The Village of Machesney Park Department of Public Works is responsible for the construction and maintenance of all physical assets owned by the Village. Additionally, the Public Works & Parks Department is involved with the planning and implementation of many of the Village’s improvement projects each year. The Public Works Superintendent works with the Administration and the Board of Trustees for long-term planning of our parks and streets to better serve the Village as we as a collective community continue to grow. Despite the varied duties and roles, the number one goal for the entire department remains: quality customer service to our residents.
Public Works is tasked with operations within several divisions:
Streets: Maintenance of local roadways through pothole patching, road repairs, curb replacement, debris removal, and several other operations.
Parks: The Village owns and maintains nine parks throughout the area which includes several playgrounds, bike paths, and nature preserves.
Storm Water: Storm Water Management and Storm Water Pollution Control both fall within the Public Works’ storm water responsibilities. The Village operates the local storm sewer system as well as several pumping stations throughout the region. Local pollution is monitored through the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) which is regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Traffic Signals: The Village currently operates 21 traffic signals through both emergency call-out and repairs and preventative maintenance.
Snow Removal: The snow and ice removal operations are accomplished by a combination of outside contractors and Department staff.
Mosquito Control: Public Works utilizes the services of Clarke Mosquito Control to combat and limit the local mosquito population.
Garbage & Recycling: The Village works with Rock River Disposal, Inc. to ensure refuse and recycling is collected on a weekly basis for all registered residents.
Incident Management: The Village of Machesney Park conducts emergency management planning using the National Incident Management System (NIMS) which is organized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Superintendent of Public Works
The Public Works Department is led by Superintendent Mitch Hilden. Please contact Village Hall at (815) 877-5432 to report any public works concerns.
Public Works Department Staff
The Superintendent oversees a full-time staff of Public Works Technicians: Stan Oloff and Dan Rickabaugh.
Additionally, the Public Works Department typically employs 2 seasonal employees for additional grounds maintenance help during the summer months. To apply for seasonal positions when they are available, please visit Village Hall at 300 Roosevelt Rd. or the Employment Opportunities page by clicking here.