Village of Malta

120 S. Third Street, Malta IL. 60150 815-825-2330

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Winter Reminders: 

Water main breaks - In the event of low water pressure or no water this area of the village website will be updated to keep residents informed during the repair process.  We apologize for any inconvenience however, water main breaks are out of our control.  We will make repairs as soon as possible.  Each repair is different it is dependent upon weather conditions and water pressure at the time of the break.  Due to high call volumes you may not be able to get through to Village Hall.  You may also e-mail your questions to:

There is no parking allowed on any village street once there is a 2" snow fall.  In the downtown area please abide by the snow plan, stop in Village Hall, 120 S. Third Street if you live in the downtown area and need a copy.   Report snow issues to 815-825-2330 ext. 3 Malta Maintenance.

                                                Snowplowing Policy 

1.       Introduction

 Reasonable ice and snow control on Village streets is necessary for safe travel and provision of necessary emergency services.  The Village will provide such snow and ice control in a reasonably responsive and cost effective manner with a priority on public safety and considering budget restraints, personnel, and environmental concerns. 

 2.     When will the Village start snow or ice control operations?

The street Chairman will decide when to begin snow or ice control operations.  The criteria for that decision are:

2.1    Snow accumulation of 2 inches or more on the driving surface of Village streets.

2.2    Drifting of snow that would impede travel on Village streets.

2.3    Icy conditions which seriously affect travel on Village streets.

2.4    Time of snowfall in relation to heavy use of Village streets.

Snow and ice control operations are expensive and involve the use of limited personnel and equipment. Consequently full service snowplowing operation will not generally be conducted for snowfalls of less than 2 inches.

3.       How snow will be plowed.

Snow will be plowed in a manner so as to minimize any traffic obstruction.  The center of the roadway will be plowed first.  The snow shall then be pushed to the edge of the driving surface.  In times of extreme snowfall, (greater than 1 inch per hour or blowing and drifting snow) streets will not immediately be able to be completely cleared of snow.  Parking lots shall not be plowed until municipal streets and sidewalks are cleared. All other daily tasks are to be delays until clearing is completed.

4.       Priorities and schedule for which streets will be plowed.

The Village has classified Village streets on the street function, traffic pattern and importance to the welfare of the community.  Those streets classified as Minor Arterials and Major Collector Routes or more commonly called ?Priority Snow Plow Routes?, will be plowed first.  The streets which connect major sections of the Village and provide access for emergency fire, police, and medical services.  The Village streets included in this category as Priority Snow Plow Routes are:  North South Streets

The second priority Village streets are those providing access to schools and commercial business.

The third priority Village streets are low volume neighborhood residential streets.  All intersections on major collector routes shall be salted as soon as possible in ice conditions.

5.       Work schedule for snowplow operators.

When snow accumulation starts during daylight hours, Priority Snow Plow Routes will be plowed during regular working hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Plowing will resume the next day at 5:30 a.m. if previous day snow/ice removal is unfinished.  When snow accumulation begins after 4:00 p.m. snowplowing operations will start at 5:30 a.m. the next day.  When extreme snow forecast any excess hours must be approved the Street Chairman or Village President.

6.       Weather conditions.

 Snow and ice control operations will be conducted only when weather conditions do not endanger the safety of Village employees and equipment.  Factors that may delay snow and ice control operations include: severe cold, sustained high winds, and limited visibility.

 7.       Use of sand, salt and other chemicals.

 The Village will use sand, salt and other chemicals when there are accumulations or coatings of hazardous ice or slippery driving conditions.  The Village is concerned about the affect  of such chemicals on the environment and will limit their use for that reason.

 8.       Municipal properties and sidewalks.

 The Village will clear snow and ice from all municipal buildings sidewalks. Due to limited number of personnel available for snow and ice control, the Village will only clear snow and ice from these sidewalks after all the streets have been plowed and sanded/salted as the case may be.

 9.       Other Streets and Roads.

 South Malta Road ? (Malta Township), Route 38-(I.D.O.T.) , Second Street ( DeKalb County)

10.      Plowing Personnel

Primary plow personnel (Village Maintenance Staff) shall be responsible for all snow plowing.  

 Secondary Assistance  personnel (Part-Time Temporary Staff ) must be approved to plow by the Street Chairman or Village President unless a snowstorm of 4? or more is forecasted. 

Mailboxes - Please keep your mailbox clear of snow in order to have mail delivery.  It is not the responsibility of Malta Maintenance to keep mail boxes clear. 

Adopt a fire hydrant - The Village of Malta has one full-time and one part-time maintenance employees any help with clearing out fire hydrants after snow fall is greatly appreciated.  Malta Township Fire Department are volunteers and greatly appreciate any help with the hydrants also!

Any questions or concerns give us a call 815-825-2330 ext. 1