In addition to street maintenance, the Bourbonnais Public Works Department is also responsible for the removal of snow from the streets throughout the Village. During the winter months, members of the department are available on a 24-hour basis to ensure the timely removal of snow and/or placement of salt, as conditions warrant.
To ensure maximum benefit to all residents, main streets and arteries, such as Route 45/52, Route 102 and Armour Road/Latham Drive, are the first priority for snow removal and salting, followed by collector streets, residential streets and cul-de-sacs. The Bourbonnais Public Works Department, along with the Bourbonnais Police Department have available Doppler radar terminals to allow for tracking of winter storms.
Residents can assist in the snow removal program by following the following guidelines:
- According to Village ordinances, no motor vehicle may be parked or allowed to remain parked on a Village Street after a snowfall of three or more inches. Once the streets have been cleared "curb-to-curb", the residents may return their vehicles to the street for parking. Any vehicle in violation of this ordinance shall be considered a traffic hazard, and will be removed by an authorized towing company. The owner of the vehicle will be responsible for payment of the towing fee and a fine will also be imposed.
- The Village does not service private properties. Names of snow removal contractors are contained in the local phone book directories or online.
- All residents and property owners are reminded that it is against Village ordinances to dump snow on public streets.