News and Announcements
On April 28, the Village Board approved an Ordinance to amend the Vehicle and Truck Weight restrictions on roadways within the Village. Village roadways may have 12,000 pound or 26,000 pound restrictions, or they may be undesignated and therefore not subject to weight restrictions. Certain vehicles are exempt from vehicle weight restrictions, these include vehicles operating through a designated detour route, vehicles making local deliveries, emergency vehicles, government owned vehicles, public utility vehicles, school buses, garbage trucks, farm vehicles and implements of husbandry, as well as vehicles issued an overweight permit by the Village’s Police Chief or designee. The Village will be posting signage at entryways to subdivisions regarding the restrictions. Thank you for adhering to the modifications and for keeping our roadways safe and efficient for pedestrians and motorists.
A map showing the restrictions is available here.
APWA Chicago Metro Chapter Newsletter HIGHLIGHT!
A thriving urban forest offers many advantages to the Village. Here are just a few:
1) Trees help absorb the sounds of traffic in urban areas by 40%.
2) Neighborhoods with trees are seven to nine degrees cooler than those without.
3) Trees reduce energy costs up to 25% by shading buildings and protecting them from winter winds.
4) Homes with trees have higher property values.
5) Green space plays a major role in improving mental and physical health.
6) Planting and maintaining trees absorbs carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, mitigating the effects of climate change.
Read the Press Release here.
West Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Year 2020!
The Village of Huntley is the recipient of the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators (IAWPCO) Plant of the Year - Group 2 Award. IAWPCO brings together wastewater treatment professionals that represent government municipalities, private industries, universities, and student apprentices across Illinois and dedicated to improving the environment through the advancement of knowledge and technologies.
Public Works Open House and NPDES Phase II Public Meeting
In celebration of Public Works Week, the Village of Huntley Public Works & Engineering Department will host an Open House downtown Huntley in coordination with the Farmers Market on July 15th from 8am-1pm. The event will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the skills, tools and equipment required to maintain the Village. Staff will be available to answer any questions on the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) NPDES Phase II program. The event also includes touch-a-truck, equipment displays, demonstrations, and light refreshments.
ComEd has created an Interactive Outage Map to allow ComEd customers to find important information regarding power outages in their area, including predicted restoration times. A mobile app is also available for download by visiting comed.com/app. Some basic tips to help you and your family stay safe in a severe weather event can be found in this Severe Weather Safety guide.