Public Work Department Goals

  • Succession Planning and Employee Development Initiatives: Continue to provide career path and succession planning for the Public Works Department. Adjust job descriptions and duties as needed. Provide information on redevelopment of Public Works office area in conjunction with succession plan.

  • Increase Use of GIS/Mobile Technology: Continue to work with GIS representatives to identify and implement ways to utilize GIS technology within Public Works Department with a goal of increasing efficiency. Conduct multiple GIS related training sessions throughout the year.

  • Comprehensive Pavement Preservation Plan – Develop a pavement preservation plan for residential streets and streets within the corporate center based off of information gathered during the 2017 pavement analysis project. This plan will establish the expectations for how long pavement should last and different treatments that can be utilized (such as crack sealing, micro surfacing, patching, etc.) to maintain the pavement conditions in a satisfactory condition until streets can be rehabilitated as part of a capital improvement project.

  • Long Range Pedestrian Improvement Plan: Update and/or create a Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan consisting of the following: investigate needs, identify capital improvements and incorporate into plan, incorporate way-finding signage, lighting, seating and landscaping elements to encourage pedestrian flow along Milwaukee Avenue leading to Commercial Downtown area.

  • Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan: Develop comprehensive detailed capital improvements plans for the Public Works Facility and Village Hall with assistance from consultants with expertise in this area so the 10 Year CIP can better reflect the financial needs of the Villages facilities. 

  • Implement Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Program: Rehabilitate 2,000 feet of Sanitary Sewer main for 2018. 

  • Update Water System Improvement Plan: Incorporate the recommendations from the Emergency Water Supply Study into the CIP and update the water system improvement plan as required. 

  • Village Sign Replacement Initiatives: Research all streets and/or park signs, posts, lights and make recommendations on replacement and/or update as a result of the Village branding initiative. Include recommendation for Parks entrance signs within 10-Year Capital Improvement Program. Initiate first year of replacement program.

  • Village Outdoor Lighting/Streetlight LED Upgrades: Research all Village-owned outdoor lighting and streetlights and make recommendations on LED upgrades and/or replacements as needed. Include recommendation for Parks entrance signs within 10-Year Capital Improvement Program. Initiate first year of replacement program. 

  • Develop Stormwater Management Grant Program – Des Plaines River Properties