Sunset Meadows Underground Cable Project
A City contractor will be replacing underground cable in the Sunset Meadows subdivision in Geneva starting the week of July 17. The expected completion date for this project is November. Landscaping work following the project will be done as weather permits.
Crews will be directional boring new conduit through the easements and then pulling wire through the new conduit. Electrical boxes will be replaced as well. There will be instances where power interruptions will be necessary. For scheduled power interruptions, outage notices will be distributed 48 hours in advance. The contractor will keep the number and duration of power outages to a minimum.
Once Utility Dynamics has completed all work, landscaping will commence. The contractor will be responsible for restoration of the affected areas with the exception of the areas surrounding existing equipment. Residents should note obstructions within 10 feet of a switch, junction box, transformer or pedestal will be permanently removed, with the exception of established viable trees. In addition, any plantings within 5 feet of street lights need to be relocated as well.
People wishing to relocate existing landscaping from within the safety zone, please do so prior to the contractor's arrival. Questions or concerns about landscaping can be directed to the City's Public Works Department.
Sunset Meadows residents should be aware Utility Dynamics will have a company taking video of all the properties to record existing conditions. This will provide documentation in case of a dispute for how a yard looked before and after construction.
Residents with private utilities (sprinkler system, dog fence, etc.) should contact Jennifer Hilkemann, Geneva Public Works Department Manager of Distribution Construction and Maintenance, at 630-232-1503, Ext. 3203 so they can be marked prior to construction. General questions about the project or landscaping also can be directed to Hilkemann.
Impacted residents were originally sent a letter in late June announcing the project, which is being performed by Utility Dynamics.