Public Works Department
The Public Works Department consists of three general areas of responsibility. They are the street, utility and GIS/IS divisions.
The mission of the Streets Division of the Department of Public Works is to deliver public works services, including maintenance of pavement, right-of-way, buildings and grounds, snow plowing, storm water drainage management, and engineering review of development, to the residents of the Village of Channahon in an efficient, timely, reliable and cost effective manner in order to enhance the living and business conditions of the Village.
The mission of the Utilities Division of the Department of Public Works is to deliver safe and pleasing potable water to the residents of the Village of Channahon and to treat its wastewater to minimize environmental impact and maintain sanitary living conditions. These services shall be done in an efficient, timely, reliable and cost effective manner in order to enhance the living and business conditions within the Village.
The mission of the GIS/IS Division is to develop and maintain the Village’s geographic information system (GIS), computers, networks, and communication services such as the Village’s web page and cable TV channel. Its functions and services are utilized by all the departments of the Village.
To accomplish these missions, the Public Works Department strives to maintain ongoing maintenance of existing assets and develop a comprehensive Capital Improvement Program to ensure a sustainable high level of service into the future.
24555 S. Navajo Dr.
Channahon, IL 60447
Ed Dolezal, Director of Public Works
Ed Dolezal is responsible for the management and operation of Channahon’s Public Works Department. Dolezal received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in civil engineering in 1987 from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois. He has served the Village since 1998 when he was hired as Village Engineer. In 1999, he became Director of Public Works when the Public Works Department and Engineering Department were merged. He has over 18 years experience providing governmental services in addition to 10 years working in the private sector at engineering firms primarily involving land development. He is a member of the American Public Works Association and the American Water Works Association.
Bruce Vaickus, Utilities and Streets Superintendent
Don Kinzler, Engineering Project Manager
Sharon Reiter, Public Works Administrative Assistant