If you’re planning a home remodeling project, a building permit gives you legal permission to start construction of a building project in accordance with approved drawings and specifications. Read more »
With the promise of warmer days approaching, the Public Works Department is busy preparing to plant new and replacement parkway trees in the City right-of-way. Weather permitting; Spring Planting will begin in early April with more than 200 trees to be planted!
New trees are planted in several phases, please be aware of the few reminders below Read more »
St. Charles generally has not experienced wide spread damage due to flooding. However, there are local flood hazard areas throughout Kane County. Flooding from the Fox River, Ferson Creek, State Street Creek, 7th Avenue Creek, and Norton Creek usually can be forecast in advance. However, flash flooding along these rivers and numerous tributaries to these waterways may occur suddenly and unexpectedly.
Anytime you turn on a faucet in your home, run the dishwasher or flush a toilet, that water runs out of your sanitary sewer line (lateral) and into the City sewer. According to our City Sewer Use Ordinance, the lateral is the responsibility of the homeowner to maintain and repair, and therefore it is important to remember a few things. Read more »
Regular maintenance of the City’s water distribution system includes annual hydrant flushing. Flushing, opening hydrants to allow water to flow rapidly through them, improves water quality and minimizes mineral build-up in the water mains. Hydrant flushing also ensures that hydrants are ready for emergency use. Read more »
If you live in one of these subdivisions, you need to be aware of recent amendments to Chapter 8.30 of City Code, “Tree Preservation on Private Property,” that regulates Tree Conservation Areas on your property:
• Red Gate Units 2, 4, 5, 7 & 8
• Tradition of St. Charles
• Woods of Crane Road
• Kingswood & Kingswood Units II & III
• Majestic Oaks
• Woods of Delnor
• Woods of Fox Glen Units 1 & 2
• The Royal Fox Read more »
The Brush Pick Up program is conducted from April to October. Only City of St. Charles residents who pay a monthly fee on their utility bill are eligible. To find out if you are eligible for the program, review your City utility bill for the fee, input your address in My Neighborhood on the City website, or call Utility Billing at 630.377.4426 for verification.
Senator McConnaughay is offering an internship program in her West Dundee district office. The internship is unpaid and open to rising high school juniors and seniors and college students. Four sessions are available throughout the year, with flexibility for times/dates. Students with a variety of interests including communications, event planning, research, criminal law and political science are encouraged to apply. This is a unique opportunity to see first-hand how government operates. There also may be an opportunity to shadow her in Springfield. Read more »
Intersections along Randall Road from Fabyan Parkway to Silver Glen Road will receive traffic signal upgrades this summer. Eleven of the intersections will have new traffic signals installed that feature yellow left-turn arrows. According to the Kane County Division of Transportation, yellow left turn arrows increase safety at intersections. Read more »