The Yorkville Minute - April 1, 2019 Edition

National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation,
April 1 - 30

For the second year, Mayor Golinski is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources more wisely by taking part in the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation — and in return residents can win any of hundreds of prizes, including $3,000 toward your home utility bills, home improvement store gift cards, Toro Smart Irrigation Controllers, and more. Plus, this year you can nominate your favorite local charity to win a 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid! After the results were tallied, in 2018, Yorkville placed 5th in the 5,000-29,999-population category nation-wide! Let’s try to beat last year’s results!
The annual challenge, April 1- 30, is a non-profit national community service campaign to see which leaders can best inspire their residents to make a series of informative and easy-to-do online pledges at to use water more efficiently, reduce pollution, and save energy.  “This challenge is a great way for cities large and small to do our part for the planet – and reward our residents for doing the right thing.” said Mayor Golinski.
To participate, residents enter online at, and then make a series of online pledges to conserve water on behalf of Yorkville, IL. Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category are entered into drawings for hundreds of eco-friendly prizes. The challenge also features additional resources for residents to take their commitment of conservation even further, from regional water and energy resource issues to cost-saving tips at home.

National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation
April 15 - 19 Amnesty Week

Amnesty Week - White Good/Bulk Items - April 15 - 19

The week of April 15th is White Goods/Bulk Items Amnesty Week. Advanced Disposal will conduct 2 white goods/bulk item pick-ups, 1 in the spring and 1 in the fall. Please note that all White Goods/Bulk items must be on the curb by 6 a.m. on your regular garbage day. Only 1 pass will be made. During your normal garbage day, you may place out for collection an unlimited amount of white goods and bulk items for no additional charge. Please see our website for detailed information on acceptable and unacceptable items:

April 22nd Brush Pick-up

Public Works Brush Pick-Up,
April 22nd 

Monday, April 22nd, the City will be starting one of our four annual brush pick-ups. Here are a few reminders to ensure it gets collected:

  • Have brush out by 7 am Monday morning;
  • Stack brush parallel with the curb or street; and
  • Make sure brush is no larger than 6" in diameter or 10' in length.

Road To Better Roads 2019 Program

The contract has been awarded for our 2019 Road to Better Roads Program. They will be performing and completing removal and replacement of pavements on the following roads:

  • Kennedy Rd. - Rt. 47 – Autumn Creek Subdivision
  • McHugh Rd. - Jackson St. to Farmstead Dr.
  • Jackson St. – Freemont to McHugh
  • Elm St. – Freemont to McHugh
  • Park St. – Rt. 47 – McHugh
  • Sanders Ct. – E. Main to end

For more information on Road to Better Roads visit

Road to Better Roads 2019 Location Map

Park Update - New Amenities at Bicentennial Riverfront Park

Bicentennial Riverfront Park, located between Hydraulic Street and the Fox River, is a favorite of visitors and residents year-round. The park has several amenities including the Marge Cline Whitewater Course, which allows river travelers to bypass the Glen Palmer Dam while also providing a unique recreational opportunity to both beginner and novice paddlers. Recently, the City completed a $400,000 redevelopment of the park that now has as a new playground, fishing pier, ADA kayak/canoe launch area, added paved parking and pergola sitting area. Other amenities include a shelter, picnic tables, and scenic walking trail along the Fox River.

New Amenities at Bicentennial Riverfront Park
New Amenities at Bicentennial Riverfront Park
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