Categories: City News

Press Release: RMU Scheduled Fiber Outage for Saturday, 6/19/2021

Crews will be taking one of the major fiber optic backhauls used by RMU to provide phone and internet service down for maintenance, due to damage caused by animals. Estimating maintenance work could run approximately 12 hours.

As of today, 6/17/2021 staff is currently working to reroute RMU internet & phone customers another direction on the City fiber backhaul. Customers may experience brief service outages while they are rerouted to prevent them from being down during the maintenance work Saturday. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the RMU Customer Service office at 815-562-4155. 

Categories: City News

Notice of Construction-1200 Block of Westview Dr. Curb & Gutter Improvements

The City has identified approximately 650 feet of deficient concrete gutter on the west side of the 1200 block of Westview Dr. Concrete gutter will be removed and replaced on the west side of the street starting at 1261 Westview Dr. continuing north for approximately 650 feet to 1207 Westview Dr.

Construction is anticipated to begin Monday August 10th extending through the week of August 17th. Work will begin at 7:00 AM and will finish around 3:00 PM weekdays. If you are within the active work zone limits and park your car in the driveway at night, please be sure to move it prior to the 7:00 AM start time. Parking will be only available on the east side of the street once construction has begun.

Work will include the removal of concrete gutter and replacement of a concrete curb & gutter combination. Due to the installation of a larger curb & gutter combination and narrow parkways, driveway approaches within this area will be removed and replaced as well.

At the conclusion of the curb & gutter work, The City will restore all adjacent pavement and lawns as needed. Disturbed lawns will be repaired with topsoil and seed.

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.

Categories: City News

Notice of Construction – 600 Block of N 6th St. Curb & Gutter Improvements

The City has identified approximately 350 feet of deficient concrete gutter on the east side of the 600 block of N. 6th St. Concrete curb & gutter will be removed and replaced on the east side of the street starting at 6th Avenue continuing north for approximately 350 feet to 7th Avenue.

Construction is anticipated to begin Wednesday August 5th extending through the week of August 17th. Work will begin at 7:00 AM and will finish around 3:00 PM weekdays. If you are within the active work zone limits and park your car in the driveway at night, please be sure to move it prior to the 7:00 AM start time. Parking will be only available on the west side of the street once construction has begun.

Work will include the removal and replacement of concrete curb & gutter and the installation of a stormwater inlet and drainage pipe.

At the conclusion of this project, the City will restore all adjacent pavement and lawns as needed. Disturbed lawns will be repaired with topsoil and seed.

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.

Categories: City News

Census Workers in Rochelle Beginning June 1st

Rochelle, IL –- The Census Bureau has notified the City of Rochelle that Census workers will be in our area beginning June 1st putting forms on doorknobs of people that did not receive one in the mail.  The workers will be wearing Census shirts, masks and photo identification and carrying laptops.  They will not have any contact with residents at this time. 

The response rate in the City of Rochelle is currently at 69%. Visit my2020census.gov complete your Census today! Every single person in Rochelle counts!

Categories: Government News

Manhole Lining Project

Residents in the Meadowbrook Subdivision as well as those in the North 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Street areas will see the RMU Contractor, Visu-Sewer, Inc. in the area beginning Monday November 4th for a manhole lining project. The project is expected to last approximately three weeks.

Phase I of the project is nearly complete, with sewer lines being reconstructed within the existing sewer. Phase II will consist of manhole lining and sewer service grouting. Service grouting includes the injection of grout around the sewer service connection to create a watertight seal and to prevent any groundwater from leaking into the sewer at the point of connection.

Customer sewer service may be impacted during service grouting. During this time, the sewer connections from houses will be temporarily sealed off. Consequently, you will be asked to make limited use of toilet and shower facilities and refrain from running laundry or dishwashers.

The manhole rehabilitation work may create an odor. Although a nuisance, the odor registers at levels significantly lower than limits deemed safe by OSHA and NIOSH. To lessen the possibility of odors entering your residence, pour one gallon of water in each floor drain, sink trap, bathtub and shower. The water is necessary to seal the plumbing traps to prevent odors and gasses from backing up.

A door hanger will be posted at each affected residence informing the occupant of the time and date the work will be performed and the limited water use timeline.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this work may cause and will work to minimize the disruption to the public.

Categories: City News

Rochelle Fire Department will be conducting a controlled burn.

The Rochelle Fire Department will be conducting a controlled burn, this afternoon 3/28/2019 starting at 5pm, along Jack Dame Road from Intermodal Drive to Elliott’s Way near the Lakeview Subdivision. The burn is being done as a training exercise and to reduce the vegetation along the easterly drainage ditch of Jack Dame Road as a preventive maintenance measure for improved drainage. The public is reminded to use caution when travelling through this area and pay attention to any temporary traffic control devices or emergency vehicles. Visibility will be reduced at times along this roadway.

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Candidate Workshop

The City of Rochelle has scheduled a workshop for all candidates running for the office of Council Member and Mayor on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the lower level conference center at Rochelle City Hall. This will be an opportunity for candidates to learn about the roles and responsibilities of the positions and to ask City Manager Fiegenschuh questions. 

Notice is hereby given that current elected city officials wil be attending this meeting. 

Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 815-561-2060 should you have any questions or concerns regarding this notice. 

Categories: City News

Winter Snow Parking

The City of Rochelle Street Division has announced that the winter snow emergency parking ordinance is in effect for residential areas.

On even dated days all vehicles are to be parked on the even-numbered sides of the street. On odd dated days parking is permitted on the odd-numbered sides of the street until snow is cleared.

It is unlawful for any person to deposit or cause to be deposited any snow upon any street or alley of the city that is cleared or scheduled for snow clearance. It is also unlawful for any person to deposit or cause to be deposited any snow in such a manner as to obstruct a public sidewalk, or to hamper vision at an intersection of traveled roadways.

The City encourages citizens to clear the public sidewalks adjacent to their properties in the interest of general public safety. State of Illinois Law does not hold citizens liable for claims arising from injuries that may occur on sidewalks that they have cleared as part of a good faith effort to make travel safer.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!