The definition of Public Works includes all of the physical facilities and services provided by the Village government that make life possible in our community. Since our founding in 1957, the Village has come to own, operate and maintain an ever increasing amount of public facilities from roads and sewers to parks and storm water management facilities. The value of the facilities owned and operated by the Village is in excess of $30 million. It is vitally important that these physical facilities be protected with proper maintenance and repair as well as planned rehabilitation and replacement.

The Department of Public Works is one of the largest segments of the Village organization both in terms of personnel and expenditure of funds. The Village spends over $2 million annually for operating and maintaining the Public Works facilities in the community.

The Department is divided into six major areas of responsibility: (1) Administration and Engineering (2) Buildings and Grounds (3) Streets and Stormwater (4) Forestry and Parks (5) Water and Sewer and (6) Vehicle Maintenance. These six interlocking pieces of a structure all provide an essential service to the entire community.

As one of the largest departments in the Village, we continually strive to improve our services to the community. Our continuing goals include planning our activities to increase efficiency, analyzing our programs to increase effectiveness, researching the latest technology to increase our knowledge and above all, increasing our involvement with the citizens of the Village in order to remain in concert with the needs of the community.