VILLAGE OF BROADVIEW PUBLIC WORKS
The Public Works Department services include street, parking lot and traffic sign maintenance. Located at 2734 South 9th Avenue, it also oversees tree trimming and care, street sweeping and snow removal, branch and brush pick-up, sewer maintenance, and the repair and maintenance of water mains.
Other responsibilities include repair and maintenance of Village vehicles and equipment, and Village buildings and grounds.
Public Works Number
Public Works Address
2734 South 9th Avenue
For ordinance information, please refer to the Regulations page of this website, or call the Public Works Department.
Broadview residents are billed monthly for water, garbage and sewer services through the Village Office. The bill indicates the net amount due before the due date, as well as the gross amount due after the due date.
The gross amount due includes a penalty for late payment. A shut-off notice is sent after a resident after an account becomes 21 days late.
Partial payments are not acceptable. Incorrect payments are returned, thus risking a penalty fee. Cash is not accepted by mail, but can be accepted in person at the Village Office. All non-sufficient funds (NSF) checks will result in an immediate shut-off of service. Once service has been shut off, a $50 fee is required to reinstate service.
For questions regarding water, garbage or sewer billings, please contact the Village Office at (708) 681-3600.
Water rates charged to residential, governmental, and commercial consumers is $2.20 per 100 cubic feet billed on a monthly basis.
Water rates charged to industrial consumers is $2.00 per 100 cubic feet billed on a monthly basis.
Broadview buys its supply of Lake Michigan water directly from the City of Chicago. Under the jurisdiction of the Broadview/Westchester Water Commission that was established in 1927, water is pumped to consumers via the pumping station in Broadview located at 10th Avenue and Roosevelt Road.
A million-and-a-half gallon, 100-foot-tall overhead water tank was constructed in 1980 and is located at 25th Avenue and Roosevelt Road, assuring an adequate supply of water in the event of a fire.
Helpful Hints for Winter Weather: When Temperature Drops So Does Water Temperature
In the winter months, water temperature can drop from as high as 75 degrees Fahrenheit to 33 degrees Fahrenheit. Residents may notice that it takes longer to beat the colder water during the winter months and not as long in the summer. Cold air movement can cause water pipes or water meters to freeze in just a few hours. The following are steps you could take to eliminate these costly repairs or inconveniences.
- Check the basement for any cold drafts
- Check for any cracks in the walls and seal them
- Put some form of insulation around the water pipes
- Check doors, windows and frames
- Repair any broken windows
- Keep beat to all areas of the home
- Let cold water trickle in basement sink to keep water movement
Residents also may notice that your cold water is sometimes cloudy. This is due to the Lake Michigan water having a higher amount of dissolved oxygen in it. This dissolved oxygen can give water a milky or white look to it. You could do a simple test to prove if that’s the problem with the water.
- Fill a clear glass with cold cloudy water.
- Let it stand a few minutes.
The water should clear from the bottom up. This is due to the water warming to room temperature and releasing the oxygen to the atmosphere. Residents of Broadview do not need top worry; our water is safe to drink and tested weekly throughout the year.
If you have any questions, please contact the public works department at (708) 681-3602.
Street sweeping operations run between spring and fall. The Village is swept in sections on a rotating basis, during both day and night hours. In residential sections of the Village with few side drives, most sweeping is done at night when autos are of the street (in accordance with Village parking ordinances).
Residents are asked to occasionally “clean sweep” the gutters in front of their properties, resulting in cleaner streets and prevents the clogging of sewers.
Street Sweeping Schedule
Zone 1: (North of Roosevelt Road to Eisenhower Expressway, East of 17th Avenue to 13th Avenue)— Thursday nights; also Roosevelt Road and off-street parking north and south of Roosevelt Road
Zone 2: (North of Roosevelt Road to Harvard Street, East of 25th Avenue to 17th Avenue)—Thursday nights; also Roosevelt Road and off-street parking north and south of Roosevelt Road
Zone 3: (North of railroad tracks to Roosevelt Road, East of 17th Avenue and 9th Avenue)—Mondays
Zone 4: (North of railroad tracks to Roosevelt Road, east of 25th Avenue to 17th Avenue)—Tuesdays
Zone 5: (North of Cermak Road to Railroad tracks, east of 17th Avenue to 9th Avenue)—Wednesdays
Zone 5A: (North of Terry Lane West to Cermak Road, east of 25th Avenue to Terry Lane)—Wednesdays
Zone 6-1: (North of 23rd Place to Cermak Road, East of Gardner Road to 25th Avenue)—Wednesday nights
Zone 6-2: (North of Cermak Road to railroad tracks, east of Gardner Road to 17th Avenue)—Wednesday nights
Zone 6-3: (North of railroad tracks to Indian Joe Drive, east of Gardner Road to 25th Avenue)—Wednesday nights
All Alleys North and South of Roosevelt Road: Last Thursday of every month
Street Sweeping Notes
Due to night sweeping on Thursday, no sweeping will be done on Friday. Friday will be reserved for sweeper maintenance.
