The Lake Bluff Letter - September 23, 2022

The Lake Bluff Letter - September 23, 2022

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Sailboats return to Sunrise Beach after a day on the lake.

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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¬†tomorrow, 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¬†this weekend, September 24-25 and its annual Lobster Boil this Saturday evening (September 24).

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.

 

BREAKFAST WITH THE MAYORS. Lake Bluff Village President Regis Charlot and Lake Forest Mayor George Pandaleon will offer an overview of the latest updates about our communities at this popular annual event next Friday, September 30.

 

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 sueraymoure@att.net. 


MARKET RESEARCH. There's just two weeks left of the Lake Bluff Farmers Market. The Market wants your feedback for next season; it only takes a few minutes.

 

WANT TO GET PAID TO PLAY? NSSRA is hiring program assistants to work with individuals with disabilities in recreation programs.

 

CROYA NEWS YOUR KID CAN USE. Have a student at home? CROYA's Big Wheel Grand Prix is next Friday, September 30. Students can ride the CROYA van to the Student Union after school with a waiver. 

‚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.


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

 

Recent Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting (September 21, 7 p.m.). The PCZBA recommended that the Village Board:

  • Grandfather more existing parking situations in the Central Business District and require more new downtown businesses to have their employees park at the Lake Bluff Train Station parking lot.
  • Grant zoning relief necessary for Hansa Coffee to relocate to 24 East Scranton Avenue (formerly occupied by Be Market).¬†
  • Adopt a new set of regulations to govern future planned residential developments.
  • Update 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.

Upcoming Finance Committee Meeting (Monday, September 26, 6 p.m.). The Finance Committee will discuss possible additional financial incentives for landmark properties in the Village.

 

Upcoming Village Board Meeting (Monday, September 26, 7 p.m.). The Village Board will:

  • Receive reports regarding:
    • The activities of the Lake Bluff Open Lands Association (LBOLA).
    • Retaining legal counsel to seek damages from the manufacturers of PCBs (environmentally harmful chemicals).
  • Consider approval of:
    • NSWRD's proposal to¬†construct a one million gallon subterranean overflow basin¬†at the Lake Bluff Beach.
    • Amendments to the current fiscal year budget to reflect emergency repair work as well as the timing of purchases between the last and current fiscal years.
    • Changes that would grandfather more existing parking situations in the Central Business District and require 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).¬†

Upcoming Business Advisory Ad Hoc Committee Meeting (Wednesday, September 28, 7 p.m.). The BAC will discuss:

  • A draft update to the Village's 2014 downtown parking study.
  • Retaining a consultant to evaluate redevelopment opportunities in the Waukegan Road Business Park and near the U.S. Route 41 & Illinois Rt. 176 interchange.
  • Its work plan to evaluate the economy of the Village and recommend actions to promote the local business climate.

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