The Lake Bluff Letter - September 16, 2022

The Lake Bluff Letter - September 16, 2022

Lake Bluff Style

Standing room only on a late summer afternoon.

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Village and Community Updates

  • We had so much fun celebrating the Village's 125th birthday that we're hosting another¬†Birthday Bash next Saturday, September 24 at Blair Park. Come enjoy music, food and beverages, and evening fireworks.

  • The Lake Bluff Yacht Club hosts the 2022 Woman's North American Sunfish Regatta at Sunrise Beach¬†next weekend, September 24-25 and its annual Lobster Boil next Saturday evening (September 24).

JOHNNY APPLESEED. The Village and local residents are partnering to plant fifty new trees this fall in the Village's parkway. Have a great spot in mind? Come visit their table across the street from the Farmers Market, or write to Sue Raymoure with your idea at 


FALL IS AROUND THE CORNER... Members of the Lake Bluff Garden Club will be refreshing the business district planters with new Autumn arrangements tomorrow (Saturday, September 17th). Look forward to Orange Mums, Red Ornamental Kale, Purple Majesty Millet and other Fall planter classics. For more info, write to 



CROYA NEWS YOUR KID CAN USE.¬†ÔĽŅHave a student at home? CROYA's annual Bubble Ball is next Wednesday (September 21) and their Big Wheel Grand Prix is Friday, September 30. Students can ride the CROYA van to the Student Union after school with a waiver.¬†


LIGHTS OUT. Birds are migrating through our area. Artificial lighting at night can disrupt how birds navigate safely. Try to minimize home, patio, and landscape lighting until the first Friday in October.

‚ÄćBoard and Committee Actions

For more information, visit the Village's meeting packets and videos page. Agendas and meeting materials are typically available the Friday before a meeting; videos within a week after the meeting; and minutes after they are approved at the next meeting of the public body. Not all meetings are recorded on video. Click here for details on how to participate remotely.

Recent Village Board Meeting (September 12, 7 p.m.). The Village Board will consider:

  • Referred the funding of future stormwater improvements to the Village's Finance Committee for further review.
  • Received a presentation from the Lake Bluff Yacht Club regarding the reconstruction of their facility at Sunrise Park and Beach.
  • Appointed Rosalind Doane to the Historic Preservation Commission.
  • Gave first reading approval to:


The Historic Preservation Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 14 was cancelled.


The Sustainability and Community Enhancement Ad Hoc Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 20 is cancelled.


Upcoming Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting (Wednesday, September 21, 7 p.m.). The PCZBA will conduct public hearings to consider:

  • Grandfathering more existing parking situations in the Central Business District and requiring more new downtown businesses to have their employees park at the Lake Bluff Train Station parking lot.
  • Zoning relief necessary for Hansa Coffee to relocate to 24 East Scranton Avenue (formerly occupied by Be Market).¬†
  • Adopting a new set of regulations to govern future planned residential developments.
  • Updating the Village's Comprehensive Plan to reflect the new planned residential development regulations as well as the current status of various residential developments included in the Comprehensive Plan.

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