Public Works

  • Director
    Scott Shirley
  • Telephone 847.368.5800
  • Email publicworks@vah.com
  • Hours 7am-4pm Weekdays


The Public Works Department maintains all municipally owned property, streets, sidewalks, trees and landscaping, water and sewer systems, buildings and grounds, street lights and traffic signals. The department also provides other necessities of suburban life such as street sweeping, and snow removal and ice control to provide a pleasant and safe environment for the Village’s residents.  The Maintenance Division and Utilities Division of Public Works carry out a variety of tasks managed by the Public Works Department.

The Public Works Department is committed to working harder and smarter in order to continue the high level of service that the residents of Arlington Heights have come to expect and deserve.







Administration & Internal Services

Public Works headquartersMaintains the citizen request system, department records and prepares analyses and documentation for the purchasing of equipment and supplies.









Public Works Fleet

The Fleet Unit is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all Village owned vehicles and equipment. The Unit also maintains nine Wheeling Township and Pace buses, the Arlington Heights Bookmobile and the fuel inventory system serving all Village vehicles and equipment in addition to the Park District and School District 25 fleets. 

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified
Automotive Service Excellence is a nationally recognized organization that certifies the professionalism of automotive technicians through a written testing program that covers the latest advances in automotive technology. All five Fleet Unit technicians are certified in at least four areas and must maintain these certifications as a qualification of employment:

  1. Automobile brakes
  2. Automobile steering
  3. Medium/heavy truck brakes
  4. Medium/heavy truck steering

Presently our staff posses 12 Master Level certifications.

The Public Works Vehicle Maintenance Facility is an ASE Blue Seal of Excellence certified shop. To qualify for the Blue Seal of Excellence, at least seventy five percent of the staff must be certified in all of the maintenance and repair categories that are performed in the shop. Certification tests are offered twice each year and are valid for a period of four years. Fleet Unit technicians attend training sessions to stay current with the ever-changing automotive maintenance and repair field. 

Certified Public Works Professional | CPFP
In 2007, the American Public Works Association (APWA) began a national certification program to promote excellence in fleet management by advancing the knowledge and practice of public fleet professionals to benefit communities through quality fleet services. In 2007, Arlington Heights was among the first 22 communities in the nation to have staff members certified at this level. In 2010 additional staff successfully received this certification. Currently there are 95 Fleet Professionals in the nation certified at this level. 

Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) Certification
The EVT Certification program is dedicated to improving the quality of emergency vehicle service and repair throughout the United States and Canada by means of a certification program that will provide technicians recognition for the education, training, and experience they have in the service and repair of emergency vehicles. There are currently three Automotive Technicians that have this EVT certification. Technicians certified at this level are primarily assigned to repair and maintain fire apparatus and other emergency vehicles and equipment.

 

News
Vehicle Sticker Enforcement
The Village will begin to pursue stronger Vehicle Sticker enforcement in April.... Read More
Vehicle Sticker Enforcement
Vehicle Sticker
Arlington 425 Project at Plan Commission on March 27
A public hearing regarding the Arlington 425 project will be held at the Plan Commission meeting on Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. This proposed projectis located on the northern three-quarters of Block 425 in the Downtown. Block 425 is the only v... Read More
Arlington 425 Project at Plan Commission on March 27
Overall rendering of Arlington 425 Project
Electronics Recycling & Shredding, April 27
Get rid of those old TVs and bank statements and other documents you have been storing in your home at the annual Spring Sweep event held at Arlington Racecourse from 9 a.m. - Noon on Saturday, April 27... Read More
Electronics Recycling & Shredding, April 27
Spring Sweep Event
Landscape Waste Starts April 1, New Rates
Landscape waste collection resumes April 1. Landscape waste stickers and other rates have changed for the 2019-2020 contract year between the Village and Groot.... Read More
Landscape Waste Starts April 1, New Rates
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