Plan Commission Workgroup Meeting - July 19th @ 7:00PM

The next Plan Commission Workgroup Meeting will be held on July 19th at 7:00PM. For an update on the June 27th meeting and for more information on the workgroup please visit the Plan Commission page.

2022 Green Streets Project Phase II - 07/01/2022 UPDATE

In observance of the Fourth of July, there will be no construction work July 2nd - July 4th.

Raleigh: Continued installation of storm sewer week of July 4th.

Woodstock: Sheridan at Woodstock will be closed beginning July 5th for resurfacing. Anticipated reopening expected in 3 days.

Leicester: Continued installation of storm sewer week of July 4th.  On July 6th, temporary water shutoff will be in effect for residents on the 200-300 block of Leicester expected from 8:30AM-2:00PM.  Additionally, the intersection closure at Leicester and Woodstock will take place on July 6th for the watermain crossing. 

The current water main disconnect on Leicester is planned for July 13th.  Residents with a lead service line must complete replacement before July 12th.  If you are a resident on Leicester with a lead service line, please contact Nikki Ang at 847-251-1666 ext. 5251 or via e-mail at NAng@vok.org for more information on the state requirement to replace lead service lines.

Dust Control: The contractor has scheduled street sweeper services for once a week and Public Works will also spray down the streets on a daily basis.

Quarry Worker's Strike - Stone Shortage

On June 7th, heavy equipment operators represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150 went on strike.  Over the past few weeks, the stockpile of rock and stone has been consumed and supply is unavailable.  The work stoppage is impacting road projects in northern Illinois as the necessary stone for roadway, concrete, and asphalt is not available. 

Our Green Streets contractor learned of the potential strike and began stockpiling stone within the project area in preparation.  This effort, as well as trucking in stone from other suppliers, has allowed us to continue working on the Green Streets project.  This does however, come at a cost – residents have endured stone stockpiles in front of their homes for extended periods, loose stone and mud is in the project area, and we are paying an increased cost of about $7,000/week to acquire stone. 

On Friday (June 17th), we learned that one of our alternate stone suppliers anticipates running out of supply on Saturday or Monday.  Not having access to the stone would necessitate stopping work as we would not be able to install the storm sewer.  In an effort to keep the project on schedule and avoid the shutdown, we ordered approximately 35 truckloads of stone.  The stone will be delivered on July 17th and we will need to stockpile additional stone within the project area, public works yard, and the southwest commuter parking lot on Green Bay Road.

We understand the inconvenience and mess caused by the storage of stone on the roadway.  However, this is the only option we have been able to identify to avoid a costly delay in the project that could cause it to continue into 2023.  Due to the uncertainty of stone supply, we will not start the full block closure phase until the certainty of supply is achieved.  We hope the labor dispute will be resolved soon.

To learn more about Phase II or to view correspondences sent to residents, please visit our Green Streets Project page by clicking here. To view the most current project schedule matrix as of May 18th, please click here.

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2022 Beach Season

Beach season officially began May 28th! When conditions permit for the beach to be open, please keep the following in mind:

  • Season passes are required from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., daily.
  • Season passes will not be sold at the beach
  • Daily passes are not available at this time. 
  • Due to staffing shortages, lifeguards will only be present during peak hours from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Outside of those times, patrons must swim at their own risk. 

Still need a beach pass? Season beach pass applications can be found here and purchased at Village Hall during business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, or via online payment.

Summer Beach Positions

Looking for a summer job? Enjoy spending time outside? Well, good news! The Kenilworth Beach is currently hiring seasonal lifeguards for the upcoming beach season. The Village is currently offering a $500 End-of-Summer Bonus to lifeguards who complete the entire beach season. For more information on the position and how to apply, click here.

Temporary Cell Tower March 4th Update

The temporary cellular monopole located at Roger and Green Bay Road has remained in place much longer than originally anticipated. AT&T and T-Mobile have explained that the delay in installing new equipment in the water tank is primarily due to manufacturing delays for the new equipment. We have been told that the new equipment should be available shortly and we are in the process this week of reviewing design plans for the equipment proposed for inside the water tank. We remain hopeful that the carriers will be able to start work on the water tank this month and remove their temporary equipment shortly thereafter. Please be patient with us while we continue to press for the timely removal of the temporary monopole.

Experiencing Problems with your Mobile Phone Coverage? Please contact your carrier to report the issues you are experiencing. Your trouble reports help them isolate the problem and identify dead spots in their coverage area. The contact numbers are:

AT&T Mobility - 800-288-2020

T-Mobile - 800-937-8997

Verizon - 800-922-0204

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

Ad-Hoc Lakefront Planning Group | June 29, 2022 | 6:00 p.m.

Kenilworth Beach

Current Status: Open

For additional details on the beach, click here.