Also Christopher .. we provide many more amenities for our Villagers than you are listing. We pick up limbs and large items throughout the year, clear drains during/after a heavy storm, take complaints and relay concerns to your road committee and provide services at a discounted rate. The Highway Department is always on call for emergency situations (Ex: December Flood) where we accrued costs not only within the Township, but the whole of the flooding areas. This service is provided to the Village at a minimal cost considering no overhead expenditures such as liability insurance, equipment breakdown/cost, buildings, fuel, or skilled employees is transferred when services are rendered. The Village spends an enormous amount of money to keep a strong and professional police force, I don't believe organizing a street department, at this time, would not create another huge cost that would be paid for by the Villagers.