Crest Hill brainstorms storm reaction
By Erin Biesen For The Herald-News February 11, 2011 8:08PM
Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM
CREST HILL — The city planned for last week’s blizzard three days prior to the storm hitting the area. All of the department heads worked together to make sure the city was taken care of to the best of their ability.
Some police officers were driven via snowplow to get to residents who were in accidents or stranded on the road.
Anyone stranded was transported to a gas station to be able to call someone to pick them up. At one point, about 40 people were at a gas station making calls for help.
Mayor Ray Soliman said the city will now look at the plan that was in place for the blizzard. They will re-evaluate it so the city can learn from this experience.
“I think overall this city did a fantastic job during one of the worst snowstorms we’ve ever had, and I am very proud of each and every one of our employees for the efforts that they put in,” Soliman said.
All of the city council members echoed expressions of gratitude toward the public works department, the water treatment plant and the police department.
In other news:
State Rep. Emily McAsey opened her new office at 416 N. Weber Road in Romeoville.
Every second and fourth Friday of the month, McAsey’s office will host satellite office hours at City Hall in Crest Hill. To speak with McAsey or a representative from her office, stop by City Hall 9-11 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of the month.
Residents need to purchase city stickers by March 31. A $50 penalty fee is added after that date.