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2017 HAZELNUT FESTIVAL & PARADE – AUGUST 4-6!

By | July 20th, 2017|featured, special|

Join us for this family-friendly event filled with carnival rides, musical performances and unlimited entertainment!

Hazel Nut flyer 2017

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Retired Hazel Crest K9 Officer Has Passed

By | July 20th, 2017|featured|

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Sending out condolences to Sgt. Jerald Lewis on the passing of his retired partner Hazel Crest K9 Officer Ziggy.

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Property After Death Forum

By | July 20th, 2017|featured, special|

Real Estate Community

 

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HAZEL CREST POLICE DEPARTMENT 5K RUN/WALK/BIKE AGAINST VIOLENCE

By | July 18th, 2017|featured, special|

Join the Hazel Crest Police Department as they raise awareness to stop violence with its 5K Run/Walk/Bike Against Violence event. Join police and residents as they cover five kilometers with their feet or their bicycle tires through the village on Saturday, August 5.

Registration begins at 7am for the 8am race. Cost is only $20 and includes a t-shirt and giveaways!

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The Route:

Start: Edgewater and Village Drive
Village Drive to right on Lakeview
Across 183rd to Grenoble
Left on Charlemange to Fountainbleau
Left on Kedzie to Right on Ridgewood
Right on Oakwood to 175th
Across 175th to California
Finish: California at 171st.

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To download the form, click here.

 

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Hazel Crest Annual Care for Kids Camp

By | July 14th, 2017|featured|

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Hazel Crest Annual Care for Kids Camp, hosted by InUsports, will be held on July 29, 2017 at 3000 W. 170th Street (next to the Police Station). The camp will run form 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. This year’s special guest will be Kenny Rogers, former NFL Running Back, Founder of Fresh Start Sports & Mentoring, and coach on Lifetime’s Bringing Up Ballers.

Register online at inusports.org.

All kids must have a waiver signed by a legal guardian or they will not be allow to participate. You can find the waiver Kids Waiver.

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I.B.E.W. Local 134 and the Electrical Contractors’ Association Apprenticeship Program

By | July 14th, 2017|featured|

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I.B.E.W. Local 134 and the Electrical Contractors’ Association sponsor apprenticeship programs in Cook County, Illinois through the Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust (EJATT). EJATT has permission from the U.S. Department of Labor to open a registration for new applicants for its Electrical Program. For more information on this program, please go to our website at www.ejatt.com.

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Youth Employment Program Enrollment

By | July 13th, 2017|featured|

Youth Flyer 2017 7.11

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Career Launch, administered by the Justice Advisory Council, is a new opportunity youth employment program available to young people ages 16 to 24 who are disengaged from work or school. Career Launch provides job readiness and career exploration, job retention support, job placement, and wraparound services, as well as offering sector specific training in several growing fields, including healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing. All training and exploration includes a stipend, and specific programs within Career Launch last from six weeks to three months.

To read more about this program and find out how to apply online, click here.

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VILLAGE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR

By | June 19th, 2017|featured, special|

VILLAGE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR

Public Works Director Vacancy

SUMMARY
Performs complex supervisory, administrative, analytical, and professional work in planning, organizing, directing, and supervising the Public Works Department, including engineering, environmental, water, sewer, street, traffic control, light and other public works projects and programs, ensuring technical competence and compliance with all current codes and criteria.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under the supervision of the Village Manager

SUPERVISION EXERCISED
Supervises Building Custodians, Maintenance Workers, Mechanics, Meter Technicians, Water Operators, and Administrative Secretary.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow.
  • Issues written and oral instructions.
  • Assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures.
  • Studies and standardizes department policies and procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
  • Maintains harmony among workers and resolves grievances.
  • Prepares composite reports from individual reports of subordinates.
  • Adjusts errors and complaints.
  • Prepares and documents budget requests; administers adopted budget in assigned area of responsibility.
  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, supervises and evaluates programs, plans, services, staffing, equipment and infrastructure including transportation, street, water, sewer, drainage, light, and park maintenance.
  • Reviews and supervises private project development plans for compliance with codes, regulations, and standards, adequacy of applications for permits and compliance with approved plans.
  • Coordinates the preparation of, or develops, engineering plans and specifications, coordinates required advertising for bids, reviews construction bids and makes necessary recommendations based on lowest and best bids, competency of vendors and consultants, and the selection criteria.
  • Coordinates the preparation of, or develops, reviews and updates the sanitary sewer, water, storm drainage, and street system maps, data base, and comprehensive plans.
  • Prepares and administers engineering budget in assigned area of responsibility.
  • Maintains the engineering library and infrastructure records.
  • Maintains and updates Village subdivision and public works standards. Assures as-built records of projects, and documents necessary changes for the operation and maintenance programs.
  • Reviews utility permits, street use permits, franchise utility permits, etc.
  • Assists in the evaluation of transportation and traffic impacts of development proposals, permits, rezones, plats, etc. Prepares traffic, utility and other studies and reports.
  • Provides intersection signal and channelization design. Develops and maintains a pavement management system.
  • Oversees the development or update of the Village Transportation Improvement Program (T.I.P.), Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Comprehensive Water Plan, the Capital Improvement Program, and other plans involving the municipal infrastructure.
  • Determines applicable codes, regulations, and requirements for assigned projects.
  • Oversees project management for the construction of the municipal public works projects.
  • Oversees assigned projects to ensure contractor compliance with time and budget parameters for the project.
  • Responds timely to public or other inquiries relative to Public Works issues, department policies and procedures. Evaluates issues and options regarding municipal public works and makes recommendations.
  • Maintains regular contact with consulting engineers, construction project engineers, Village, County, State and Federal agencies, professional and technical groups and the general public regarding division activities and services.
  • Monitors inter-governmental actions affecting public works.

