The Public Works Department is located at 5402 Swanson Road
Hours of operation 7:00am – 3:30pm, Monday thru Friday
Phone) 815-877-0746 Fax) 815-516-5775
The Public Works Department maintains 67 road miles and rights-of-way, six parks, the buildings housing the Village Hall, Roscoe Police Department and the Maintenance Facility as well as the Public Works vehicles and equipment. Wade Kretsinger is the Village of Roscoe Public Works Supervisor supervising a staff of six full-time employees, two part-time administrative assistants, six seasonal part-time summer employees and thirty part-time snow plowing for winter months.
When calling Public Works during the above listed business hours and if your call is transferred to voicemail, please follow the prompts on the voice mail system to leave a message for the appropriate person. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.
The snow plowing is done by a fleet of 11 plow trucks and other various snow removal equipment all capable of sanding and salting. Please review our Snow Plowing Policy by clicking here.
No employment opportunities available at this time.
A list of common concerns and requests from Village residents:
• notification of street signs down, damaged or vandalized
• requests for dead animal removal from roadways
• sidewalks, curb & gutter or drainage issues
• plugged culverts
• trees that have fallen in the right-of-way
• broken or vandalized playground equipment
Another Common Concern – Street Light Outages:
Please note that the Village is not responsible for repairing street lights. ComEd maintains the street lights in the Village of Roscoe and should be contacted via their customer service phone number that appears on your electric bill. Just follow the prompts and choose “Report an Outage”. From there you can choose to report the street light outage. You can also report a street light outage via ComEd’s website by clicking here.
PARKS RENTAL INFORMATION
PORTER PARK CABIN
6545 Windflower Lane
To book the cabin the full rental fee and deposit is required. The rental fee is nonrefundable in the event of cancellation, however the $75 deposit will be refunded within 30 days of cancellation. Village Hall accepts checks, cash and credit cards for payment. Renters paying by check are required to pay with two separate checks. One for the amount of the rental and the other the deposit amount. Alcoholic beverages and smoking is prohibited in the cabin.
The cabin has a handicap accessible ramp at the front entrance of the building. The main floor seating area is 22’x32′ where you’ll find twelve 6′ folding tables and 65 folding chairs that are stacked on rolling racks. The maximum capacity is 60 people. You are responsible for the set up and take down of tables and chairs. The cabin has heat in the colder months and air conditioning in the warmer months. There are two bathrooms on the main floor.
We ask that you return the key the next business day following your event. Once we’ve received your key and the cabin inspection is clear, your $75 deposit will be mailed to you shortly thereafter.
• Resident of the Village of Roscoe is $175 with a $75 deposit.
• Non-resident of the Village of Roscoe is $350 with a $75 deposit.
LELAND PARK PAVILION
5727 Broad Street
The rental fee for a Village of Roscoe resident is $25 and for a non-resident is $50. Your group will have access to the playground, basketball hoops, grassy areas and the baseball diamond (as long as the field is not being used by a league for practice or a game).
The completed rental form will serve as your permit which you’ll need to bring with you on the day of your event. If alcohol is going to be consumed at the event an Alcohol Permit application must be approved by the local Liquor Commissioner. Consumption of beer and wine only will be permitted in the shelter area only. For an Alcohol Permit Application click here.
STORM WATER MANAGEMENT
What is stormwater?
Stormwater runoff is generated when precipitation from rain and snowmelt events flows over land or impervious surfaces. This runoff can collect pollutants like sediment, oil, grease, and other chemicals as it flows over impervious surfaces in urbanized areas. Polluted stormwater runoff is often transported through Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), from which it is frequently discharged untreated into local waterbodies.
What is the Clean Water Act?
The objective of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, commonly referred to as the Clean Water Act, is to “restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation’s waters.” The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program was established to regulate direct discharges into navigable waters. Industrial facilities, construction sites, and cities and communities in urbanized areas must comply with NPDES requirements.
What does the Clean Water Act mean for the Village?
Stormwater discharges from the Village’s MS4 are covered under General NPDES Permit No. ILR40, the General NPDES Permit for Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems.
Storm Water Management Program
The Village of Roscoe has developed a Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) in an effort to reduce the discharge of pollutants from the Village’s MS4 to the maximum extent practicable in order to protect water quality and satisfy water quality requirements of the NPDES Permit No. IRL40 for discharges from Small MS4’s.
Storm Water Pollution Prevention for Construction Sites
Construction sites within the Village are required to comply with regulations for Erosion and Sediment Control contained within the Village of Roscoe Code of Ordinances. However, the NPDES program also regulates stormwater runoff from construction sites. If your construction project disturbs 1 or more acres of land, you may need NPDES permit coverage. The Village inspects construction sites to ensure compliance with permit regulations, as well as compliance with the site’s Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). Links are provided below to help you develop your SWPPP, as well as maintain Erosion and Sediment Control Best Management Practices (BMPs) on-site during construction.
Do you have questions or concerns? Please contact the Village Officials listed below at the Village of Roscoe Public Works Department at 815-877-0746 or submit a ticket through the Village’s Service Request Center.
Village Engineer, Brandon Boggs
Public Works Supervisor, Wade Kretsinger