Oak Lawn's elected officials had high praise for the village’s public works department during Tuesday's village board meeting, despite online complainers.
Referring to the village manager's ditch driving incident in Palos Park on Dec. 12, Tr. Tim Demond (Dist. 1) quipped that Oak Lawn’s streets were so clear of snow that “Larry Deetjen was able to keep on the road.”
Lt. Art Clark, of the Oak Lawn Police Department’s Emergency Management Agency, wrapped up the village’s response to this month's snow and subzero weather in a PowerPoint presentation.
The following numbers cover the period of Jan. 1 to Jan. 13, unless noted:
OLPD calls for service between Jan. 1-13, 2014: 1,569
OLPD calls for service between Jan. 1-13, 2013: 2,141 (for comparison)
OLFD calls for service between Jan. 1-13, 2014: 371
OLFD calls for service between Jan. 1-13, 2013: 331 (for compairson)
Crash calls/reports filed in 2014: 123 calls, 93 reports filed
Crash calls/reports filed in 2013: 104 calls, 91 reports filed
Water main breaks: 15 (all repaired)
Frozen residential water lines: 31
Additional man hours expended by streets and sewers: 1,420
Homes affected by brief power outage Jan. 5: 330 homes
Time it took to restore power: Approximately 40 minutes