The Lake Bluff Letter - October 7, 2022 (corrected)

The Lake Bluff Letter - October 7, 2022 (corrected)

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It was getting HOT! at last weekend's Ribfest. Photo by Marcus Norman. 

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Village and Community Updates

SEMI-ANNUAL COLLECTIONS are here.  If your waste is collected on Tuesdays, you can place large debris at the curb this Wednesday, October 12.



  • THE SILVER AND GOLD¬†concert, which was rescheduled from the Village Green this summer due to weather, will be held this Sunday, October 9 indoors at Grace UMC.¬†

  • PUBLIC SAFETY DAY¬†will occur October 22, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, 45 E. Center Ave. Come touch a truck and see how your police, firefighters, and public works keep our community safe.

  • GHOST WALK¬†returns the weekend of October 21-22, 6-9 p.m. nightly, with the theme "Upside Down Village." Tickets are $25 from the History Museum.

COMMUNITY SAFETY is on everyone's mind, especially parents. Lake Bluff and Lake Forest government and schools are partnering to produce a series of discussions on important safety topics. The series starts Tuesday, October 18 at 7 p.m. with "The Role of the School Resource Officer."


STOP WAITING TO WRITE THAT NOVEL: Join Lake Forest College's "Writing by the Lake" creative writing seminar series starting later this month. The series features award-winning poet and novelist Joshua Corey.


FARMERS FINALE. Today was the last day of the Lake Bluff Farmers Market. Thanks to all of our customers for a great 29th year! 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.

‚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 Architectural Board of Review Meeting (October 4, 7 p.m.) The ABR recommended the Village Board approve site plan changes for Shoreacres Golf Course (1601 Shore Acres Drive) and the Public Safety Building (45 E. Center Ave.).


Upcoming Village Board Meeting (Monday, October 10, 7 p.m.). The Village Board will consider:

  • Proclaiming October as dysautonomia awareness month and October 23-31 as Red Ribbon Week.
  • Honoring the public service of Kathryn "Kate" Briand, who recently resigned from the Village Board.
  • Appointing Village Clerk Katharine Hatch to fulfill a vacancy on the Village Board.
  • Approval of:
    • An extended expiration date for zoning relief to allow the establishment of a new automobile dealership at 39-47 Sherwood Terrace (Imperial Motors).
    • A site plan for Shoreacres Golf Course (1601 Shore Acres Drive).
    • 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).¬†
    • A new set of regulations to govern future planned residential developments.
    • Updates to 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 Historic Preservation Commission Meeting (Wednesday, October 12, 7 p.m.). The HPC will consider a landmark nomination and advisory review for 618 Maple Avenue and discuss the current landmark status of 231 E. Prospect Avenue.

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