PERIPHERAL DUTIES

  • Assists in the training of Village personnel in Public Works systems and techniques.
  • Monitors inter-governmental actions affecting Public Works.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering, public administration or a closely related field; and
  • Minimum of seven (7) years previous public works experience including at least four (4) years sewer and water utilities; and three (3) years supervisory experience.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting.
  • Considerable skill in arriving at cost estimates on complex projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable Village policies, laws, and regulations affecting Department activities.
  • Skill in operating the listed tools and equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, Village officials and the general public; Ability to conduct necessary engineering research and compile comprehensive reports.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
• Valid Illinois State “Class D” driver’s license;
• Registration as a Professional Engineer.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Personal computer, including word processing, spreadsheet, and data base and computer-aided-design software; standard drafting tools; surveying equipment including level, theodolite and electronic distance measuring devices; motor vehicle; phone; mobile radio.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to loud.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and references to:
manager@villageofhazelcrest.com or Village of Hazel Crest
3000 W. 170th Place
Hazel Crest, IL 60429
Attn: Human Resources

The deadline for submission is July 21, 2017

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RFP FOR CLEANING SERVICES

By | June 15th, 2017|featured, Government, special|

Introduction

The Village of Hazel Crest is soliciting proposals for a two (2) year contract with two (2) one year options for cleaning services for two Village buildings.

Vendors are required to submit written proposals that present the vendor’s qualifications and understanding of the work to be performed.  The vendor’s proposal should be prepared simply and economically and should provide all the information it considers pertinent to its qualifications for the Specifications listed herein.  Emphasis should be placed on completeness of services offered and clarity of content.

The proposal must be submitted no later than 4:00PM on Tuesday July 11, 2017, directly to the Village Hall at the following address:

Village of Hazel Crest
Attn: Request for Proposal for Cleaning Services
3000 West 170th Place
Village, IL 60429

General Instructions for Proposal

  1. Proposal Content – A completed proposal must contain the following:
    1. Proposal Form & Signature Page – the proposal form and signature page must be completed and signed by an individual authorized to bind the vendor. All proposals submitted without such proposal form and signature page may be deemed nonresponsive.
    2. References – Proposals shall include a list of three (3) references including name, address, phone number and contact person. It is preferred that references are those of Illinois contacts.  The Village reserves the right to contact references other than, and/or in addition to, those furnished by a vendor.
  2. Proposal Period Proposal prices are to be firm for ninety (90) days.
  3. Proposal Award – It is the intent of the Village to accept the lowest responsible proposal, provided it has been submitted in accordance with the proposal documents. If a proposal is selected it will be the most advantageous regarding price, quality of service, the Vendors qualifications and capabilities to provide the specified service, and other factors which the Village of Hazel Crest may consider. The Village reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals and to waive irregularities therein.  Proposal will be approved publicly at the July 25, 2017, Village Board meeting.
  4. Term and Renewal – The term of the Contract shall be for a two (2) year contract with two (2) one year options unless earlier terminated. The Contract may be terminated by either party with a thirty (30) day written notice.
  5. Basis of Payment – Payment will be made to the contractor within 30 days upon receiving the contractor’s monthly invoice and after approval by the Village Board. The invoice shall state the date the service was performed and amount for each building.  Special services provided will be billed via a separate invoice and described by the service provided and the date it was provided.

Click here to download the full RFP for Cleaning Services.

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PUBLIC WORKS ANNOUNCES 2017 BRUSH COLLECTION & STREET SWEEPING SCHEDULE

By | June 9th, 2017|featured, special|

Hazel Crest’s Public Works Department is out and cleaning our streets from debris and brush accumulated throughout the spring and summer. Below is the schedule for where they will be throughout the rest of the warm months here in town.

 

BRUSH COLLECTION AND STREET SWEEPING SCHEDULE

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