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Snow Removal Program for Seniors Available Through City of Joliet

Post Date:10/10/2018

UPDATE (Oct. 17, 2018): Due to the overwhelming response, we cannot take and process any more applications for the Senior Snow Program. As previously stated, funds are limited and the program will run on a first come, first serve basis. If you have already applied, we will be contacting you regarding the program and your application. Go to to enter your contact information to be on the waiting list, in case we re-open the application process.

Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk is pleased to announce a complimentary residential Snow Removal Program for seniors available for the 2018-19 winter season.

The City of Joliet is offering residents 65 years or older or a person with a doctor verified disability, snow removal assistance this winter. Qualifying residents of the City may request assistance in removal of snow from paved driveways and service sidewalks at their homes. The program provides vouchers for driveway plow service in times of snow related weather events. It is designed to make it easier for seniors and persons with disabilities to leave their homes for necessities such as picking up prescriptions or groceries and getting to medical appointments. This program is restricted to single family homes only and funds are limited. This program is made possible by the receipt of Community Development Block Grant.

Snow removal services are available when there have been two or more inches of snowfall. The contractor will remove snow from driveway and also the service walk from driveway to the front door. The contractor is not required to remove snow from the back of the home. Snow is removed within two days (48 hours) after the snowfall has stopped. Salt application to concrete surfaces is not included in this service. The contractor will remove snow between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. However, services cannot be guaranteed for a specific time of day.

Contractors - We are currently seeking a contractor(s) for the 2018-2019 snow season. Proposals are due on October 30, 2018 by 4:00 p.m. Please visit the City’s website for more information.

Residents - The deadline to apply for the Residential Senior Snow Removal Program is 4 p.m. on Monday, October 31. Applications can be found on the City’s web site at

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