Village President's Newsletter 

Updates from the Village President. Read Here.

Raleigh, Leicester, and Warwick Utility Relocation Work

October 12th - Update

Currently in progress:

Cable pulling will begin on Leicester.  Raleigh, north of Woodstock, will experience splicing while Raleigh, south of Woodstock, will continue with excavations and boring.  This week, it is anticipated that civil work on Leicester and Raleigh be complete.  If so, excavations will begin towards the end of the week on Warwick.

What to expect week of 10/19:

Bore crews will continue their work on Raleigh. Similar to Raleigh and Leicester, it is anticipated that Warwick follow the same timeline beginning with excavations and conduit installations.

Residents will be notified, in advance, of any outages that may occur which will likely take place towards the end of the month.  An update will be provided once we receive the dates for the cutovers.

ComEd Relocate 

On August 25th, ComEd began utility relocate on Leicester Road and has since continued onto Raleigh Road on September 9th.Directional boring is planned next for Leicester with equipment gradually transferring from Leicester and onto Raleigh. Once the sewer televising is complete, the below tentative timeline for ComEd Utility Relocation is anticipated: 

Week 1: Preparation.
Weeks 1-2: Open cutting excavations and poly pipe installations.
Weeks 2-3: Cable pulling, wire running, and reconnection.
Weeks 4-5: Backfill and landscaping. 

Overview

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). 

Annual Tree Planting Program

The Village's Annual Fall Parkway Tree Planting Program is underway! This yearly program allows residents to donate funds to have a tree planted along the Village parkway. 

You have the option of which tree you would like to donate funds towards and, while it is not guaranteed, you can include o n the application where you prefer the tree to be located. Please click here for more information. 

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

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Upcoming and Prior Board/Committee Meetings

View the Rules for Public Comment HERE

  • Building Review Commission Meeting - Oct. 19 | 7:00 PM

  • Police Pension Board Meeting - Oct. 19 | 4:00 PM

  • Architectural Review Commission Meeting- Oct. 21 | 7:00 PM

  • Village Board Meeting- Oct. 26, 2020| 7:30 PM