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20th Street Closure Begins June 13

City Engineer, Sam Tesreau, has announced the closure of 20th Street from 8th Ave to 100 feet north of West Gate Court will begin June 13th to allow the completion of the final hot mix asphalt surface, pavement striping and associated restoration. The project is expected to be complete by June 23rd.

Advance warning, detour and other temporary traffic control devices will be posted near the affected area. Please use caution while traveling in this area and pay special attention to the advanced warning signage, road closed signage and other temporary traffic control devices within or in advance of the work zone. We appreciate your patience during this project.

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Rochelle’s New Water Tower Celebration

Rochelle officials along with the Howard Hayes family celebrated the completion of the newest water tower today. The project, with a total cost of nearly $5 Million includes a 750,000 gallon elevated storage tank, well house, pump, and connecting water main. The new tower also includes the City’s new branding with the rustic red and gold logo.

The land on which our newest water tower now resides has been in the Hayes Family of the Rochelle area for over sixty years. “The farming operation was a family affair that extended to sons and grandsons who raised hay, bailed it and sold to Brookfield Zoo as feed for the elephants.” said Judy Connolly, daughter of the late Howard Hayes.

The Master Plan for the City of Rochelle water system includes, as a priority, the construction of a well in the southeast quadrant of the City due to the continued industrial growth in this area. The industrial corridor on the south side of town has increased demand for water from 1.9 million gallons per day in 2004 to 3.0 million gallons per day in 2014.

In 2012 the Mayor and Council approved engineering agreements to facilitate the construction of this well. Since that time the City has applied for an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) revolving loan, received approval of the project plan from the IEPA, purchased land for the well site and drilled the well.

“The need for additional capacity in our water system is a good thing for Rochelle. We’re growing steadily and the addition of our newest water tower is proof of that growth,” said Rochelle Mayor Chet Olson.

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Boil Order Lifted: Sunset Terr., 14th, Highland, Scott Ave.

As of Friday May 19th, the boil orders for Sunset Terrace, North 14th Street, Scott Avenue and Highland Avenue have been lifted.

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Boil Orders: Sunset Terr., Scott, Highland, 14th Street

We are continuing boil orders for 1101-1353 Sunset Terrace and 14th Street; 1416, 1420 and 1425 Highland; 1122 to 1146 N 14th Street; and 1102-1301 Scott Avenue. These boil orders are in effect through Friday or until further notice.

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Boil Order Issued: Sunset Terrace

A precautionary boil order is in effect for Sunset Terrace in Rochelle through Wednesday due to a water main break in the area.

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City Manager Search Announced

Rochelle’s City Council is pleased to announce that the search for the City’s newest City Manager has begun. The City will accept applications through June 12, 2017.

The Council is searching for a City Manager who understands the issues facing a municipality such as Rochelle in today’s economic climate with at least ten year of executive level management experience.

The City Manager form of government was approved by public referendum in 1994 and therefore the City Manager services as the Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Rochelle. The City Manager works closely with the City Council, staff, community organizations, the business community and citizens to ensure that quality services and programs are available to meet the needs of the citizens of Rochelle.

For details and instructions on how to apply, click here.