In the Fall of 2017, a group of resident volunteers met to discuss the condition of our municipal streets, aging culverts and drainage systems, and other infrastructure needs. In addition, a community survey was sent to ask for resident input about prioritizing and funding these critical infrastructure needs. The Village values this feedback and as a result, is working to update the infrastructure improvement plan.
The Village received the updated pavement management report at the August 20 special Village Board meeting. The drainage report is almost complete and is expected to be finalized in September. These reports will guide the Village to adequately fund our highest priority infrastructure needs and protect property values village-wide.
The Village roads have continued to deteriorate in the last 5 years. Without securing adequate funding to properly maintain the Village-owned streets, the costs will continue to escalate. Complete reconstruction of a road costs significantly more than performing routine maintenance as recommended by Village Engineers. The updated pavement management report shows that the Village needs an average of $1.55 million in funding each year for the next 15 years to properly maintain the Village-owned streets. Starting in year 16, the Village will need $1.18 million in funding each year to keep the Village streets in good condition. In addition, the updated report estimates that an additional $2.6 million is needed to replace large diameter metal culverts which are failing, and in some cases collapsing the road over the culvert.
The total cost of the program over 15 years is $26.2 million. There are not sufficient funds in the Village operating budget to start this program. Therefore, the Village Finance Committee has been tasked with researching the most cost efficient way to fund the program considering the feedback from the Citizen Task Force and the community survey from last Fall. We will share this recommendation with you when we receive it.
For questions, please contact Kristin Kazenas, Chief Financial Officer/Human Resources Director at (847) 847-3590 or
Pavement Management Report - Updated August 2018
Pavement Management Report Update - Presentation to Village Board 08/20/18