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Public Works is compromised of the following four divisions:  Administration / Project Management; Buildings and Grounds; Streets and Underground Utilities; and Utilities (water, and sewer). The Department is responsible for the following operational functions:
  • Oversight of all public property of the Village, including all streets, parkways, sidewalks and the municipal buildings.
  • The care, maintenance and operation of the Village water distribution system, the sanitary sewer system and disposal plants, the street lighting system, all streets and sidewalks and the drainage thereof and snow removal.
  • The construction, repair or extension of any pavement, building, sewer, lighting systems, water main and all other construction repair or maintenance work conducted by the Village.
  • The maintenance, repair and condition of all department motor vehicles, trucks and other equipment of the Village and of all buildings and places in which the same are housed or kept.

A citizen's Guide for Stormwater Runoff and Pollution Prevention

Stormwater runoff occurs when precipitation from rain or snowmelt flows over the ground. Impervious surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, and streets prevent stormwater from naturally soaking into the ground. Stormwater can pick up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants and flow into a storm sewer system or directly to a lake, stream, river, wetland, or coastal water. Anything that enters a storm sewer system is discharged untreated into the waterbodies where aquatic habitats live and that people use for swimming, fishing, and providing drinking water.

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Tips

By practicing these healthy household habits, homeowners can help keep pollutants off of the ground and out of stormwater;

    • Use pesticides/fertilizers very sparingly
    • Don’t overwater you lawn
    • Consider collecting rainwater for reuse with a rain barrel
    • Install a native plant rain garden on your property
    • Keep yard waste out of the street, storm drain and ditch
    • Pick up pet waste and properly dispose of it
    • Put litter in the trash and not on the ground
    • Properly dispose of hazardous household chemicals such as paints and solvents
    • Repair vehicle leaks immediately and recycle used vehicle fluids
    • Wash cars on the grass or at a commercial car wash

Adopt these healthy household habits and help protect our waterways!

Download: Stormwater Sewer Polution Prevention Tips

 

Parkway Landscaping and Mailbox Regulations

Maintenance of the parkway area, defined as that area adjacent to any lot or parcel, between the property line and any street shoulder or curb is the responsibility of the property owner.

Mailboxes and structures should be maintained to ensure compliance with Village and U.S. Postal Service requirements.

Remember to follow the installation requirements if you install your own mailbox. Additional information can be found in Title XV Land Usage, Section 155 Subdivision Regulations Section 155.032 Parkway Landscaping and Mailbox Structures.

For more information, contact Public Works at (847) 515-5222.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Can You Do if Your Mailbox is Damaged During Snow Removal?
The Village will replace damaged mailboxes with standard issue boxes provided that the original mailbox was placed in compliance with Village Regulations and was actually hit by the plow truck.  If your box or post was damaged, please contact Public Works at (847) 515-5222 to report the damage.  Two replacement options are available: 

1. The Village will replace your box, post, or both, depending on the damage, with a standard product.  This consists of a standard metal mailbox and wooden 4’x4’ post.  You do have the option to have a more expensive model installed by the Village, but you must pay any cost above the $45.00 maximum allotted by the Village.  This $45.00 consists of $25.00 for the mailbox and $20.00 for the post.   If you decide to purchase your own mailbox and have the Village install it, you must call the Public Works Administration Department at 847-515-5222 to set up an appointment. 

2. You may replace the box yourself and allow the Village to reimburse you for the cost of the replacement.  With this option you must, again, stay within the $45.00 allotted by the Village ($25.00 for the mailbox and $20.00 for the post).  You can also install a more expensive mailbox and post, but you will be reimbursed a maximum of $45.00.  

Remember to follow the installation requirements if you install your own mailbox. Additional information can be found in Title XV Land Usage, Section 155 Subdivision Regulations Section 155.032 Parkway Landscaping and Mailbox Structures.

For more information, contact Public Works at (847) 515-5222.

Stormwater Management Program & the Purpose
of Ponds

The purpose of the ponds constructed in new subdivisions is for stormwater management. For the past ten years, more and more emphasis has been placed on “multi-objective” use of stormwater management facilities. The days of the sterile/dry detention basin are over. Water quality, variety of vegetation, erosion control, recreation, and wildlife habitat have all become objectives of stormwater management facilities.

When neighborhoods and subdivisions are officially accepted, detention ponds typically become the property of the homeowner's association. Private citizens are not allowed to landscape or place structures (such as benches) adjacent to these ponds. If you live in an area that backs up to a detention pond, it is especially important for you to know all the rules and regulations related to this type of stormwater management facility.

Please click on the PDF file below to learn more about ponds and stormwater management in Huntley. Stormwater Management & the Purpose of Ponds

Watering Restrictions
A color-coded, four-tiered water conservation program was adopted to help residents quickly identify the status of our community water system. Signs are posted throughout the Village displaying the color and water restriction conditions. Hand watering is permitted for watering of flowers, plants, car washing, etc.

To find out more information regarding the color-coded system:
Outside Watering Restriction Code

Additional Reports Available for Review:
Original copies of documents are on file and can be viewed at the Village's Municipal Complex.

2013 - 2014 Snow Removal Plan

2012 Water Quality Report

2011 Water Quality Report

2010 Water Quality Report
2009 Water Quality Report
2008 Water Quality Report
2007 Water Quality Report

2006 Water Quality Report
2005 Water Quality Report
2004 Water Quality Report

2013 Water & Sewer Tap On Fees

Year 9 NPDES Report

Year 7 NPDES Report

Year 6 Notice of Intent

Stormwater Management Program Plan

2002 Cross-connection Control Policy Manual

DEPARTMENT CONTACTS

Jim Schwartz
Director of Public Works

Phone: (847)515-5222
Fax: (847)669-5034

Email: jschwartz@huntley.il.us

Administration:
11000 Bakley Street
Huntley, IL 60142

Public Works Facility:
11000 Bakley Street
Huntley, IL 60142

 

Hours of Operation
Public Works Facility
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Please mail correspondence to

10987 Main Street

Huntley, IL 60142

 

FREEZING WATER LINE PREVENTION TIPS

 

   
Village of Huntley 10987 Main Street Huntley, IL 60142 PHONE: 847-669-9600 Location Contacts