McCook County Highway Department
Highway Office Manager:
The McCook County Highway Department is responsible for 285 miles of road and 72 bridges. In addition to routine repair and maintenance, this responsibility includes snow removal operations and major reconstruction projects. The Highway Superintendent administers this service with a workforce of 10 employees under the direction of the McCook County Board of Commissioners.
COUNTY SNOW & SANDING POLICY
It is the policy of McCook County to initiate snow removal operations to maintain traffic as long as visibility is adequate and weather conditions are as such that plowing can be done safely and be effective for at least five hours.
The County Highway Superintendent, or his assignee, has the responsibility for
The general practice will be as follows: When snowfall is at least two inches but
The priority of which roads are plowed and in which sequence is up to the discretion of the Highway Superintendent.
The McCook County Highway Department has been directed to sand areas designated by the McCook County Commission. These areas include: bridges, steep hills, sharp curves, and intersections controlled by stop signs on all hard surfaced roads on the McCook County Highway System. Also, other areas maybe sanded as deemed necessary by the Highway Superintendent, or his assignee.
The Highway Department shall have the authority to sand in areas that have been classified as danger areas by the Sheriff’s Department, such as accidents or for emergency vehicles. This could also include roads on the State System or the Township System.
The Highway Superintendent, or his assignee, shall have the authority to sand before and/or after normal working hours due to adverse weather conditions.
Revision Date: October 5th, 2010
WEED & PEST LINKS
McCook County Weed & Pest Department
Weed & Pest Supervisor:
Weed & Pest Applicators:
Weed & Pest Board:
McCook County Weed & Pest Department is overseen by the County Weed Board which meets at least four times per year. The goals are to conduct and manage a sound, integrated weed & pest management program with the resources available. This goal will be accomplished through willing cooperation with other government agencies, private property owners, and surrounding counties.
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