacement trip hazard of 1 inch or more at no cost to the resident. Replacement is done in the fall and requests made after commencement of work will be placed on the list for replacement the next season.
Public Works can come out and inspect any damaged curb upon request. Generally curb replacement would be done, if needed, in conjunction with road paving projects.
Parkway trees are trimmed every five years by a Village hired contractor.
Tree replacement program allows residents to replace parkway trees and share the cost with the Village. New trees are planted in the spring and fall of each year. The Village website has an online request system which can be completed in February for spring and in September for fall tree planting. Residents are prohibited from planting their own tree in the parkway, permission is needed for the specific location and species.
The tree has been inspected and will be placed on the removal list.
The Village maintains and operates the main sewer and water services throughout the Village. All sewer connections from a private residence or business to and including the connection point are the responsibility of the resident. Water service lines are maintained by the homeowner after the B-box.
Public Works is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to repair water main breaks. During business hours contact Public Works at 708-352-2992 or after hours call the non-emergency Police Department at 708-352-2151.
Public Works will respond by checking the main sewer line for blockages, if none are located the homeowner should contact a licensed plumber to investigate their property connections. Contact Public Works during business hours at 708-352-2922 or after hours call the non-emergency Police Department at 708-352-2151.