Streets is the largest division in the Public Works Department. Streets staff are
responsible for maintaining the Village right-of-ways and most other Village properties, including the cemetery and commuter parking lots.
However not all streets in Bartlett fall under the Village's jurisdiction.
State, county and township roads are maintained and plowed by those agencies.
Please click on the map for the jurisdiction of streets in the Village.
Bartlett streets are plowed in the following order: main streets, secondary collector streets, cul-de-sacs and dead-end streets. Priority is given to the most heavily traveled streets.
Parking on Village streets is prohibited after 2 inches of snow has fallen to allow plows to completely clear the roadways. It’s a good idea to wait until after the final pass of the plow to shovel the end of your driveway.
An unavoidable and unfortunate consequence of the snow removal operations is when snow from the street ends up at the end of driveways. Public Works crews understand the frustration this may cause. Here are some tips and reminders to help avoid some headaches and backaches when shoveling.
* Clear about 10 feet of snow from the right side of your driveway (as you are facing it)
* Pile the snow to the left of your driveway- downstream of plowing operations.
* DO NOT shovel snow into the street. It is a violation of Village code, can cause ice patches and can potentially result in serious accidents.
The Village clears snow from sidewalks surrounding public buildings and the commuter areas it maintains. The Village does not clear neighborhood sidewalks.
Please be a snow angel and shovel your sidewalk so school children and pedestrians can walk with greater ease and safety. Also, please clear snow from around fire hydrants and storm sewers. Call Public Works, 630-837-0811, if you have any snow removal questions.
It is Bartlett Public Works Department policy to repair all mailboxes that have been damaged by direct contact with a snow plow during snow removal operations. Before the snow season begins, plow operators will drive their assigned routes and make note of those mail boxes that may be a hazard. The driver will also note and photograph those mailboxes that are already in a state of disrepair for future consideration, if contact is made with a snow plow. Residences identified as having mailboxes in disrepair will be notified with a deficient mailbox door tag/letter explaining the mailbox replacement policy.
If a mailbox and/or post are damaged by direct contact by the snow plow and is beyond repair, it is standard Village policy for the mailbox and/or post to be replaced by the Village with the Village of Bartlett standard mailbox and wooden cedar 4”x4” post as illustrated on the attached installation document.
If a decorator mailbox and/or post are damaged by direct contact by the snow plow and is beyond repair, the standard procedure is that the Village will replace the mailbox and/or post with the approved standard mailbox and/or post. If the resident chooses to have the decorator or standard mailbox and/or post replaced, the Village will reimburse the resident the cost of materials for the approved standard mailbox and/or post up to the amount of $100.00 and it shall be the responsibility of the resident to purchase and install the decorator or standard mailbox and/or post.
Occasionally during winter plowing, when snow has accumulated at the curb to a height of greater than three feet (3’), the windrow of snow coming off the snow plow will have a wave effect across the top of the snow. This wave effect will dislodge mailboxes from the post. If this occurs, it shall be the responsibility of the resident to replace the mailbox.
The Homeowner will also be responsible for replacement if a private contractor, or any non-Village vehicle destroys the mailbox.
Note: Under NO circumstance will the Village replace in kind “fancy” wrought iron, customized, decorator type, brick, or other special order mailboxes, posts or related hardware. Such units are placed within the public right-of-way strictly at the risk of the property owner. The Village’s liability shall not exceed the cost of a “standard” mailbox as hereby established.
See Complete Mailbox Reimbursement Policy, including procedure for reimbursement & proper installation of mailbox and/or post