Spring Safety Tips:
During the heavy rainfall residents are advised to pay special attention to the storm drains near their homes. If there is any debris or blockage to the drain, the storm runoff will flood property and the streets. After the rainfall residents should clear any collected water around their property. Some of the prevalent locations are swimming pool covers, blocked drains, plant holders, and children’s toys. Reducing the stagnant water on the property will deny the breeding grounds for mosquitos that could potentially harbor the Zika virus. Swimming pools and hot tubs should be maintained in an operable status or completely covered.
Some common violations of Village Code involve property issues. Residents’ yards, the grass and weeds level, should be maintained at a 4 inch level. Another problem area of interest involves the maintenance of vehicles on private property. Vehicles should be operable, without flat tires etc., and have a valid Village sticker displayed. On trash day residents are allowed to dispose one large item.
The Department of Public Works is announcing updates to these programs:
- The 2016 Paving Program:
Paint in the street is soon to come, contact the Department of Public Works to check if your street is on the list.
- Tree Trimming update:
Smitty’s Tree Service will be parkway cycle trimming Area 28.
Area 28’s borders are defined as: the North border is 103rd Street, the South is 107th St, the East is Kostner Ave, and the West is Cicero Ave.