A west side Geneva subdivision pond that has fallen into disrepair will be given much-needed attention courtesy of a local Eagle Scout volunteer project.
The Scouts will be cutting down invasive plant species and removing debris Monday, Aug. 12 at the On Brentwood Pond subdivision located near Peck and Keslinger roads. The teens have worked with the City of Geneva and its contractor to properly identify non-native plants.
The pond has lost its original luster after the developer failed to create a homeowner’s association to help maintain common subdivision property. The City intervened in 2015 by establishing a special service area for residents to pay for common property upkeep.
By utilizing the Scout volunteers, the City’s contractor can target the technical aspects of the restoration without charging for the general labor to remove the unwanted materials from the pond.
The City will be distributing flyers the week of Aug. 5 alerting neighbors of the upcoming Scout volunteer effort.
The overall goal is to stabilize the pond and return it to its original design state in the years to come. Residents wanting more information about the restoration effort can call the City’s Public Works Department at 630-232-1501.