Sunday, February 18, 2018

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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2013 Summer

Final Address: Lately, there have been a lot of media articles about the large number of small units of government in Illinois, such as the Palatine Township Road District.  The gist of the articles is that there is duplication of effort and inefficiencies.  These opinions are 100% wrong.  I’ll speak about the Road District in […]

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2013-Spring

Winter Events:                                        Before                                                                   After As we wrote this article, we are preparing for the first measurable snow event of the 2012-2013 winter season.  Before the snowfall, we had the longest stretch of snowless days since 1994.  However, we all know that can change in the Midwest and at the Road District we continually plan […]

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2012-Fall

Bridge Replacement cont’d:                                            Existing                                                                      Proposed We are in the midst of resubmitting plans for the replacement of the Briarwood Lane Bridge within the Plum Grove Estates Subdivision which crosses Salt Creek; and have had many successful meetings with the community to discuss options and designs.  The original was […]

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2012-Summer

Bridge Replacement: As we wrote this article, we are in the midst of resubmitting plans for the replacement of the Briarwood Lane Bridge within the Plum Grove Estates Subdivision which crosses the Upper Reach of Salt Creek. The original was built in the 50’s and has lasted longer than it probably was designed for. There […]

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2012-Spring

Bridge Replacement:             As we wrote this article, we are in the early stages of submitting plans and permits for the replacement of the Briarwood Lane Bridge within the Plum Grove Estates Subdivision which crosses the Upper Reach of Salt Creek.  The original was built in the 50’s and has […]

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2011-Fall

Road District: The Palatine Township Road District works hard to provide residents not only with great service but more importantly in a cost effective manner.  We are in continued communication with your local municipality.  As an example, we coordinate intergovernmntal agreements with the Villages of Palatine and Inverness.  These agreements allow us to go beyond […]

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