Village of Palatine

December 14, 2018

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.

Fir Tree

Brush Collection

Residents with additional brush to dispose of may store it until our annual winter curbside brush collection, which will begin on February 4, 2019.  For more information, please call Public Works at (847) 705-5200.

Yard Waste Collection

Christmas trees and wreaths may be placed at the curb on your regular collection day throughout December and January.  Curbside yard waste collection will resume the week of April 1, 2019.  For any questions, please contact the Environmental Health Division at 847-359-9042

Adopt a Hydrant

Adopt a Hydrant Program 

The Palatine Fire Department is launching a new community based safety program and needs your help! In the winter months, heavy snowfall makes finding and accessing fire hydrants very difficult for firefighters, and during an emergency every second counts. With that in mind, the Palatine Fire Department is asking residents, business owners, and local civic groups to consider participating in the new, "Adopt-A-Hydrant" program.

When clearing a fire hydrant, snow should be removed about 3 feet away from the hydrant in all directions with a pathway cleared between the hydrant and the roadway. Please exercise caution when shoveling because of the potential for vehicle traffic nearby. Do not stand in the street when clearing the hydrant and be careful not to slip and fall out into the roadway.

Visit Adopt a Hydrant to learn more.

Click here to sign up!

Breakfast with Santa

Please visit the website for more information.
Breakfast with Santa

Palatine Park District to Host Job Fair

The job fair will take place on Thursday, December 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Community Center (250 E. Wood Street). 

Jobs range from entry level to experience required. Some positions have age restrictions, and some positions can require a physical, drug screening, and/or a background check. For a list of current openings, visit Palatine Parks and select Job Opportunities under the Jobs tab. Attendees on December 20 will receive a Job Fair Passport which can be used to enter a free raffle upon completion.The event will provide the opportunity for attendees to meet supervisors and learn more about various positions with the District.

Job Fair
Job Fair
Job Fair

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. 

Snow covered mailbox

Upcoming Community Events

Palatine Jaycees Christmas Tree Sale
Palatine Aquatic Center
340 E. Palatine Road
Friday, December 14, 6:00 p.m.. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 15, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 16, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Palatine Winter Farmers' Market
Palatine Train Station Parking Lot
137 W. Wood Street
Saturday, December 15, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Grade Power Learning's Christmas Party
Grade Power Learning 
764 W. Euclid Avenue
Saturday, December 22, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

Employment Opportunities

PEMA Volunteer

Next Village Council Meeting

Monday, January 7
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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