Common Area Drainage Issues
There is a problem with the storm sewers that run under the Common Area in River Oaks. Sinkholes have developed along the main sewer line in the area and the drains have subsided below the level of the grass surface. In the past year there have been several instances when the storm sewer drain has become blocked and the whole area filled with water until the blockage could be removed. This is a substantial increase in these incidents which had occured once every five years or so.
The City of Warrenville has told the homeowners that River Oaks is responsible for the maintenance of the storm sewers in the area. ROIA maintains that is the responsibility of the City for this maintenance because the storm sewers were accepted by the City as their ownership and because these storm sewer lines handle storm water from areas outside of River Oaks. William Price, a homeowner and lawyer, has written several letters to the City attorney outlining the arguments of ROIA. The City attorney has responded each time, maintaining that it is the homeowners' responsibility for this maintenance.
If the City does not accept responsibilty for the storm sewers, homeowners would be encouraged to join us in an appearance at a City Council meeting to argue our case in person. We will let you know if and when a City Council meeting appearance will be arranged.
ROIA Appeal to City Council
Monday May 20, 2019 at 7 PM
Warrenville City Hall
All homeowners from River Oaks are encouraged to attend this City Council meeting to either speak during the public hearing remarks, or to give River Oaks your support by your numbers and attendance. We are getting no acceptable response from the City Attorney regarding the ownership and responsibility for the storm sewers in River Oaks. We believe that we need to make the appeal to our elected City officials for help. If we do not get this help, the cost of repair of the storm sewer system in River Oaks could be substantial. PLEASE plan to attend, if at all possible.