Ill. Village Outsourcing More Public Works Tasks

Buffalo Grove, a village located in the City of Chicago, is restructuring its public works department's forestry and fleet services divisions, and outsourcing some of their duties, according to an Oct. 19 meeting agenda packet.

A report from the Daily Herald states village trustees approved three contracts to outsource tree trimming, maintenance of fire vehicles, and snow removal.

The agreement with Fire Service Inc. covers fire fleet maintenance for up to $175,000 and is expected to save on staff time.

A deal with Snow Systems not to exceed $110,000 is for snow removal at municipal parking lots. Village Purchasing Manager Brett Robinson said the firm also is open to offering its drivers for village snow routes if the public works department has driver shortages due to illness.

Originally posted on Government Fleet

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