Public Works Department

Village of Northfield, IL FY2023-24 Approved Budget


To provide a high level of service, by maintaining and improving the physical infrastructure of the Village of Northfield. This infrastructure is comprised of the streets, sidewalks, bridges, water, sewer and storm systems, signage, capital equipment, vehicles, and Village property landscaping.

Significant Goals & Objectives

  • Continue expanded water meter reading program and oversee change to remote read water meters.
  • Continue to implement the 10-year infrastructure plan for roads, streetscape, equipment, and life safety with an emphasis on storm water management.
  • Leverage financial resources whenever possible through the use of partnerships and grants.
  • Continue to oversee the maintenance of the Willow Road corridor.
  • Foster a culture of compliance with local codes to ensure the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare of our citizens.
  • Foster a culture of accountability, efficiency, and transparency.
  • Explore innovative programs designed to maintain current service levels at reduced costs.
  • Continue to work with the garden clubs to improve community aesthetics.
  • Continue to work with the regional consortium to jointly bid on projects to achieve economies of scale.
  • Complete the required Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and develop an inflow and infiltration plan to address any noted issues.

Performance Indicators

Fiscal Year 2023-24 Highlights

The Public Works Department budget contains the following notable items:

  • ´╗┐The Department changed back from a part-time administrative assistant to a full-time administrative assistant. To reflect this, the budget line items for "Salaries" and "Benefits" increased. This position is shared with the Fire-Rescue Department.
  • The FY2022/23 year-end estimate reflects the open vacancy in the Fleet Manager position. The FY2023/24 budget assumes that the position will be filled prior to May 1, 2023.
  • "Engineering" costs have been increased to reflect the current workload within the Department and the technical support necessary to address drainage and other parkway issues.

Public Works Expenditures

Public Works Expenditures for Fund/Dept 01-05