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FALL WINTER 2017

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FALL WINTER 2017

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WINTER READINESS

WINTER READINESS

According to weather predictions, we should expect a

warmer than average winter with lots of snow. The

Village of Orland Park Public Works Department has

been gearing up for the upcoming season and is prepared

to tackle whatever Mother Nature sends our way.

When a storm begins, day or night, Public Works crews

are promptly mobilized and dispatched. The type of storm,

anticipated accumulation, expected duration and other

variables such as wind, drifting and temperature dictates

how our specific snow plowing operations will progress.

“The snow removal process includes a prioritized

implementation schedule in order to ensure public safety.

It is imperative to clear main roads first to provide mobility

and access for police, fire and ambulatory activity,”

remarked Trustee and Public Works Committee Chair

Michael Carroll. All village-owned streets will be

plowed with main streets cleared first, followed by

side-streets, and finally cul-de-sacs and dead ends.

When heavy snowfall demands additional resources,

the village will dispatch contractors to assist with

clearing snow from elbows, courts and cul-de-sacs.

Not all roads within Orland Park are maintained by the

village. Some state, county and privately maintained roads

and properties are maintained by other agencies.

Please use the following phone numbers to find out

about state and Cook County roads:

State Roads, 847-705-4161

Cook County Roads, 708-448-8006

To clear our roads as quickly as possible and keep

them safe for travel, we need the cooperation of all

our residents. Those with questions regarding snow

removal can contact the Public Works Department

at 708-403-6350.

1. Village ordinance prohibits parking on Village

streets once

two inches of snow

has fallen.

2. Parked vehicles must be kept off of streets for

ten hours after it has stopped snowing

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3. When clearing driveways, residents should

place snow on either side of the driveway

on

the lawn and never in a recently plowed street.

4. Residents should

keep garbage cans and recycle bins

from rolling into the street

on garbage pick-up day.

5.

Mark edges of curbs and mailboxes with stakes

available for free from the Public Works Department.

6. Digging from the street,

clear out fire hydrants and

storm drains

near your home.

7.

Do not clear your driveway at the curbline

until the

snowplow driver has made his last curb pass in

front of your residence.

8.

Be patient.

Every storm is different with many variables.

Streets may need to be plowed more than once.

9.

Clear the snow from storm sewers

in front of your home

so melting snow can easily drain, preventing ice patches.

10. To ensure mail delivery, residents must

clear the snow from

around their mailboxes

after the streets have been plowed.

Mailboxes should be kept in good repair and be placed

at least one foot behind the curb to avoid damage.

SNOW REMOVAL

“The snow removal process

includes a prioritized

implementation schedule

in order to ensure public

safety. It is imperative

to clear main roads first

to provide mobility and

access for police, fire and

ambulatory activity.”

Trustee Michael Carroll

PUBLIC WORKS

COMMITTEE CHAIR

TOP

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SNOWTIPS

THE VILLAGE MAKES EVERY EFFORT TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF WINTER SNOW, BUT WE

NEED YOUR HELP. THE TOP 10 SNOW TIPS LISTED BELOW ARE JUST SOME OF THE WAYS

THAT YOU AND YOUR NEIGHBORS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE DURING THE SNOW SEASON.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR ASSISTANCE AND PATIENCE DURING EVERY SNOW EVENT.