New Waste and Recycling Hauler Beginning May 1, 2021
Recently residents received a letter from Flood Brothers announcing the Village's transition to a new refuse and recycling provider. The Village made the decision to go out to bid for waste and recycling services as part of a best practice to ensure residents are receiving the most competitive rate. It worked! Refuse rates for residents will be lower with the newly approved agreement.
To help assist with the transition, Flood Brothers is asking residents to do the following:
- Please leave your Republic waste and recycling carts out following your last scheduled service in April. They will come by to collect them shortly thereafter.
- Flood Brothers will begin delivering new waste and recycling carts on April 26, 2021. Please do not use these carts for services until after May 1, 2021.
- If you would like to use your own waste and recycling containers or change the size of your cart, please contact Flood Brothers after May 1.
- Residents who would like to use automatic payment can register directly with Flood Brothers. Also, please remember to disconnect any automatic payments currently established through Republic Services.
For any service changes, requests or to enroll in automatic payment, please contact Flood Brothers at (630) 261-0400 or email@example.com. For more information, view frequently asked questions here.
125th Anniversary: Heritage Tree Program
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.
Effective February 17, 2021 there will be a 90-day temporary moratorium on tree removal while the Village Board reviews the Tree Ordinance. All applications for Tree Permits will be deferred while consideration of possible changes to Village laws and ordinances is pending except for Tree Permits issued: (i) for the removal of dead, diseased, or dangerous trees; or (ii) in conjunction with valid building permits issued for building additions or new buildings. The moratorium is expected to end May 17, 2021. Please contact the Building & Planning Division for further information at (847) 251-1666 x5253.
Raleigh, Leicester, and Warwick Utility Relocation Work
May 12th- Update
Currently in progress:
Nicor: Restoration in the project area has begun. Landscaping and paving will continue simultaneously on Raleigh, Leicester, and Warwick.
Noticing the fresh new sod placement? It is called Kentucky Blue grass and will definitely take some time to blend in with its surroundings.
Contractors will continue watering the sod for at least ten days from the landscape completion. After, residents can maintain their regular lawn routine keeping in mind the new sod may need additional attention.
ComEd: ComEd will return later in the month to address any landscaping or damages that had occurred in the winter. ComEd recommends testing sprinkler systems to indicate if any sprinkler heads had been damaged. If so, please mark them and notify Nikki Ang, at NAng@vok.org of the damages.
Comcast: On 12/31, Comcast completed their utility relocate.
On August 25th, ComEd began utility relocate and completed on December 23rd.
On November 18th, Nicor began utility relocate and completed on May 7th.
On December 8th, Comcast began utility relocate and completed on December 31st.
Over the next few weeks, ComEd, Nicor, and Comcast will be conducting utility relocation work on Raleigh, Leicester, and Warwick. While the goal is to have this work completed by mid-October, only ComEd has initiated their work thus far. The work of each company will be done in continuous phases as they install new conduit, relocate their current lines to the new conduit, abandon the old lines and restore the landscaping and sidewalks. Each utility will have a dedicated project manager who will be onsite daily and monitor the work. Additionally, the Village will be making regular site visits to ensure that tree protection measures are followed and only permitted construction activity is occurring.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nikki Ang, Management Analyst with the Village at 847-251-1666, ext. 5251. We appreciate your patience while this work is conducted and will provide updates as we hear from the remaining utility companies. Updates will also be provided in the Kenilworth Contact (Please Click Here to signup).
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