Yard Waste Collection
Yard waste collection has been extended for two additional weeks with the last collection of the year now scheduled for Wednesday, December 15th.
Yard waste is collected on Wednesday mornings and stickers are available for purchase at Village Hall for $2.50 per sticker. Any excess stickers not used this season will also be valid for next year.
For more information on refuse & recycling, please contact Flood Brothers at 630-261-0400 or via e-mail at email@example.com
Budget - December 1st Update
At the October 25th Village Board of Trustees meeting, the proposed FY 2022 Budget was presented for consideration. A public hearing was held on November 15th, during which interested parties commented on the proposed budget. The Committee of the Whole will continue the discussion on the budget at its December 7th meeting. To learn more about the budget, visit our webpage by clicking here.
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 - November 5th Update
The tank has been refilled, and restoration of the park has begun as the water tower project nears completion. A reminder to please stay off the open area as we attempt to grow new grass. A big thank you to the adjacent neighbors who have been accommodating throughout this project. An important piece of our water network has now been revitalized!
What's next? We are currently working with AT&T and T-Mobile on a timeline that would detail the return of equipment back to the water tank and removal of the temporary monopole.
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 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.
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