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• Must provide evidence that the customer is 65 years of age or older. Proof of age shall be in the form of a valid state-issued driver’s license or identification card, or birth certificate, or United States passport;
• Must provide evidence of residency. A copy of a valid deed or current property tax bill must be presented showing that the customer is the owner of the residential dwelling for which they are seeking the Senior Citizen Discount;
You do need a permit to remove or replace:
The CodeRED system will serve as the backbone of the City’s emergency planning and communications outreach to both citizens and City personnel by using the system capabilities to send telephone calls, text messages, and emails in an effort to effectively inform residents to protect life and property. CodeRED, among other notification systems available, was selected for its unrivaled reliability and accuracy, as well as the system’s global use.
“CodeRED’s robust system will provide city officials with a reliable, easy-to-use interface to quickly disseminate critical information to our citizens during emergencies. We are very eager to use this technology to enhance our emergency preparedness plans,” said Police Chief William Kushner. The City anticipates using the system to notify residents in specific geographic locations of floods, missing children notices, police activity, and other emergencies.
The City has been provided an initial database of residential and business telephone numbers, however all residents living within the City of Des Plaines limits are encouraged to visit www.desplaines.org and click on the CodeRED Community Notification System button to enroll additional contact information including cell phone numbers, text and email addresses.
Public safety officials across the United States have credited CodeRED notifications for many successful events including locating missing children, apprehending wanted criminals and issuing timely evacuations.
This emergency notification system enables the City of Des Plaines to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.
You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, cell, or business phone, email, text messages, hearing impaired receiving devices, and more. You pick where, you pick how. Click here to sign up & manage your notifications.
You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, cell, or business phone, email, text messages, hearing impaired receiving devices, and more. You pick where, you pick how.
Use the link below to manage your notifications, add phone numbers, change your information, or select options such as receiving texts/emails, etc. Click to sign up to the DesPlaines CodeRED network
The three types of improvement projects are Street Reconstruction, Street Rehabilitation, and Street Resurfacing:
Click on the followin link for additional information about this program and to use the online reporting form - Sidewalk, Curb & Apron Replacement Guidelines
In general, your taxes will not increase unless a Special Service Assessment is applied. Prior to any SSA the residents in the area will have an opportunity to vote on the potential improvement. The typical improvements are for features that do not already exist. For example, an SSA may be created to put new curb and gutter on a street that doesn’t have any.
Click on the following link to view - Motor Fuel Tax Information
For more information, click the following link - Capital Improvement Program Page
If you have problems or questions during the course of construction, please contact the Resident Engineer. Contact information is distributed with all resident notification letters and can be found by clicking the following link - Captial Improvement Program Page
For more information about locating underground utilities, click the following link - Homeowners Guide to calling JULIE
For more information, click the following link - Leaf Collection Page
If you have special concerns related to parking or access, please contact the project Resident Engineer.
If there is air in the water line, you should run your water for a few minutes from a few different locations in your house. This will help flush the system and expel any air that is trapped. The Resident Engineer should be contacted if flushing does not correct the problem.
The City typically restores parkways with new sod. Special conditions such as a heavily shaded area or small area (less than 10 square feet) of disturbance may be seeded instead of sodded.
No sod will be replaced after acceptance by the City per City Code 8-6-5.
Residents should contact the project Resident Engineer to discuss specific details.
Work on private property cannot be included in the project. The homeowner is responsible for making all arrangements for private work, including acquiring applicable permits and hiring a contractor. For example, if you want to replace your driveway (from sidewalk to garage), you will need to acquire a permit from Community and Economic Development at (847) 391-5380 and make arrangements with a contractor. The City's contractor may be available to do private work, but the homeowner must contact the contractor directly.