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The Public Works Department provides a variety of services to West Dundee residents. The department is staffed by 14 full-time and 6 seasonal personnel operating in two divisions: Water & Sewer and Streets.

Public Works Director
Richard Babica

Water Superintendent
Patrick Doyle

Public Works Secretary
Christin Mangan (PT)
Terri Dalke (PT)

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The Water & Sewer Division operates the Village’s water system, which includes 3 deep-well water sources, 3 elevated water storage towers with a combined capacity of 2,750,000 gallons, 2 water treatment facilities that incorporate an ion exchange treatment process to improve the overall quality of the water, 46 miles of water mains and over 540 fire hydrants.

The Streets Division maintains more than 88 lane miles of streets, over 430 street lights, curbs and sidewalks. Street sweeping, storm sewer maintenance, traffic control, snow removal and the free fall leaf collection program are all provided through this division. The Streets Division is also responsible for the Village's Forestry Programs, right-of-way mowing and fleet maintenance to over 30 vehicles.

The Streets Division is also responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the public buildings, such as the Village Hall, Public Safety Centers I & II and the Public Works facility, and also maintains the Downtown and Riverwalk areas.

Backflow Testing: Fire Suppression and Lawn Irrigation Systems

Properties with fire sprinklers or a lawn irrigation system must be equipped with a backflow prevention device as required by the Village's Cross Connection Control Ordinance to protect against potential contamination to the public water supply. A successful test of the device(s) must be completed once per year and each time the device(s) are disconnected and reconnected to the municipal water system. Click here for more information.

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Public Works Facility
900 Angle Tarn
West Dundee, IL 60118


(847) 551-3815
(847) 551-3842
8:00am - 4:30pm M-F

For after hours/weekend dispatch, call QuadCom (847) 428-8784.
Call 811 for JULIE locate requests.


2014 Parkway Tree Planting Program

The Village of West Dundee is conducting a 2014 Parkway Tree Planting Program, and is currently working to identify planting locations.

As is true throughout the region, parkway trees in West Dundee have been devastated by the Emerald Ash Borer. The Village of West Dundee has removed in excess of 1,000 dead and dying parkway trees over the last 2 years alone.

The Village continues its efforts to prioritize funding for replacement of trees. We have been fortunate to have several of the West Dundee Homeowners Associations partner with the Village to stretch the available tax dollars this year. Three HOAs have offered to contribute dollars, which the Village has agreed to match within the 50/50 cost-sharing program for tree replacements within those respective subdivisions.

This year, the Fairhills Association, who has participated in the 50/50 program each of the past 3 years, has contributed $1,500 toward planting of parkway trees in their immediate subdivision. The Grand Pointe Single Family Association, who has also participated the past 3 years, has contributed $9,000. The Carrington Reserve Association is participating for the first time this year in an amount of $12,000.

Under the 50/50 program, homeowners are able to contribute half of the cost of a new tree in order to ensure the planting of a tree at their residence within the current year's program. This practice allows the Village to stretch the available dollars to plant more trees in the community, and allows residents the opportunity to facilitate the timely replacement of a parkway tree at their home.

The Village initially budgeted $18,000 toward this year’s parkway tree planting program. Based on the Village Board’s review, an additional $15,000 has been allocated based on savings in other areas of the budget, in order to maximize the benefit of the HOA contributions and increase the number of trees to be planted in the community this year.

Based on the average per unit cost of $240, without the HOA or individual 50/50 participation, the Village would be planting approximately 140 trees. With these contributions and participation, the Village is now able to plant approximately 230 trees throughout the community.

Based on the extent of the HOAs' participation this year, a few changes to the traditional 50/50 cost-share program that the Village has offered to individual residents are necessary:

- This year’s 50/50 program will only be made available to residents not supported by HOA 50/50 participation, i.e. the Hills of West Dundee, Tartans Glen, Old World Village and Old Town neighborhoods. By limiting the 50/50 parkway tree planting program to these areas, the intention is to ensure that the available tax dollars are equitably distributed throughout the Village.

