Senior / Disabled Grass Cutting Program

The Village of Bensenville is pleased to announce the return of the Senior / Disabled Grass Cutting Program. The program is designed to help those in our community who need assistance to obtain a low-cost solution to grass cutting on their properties.

The Village will hire independent contractors and provide discounted rates for common grass cutting services. The Village will also subsidize fifty percent (50%) of the cost. This year, we have simplified the program by combining all the services into one package; and we have added a fall cleanup to the program.

Grass Cutting ServiceCost of
Service

(per visit)
Village
Subsidy

(per visit)
Cost to
Resident

(per visit)
Standard Service (includes Spring cleanup, grass cutting, Edging of hardscape, and fall cleanup$25.00$12.50$12.50

The Public Works Department will administer the program. Grass cutting services will begin on or about the week of April 8, 2019 and continue through November I, 2019. Visits will occur on a weekly basis. During extreme dry weather, the Village may instruct the contractor to extend the time between visits. This decision will be made by the Village and will be applied to all participants in the program.

The Standard Service Plan ($12.50 per visit) will include the following:

  1. Spring cleanup (This will include a standard spring cleanup of leaves, twigs, branches, debris, etc. that has accumulated on the property over the winter months. The contractor will be responsible to blow debris away from the house, out of landscaping beds, and remove from the property)

  2. Cutting of grass (This will include standard lawn mowing of the property, regardless of size. The contractor shall utilize grass clipping collecting mowers and haul off all debris)

  3. Edging of hardscape (This will include edging/weed whipping along any hardscape including but not limited to sidewalk, driveway, patio, etc. This does not include edging of landscaping beds, tree mulch rings, or other soft scape features)

  4. Fall cleanup (This service will include a standard fall cleanup of leaves, twigs, branches, etc. that have accumulated on the property over the summer/fall months. The contractor will be responsible to blow debris away from the house, out of landscaping beds, and remove from the property. This will be done after grass cutting is complete and scheduled with the Public Works Department. It is anticipated that this work will be completed during the first two weeks of November)
Senior ProgramDisabled Program
Applicant must own property
(copy of recent property tax bill required)
Applicant must own property
(copy of recent property tax bill required)
Applicant must be over 65 years old
(copy of property tax bill with senior exemption
required)
Applicant must be disabled
(copy of Secretary of State Disability placard or other means of proof or registration of disability)
Applicant annual household income must
be less than $65,000
Applicant annual household income must
be less than $65,000
Household must not have any other
person able to cut grass
Household must not have any other
person able to cut grass

Download the Program application and guidelines. Please read the enclosed package carefully. If you are interested in participating in the program, please fill out the application form, read and sign the “Guidelines”, and provide the appropriate documentation to prove eligibility. Application packages can be mailed or dropped off to: 

Village of Bensenville
Department of Public Works
717 E. Jefferson Street
Bensenville, IL 60106

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact the Department of Public Works at 630-350-3435.