Monday, December 11, 2017

2016 Fall

Infrastructure Improvements: This past spring/summer, we resurfaced the Woodlands Subdivision in the southeast section of Palatine Township. Roadways were surveyed for drainage concerns, milled, patched and new asphalt, surface course was placed. These roadways included Briarwood, Brookdale, Linden and Thorntree Lanes Brookdale Courts. We installed new high intensity prismatic traffic signs to provide better retro-reflectivity […]

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2016 Summer

Storm Cleanup: During the summer months, we typically experience a couple strong storms with winds that cause downed trees. After these powerful storms pass and roadways have been cleared, Palatine Township road crews are dispatched to clean-up and collect storm damage from private properties. If you live in the INCORPORATED areas of Palatine, Inverness or […]

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2016 Spring

Yard Waste Program and Compost Availability: Now that we can see an end to Winter 2015-2016 and all the shoveling that went with it, we can look forward to Spring and yard work! We will begin our annual yard waste collection for the unincorporated areas on April 4, 2016 and will continue until November 22, […]

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2015 Fall

Summer of 2015: Water is necessary for human life and all too often it can be in short supply as seen in this August 2015 drought monitor report. Please see http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/ for more information regarding drought conditions. In the Midwest, at the time of constructing this newsletter, we can say we were pretty fortunate to […]

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2015 Summer

Water Quality: Water is the foundation for everything we do throughout life. It is of course needed for human existence but also used for recreation and economic development. However, not much of the water on the Earth is fit for consumption. Ninety seven percent of the Earth’s water is salt water, while the rest is […]

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2015 Spring

Winter Events 2014-2015: Last winter season 2013-2014, we saw the third highest amount of snowfall with 82.0 inches.  Winter seasons 1978-1979 at 89.7 inches and 1977-1978 at 82.3 inches ranked above it.  This winter season we saw early snow on Halloween and record cold temperatures in November and then a snowless December which only occurred […]

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2014 Fall

Weather of 2014: The weather of 2014 has sure set the record books a blaze.  We can discuss crushing snowfall totals, brutal cold winds with temperatures well below zero or Noah like rainfall that surpassed all recorded data.  In responding to these various weather conditions Palatine Township Road District continues to aid the residents of […]

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2014 Summer

Water Quality: Water is the foundation for everything we do throughout life.  It is of course needed for human existence but also used for recreation and economic development.  However, not much of the water on the Earth is fit for consumption.  Ninety seven percent of the Earth’s water is salt water, while the rest is […]

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2014 Spring

Winter Events: Last winter season 2012-2013, we saw the longest stretch of snowless days since 1994.  We all know that can change in the Midwest and at the Road District we continually plan for winter storms.  In fact this winter season we experienced one of the snowiest weeks on record to start 2014.  From December […]

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2013 Fall

Weather of 2012: Unlike last summer, this past summer, we received intense rainfalls that caused flooding or downed trees.  After these storms pass, roadways were first cleared of any debris or obstructions.  After, cleanup crews are dispersed throughout the area to pick up storm damage.  If you live in the incorporated areas, such as Village […]

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