Broadview sweeps 21.5 miles of Broadview streets and 4.62 miles of state highway for a total of 26.12 miles times 2 (curbing) for a grand total 6f 52.24 miles.
Branch/Brush Pick Up
Branch and brush pick up is provided by the Public Works Department every Monday, beginning on the first Monday in April through the last Monday in October.
Pile branches and brush neatly on the parkway, with the butt end of the branches facing to curb. (Grass clippings, weeds or foreign objects may not be included.)
Evergreen Cuttings go into your yard waste bag to be picked up according to the Yard Waste regulations and schedule detailed below. Larger evergreen branches (two feet or more) may be piled curbside. Place branches on parkway after 6 p.m. on the evening prior to pick up.
Place on the parkway after the first two weeks in January. Public Works will pickup Christmas trees only from the parkway, not from the alleys. Pick up will be during the third week of January only. No Christmas Wreaths will be picked up by Public Works.
Household Garbage Pick Up
All household garbage must be placed in an authorized container, supplied by the resident, and placed curbside after 6 p.m. on the day preceding your pick-up day (see schedule below), and must be removed from the curb no later than 6 p.m. on your pick-up day.
An authorized container must be constructed of galvanized metal or durable plastic with a capacity of no less than 10 gallons and no more than 35 gallons. It must have a tight-fitting lid. Please identify all containers and lids with your address using a waterproof marker. Plastic bags are not authorized containers and will not be picked up.
Each resident is allowed two authorized garbage containers per pick-up. Each additional garbage container requires an identifying sticker issued by the Village. Stickers may be purchased at the Village Office for $1.50 each.
Landscape waste requires a yard waste sticker that can be purchased at the Village Hall for $2.24 per sticker.
Refuse Collection Schedule
Household garbage will be picked up weekly according to the following schedule:
Alleys north of Roosevelt Road, west of 17th Avenue
- West Side Only: 2100 and 2000 blocks of 20th Avenue
- East and West Sides: 2100 and 2000 blocks of 18th and 19th Avenue
- East Side Only: 2100 and 2000 blocks of 20th Avenue
Streets South of Roosevelt Road
- 14th and 15th Avenues, 2200-2500
- 12th and 13th Avenues, 2200-2600
Alleys North or Roosevelt Road, west of 17th Avenue
- West Side Only: 2100 and 2000 blocks of 20th Avenue
- East and West Sides: 2100 and 2000 blocks of 21st, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th Avenues
- East Side Only: 2100 and 2000 blocks of 25th Avenue
Streets south of Roosevelt Road
- 16th and 17th Avenues, 2200-2500
- 10th and 11th Avenues, 2200-2600
- 9th Avenue, 2200-2700
North of Cermak Road
- 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th Avenues, 2800-2900
Streets south of Roosevelt Road
- 18th Avenue through 25th Avenue, 2200 to R.R. tracks, including Tyson Drive and 14th Street
Alleys north of Roosevelt Road, 17th Avenue, east through 13th Avenue
- East Side only 17th Avenue, 2100-1800
- East and West Sides, 14th, 15th, 16th Avenues, 2100-1800
- West Side, 13th Avenue Only, 2100-1800
South of Cermak Road
- 24th and 25th Avenues south of River
- Plus all Terry Lane Subdivision and homes on Gardner Road
Holiday Garbage Pick-Up Schedule
When regularly scheduled garbage pick-up days fall on a legal holiday, garbage pick up is delayed one day. In other words, if your regular pick up day is on Monday and it is a legal holiday, your pick up will be moved until Tuesday. If your pick-up day is Friday and it falls on a holiday, your pick-up day will be moved until Monday.
