105 West 3rd Street Beardstown, IL 62618

217-323-3110

City of Beardstown is an equal opportunity provider and employer city government

Public Works

 

The purpose of the Public Works Department is to promote and oversee the construction and maintenance of the City's infrastructure.

Director of public works:

(a) It is hereby established the position of director of public works.

(b) The director of public works shall be appointed by the mayor with the advice and consent of the city council.

(c) The job description for the director of public works shall be as       follows:

(1)   Title: Director of public works.

(2)      Reports to: Mayor.

(3)   FLSA status: Exempt—Officials/administrators.

(4)   General description: Plans, organizes, and directs the functions of the public works department, including engineering, streets, stormwater systems, sanitary sewer systems, water systems, and facility maintenance.

(5)   Supervises: All public works personnel.

(6)  Essential functions:
     Manages the operations of the public       
            works department and participates as a member of the      
            city's management team.

Provides managerial leadership and supervision to subordinates.

Recruits and selects personnel. Evaluates subordinates' job performance. Oversees departmental personnel practices.

Oversees the preparation of budgets, allocation of staff resources, materials, facilities, and time to ensure the efficient operation of the public works department.

Performs cost control activities and monitors all fiscal operations of the department, including budgets for public works activities in special funds.

Prepares and/or coordinates the preparation of applications for public works grants and loans.

Serves as the contact administrator on city public works contracts.

Attends council meetings, planning commission meetings, board meetings, conferences and seminars (in and out of town) as required.

Responds to department inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

Presents information to council and public groups.

(7)

Education and/or experience: Minimum of three (3) years of experience in supervision of personnel including hiring, evaluation, discipline, and discharge.

Extensive knowledge of principles and problems involved in the planning and financing of public programs and projects.

Extensive experience in managing personnel, familiarity with personnel law, and be able to demonstrate a successful working relationship in managing all aspects of an existing organization.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both within and outside all city departments.

Familiarity with all aspects of budgeting including preparation, monitoring, and compliance.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports and legal documents.

(8)

Requirements, certificates, and licenses: Valid Illinois State Driver's License.

(9)

Working conditions: Duties are performed indoors and outdoors, under a variety of weather conditions, both individually and as part of a work team. Indoor work environment is generally quiet.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, controls, and to reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally be required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and be able to hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, twist, or lift.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

During investigations, the employee may occasionally be exposed to hazardous sewer gases and unseen hazards such as blood borne pathogens in sewer lines, and is required to observe and undertake proper safety precautions.

This position is subject to stressful situations, demands, and meeting project deadlines or responding to emergencies which may require working more than forty (40) hours per week. Attendance at night meetings is required.

(Ord. No. 2005-08, § 1, 7-7-2005)

Public Works

Street Maintenance

 Responsibilities📷  Services Provided

  • Pothole patching
  • Crack sealing
  • Asphalt paving
  • Asphalt rejuvenation
  • Street cleaning
  • Snow and ice removal from streets
  • Alley grading
  • Chip sealing
  • Leaf collection
  • Unplugging drains or sumps
  • Stormwater drainage
  • Facility maintenance
  • Street construction projects
  • Maintenance of State routes within the City

Additional ResourcesFor information on who to contact for traffic maintenance, streetlight outages, and/or City tree maintenance, please contact the Public Works Street Maintenance Department. 

Public Utilities

 Electric
Name: Ameren Illinois
Location: Peoria, Illinois ( Peoria) 
Ownership Type: Investor-Owned Regulated: Yes
Peak Demand (kW): 8,607,000 Generation Capacity (MW): 0
Customers Served (Local): 3,307 Customers Served (State): 1,200,000
Customers Served (System): 1,200,000
Phone: 800.981.9409 Web Address: www.ameren.com
Distributor Comments
As a result of the Illinois Electric Choice and Rate Relief Law of 1997, Ameren Illinois is only responsible for energy delivery and no longer owns electric generation resources. Customers can now choose among a variety of energy providers certified by the Illinois Commerce Commission via www.pluginillinois.org

Data Source: Ameren Economic Development (2011)
Natural Gas
Name: Ameren Illinois
Location: Peoria, Illinois( Peoria) 
Customers Served (Local): 3,307 Customers Served (State): 840,000
Customers Served (System): 840,000 Ownership Type: Investor-Owned
Pipeline Source: Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company (PEPL) Gas Transportation Available Yes
Phone: 800.981.9409 Web Address: www.ameren.com

