Village of Palatine

December 8, 2017

Welcome to the Village of PalatinE-Newsletter

The Village of Palatine wishes to share community news, events and information
important to the residents it serves. 
The Village of Palatine will release a weekly
PalatinE-Newsletter keeping our subscribers informed of the happenings within the Village of Palatine.

Palatine Police Coffee Clutch

Coffee Clutch at Palatine Police Station on Friday, December 8

Join Crime Prevention Officer Kellie Poliquin as she discusses frauds and scams at the December Coffee Clutch. Coffee Clutch will be held at the Palatine Police Department located at 595 N. Hicks Road on Friday, December 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Please call 847-359-9013 or email Kellie Poliquin for more information.

Brush and Yard Pickup

Bagged Yard Waste and Bundled Brush Collection Ending

Bagged yard waste and bundled brush will end for the season the week of December 11, 2017.  Final bagged yard waste and bundled brush collection will take place on your regular garbage collection day. Please have yard waste at the curb by 6:30 AM on your collection day. Curbside yard waste collection will resume the week of April 2, 2018.

For more information, contact the Environmental Health Division at 847-359-9090 or visit our webpage

Toys for Tots

Toys For Tots Holiday Toy Drive  Through December 13

Please consider helping a child enjoy the holiday by donating to the 2017 Toys for Tots Holiday Toy Drive through Wednesday, December 13.

Toy collection boxes are located in Village Hall at 200 E. Wood Street, Palatine Police Department at 595 E. Hicks Road, and Fire Station #85 at 39 E. Colfax Street.

Operation North Pole Train Ride

Operation North Pole (ONP) is a volunteer-based public charity. ONP works with Chicago’s major children’s hospitals, providing a day of fun and fantasy for families who have a child battling a life threatening illness by hosting a fantasy trip to the North Pole. 

With the emotional and financial stresses a family with a child battling a life-threatening or a terminal illness may face, ONP makes every effort to ensure that the entire family participates and shares in the day's festivities. The magical experience includes breakfast, a festive train ride to the North Pole, a visit with Santa, winter wonderland fun, entertainment, treats, personal wish list gifts, and much more! It's ONP's goal to provide these families with an unforgettable experience amidst very challenging times.

Village Snow Plowing

Information on Snow Plowing in the Village

The Village of Palatine Public Works Department is responsible for 167 center lane miles of snow and ice control within the Village. The 167 miles are divided into 11 sections with two trucks that are typically assigned to each section or route in a plowing event. Public Works is also responsible for plowing the commuter parking lots, Fire Stations, Police Headquarters and Village Hall parking lots.

Depending on the type of snow and amount of snowfall, it can take approximately seven hours to clear a typical route which is 15 miles. Major streets are plowed first such as Northwest Highway, Palatine and Hicks Roads, followed by secondary and residential streets, including cul-de-sacs. The Village is not responsible for the plowing of State and County Roads such as Quentin, Roselle, Rand, Dundee, Algonquin, Euclid, Route 53 and Hicks Road (north of Dundee Road and south of Northwest Highway). 

Damaged Mail Boxes/Parkways

If a curbside mailbox or parkway is damaged by a Village snowplow, call the Public Works Department at 847-705-5200. The Village will either repair the box and/or parkway, or bring out a temporary mailbox so residents can receive mail delivery. Keep in mind, the Village is not responsible for mailboxes damaged during snow plowing if the boxes do not meet code. For frequently asked questions, visit our website

Proper Placement of Mailbox

Protect Your Mailbox During the Winter

During the winter, mailboxes are occasionally damaged during snow plowing operations. If a Village snowplow hits a properly installed mailbox that meets Village Code, the Public Works Department will repair or replace the mailbox and/or post at no cost to the homeowner.

The Village is not responsible for mailboxes damaged by non-Village vehicles and total liability is limited to the cost of replacing a standard metal mailbox and/or a standard pre-treated wooden post. 

Proper placement and mounting of a mailbox can help prevent snowplows from striking it. According to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) regulations, mailboxes should be placed so that the front of the mailbox is set 6 to 8 inches back from the curb or the edge of the pavement. There should also be 41 to 45 inches of space from the bottom of the mailbox to the top of the curb or road. 

Residents who believe their curbside mailbox was damaged by a Village snowplow may call the Public Works Department at 847-705-5200, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please note, damage must be reported upon noticing it. See our webpage for information regarding mailboxes and snow plowing operations within the Village. 

Upcoming Community Events

Palatine Jaycees Christmas Tree Sale
Palatine Park District Family Aquatic Center
340 E. Palatine Road
Friday, December 8, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, December 9, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, December 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, December 15, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa
Salt Creek Rural Park District - Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Saturday, December 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Candy Cane Hunt
Salt Creek Rural Park District - Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Wednesday, December 13, 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Parents Night Out - Sports Night
Salt Creek Rural Park District - Rose Park
530 S. Williams Avenue
Friday, December 15, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

* Palatine community groups are welcome to submit public events to our event calendar by filling out an
event calendar request

Employment Opportunities

Nothing posted at this time. 

Next Village Council Meeting

December 11 
7 PM, Council Chambers

*To view current and past agendas and packets or to view videos of the council meetings, please click here.

Village of Palatine

Village of Palatine

200 East Wood Street
Palatine, Illinois
(847) 358-7500

Monday through Friday

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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