Limb & Branch Pick-Up
Procedures for preparing for limb and branch pick-up.
- Place limbs at curbside
- Entire trees are NOT accepted, this requires the services of professional tree removers
- Limit the amount of limbs to no more than a truck load
- Limit the size of limbs to no longer than 8 ft. in length
- Limbs trimmed by professional tree services will NOT be picked up
- The Village will NOT accept grass clippings, leaves, weeds, etc
- Waldrop Park is no longer open for tree and branch disposal
Pick-Up Schedule - 2012: APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER
1st and 3rd Tuesdays - All neighborhoods and subdivisions on the WEST side of Business 55 including Flaggland Park, North Haven, Red Bud Run, The Rail, Rail Estates, Sebring Road, Old Tipton Estates, Lyndale, Crown Point, Parkway and Amherst Drives, Brittin Place, and Waterford.
2nd and 4th Tuesdays - All neighborhoods and subdivisions on the EAST side of Business 55 including Original Sherman, Quail Ridge, Birch Lakes, Steeplechase, Brookside Glen, Prairie at Brookside Glen, Spring Lake Estates, Golden Pond, Brierwood, Timberline Estates, Prairie Lake Estates, Georgetown Oaks.
(Easy Memory Technique: For ease of remembering the limb pickup schedule, think of the word WE. The 1st letter is W which is associated with the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays for subdivisions on the WEST side of Business 55/Sherman Boulevard. The 2nd letter is E which is associated with the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month for subdivisions on the EAST side of Business 55/Sherman Boulevard.)
The Village maintains approximately six snow plows/snow removal vehicles. The policy is to attend to the major arterial streets first and the balance of the secondary streets thereafter. When it snows, the Village asks residents to please remove all vehicles from village streets to allow for faster, safer and more efficient snow plowing and snow removal. Village ordinances prohibit the parking of vehicles on village streets during snow emergencies. When a snow emergency is issued, please check the Village Website at www.shermanil.org, the Village Entry Signs and your e-mail if you are signed up for eLert, a free electronic alert system provided by the Village. Click the following icon to learn more about eLert and how to sign up for the emergency alerts. Police officers or other officers of the village will require that you remove the vehicle from the streets. Neighborhood cul-de-sacs are especially difficult to plow so your cooperation is very much appreciated.
The Village also has a volunteer corps of individuals (Snow Birds) who also provide snow plowing services when needed. They are called upon when needed and perform the same snow plowing functions as that of a permanent Public Works employee.
Mosquitoes breed in standing water and marshy areas. Any standing water, such as in tree holes, bird baths, unmaintained ponds and pools, and flood pools left by spring rains are excellent breeding grounds. As mosquitoes can carry West Nile virus, they are a concern to everyone.
The Village of Sherman has a mosquito spraying program in place. We use ULV (ultra low volume) spraying equipment. The ULV sprayer produces a very fine droplet that must contact the mosquito to be effective. The problem with this type of control is that it is heavily dependent on atmospheric conditions. The temperature must be above 60 degrees and the wind velocity cannot be over 5 mph. Spraying must be conducted when the active mosquito population is at its highest, usually at dusk or early mornings. The Village will spray whenever conditions are favorable. The Village employees that spray are licensed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
Adult mosquito control is the least effective method of controlling mosquitoes. Control at the larval stage is the preferred method of reducing the mosquito population. Property owners can help in this area by removing any standing water on their property or treating it with readily available larvicide. In addition, while outdoors, wear long sleeve shirts and pants and use good insect repellant spray. Repellants that contain the active ingredient DEET are considered best, but please follow label directions. Hopefully this information will help residents enjoy their outdoor activities.
Street & Light Maintenance
There hundreds of street lights located throughout the Village as well as the ornamental lighting in the median of Sherman Boulevard (Business I-55) which must be maintained. Maintenance is provided through three separate entities; the Village, Ameren Illinois and Menard Cooperative. The Village Public Works Department are responsible for maintaining Sherman's lights while the balance are maintained by Ameren Illinois and Menard Cooperative based upon the location and electric service provided. Click here to report a damaged or light which is no longer working.
Street & Storm Water Gutter Maintenance
The Public Works Department is responsible for routine maintenance of the Village streets which consist primarily of patching potholes. Click here to report a pothole.
During times of heavy rains the Public Works Department staff removes debris such as leaves, grass clippings, small sticks and rubbish from the storm water sewer inlets along the streets. There are quite a number of inlets throughout the Village and residents are asked to help keep the storm sewer drain inlet grates free from any debris as this helps reduce street and yard flooding. To report a blocked or damaged storm sewer inlet or if you are physically unable to clear the inlet of debris, click here to report the location of the inlet.
Sewer Grinder Pump Maintenance
The Village’s Grinder Pump Sanitary Sewer System was originally chosen for use in Birch Lakes Subdivision and other areas of the Village as the most cost effective way to provide service. The system works by grinding solid waste so it can be pumped through sewer lines as small as 1 & 1/4".
The system has served the Village well for the past 20 years but it does have limitations concerning the types of materials that can be effectively handled by the grinder mechanism.
The following is a list of the types of waste products, which create maintenance problems for the grinder pumps and are best disposed of in the garbage:
- Grease from cooked food
- Female sanitary products - Diapers, baby wipes, etc. - Floor cleaning pads
- Small solid objects
- Paper towels