Data Source: Ameren Economic Development (2011)
Telecommunications
Name: at&t & CassComm
Location: Beardstown, Illinois (Cass)  POP Location: Beardstown
Service Type: Local Telephone Supplier DSL: Yes
Customers Served (State): NA Customers Served (System): NA 
Fiber Optics: Yes Switch Services Yes
Phone: na Web Address: NA 

ATT Web Resource
http://www.attinternetservice.com/

Data Source: na (2010) 

Comments
Local telephone Supplier: at&t & CassComm 

Water Supply

 Water Treatment
The Water Treatment Division of the Public Works Department routinely monitors our drinking water for potential contaminants. We are dedicated to safe water and have our own water quality laboratory. This allows the Public Works Department to sample water, obtain results, and conduct additional nonregulatory and process-control analysis.

Data Source: Annual Water Report 2010 (2010)

Comments:

90th Percentile # of Sites Over AL Units Violations Likely Sources of Contamination 0.3 0 ppm No Erosion of natural deposits leaching from wood preservatives; corrosion of household plumbing systems. 1.6 0 ppb No Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits. MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Sources of Contamination MRDLG = 4 MRDL = 4 ppm No Water additive used to control microbes. n/a 60 ppb No Byproduct of drinking water chlorination. n/a 80 ppb No Byproduct of drinking water chlorination. MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Sources of Contamination 2000 2000 ppb No Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits. 4 ? ppm No Erosion of natural deposits; water additive which promotes strong teeth; discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories. n/a 1000 ppb No Erosion from naturally occurring deposits. n/a 150 ppb No Erosion from naturally occurring deposits. 50 50 ppb No Discharge from petroleum and metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits; discharge from mines. n/a n/a ppm No Erosion from naturally occurring deposits; used in water softener regeneration. n/a 5000 ppb No Erosion from naturally occurring deposits. MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Sources of Contamination 70 70 ppb No Discharge from industrial chemical factories.

Sanitary Sewer

 Sewer
Name: SECONDAY Sewarage Treatment
Location: Beardstown, Illinois (Cass) 
Ownership Type: Municipal Average Daily Demand (mgd): 1000000.0000
Rated Capacity (mgd): 1,130,000.0000 Peak Demand (mgd): 130,000.0000
Cost/1000 Gal: $0.00 Connection Fee: Unknown
Phone: na Web Address: na

Data Source: na (2010)

Comments
Waste Water Treatment: Secondary. Treatment Capacity: 1,130,000; Present Load: 1,000,000; Excess Capacity: 130,000. 
 

Water Department

Water
Name:MUNICIPAL water supplierLocation:Beardstown, Illinois ( Cass)Well Avg Depth (ft):0Peak Demand (mgd):2,900,000.0000Treated:YesCost/1000 Gal:$0.00Rated Capacity (mgd):625,000.0000Storage Capacity (gal):625,000Temp Range (F):72Major Source:WELLAvg Capacity (mgd):3,000,000.0000Hardness (ppm):70.0Connection Fee:UnknownPhone:2173233110Web Address:na

Data Source: Annual Water Report 2010 (2010)

Comments

90th Percentile # of Sites Over AL Units Violations Likely Sources of Contamination 0.3 0 ppm No Erosion of natural deposits leaching from wood preservatives; corrosion of household plumbing systems. 1.6 0 ppb No Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits. MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Sources of Contamination MRDLG = 4 MRDL = 4 ppm No Water additive used to control microbes. n/a 60 ppb No Byproduct of drinking water chlorination. n/a 80 ppb No Byproduct of drinking water chlorination. MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Sources of Contamination 2000 2000 ppb No Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits. 4 ? ppm No Erosion of natural deposits; water additive which promotes strong teeth; discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories. n/a 1000 ppb No Erosion from naturally occurring deposits. n/a 150 ppb No Erosion from naturally occurring deposits. 50 50 ppb No Discharge from petroleum and metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits; discharge from mines. n/a n/a ppm No Erosion from naturally occurring deposits; used in water softener regeneration. n/a 5000 ppb No Erosion from naturally occurring deposits. MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Sources of Contamination 70 70 ppb No Discharge from industrial chemical factories.

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105 W. 3rd St. City of Beardstown, IL 62618

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