Village Announcements

ATTENTION: Starved Rock Hikers

Starved Rock Hikers, WE NEED YOUR HELP: We are asking every person who hikes to a waterfall
this spring/summer to submit a waterfall flow rate report on our website at
. This takes less than 60 seconds and can be
completed for all the major waterfalls within Starved Rock State Park. You can also attach
photos/video clips of the waterfall. #starvedrockhikers


If you participated in one of our banner programs in the past, we invite you join in again.  The first 50 banners-Military or 1st Responder returned to the Village Hall (248 W Canal St.) will be proudly displayed throughout town again this year. Banners will be hung prior to Memorial Day and will remain up until past Veterans Day.  After the banners are taken down, they will be returned to the owner at the end of the year.  For additional details, please call the Village Hall at 815-667-4111

Press Release-Former Waltham South School Building

The Village of North Utica President and Board of Trustees
are proud to announce the pending purchase of property located at 248 Canal St.; formerly the Waltham Elementary School – Utica Campus. 

 We recognize the historic value and significance of this iconic building to our residents and to our downtown community and its’ past; Now it will become an important part of the future of our community as we continue to grow. The Village is developing plans to utilize the property in several different capacities. 

Following renovations, the Village Offices and Meeting Chambers will be relocated to the new building, providing us with the opportunity to grow, to further continue to serve the needs of our community.  Being centrally located near our largest community park, the historic I & M Canal, and our downtown business district, many residents will also now be able to walk to the Village offices while out enjoying the rest of the community. The building also features a large gymnasium which will become a recreation center that will be available to residents for indoor sports and social gatherings. We are excited to be able to provide this space for our residents to utilize and enjoy for many years to come!  The North Utica Police Department will remain in its’ current location and be afforded the ability to grow into a much-needed larger space.

 This has been a long-term goal of the Village Board and we are excited to be able to continue the legacy of this long-standing iconic building and to share it with our community. There will be an open house, in the near future, where residents will be able to view newly developed plans for the building, as well as tour the current space.  That date has not yet been determined but will be announced and posted on the Village website. 

Garbage Bulk Item Pickup

Republic Services is now offering residents a bulk item pickup along with regular trash removal services. Bulk items will be collected every other week; opposite of recycle week.

Village Residents can place one bulk item at the curb, along with their trash, beginning on Monday January 8th.  Only one bulk item at a time is allowed and a list of acceptable items is listed below.

Also, as a reminder, please remove vehicles and refrain from parking on the street during times of snowfall of 2 inches or more so that the snow plows can safely plow and salt the Village streets.

Thank you.

Bulk items are usually associated with furniture type items:



Love Seat




Mattress & Box Spring

Ceiling fan


NO “White Goods” such as appliances, water heaters, furnace parts or air conditioners

NO Electronics

Click here to view all the garbage pickup information.