Vehicle Maintenance conducts the preventative and repair maintenance for all of the vehicles and equipment operated by all of the Village of Mundelein Departments. The division reviews and purchases the supplies and parts involved in keeping these resources in excellent operating condition and play an integral role in the specification and bidding process in relation to procuring new vehicles and equipment.
The division also monitors and orders the fuel resources needed for the Village fleet. The staff is A.S.E. Certified in several fields. The division's personnel play a vital role in the preliminary and post-snowstorm periods, conducting road-service responses for the Village fleet during and after hours. The Fire, Police and Public Works & Engineering Departments, along with each person who lives or works in the community, rely on the vehicles and equipment to be reliable in all conditions and at all times.
The Engineering Division is responsible for administration of the public improvements in the Village. The division prepares the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and implements the program by producing designs, plans, and specifications and managing construction of the improvements. The CIP, updated on an annual basis, addresses the Village’s infrastructure needs and includes street, water system, drainage, sewer, and streetscape improvements.
Additional responsibilities include:
- Reviewing development plans and building permit applications as they pertain to site drainage and the construction of public improvements
- Construction inspections
- Managing civil engineering consultants retained to work on major capital improvement projects, engineering reports, and designs requiring unusual expertise
- Coordinating with various outside agencies such as the Army Corps of Engineers, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Lake County Division of Transportation, private utility companies, and railroads, and reviews their permits and plans E
Engineering Division disseminates public information such as floodplain data, benchmark elevations, locations of Village utilities, and miscellaneous engineering data. Inquiries pertaining to drainage, public improvements, and traffic concerns can be made to the Engineering Divisions by calling (847) 949-3220.
Public Works and Engineering
Mundelein’s Public Works and Engineering Department is responsible for all management, operation, maintenance and repair of Village infrastructure, property, and equipment. This includes downtown street maintenance and wastewater treatment. The department also provides emergency response services such as deicing (salting), snow removal, flood assistance, and windstorm debris removal.
The Public Works & Engineering Department is managed by the Director, with the assistance of the Business Services Manager and two support staff. Administrative personnel are responsible for oversight and coordination of the department. Duties include:
- Report preparation
- Labor negotiations
- Budget organization and management
- Procurement, including bid specification preparation
- Safety and training
- Administration of SWALCO
- Contract management – Groot and mosquito control
- Customer service
- Accounts payable
- Inter-departmental coordination
In addition to the administration staff, there are five divisions within Public Works and Engineering:
The normal business hours of the department are Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. In order to respond to any emergency call-back situation, employees are on-call during non-business hours.
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The Utility Division's responsibilities include the distribution, analysis and administration of the activities in the supplying of safe drinking water and ample fire protection water to the community.
The division is responsible for operating and maintaining:
- Over 117 miles of water main
- Four Lake Michigan water receiving and distribution stations
- 1,600 hydrants
- Two well water stations as standby water sources,
- Seven elevated towers and ground water storage reservoirs
- Nearly 11,000 water meters
Utility division personnel also respond to water main breaks, performs hydrant painting, exercise valves oversee service connections, conduct leak detection/correlation, meter maintenance, and coordinate with Finance Department on water billing.
The average daily water usage of the community is currently approximately 2.5 million gallons per day. The storage capacity of the ground reservoirs and elevated towers is 6.50 million gallons. The Lake Michigan Water facilities were recognized in 1994, receiving the Engineering Excellence Achievement Award.
The Village of Mundelein is committed to providing customers with safe and reliable drinking water. This effort begins with protecting our water supply sources and continues through the entire conveyance, treatment and distribution process until the water reaches your service line. The Village of Mundelein has contracted with Backflow Solutions, Inc. (BSI) to administer its Cross Connection Control Program. Please read more about this program below.
Backflow and Cross Connection Control Program
What is backflow and cross connection?