- Tree plantings fully funded by the Village of West Dundee, provided at no cost to the homeowner, will be limited to approximately 10 locations. Locations for plantings will be determined by the Public Works Department and prioritized for locations that have no trees on their parkway.

- Tree plantings for 50/50 program participation by individual residents in the areas that are not being supported by HOA dollars are limited to 30 locations.

- Participation in the 50/50 program is limited to one tree per address and is available on a first-come, first-served basis up to 30 locations.

The Village has received very favorable pricing on plant material. Our average cost for a 2-1/2 inch tree, installed, is $240. The cost is slightly higher for certain species. The 50/50 participation cost is $120 for most species.

Please Note: If you would like to contribute directly to the replanting of the community's parkways, the Village can facilitate the planting of a parkway tree for residents willing to participate at 100%, by paying the full cost of the tree planting.

The deadline to apply for either the 50/50 tree planting program or the direct purchase program is Wednesday, October 8th so the material can be ordered.

To apply for the 50/50 program, download, complete and return the 50/50 Parkway Tree Order Form along with your check for the applicable amount. Included with the Order Form is a program information guide and tree species descriptions.

To request a parkway tree at full cost, please contact either Village Hall or the Public Works Department as indicated on the program information guide.

The trees will be installed beginning in mid-October into the month of November.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact West Dundee Village Hall at or 847-551-3800 or the Public Works Department at or 847-551-3815.


General Maintenance Code Enforcement

Based on direction from the Village Board and a focus on general aesthetics of the neighborhoods of West Dundee, the Village will be placing increased attention a number of common property maintenance code violations.

The areas of code enforcement that will be focused on include:

• Vehicles parked in driveways should not block the sidewalk, particularly during daylight hours, in order to promote a pedestrian-friendly environment throughout the Village.

• Refuse containers should not be placed curbside any earlier than the evening prior to collection. Typically, this is Thursday evening. During the week of the 6 major holidays (New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day), collection is moved to Saturday, in which case refuse containers should not be placed earlier than Friday evening.

• Garbage cans should not be stored along the front (street side) of your home, but rather along the side or in the rear yard.

• Grass and weeds within your individual lot should be properly maintained, and do not become overgrown or unsightly. These would include any planting beds, landscape areas or lawns.

• Outdoor fire pits must located in the rear yard and at least 20’ away from any structure or combustible material. No garbage or yard waste is permitted to be burned.

• RVs, boats and trailers may not be stored in any driveway for longer than 48 hours.

Please click below for additional information regarding enforcement intentions related to these code compliance issues.


Emerald Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an adult beetle known for nibbling on ash foliage. It was determined that the larvae (the immature stage) feed on the inner bark and wood of ash trees, which disrupts the ability to transport water and nutrients causing dieback and death. The adult beetles are dark metallic green bullet-shaped and about 1/2 inch long, with a narrow and elongated body, flat head and black eyes. As they emerge trees they will leave a unique "D" shaped exit hole, approximately 1/8 inch in diameter that may appear on the trunk or upper branches. Millions of ash trees in the Midwest have been infested.

The EAB was first found in West Dundee on Market Loop in 2009. Since then, the Village has identified and removed over 900 parkway trees. This is just over 16%, or 1 out of every 6 parkway trees within the Village has been removed in those five years.

The Village of West Dundee conducts an annual tree assessment that begins in mid May. Tree removals begin shortly thereafter and continue on as resources allow. Locations where trees are to be removed will be notified from the Village with a letter informing them of why the tree was removed and what the process is for replacement.

If you feel your tree is infested, contact the Public Works Department at (847) 551-3815 and Village staff will come out to inspect the tree.

For additional information, refer to the following links:
Illinois Department of Agriculture:

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Construction Newsletter

The March edition of the Construction Times Newsletter is now available.

Work is scheduled to resume on the Routes 31 & 72 intersection improvement project on Wednesday, March 26.

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IDOT Online Comment Form

IDOT provides a question/comment submittal form on their website for issues related to roadways maintained by the State of Illinois, which would include Routes 31 and 72 in West Dundee.

This form can be used to communicate with IDOT on a variety of topics, such as reporting potholes or debris in the roadway, burned out streetlights, or construction related inquiries. Click below to access the form.

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