Letter: Sugar Grove storm damage removal information

By on July 2, 2010

This past week has brought many rounds of severe weather to the area. As the summer season progresses, there is always the possibility of additional storms.

In the event of threatening weather, the most important thing to do is seek shelter immediately and to stay informed. When there is a storm watch or warning issued, listen to the radio, TV or a weather alert radio. If you haven’t yet done so, you are encouraged to sign up for CodeRED®, Kane County’s emergency alert system. For more information on how to sign up for CodeRED®, please visit www.kcoem.org/CodeRED/CodeRED.htm.

Luckily, Sugar Grove was not hit hard by the recent storms; however, there was some damage that occurred. Whenever a storm causes damage, the Public Works crews will clear streets of debris. After the passing of the storm, the Public Works crews will then return to remove storm damage debris. Due to a decrease in staffing levels, the cleanup process could take several days and will be performed during regular working hours, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Public Works crews cannot come on private property to retrieve or remove any debris, and debris from private property will not be picked up by the village. Private property debris will be picked up by Waste Management as part of the regular refuse/landscape waste pickup.

When cleaning up storm damage, please follow the guidelines for yard waste pickup. The guidelines are: all limbs must be bundled in lengths of no more than four feet long and weigh no more than 50 pounds and be tied with biodegradable string or twine. Smaller landscape debris should be placed in a yard waste bag. If an entire tree has been uprooted or branches are damaged but still attached, a professional tree service will need to be contacted for disposal.
For additional information, call the Sugar Grove Public Works Department at (630) 466-7508 or email publicworks@sugargrove.il.us.

Cynthia L. Galbreath
Village Clerk/Administrative Assistant
Village of Sugar Grove