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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February 22nd- Update
Currently in progress:
Nicor: With main line installations complete on Warwick and Raleigh, Nicor has transitioned onto Leicester. Due to the current and upcoming weather conditions, Nicor is at a standstill and will resume on 03/01.
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).
Kenilworth Ave. Fountain to be Replaced
As you walk or drive in town, you may have noticed the poor condition of the public fountain on Kenilworth Ave. The decades of wind, rain, and snow have taken their toll on the sandstone fountain. Over the years, it has been patched so frequently, that it is hard to see any signs of the original surface. We had hoped to replace the fountain with a near exact duplicate in advance of our 125 year anniversary next year, but the expense has been a tall hurdle.
Recently, a generous family recently approached the Village and offered to contribute $100,000 toward replacing the fountain with a recreation of the existing. The anonymous donation would cover the cost of a new fountain that will last for generations. The Village sought pricing and selected Carved Stone Creations to create a near exact duplicate of our beloved fountain. The replacement will be made from granite and have a substantially similar appearance to the original sandstone. A sample of the stone is at the counter of Village Hall. Continue reading...
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