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
National Night Out Celebrated on August 7
Come out to North School Park from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7 for the annual National Night Out event and meet with Arlington Heights Police Officers and Fire fighters, learn more about what they do to protect you, as well as learn more a... Read More
National Night Out Celebrated on August 7
Mane Event & Taste of Arlington Heights, August 3 & 4
Bookend weekend events - the Mane Event and the Taste of Arlington Heights - will be held on Friday and Saturday in the Downtown, August 3 & 4. Both events are held in recognition and celebration of the Arlington Park Racecourse's premier race, the A... Read More
Mane Event & Taste of Arlington Heights, August 3 & 4
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Arts Commission Hosts 9th Annual Photo Competition
If you enjoy photography and have an interest in developing a creative picture, consider enrolling in the Arts Commission's 9th Annual Photography Competition. This year's theme is "Celebrating our Arlington Heights Community." The winning image shou... Read More
Arts Commission Hosts 9th Annual Photo Competition
Participate in Online Parking Study for Downtown
The Village is conduction a downtown parking study and is reaching out to customers of the downtown to obtain input. Take our quick online survey. Your input is appreciated!... Read More
Participate in Online Parking Study for Downtown