Edgebrook Community Association
Membership Frequently Asked Questions & Comments
The City of Chicago’s primary concern is keeping the major traffic arteries clear, and plowing of the side streets is a much lower priority for the Department of Streets and Sanitation. The ECA, on the other hand, is mainly concerned about emergency vehicle access to our side streets. The ECA is also concerned about the ability of people in our community to get out of the neighborhood and off to work in a timely fashion. It can take the city over a week to get to the side streets after a serious snowfall. The service contracted by the ECA usually plows the side streets within 24 hours. Whereas the City will plow “from curb to curb,” the ECA plowing service only plows a single path down the middle of the street. The goal is not complete snow removal, but rather creating access for emergency vehicles, as well as egress for the parked cars so that the people of Edgebrook can go about their business. The ECA provides snow plow service to this area, excluding the major city streets.
Comments such as these are sent to the ECA’s Community Development Directors. The Community Development Directors then contact the appropriate Alderman or agency. The Community Directors work with the Alderman to address these concerns.
People move all the time, and if the ECA doesn’t put “or Current Resident” in the address, the mail is returned and not delivered. Since the ECA is paying for first class postage, the ECA wants to make sure that the mailings reach every household in Edgebrook.