The water distribution system is designed to allow water to travel in one direction from the treatment plant to the customer. At any cross connection— a temporary or permanent connection between a public water system and a consumer’s potable water system— water can flow in the opposite direction of the normal flow. This unwanted process is known as backflow. When this occurs, potentially harmful contaminants can mix with drinking water and threaten the safety of our potable water supply.
Backflow preventers are located on cross connections. They prevent water from returning to the distribution system. Most commercial and industrial properties have them. Typical cross connections for properties are auxiliary water systems, heating & cooling systems and irrigation systems.
Why is a backflow and cross connection program necessary?
The prevention of backflow into the public water supply is an integral part of ensuring safe drinking water. The State of Illinois requires that every backflow device be inspected annually by a certified backflow tester, and every community that operates a public water system is responsible for making sure that this is done. Backflows due to cross connections are serious plumbing problem and can significantly compromise our safe water supply.
In accordance with the Illinois Environmental Protection Act, customers must adhere to Chapter 16.09.080 of the Village Code of Ordinances. All cross connection contamination backflow prevention assemblies must be installed, maintained and tested annually. These tests must be performed by a certified Cross Connection Control Device Inspector (CCCDI).
Under the rules and regulations of the Cross Connection Control Program, the State of Illinois requires that the Village perform the following:
- Conduct a biennial backflow prevention device survey of all water customers
- Verify annual testing of all backflow prevention devices
- Maintain detail records of all backflow prevention devices
Beginning in 2020, the Village will be utilizing BSI to administer the Backflow and Cross Connection Program. BSI has experience managing similar programs for municipalities across the country, including many in the Chicago area.
Please note: BSI may contact you for compliance regarding backflow testing, repairs, or installations.
BSI may be reached at (800)-414-4990 or through their website at bsionline.com.
For more information regarding backflow and the Village’s Cross Connection Control Program, contact the Village’s Utility Division at 847-949-3273.
Street Division personnel are responsible for maintaining village-owned roads and right- of-way, ensuring safe driving conditions for all motorists.
The division is responsible for:
- Approximately 105 centerline miles of roadways
- Snow and ice removal operations
- Street sweeping
- Preventative road maintenance including crack sealing, pavement marking, and patching
- Street sign maintenance
- 125 miles of storm sewer
- Downtown streetscaping
- Contractual landscape maintenance of Village-owned property
- 143 miles of public sidewalks
- 7,500 parkway trees owned by the Village
- Local Highways
While Village crews are responsible for the local roads, the State (IDOT) and County (LCDOT) manage the maintenance of the highways and arterial roads throughout the Village.
|US Route 45 (Lake Street)||IDOT|
|Illinois Route 60 (Townline Road)||IDOT|
|Illinois Route 83||IDOT|
|Illinois Route 176 (Maple Avenue)||IDOT|
|Midlothian Road (South of Hawley Street)||IDOT|
|Midlothian Road (North of Hawley Street)||LCDOT|
|Hawley Street (West of Route 45)||LCDOT|
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The Administration Department includes the divisions of Communication and Marketing, Customer Service, Human Resources, and Information Technology. The Administration Department prepares the annual Village budget; develops Village ordinances, resolutions, rules, regulations and policies; performs strategic planning operations; conducts public relations and communications activities; oversees risk management functions; administers certain franchise agreements; coordinates business attraction and retention programs; coordinates intergovernmental operations; provides liaison support to various Village commissions; assures compliance with federal and state government policies; and maintains the free flow of communication between Village departments, elected officials, and residents.
Information available through the Administration Department includes:
- Village Board meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Packets.
- Ordinances, Resolutions, and Proclamations
- Village Resident Newsletter – Mundelein Insider (Quarterly)
- Village E-Newsletter – Mundelein Connection (Weekly)
- Agreements and Contracts
- Village Board and Administrative Policies
- Freedom of Information Act Information (other than Police)
- Surveys and Studies
Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone: 847-949-3223.