Commissioner Kim Kiesgen
The Highway Department strives to meet the growing needs of our community with the maintenance of our streets and roads for the safety of our families, children and those who pass through.
Serving 33 years with the Department. Kim is actively working on construction and maintenance of 60 miles of township roads. With an unyielding "can-do" attitude, not to mention her personal touch with people, she is never bored managing the day-to-day operations, keeping up with the considerable variety of responsibilities the Department takes on.
- Water test kits - stop at Highway Dept. to pick one up, instructions included.
- Stakeholder/Planning Committee - Fish Lake Drain Watershed Management Plan and the Squaw Creek Watershed.
- (NPDES0) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. Responsible for the development and implementation of our storm water program.
- J.U.L.I.E. Member
- Winter snow and ice control.
- Spring clean-up - Removal of winter's leftover sand from the roads. A pavement sweeper and a crew with brooms use many hours to accomplish this job of sand removal.
- Road repairs - Freezing and thawing plays havoc with roads so spring always means road repairs
- Resurfacing - rebuilding roads - curb and gutter.
- Drainage, storm, sewers and culverts maintained and replaced in some areas to ensure proper drainage and prevent right-of-way flooding.
- Tree trimming and removal (ongoing projects.)
- Roadside mowing.
- Roadside trash pick-up - takes a lot of time and manpower.
- Caring for approximately 500 streetlights and maintaining traffic signs.
- Brush pick up program.
- Assist families involved in flooding and storms with sand bagging, pumps, and debris clean up.
- Mosquito Abatement Control Program for catch basin/storm sewers, ditches, etc.
- Adopt-A-Highway programs.
- Electronics recycling, accepting small electronics form TVs, computers, monitors.
- SWALCO www.co.lake.il.us/swalco
Stormwater Management Program Plan
The Stormwater Management Program Plan (SMPP) was prepared by Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. in coordination with the Village for the purpose of meeting the minimum standards required by the USEPA under the NPDES Phase II program. The SMPP describes the procedures and practices implemented by the Village to effectively reduce the discharge of pollutants within stormwater runoff and comply with Federal standards.
Visit this page to learn more about stormwater management and things you can do to help reduce the discharge of pollutants within stormwater runoff.
This website contains the following:
- Educational links to specific topics mentioned in the MS4 permit
- Posted Annual Reports from the past 5 years - required by the MS4 permit
- Contact/Outreach form, which will allow residents and community members to provide general feedback on the MS4 Stormwater Program, or to report a stormwater issue. The MS4 permit requires that there be a procedure in place for residents to report an issue or comment on the program.