River Oaks Garage Sale
The Annual River Oaks Garage Sale will be held this year on Saturday, August 11, 2018. If you want to join the sale, just open up your garage on that Saturday with your stuff.
River Oaks Block Party
The Annual River Oaks Block Party is set for Saturday, September 15, 2018. Mark your calendars and plan to join us in the Common Area for the event. Details will be sent to homeowners several weeks before the event.
Common Area Storm Sewer Issues
The situation .
Due to heavy rains and a blockage in the storm sewer drain that runs under the upper Common Area, the Common Area was full of water for a week in May. As many residents may know, the Common Area is divided into an upper bowl and a lower bowl. The upper bowl accepts storm sewer waters from nearby streets, which then flow into the lower bowl more slowly through a restrictor in the pipes between the upper and lower bowls. Eventually the water drains through an outlet pipe from the lower bowl into the West Branch of the DuPage River. Blockages can happen anywhere, especially at the restrictor between the two bowls.
As has been done many times before, ROIA contacted the City of Warrenville to request that they send a crew out to drain the water and unblock the drains. The City Engineer Kristine Hocking informed the Board that it would do this, but that ROIA would have to pay a fee to the City for this service. This would be the first time that ROIA had to pay for this service. The Board agreed and the City unclogged the drain. The cost for the service came to $275.
The Board is investigating the issue of who is responsible for maintaining these storm sewers for the City of Warrenville. We are looking for documents and plats that show the storm sewers and easements in the subdivision and hope to discuss the situation with City officials soon.
We will let homeowners know of any updates on this situation.