The Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining much of the public infrastructure you see on a daily basis, including the streets, curbs, and sidewalks. The Department performs a number of different services on the streets, and public right-of-way, which are listed below:
Maintenance and construction of streets and curbs
Street & pothole patching
Maintenance and construction of public sidewalks
Maintenance of Village-owned trees
Maintenance of street lights and traffic signals
Maintenance of Village vehicles
Removal of ice and snow from public streets and sidewalks
Cleaning of streets
The purpose of street cleaning is not only to clean the pavement and make the road look nice but also to remove harmful substances before they make their way into the stormwater system and pollute the waterways. The Villages contracts with Lakeshore Recycling Services for street sweeping services.
You can assist Public Works in their efforts to keep streets clean. On street sweeping days, please avoid parking on the street. Sweeping operations are most effective on unobstructed streets. The Village will announce upcoming street sweepings via our newsletter, the Kenilworth Contact.