Investing in Infrastructure

Graphic shows six categories: streets/sidewalks, water, wastewater, stormwater, buildings/groundsOver the next decade, Roselle has a number of critical and mandated infrastructure updates that must be addressed. In order to build a strong future for Roselle and develop a funding plan that strikes a balance between creating new revenue sources and borrowing funds, Village officials and staff are seeking the community’s input.

Community Conversations

We held our first Investing in Infrastructure Community Forum on March 15, 2023. Attendees learned about infrastructure improvements coming to Roselle, got an introduction to Village finances and how infrastructure is funded in our community, and had the chance to ask questions and share their feedback on the best path forward. Thank you to everyone who joined us! 

Your feedback is important to not only shape future community conversations, but also to let Village staff and officials know your preferences for funding our community's infrastructure. If you were part of the forum on March 15 or watch the recording at a later date, please take our survey!

Download a copy of the March 15 Community Forum presentation slides.

Infographic summarizes water and wastewater projects and costsInfrastructure Projects at a Glance

The Village of Roselle manages several annual infrastructure improvement programs, such as the annual street improvement program, and systematically reviews Village-wide infrastructure to prioritize and plan for future updates.

Infrastructure projects are largely funded through the General Capital Improvements Fund or the Water/Sewer Capital Improvements Fund. However, some necessary infrastructure improvements will overextend the existing revenue sources that would ordinarily fund these improvements. Other projects may need additional financial support after preliminary design work is completed and construction costs are finalized. Some of these projects include: 

Water System Updates

  • IEPA-mandated deadlines to replace existing lead service lines 

Wastewater Treatment & Collection Improvements 

  • IEPA-mandated removal of nitrogen and phosphorous from wastewater at both Devlin and Botterman Wastewater Treatment Plant 
  • Expansion and equipment upgrades at wastewater treatment plants to keep up with regulations and future capacity needs  

Stormwater Updates:

  • Mitigate stormwater flooding within Devlin Drainage Basin 
  • Mitigate stormwater flooding within Seasons 4 Drainage Basin

Street & Sidewalk Improvements

  • Roselle Rd pedestrian improvements 
  • Irving Park Rd and Roselle Rd streetscape enhancements 
  • Multi-use path and pedestrian bridge over Irving Park Rd

To learn more about the funds used for infrastructure projects or to see the full list of capital improvement projects planned, review the Village of Roselle FY 2023 Budget. 


The Village will continue to update this web page with additional information about upcoming projects. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the municipal campus master plan/Petal Plaza part of the library’s proposed new building?

The Village of Roselle and the Roselle Public Library District are separate taxing bodies that do not share funding. The Village’s plans to update the municipal campus are not tied to the result of the library’s referendum question on the April 4, 2023 ballot. While the Village and the Library have worked together to create initial concepts for the space between its buildings, it is important to note that any construction of a new Library building and the Village’s planned renovation of the municipal campus are separate projects. 

Is the Village planning to increase property taxes to fund infrastructure improvements?

No, the Village is not considering levying additional property taxes to secure funds for infrastructure projects.

Is the Village considering increasing other rates/fees to fund infrastructure improvements?

Potentially. Some options for securing necessary revenue could include rate or fee increases that would need Village Board approval. Other options would require voter approval and would be decided by a future referendum. Ultimately, the Village wants to hear from the community before choosing a path forward. The Village will solicit feedback on funding options from forum attendees and will continue the conversation with residents over the coming months.