The legal holidays observed by the Village are: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
For questions regarding your pick up schedule, please call the Public Works office at (708) 681-3602.
Leaf Pick Up
Leaves are to be raked in a long pile on the parkway next to the curb. Please do not rake leaves into the street as it created a safety hazard for children, residents and vehicles, clog sewers, and makes it difficult for Village equipment to gather the leaves. Grass clippings are not to be added to the leaves.
Leaf Pick Up Schedule
Zone I – 80 Acres: (North of Roosevelt Road to Eisenhower Expressway, East of 17th Avenue to West side of 13th Avenue)—Vacuumed every week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights
Zone 2 – Goldcoast: (North of Roosevelt Road to Harvard Street, East of 25th Avenue to west side of 17th Avenue)—Vacuumed every week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights
Zone 3 – Hollywood: (North of Railroad tracks to Roosevelt Road, East of 17th Avenue to 9th Avenue)—Vacuumed every week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Zone 4 – Garden: (North of Railroad tracks to Roosevelt Road, East of 25th Avenue to 17th Avenue)—Vacuumed every week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
Zone 5 – Harvester: (North of Cermak Road to Railroad tracks, East of 17th Avenue to 9th Avenue)—Vacuumed every week on Thursday
Zone 5A – Beverly: (North of Terry Lane West to Cermak Road, East of 25th Avenue to Terry Lane)—Vacuumed every week on Friday
Please note, leaf pick up days may be altered due to mechanical breakdown, high volume of leaves, weather, etc. Your patience will be greatly appreciated.
Recycling Pick Up
Recyclables are picked up weekly, the same day as your garbage pick up, according to the garbage schedule detailed above. Recycling is picked up separately from your garbage, at a different time of day. There is no alley pick up for recycling. All recycling must be placed curbside by 6 p.m. on the day proceeding your pick-up day.
All recycling must be placed in an authorized bin, available through Crown Disposal (Village’s contracted disposal company). To obtain a bin, please call Crown at (708) 485-0900.
The following items can be recycled
- Mixed Paper
- Telephone Books
- Junk Mail
- Computer Paper
- Greeting Cards
- Brown Paper Bags
- Frozen Food Packaging
- Cardboard Containers
- Corrugated Cardboard
- Glass (Clear or Colored)
- HDPE 2 Plastic
- 6 & 12 Pack Plastic
- Beverage Rings
- Aluminum of all types
- Metal Food and Beverage Cans
- Empty Paint Cans
- Empty Aerosol Cans
If materials left for recycling pick-up cannot be removed, a “Sorry Note” will be placed explaining why the materials could not be collected for recycling.
Yard Waste Pick Up
Yard waste is picked up weekly, the same day as your garbage pick up, according to the garbage schedule detailed above. Yard waste is picked up separately from your garbage, at a different time of day. There is no alley pick up for yard waste. All yard waste must be placed curbside by 6 p.m. on the day proceeding your pick-up day.
Yard waste must be placed in an authorized brown, biodegradable paper bag. There is no limit to the number of bags picked up, but each bag must be properly identified with a Yard Waste Sticker. Yard Waste Stickers are available at the Village Office. Plastic bags are not acceptable for yard waste and will not be picked up.
Appliance Pick Up
Discarded appliances will be picked up on your regular garbage day (refer to the schedule above) at no additional charge, with prior notice. Appliances must be placed beside your regular garbage, either curbside or in the alley. All doors must be removed from all appliances for safety reasons.
You must notify the Village waste hauler (Crown Disposal) one day prior to your regular pick up to notify them of your need and your address, at (708) 485-0900.
Snow Parking Restrictions
Village Ordinance prohibits street parking during the snow season, or after a three-inch snowfall, until after the streets have been cleared by Village plows.
In addition, parking in municipal lots after a three-inch snowfall is prohibited until after the lot has been cleared by Village plows.
The Police Department is authorized to have vehicles in violation of snow parking ordinances towed. The vehicle owner will be responsible for all towing and storage costs associated with these illegally parked vehicles.
Snow Removal Requirements
It is prohibited for Village residents to plow snow or ice into streets, or up against fire hydrants. In the event of a fire, keeping fire hydrants clear of snow and ice will assist firefighters by making fire hydrants more accessible.
Apartment or multi-unit complex dwelling owners are required to clear off-street parking spaces and parking lots within 12 hours of a three-inch snow fall.