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Tom Dole
Street Superintendent
Street Department
1001 North Island
Freeport, IL 61032


Phone:(815)235-8210
FAX: (815)235-5138
Email: tedole@comcast.net


streetsweeperThe Freeport Street Department is responsible for:

Duties and responsibilities

The Street Division maintains:

  • 210+ miles of roadway including: pothole patching, plowing, paint striping, sweeping, and leaf removal

  • All traffic signal maintenance including repairs, painting, and bulb changing

  • 4,461 street signs (stop, yield, no parking, etc)

  • 1932+ storm inlets

  • 9+ miles of alley

  • 12 city parking lots

  • 43,700sf of storage and equipment buildings

  • Clean up orders (trash, brush, etc)

  • There are 8 employees in this division. They plow snow as needed>

The Forestry Division maintains:

  • 6,300 trees including trimming and removal

  • Stump removal

  • Sidewalk removal (both around stumps and sidewalk program)

  • Banners across Stephenson street

  • 150 American flags displayed on Holidays and special occasions

  • 80 Christmas trees

  • 3 NOEL decorations

  • All downtown banners

  • Clean up orders (trash, brush, etc)

  • There are two employees in this division. They plow snow as needed.

The Vehicle and Equipment Division maintains:

  • 85+ Street, Forestry, and Animal Control vehicles

  • 27+ Police department vehicles

  • 5 vehicles used for public works, building inspection, nuisance department>

  • All smaller misc. equipment (cement saws, lawn mowers, weed whips, etc.)

  • There are two employees in this division. They plow as needed.

The Cemetery Division maintains:

  • 25 acres of grounds located between Lincoln and American, Prairie and Burchard mowed and trimmed as needed

  • 30,000+ headstones to weed whip around

  • 40 graves per year to open and close

  • 2.5 miles of roadway

  • 1 mile of fence line to trim

  • 5 mausoleums

  • This division has one full time employee and summer help when necessary. This employee plows snow as needed.

As part of the Street Department through calling 815-235-8210, you can report missing or stray animals or let us know about weeds, grass, and litter violations.

Nuisance Inspector will determine compliance with ordinance standards for nuisance violations including tall weeds and grass, accumulation of garbage, littering, animal droppings, and adherence to property safety codes. To file a complaint, please call (815) 235-8210 or email nuisance@cityoffreeport.org.

Animal Control Officer duties include answering calls to pick up stray or biting animals, delivering such animals to the appropriate facility, and issuing violations according to city ordinances and state statutes. To notify the City about a stray or to file a complaint relating to animals, please call (815) 235-8210.

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Freeport City Hall
524 W. Stephenson St.
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-8200 or 815-235-8203