The Lake Bluff Letter - December 30, 2022

The Lake Bluff Letter - December 30, 2022

Stormwater Utility


Following two years of study and analysis, the Village Board of Trustees is proposing to create a new stormwater utility including a utility fee.

The Board believes the utility will be the best long-term solution and will create a dedicated funding source that will allow Lake Bluff to increase the speed at which it builds and improves stormwater infrastructure. Before proceeding further, the Village is providing information to residents about this decision-making process. You can review the same facts the Village Board did and let the Village know if and how it should change its approach.


More information was mailed to addresses throughout the Village, is available on the Village website, and will be presented in a series of public meetings later this month.

Village and Community Updates

HAPPY NEW YEAR! The Village's recycling center will be closed Sunday, January 1 and Monday, January 2. Village non-emergency offices will be closed Monday, January 2. All solid waste collections will be delayed by one day. 


VILLAGE TREE TRIMMING BEGINS SOON in areas east of Glen Avenue and Moffett Road. Tree trimming occurs between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and signs will be posted on affected streets before work begins. Click here for more information.


THIS OLD HOUSE. Lake Bluff has commissioned over four surveys of its historic architecture over the last 25 years. You can now explore Lake Bluff's historic houses online through a new interactive map. 


LAKE BLUFF STYLE. Take a great photo lately? Send it to us and you might be featured in this newsletter.


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 continues in just over two weeks on Tuesday, January 17 at 7 p.m. with "Internet Safety for Parents."


BE SMART. Always keep your valuables out of sight or in the trunk. Never leave valuables in unattended vehicles. Always lock your vehicle and take your keys with you.


WINTER PARKING REMINDER. Please move your vehicles off the street to help clear snow and ice from Lake Bluff roads. As a reminder, parking is currently prohibited on Village streets between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. every night (November 15th-April 1th) or after a two-inch snowfall until snow removal is complete.

Board 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.

There were no public meetings this week.


Upcoming Architectural Board of Review Meeting (Tuesday, January 3, 7 p.m.). The ABR will:

  • Review:
    • A new fence for Lake Forest Sportscars (990 North Shore Drive).
    • New signs for Chevy Exchange (1001 Sherwood Drive) and Lake Bluff Dental Care (32 E. Scranton Ave.).
  • Discuss:
    • A proposed exemption process from the Village's commercial fire sprinkler mandate.
    • Updates to the Village's adopted versions of the International Codes (building codes).

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