Public Works Department
The City of Burbank is responsible for
maintaining weed abatement, tree removal, parkway repair, street
sweeping, flood control, and disaster preparedness related to street
maintenance while protecting the environment and responding to the changing
needs of the citizens.
Street Light Trouble Report:
With more than 4,000 streetlights to maintain, we appreciate your help in
finding lights that are out or malfunctioning. You can now report them via
one quick phone call. We ask for your name and phone number in case we have
questions and need to follow up with you. It's easy. Just call 708-924-7390.
Our crews will repair that light as quickly as possible. If you have
questions about a streetlight, you can still call us at 708-924-7390
Monday-Friday 9:00am to 4:30 p.m.
The Burbank Public Works Office also maintains and repairs street storm
sewers. Citizens are asked to help us keep sewers free of debris such as
leaves and papers, allowing curbs to drain and reduce standing water. If you
should notice a problem with a sewer on your block, feel free to notify us
of the problem.
Tree Trimming and
trimming is performed in order to maintain a healthy stock of trees and to
keep residents, pedestrians and motorists safe from dead or weak branches.
If a property owner wants their tree to be trimmed, they can make a request
to have the Public Works Department trim their parkway trees. The Public
Works Department only trims parkway trees for public safety or the health of
the tree. This can be initiated either by the Public Works Department or by
property owner request. The Department will only trim trees that are on the
Public Right of Way (also known as the Parkway). The City does not permit
private contractors or other agencies to trim City trees. Only the Public
Works Department staff or home owner is permitted to trim parkway trees. The
City Municipal Code prohibits the destruction of any parkway tree. Trimming
requests will be responded to in the order in which they are received. The
Public Works Department will also remove cut branches from the parkway. Upon
request, the Public Works Department offers cut logs and wood chips, to any
local resident. For trimming or wood chips, please contact us at the Public
Works Department. 5700 W. 75th Place Burbank, IL 60459 (708) 924-7390
A life long resident
Bill attended Dulles Grade School, Reavis High School and graduated in 1981
from Moraine Valley Community College. Bill is married and has 3 children
attending schools in Burbank. Bill began working for the City in 1983 at 19
years of age in general maintenance. Bill was later elevated to the position
of foreman in charge of a team of 14 employees. In April 2004, Bill was
apointed by Mayor Harry Klein to the position of Director, for Public Works.
Under Bills direction, the Public Works Office has grown, deploying
state-of-the-art equipment to maintain the streets of Burbank. Presently,
Public Works has a fleet of 10 plow trucks outfitted for snow removal, 1
back hoe, 1 paving machine and 2 cherry picker style lifts. In 2006, the
Public Works Division repaved 10 city streets at an estimated cost of
$8,000.00 per street. This saved the City an estimated $52,000.00 for each
street as would be charged to the City by an outside contractor. Bill Trovato's goal for the future is to maintain the infrastructure of Burbank
by utilizing a staff of highly qualified employees to keep the streets of
Burbank safe for everyone.