Village President's Newsletter

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Changes to the Tree Preservation Ordinance

On June 21, 2021, the Village Board approved changes to the Tree Preservation Ordinance. The changes seek to create a net tree positive community through modifications in the tree removal permit process. Among these changes, any tree that is 8" diameter at breast height (DBH) or larger requires a tree permit to be removed. Previously, the permit process was triggered by a request to remove trees 10" DBH and larger. In addition, there is now a one-for-one tree replacement requirement for trees removed for good forestry practices. Residents have the option of paying a fee-in-lieu if they choose to forego replacing the removed tree. Please contact (847) 251-1666 with any questions.

Kenilworth Avenue Resurfacing Project - July 22nd Update

On Saturday, July 24th, the contractor will be on site to remove a portion of the new asphalt installed earlier this week. Some of the asphalt did not pass the quality assurance testing and needs to be removed and replaced. This setback means that around mid-day on Saturday, crews will spray a tack coat (oil like sticky substance) on the areas where the asphalt was removed. Fortunately, the entire project area does not need to be re-tack coated, but none the less it is certainly an undesired development.

If you can, please try to avoid driving on Kenilworth Avenue and Richmond Road where the tack coat has been freshly applied. If you have to drive there, please maintain a slow speed to avoid splashing the oil on your car – it can be difficult to remove. When the tack-coat is cured, it does not look as shiny and is much less likely to track/splash. It will likely take few hours to cure on Saturday. 

We hope that the crews will start placing the next layer of asphalt early next week. Thanks for your patience while we work to improve your roadways.  

For regular updates on the Kenilworth Avenue Resurfacing Project, please text "road" to 833-243-8155.

Temporary Cellular Tower Construction

(July 23 Update) As part of the ongoing work for the temporary cellular tower, crews will be on Sterling Road today performing work in the public right-of-way. Please proceed with caution when traveling through the area.

(July 2 Update) In advance of the upcoming water tank rehabilitation work scheduled for later this summer, the cellular antennas on top of the tank need to be relocated. Beginning June 7, 2021, Fulton Technologies will begin construction of a temporary antenna site at Roger Avenue and Green Bay Road. Residents in the construction area have and will continue to be notified of any road closures resulting from the work. It is expected that it will take 2-3 weeks for the tower to be fully constructed. After that time, the cellular carriers will begin removing their equipment from the water tank.

2020 Kenilworth Water Quality Report 

The annual Water Quality Report is ready to view. Please Click here.

125th Anniversary: Heritage Tree Program125 heritage tree

This year marks the Village's 125th anniversary since its founding in 1896. To help commemorate the anniversary, the Village will be kicking off the Heritage Tree Program, 2021. Through the program, the Village, in partnership with residents, other civic organizations, garden clubs, schools, and churches, will aim to plant 125 trees across Kenilworth in public areas. Learn more about this celebratory program and how to donate here

Sign-up to Receive Smart911 Alerts Today

The Kenilworth Police Department wants to share with residents the opportunity to register for Smart911, which allows you to provide your first responders with key information in advance of an emergency call. Smart911 is a free opt-in service, and you can provide as much or as little information as you would like.The system has been updated to allow users to notify first responders of potential COVID positive persons in the household.  When anyone in your household dials 911 from a landline or cell phone connected to your safety profile, all the information is immediately displayed to the emergency dispatcher. Click Here to Learn More

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Upcoming and Prior Board/Committee Meetings

View the Rules for Public Comment HERE

  • Zoning Board of Appeals | 07/12/21 | 7:30PM

  • Village Board Meeting | 07/19/21 | 7:30 PM

  • ARC Meeting | 07/21/21 | 7:30PM