Neighborhood Meetings for KW2023 Green Streets

The Village Board of Trustees is hosting outdoor neighborhood meetings at 6:00 p.m. on:

Thursday, October 14th - Warwick/Woodstock
Tuesday, October 19th - Leicester/Woodstock
Thursday, October 21st - Raleigh/Woodstock

In advance of the meetings, signs will be posted at the intersections of Kenilworth Avenue and Woodstock Avenue.  For more information, please see the handout here.  To learn more about Green Streets, visit our webpage by clicking here

Village President's Newsletter

To view the message from the Village President, please click here.

Halloween

Halloween Trick-or-Treating in Kenilworth will be taking place on Friday, October 29th from after school (3:15 p.m.) until dusk.

Traditionally, Halloween in Kenilworth is celebrated on the 31st, except when Halloween falls on a weekend. When Halloween falls on a weekend, Trick-or-Treating takes place on the Friday prior to the 31st.

This tradition was preferred by residents since Trick-or-Treating would always coincide with the Sears School Halloween Parade and children, already in costume for the parade, could Trick-or-Treat immediately following the school day.

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.

Water Tank Recoat - September 30th Update

On Thursday, September 30th, the next stage in the water tower rehabilitation project, abrasive sandblasting, began. This stage of work may take up to two weeks to complete and will be the loudest stage of the project. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause the adjacent neighbors. However, it is important for us to return the water tank to operation as soon as possible. The tank is an important Village asset that both supplies water in the event of a fire, and protects our water mains from breakage and a loss of system pressure.  

In order to minimize the time that the water tank is out of service for maintenance, our contractors will be generally working from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. To stay apprised of project developments, text "tank" to 833-243-8155.

Temporary Cell Tower

The temporary tower on Roger and Green Bay is now fully operational. If you are experiencing any disruptions in your service, please contact your provider to alert them to the issue.

Once the water tower rehabilitation is complete, the antennas will return to the water tower. With the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, we now have the opportunity to allow Verizon to operate in the Village. If the negotiations are successful, those with Verizon service should see a dramatic improvement in signal strength later this year. 

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

Village News and Alerts

Want to stay up to date on Village News and receive alerts? Please select the following links to sign-up for the Kenilworth Contact and the Police Department’s News Alerts.

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Upcoming and Prior Board/Committee Meetings

View the Rules for Public Comment HERE

Police Pension Meeting 10/18/21 4:00pm

Village Board of Trustees | 10/25/2021 | 7:30pm 

Zoning Board of Appeals | 11/08/2021 | 7:00pm