Public Works Operations

The Operations Division consists of several sections including:
  • Building Maintenance
  • Sanitary
  • Drainage
  • Street
  • Forestry and Grounds
  • Central Garage
Building Maintenance Section
Is responsible for the preventative maintenance and repair of:
  • Village-owned facilities
  • Structures
  • Equipment in the facilities
  • Administers the contract for the maintenance of streetlights
  • Assists in snow removal
Street Section
Provides for the maintenance and repair of 115 miles of street pavement throughout the village. Responsibilities include:
  • Providing snow removal on all village streets, village owned or maintained parking lots, and main Village Board approved public sidewalks
  • Street pavement maintenance
  • Street sweeping
  • Removal of dead animals in the public Right-of-Way (R.O.W.)
  • Street Signs
  • Pavement striping
Forestry & Grounds Section
  • Has 10 Illinois Pesticide licensed Applicator and Operators on staff
  • Has 4 ISA Certified Arborists on staff
  • Maintains 20,496 trees of 102 different species in parkways and on Village owned and maintained areas
  • Inspects trees for disease and insect infestations
  • Maintains over 150 acres of landscaped open space by mowing, trimming bushes, planting flower beds, and controlling weeds
  • Restores parkways after tree removal and other Village utility excavations
  • Performs presribed control burns to help manage native vegetation of natural areas in the Village
  • Installs Holiday Lights
  • Assists in snow removal
  • Buffalo Grove's Urban Forestry Plan
  • Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Information and Frequently Asked Questions
Central Garage Section
This section is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all Village owned vehicles and equipment including:
  • Building and Zoning
  • Fire
  • Golf
  • Police
  • Public Works
The garage is staffed with four certified mechanics that provide preventative maintenance to over 250 pieces of motorized equipment.  This section also assists in snow removal.  

Central Garage also prepares used equipment for Government Auction.

If you have questions related to any of the services provided, please email Public Works or call 847-459-2545 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

For emergency or critical service requests after hours and weekends, call 847-459-2560.