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Snow Removal

The Highway Department plows and salts streets as needed during the winter months. There is a winter No Parking Ban on all Township streets from Dec. 1 to April 15 from 2:00 AM to 6:00 Am.

Signs

The Highway Department erects and maintains traffic control and street signs as needed.

Mowing

The Highway Department mows the grass along the right of way of vacant lots 3 times a year.

Street Repairs

The Highway Department maintains and repairs the paved surface of the street as needed. A 10 year paving program began in 1999 and each street is included in the schedule for paving at a designated time.

Brush Pickup

The Highway Department does a brush pick-up program twice a year to give homeowners a way to dispose of minor prunings from their yards. The first pick-up is the third Monday in April and the second is the third Monday in October. Watch for the mailer from the Highway Commissioner announcing the final dates of that season's brush program. Generally, brush should be out no later than 7:00 AM on the Monday of pick-up week. The crew will come by to pick up the brush sometime during the week. Due to the volume of brush picked up, the Highway Department can not give a specific time or day for the pick-up in your area. Please Do Not Use Wire or Twine! Brush should not be more than 10 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter. The Highway Department does not accept any yard waste in bags or garbage cans.

 

Wood Chips

The Highway Deparment recycles some of the brush picked up during our program into wood chips. These wood chips are available to residents of the Township on a first come/first served basis. The wood chips, when available, are located in front of the North Aurora Public Works facility on Butterfield Road.


Trees

The Highway Department trims trees on or near the right-of-way as needed or upon being alerted by the homeowner where the tree is located. All trimming is done at the discretion of the Highway Department. As much as we would like to accommodate the request of the homeowner to be present during the trimming, that is not always possible. Dead trees and storm-damaged trees on the parkway are also removed by the Highway Department. When a tree needs to be removed, we will also remove the stump. The Highway Department does not replace trees that are removed.


Culverts and Ditches

Once the street has been accepted into the Township's responsibility, the Highway Department does ditching and driveway culvert replacement as needed at no cost to the homeowner.

Sidewalks

While the Highway Department maintains current sidewalks in Township right-of-ways, it does not have a program to construct new sidewalks at this time.

Pavement Markings

The Highway Department applies and maintains pavement markings as needed and as approved by the Kane County Engineer.

J.U.L.I.E.

The Highway Department is a member of the J.U.L.I.E program to locate buried utilities in your area. Please call 1-800-892-0123 before you dig! It’s the safe thing to do, it’s the law and it’s free!

Permits and Bonds

The Highway Department requires a permit and bond for most construction projects, whether completed by the homeowner or a contractor on behalf of the homeowner. Please call the Highway Department (630-892-0246) before you start your project to see if you need a permit. Waivers may be given for certain projects. A final inspection will be done when your project is completed, and the bond will be returned if there is no damage to the right-of-way.

Dead Animal

The Highway Department will only remove dead animals from the right-of-way. Animals located on private property are the responsibility of the homeowner.