Services

As a member of the Sauganash Community Association you receive:

  • Mosquito abatement
  • Curb-to-curb snowplowing
  • Liaison to the 17th Police District and city government
  • Optional e-mail and Twitter notifications
  • 4th of July parade and picnic
  • Bob Perkaus Memorial 5K
  • Annual open Sauganash Community Association meeting
  • Annual member party
  • Contact information: 773-800-9685 and contact@sauganash.org

Curb-to-Curb Snow Plowing

When snow accumulation is approximately 4”, the association may call a contractor to plow the streets in Sauganash. This service is in addition to any plowing or salting the city may do. Depending on weather conditions (if warm weather is expected or if we get a lot of snow early in the season) we may conserve our allotment to ensure we can get service when we most need it, as our contract pays for a limited amount of plowing hours. Association members can sign up for e-mails and/or tweets to notify them when plows are expected.

Curb-to-curb plowing works best when the street is clear of cars, so please move your vehicles off the street. If you don’t have a driveway or accessible garage, see if you can borrow a neighbors driveway temporarily or move your vehicle to a street that has already been plowed.

The plow drivers will make every effort to avoid pushing excess snow into your driveway or walkway, but a ridge along the plow route, including driveways, are unavoidable. Our service does not plow alleys. The city once plowed the alleys but there were many problems with broken fences and not enough places to put the snow. The safest way to clear alleys with fences is to snowblow over the fences. We suggest you join with neighbors to coordinate.

Safey note: If you have a fire hydrant in front of your property, please make sure it is cleared of snow so emergency personnel can see and access it.

Chicago Shovels

For the latest information about snow in Chicago, to get help clearing sidewalks, or to help neighbors with their snow, check out Chicago Shovels.

  • Plow Tracker: see where city snow plows are working in real-time
  • Chicago Snow Corps: volunteers who help seniors and the disabled with snow
  • Winter Apps: useful digital apps created by Chicago developers
  • Adopt a Sidewalk: help shovel a sidewalk!

Mosquito Abatement

When the mosquito nuisance is pronounced, the association may call an independent contractor to spray. This service is in addition to any spraying the city may do.

Typically the city will only spray if the West Nile Virus is threatening. The association will spray to reduce the mosquito population so we can enjoy our backyards. When spraying is planned, association members who are signed up for e-mail or Twitter will be notified. You may also request, as a resident of Sauganash, to be notified directly by our contractor by calling 800-942-2555.

Emerald Ash Borer

A recent survey counted approximately 220 ash trees in Sauganash parkways and there are even more in our yards. Unfortunately ash trees infected by deadly emerald ash borers have been discovered in our community.

If you have three or more of these symptoms or your tree is more than 30% dead, your ash tree is likely infected by emerald ash borers:

  • crown dieback
  • epicormic sprouting or suckers
  • bark splits
  • D-shaped exit holes in the bark
  • S-shaped larval galleries under the bark
  • presence of larvae
  • woodpecker damage to the outer bark
  • presence of adult beetles

The city is unable to treat trees that are not in the parkways, so it is recommended that you have your trees injected by a tree service. Trunk injection is 99% effective and minimizes exposing children, pets and the local water supply to unnecessary risk.

To learn more, visit SaveYourAsh.org.

Sauganash Community Association • PO Box 46319 • Chicago, Illinois 60646