Public Works

Country Club Hills Public Works Department

The Mission of the Country Club Hills Public Works Department is to provide prompt response of services based upon the needs of our residents as set forth in the policies and ordinances established by the Mayor and the City Council. Tasks are carried out through the collective efforts of a professional workforce and contractors.

Responsibilities

Roadways and sidewalks
Events setup & cleanup
Snow plowing
Senior residential snow plowing
Building maintenance
Grounds maintenance
Park maintenance & cleanup
Parkway maintenance
Street sweeping
Vehicles and equipment maintenance

Contact:

Public Works Operations Center
18300 Marycrest Dr.
(708) 798-3392

City Hall
4200 Main St.
(708) 798-2616

After-Hours Emergency Number: (708) 798-3191(Public Safety Dispatch)

Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contracted Services

Right-of-Way and City properties are maintained through landscapers.
Tree cutting services including the emerald ash borer program.

Garbage Services

Garbage removal and curbside recycling service for all single-family homes is contracted by Homewood Disposal throughout the City. Multi-family housing developments are privately contracted so in that case contact your homeowners association.

Household Garbage

• Household garbage is picked up weekly on your regular day.
• Each home in the city has received, at no extra cost, a 95-gallon garbage cart which is on wheels and has a lid to prevent garbage from blowing out.
• Additional carts are also available to rent from us. See our online order form section to the left.
• Garbage may also be placed in garbage bags or your own 35-gallon cans (up to 3 per week) as long as each weighs no more than 50 pounds each.

Yard Waste

• Yard waste season is April 1st – November 30th each year.
• Grass clippings, leaves, branches, etc. are considered yard waste (no dirt or rock).
• Based on an Illinois State Law, yard waste must NOT be mixed with your garbage.
• All yard waste must be placed in brown paper yard waste bags. Each bag must have a yard waste sticker attached to it for pickup. Bags and stickers can be found at most local grocery and hardware stores.
• Large (95 gallon) yard waste carts on wheels are also available to rent.
• Branch Pickup: Branches should be cut into 3 – 4 foot lengths and be no wider than 6 inches in diameter. Branches can be placed in the yard waste bag or put in reasonable sized bundles tied with twine or string. Each bundle placed outside the yard waste bag must have a yard waste sticker attached in order to be picked up.

Recycling

• Recyclables are picked up every other week on your regular pickup day. Check the schedule through the link below.
• Each home in the City has been provided with a brown 65-gallon recycle cart for recyclables. This cart should be used for recyclables only; no garbage or yard waste.
http://mydisposal.com/town/country-club-hills/

Note: Please do not put your garbage cans or recycling bins in the street but at the edge of the curb. They interfere with snow plows, traffic, and street sweeping.

Snow Plan & Response

Snow plowing is part of the snow removal plan that goes into effect after an accumulation of one inch of snow. No cars are to be parked on this street at this time. The City also prohibits parking on the street from 3 to 6 a.m., regardless of snow.

All main streets receive first priority to open access to the neighborhoods. After all streets of the City are plowed through one time, secondary streets and dead-end streets are plowed. After full access is achieved, the plow returns to do curb-to-curb scrapes.

Residents and plowing services should not stack snow around fire hydrants or on the sidewalks. Please help us keep fire hydrants visible. Do not put your garbage cans or recycling bins in the street. They can interfere with the snowplow and the street sweeper.

Flood Information

Your property may be high enough that it has not ever flooded. However, it can still be flooded in the future because the next flood could be worse. If you are in the floodplain, the odds are that someday your property will be damaged. Here are some facts how to protect your home from flooding.
City Flood Services: The first thing you should do is check your flood hazard. Flood maps and flood protection references are available at the Grande Prairie Public Library. You can also visit the Building Department at City Hall to see if you are in a mapped floodplain. If so, they can give you more information, such as depth of flooding over a building’s first floor and past flood problems in the area.
If requested, the Public Works Department will visit a property to review its flood problem and explain possible ways to stop flooding or prevent flood damage. These services are free. If you are in a floodplain or have experienced a flood, drainage or sewer backup problem, check out these sources of assistance.
What You Can Do: Several of the City’s efforts depend on your cooperation and assistance. Here is how you can help:
* Do not dump or throw anything into the ditches or streams. Dumping in our ditches and streams is a violation of the City. Even grass clippings and branches can accumulate and plug channels. A plugged channel cannot carry water and when it rains the water has to go somewhere. Every piece of trash contributes to flooding.
* If your property is next to a ditch or stream, please do your part and keep the banks
clear of brush and debris. The City has a stream maintenance program which can help
remove major blockages such as downed trees.
* If you see dumping or debris in the ditches or streams, contact the Public Works
Department or Police.

Parkway Trees

Periodically the Public Works Department or contractors trim low hanging branches from the parkway trees as well as trees overhanging sidewalks or streets for safety reasons. This helps prevent broken mirrors, smashed windshields and other hazards to vehicles that must travel along the curbs, such as Post Office vehicles, street sweepers, emergency vehicles and delivery trucks. We suggest that homeowners trim tree branches which hang over the sidewalk so pedestrians can walk by without obstructions.

Emerald Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an exotic beetle that was discovered in southeastern Michigan near Detroit in the summer of 2002. Adult beetles feed on ash foliage but cause little damage. The larvae feed on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the tree’s ability to transport water and nutrients. The EAB probably arrived in the United States on solid wood packing material carried in cargo ships or airplanes originating in its native Asia.

The EAB is a small (1/2-inch-long, 1/8-inch-wide) metallic green beetle native to Asia. The beetle will fit on a penny, with room to spare. Officials believe the EAB arrived in Illinois in ash tree firewood from a neighboring state. Do not move firewood!

The adult beetle, upon leaving the tree, makes a small D-shaped exit hole that is only 1/8 inch wide. The EAB will only attack ash trees. Proper identification of the ash tree is useful. Another sign of EAB is a woodpecker on the tree. The woodpecker is trying to feed on the beetle.

The crown of the ash tree will die back, and more branches will continually die for the next few years. As the death of the tree continues, suckers at the base of the trunk will sprout.
http://www.emeraldashborer.info