Public Works

Area public works crews descend upon Homewood for disaster drill

An imaginary microburst storm hit Homewood on Thursday, Oct. 26, downing trees and making main thoroughfares impassable. Luckily, it was a test and only a test for public works officials. The storm events served as the scenario for the first major disaster drill sponsored by the Suburban Public Works Directors Association.

Landscaping and tree work win honors for two Homewood Public Works employees

Two Homewood Public Works staffers, Bryon Doerr and Jim Tresouthick, recently were honored for their landscaping and forestry work in the village and the region.

Homewood buys storm sewer cleaner

Homewood village board members approved the $165,440 purchase of a new storm sewer cleaner at their Oct. 10 meeting.
 
The village bought the 2017 model Vactor Ramjet truck-mounted sewer jet cleaner from Standard Equipment Company through the National Joint Powers Alliance, a joint governmental purchasing program that allows municipalities to save money on large purchases.
 

Homewood to hold public hearing Tuesday on proposed bond issue

Homewood trustees will host a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, prior to the regular board meeting to entertain comments about a proposed bond issue.

The village plans to issue $1.9 million in general obligation bonds to pay for capital projects and major equipment purchases.

Back to form

Homewood public works department apparently returned to form Thursday, Feb. 26, to combat several inches of lake effect snow overnight and during the morning hours. 

Village officials mark retirement of long-time Public Works staffer

The Village of Homewood Board of Trustees marked the retirement of long-time staff Public Works Department staff member Robert LaChapelle at its meeting Tuesday, Oct. 28.

LaChapelle started with Homewood Public Works in June 1979 as a maintenance worker in the landscape maintenance division, according to Public Works Director John Schaefer. By 1994, LaChapelle had worked his way up to utility division supervisor, a post he has held since.

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