Duties and Responsibilities
The Public Works Department is committed to maintenance, repair and general upkeep to the streets, buildings public areas and parks of the Village of Gilberts.
Snow & Ice - Committed to remove snow and ice to have a driveable street within 4 hours of a measurable event of 2" or more. The Village has a fleet of four mainline plow trucks with two reserve trucks aready at a moments notice. We annually keep over 500 tons of roadway salt to disperse after the streets have been plowed. The Village of Gilberts has over 26 miles of streets within the corporate boundaries.
Pot Holes - Committed to fill potholes within 48 hours of a filed report. Call 847-428-4167 to report a pot hole. After hours, please leave a message.
Curb & Catch Basin Repairs - as needed. Catch basins are annually vacuumed and inspected to prepare for the next years events and to help keep debris out of our waterways.
Roadway Crack Sealing - Each year, the Village seals the cracks in the Village streets.  Neighborhood streets are done on a rotating basis.  Signs are placed on the streets during this time to help warn the residents of possible sticky tar on the roadway.
Street Signs - Report a down or missing street sign at 847-428-4167.
Streetlights - Report all down or non-working streetlights to Public Works at 847-428-4167. Village owned streetlights will be repaired within 5 working days. Some of our streetlights are owned by ComEd. Call Public Works and we will notify ComEd within 8 hours for repairs.
Street Over-Lay Projects - Public Works assist the Engineers and private contractors in large over-lay and rebuilding projects.
Vehicle Maintenance - The Public Works Department performs routine maintenance on the Police Department, Water & Wastewater Department and Public Works vehicles.
PARKS AND PUBLIC AREAS
Memorial, Waitcus and Town Center Parks are maintained by Public Works. Playground equipment, soccer fields, football field, baseball diamonds, pavilions and walking areas are cared for each week.  To report damage or vandalism to any of the parks' equipment or buildings, please call 847-428-4167. Public Works will report vandalism to the Police Department and then remove it within 48 hours. Look for the new Sand Park near the parking lot in Town Center  Park. This park offers alternative play to the siblings of those participating in athletics. Athletic programs are currently operated by the YMCA, the Gilberts Grizzlies and other private clubs and organizations.  The Skate Park within Memorial Park remains a favorite for many residents.
Fishing - All ponds in the Parks are open for fishing. The Village, twice a year stock game fish in the ponds to keep the angling sport alive and well in Gilberts. Large-mouth Bass, Bluegill, Crappie, Catfish and Redear are some of the choices to try your skills at landing. The ponds are not open for swimming or boating of any kind.
Public Areas - Along with the Village Parks, there are numerous areas of public space that must be maintained by mowing grasses and trimming trees.  The Village mows approximately 55 acres of land. Annually, trees are trimmed to remove the hazards of street sign blockage. The goal is to keep branches at eight feet above the sidewalks and fifteen feet above the roadway. January and February are the best times for tree pruning.
Mosquitoes - The Village Public Works has at least one staff person that is licensed to apply insecticide in catch basins and ponds to help prevent those areas from becoming mosquito prone. The insecticide is provided by the Kane County Health Department.  The Village also contracts with a reputable mosquito abatement contractor that is under contract to spray up to eight times a year.
OTHER PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Village Hall, the Police Department, the Water Treatment Plant, the Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Public Works Facility - Public Works performs a variety of maintenance and improvements on all of the buildings owned and operated by the Village of Gilberts.
Community Events - Public Works play a large, behind the scene role in most of the community events. Set up and take down of Community Days is one of those roles.
Working Together - Public Works is available to work with all Departments within the Village of Gilberts. We proudly share equipment, expertise and labor to get the job done.