New Waste and Recycling Hauler Beginning May 1, 2021
Late last week 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 your new waste and recycling cart at the end of April. Please do not use these carts for services until 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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March 25th- Update
Currently in progress:
Nicor: Main line installations have been completed on Raleigh, Leicester, and Warwick. Crews are currently working to complete service line installations on the 200-block of Raleigh by the end of the week. They will continue to the 300-block of Raleigh with the anticipation to complete Raleigh by 04/01. Warwick will be the next street for service line installations.
ComEd: On 12/23, ComEd completed their utility relocate. Due to asphalt suppliers being closed for the season, any areas that require asphalt will be revisited next spring when asphalt is made available.
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 on Oxford and has since completed Raleigh. A schedule for the next street will be provided once made available.
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