The Lake Bluff Letter - January 20, 2023

The Lake Bluff Letter - January 20, 2023

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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 next week. The meetings will be held in the Village Hall Board Room (40 East Center Avenue) on:

Village and Community Updates

LOCK YOUR CAR. Over the past several weeks, three cars have been stolen in Lake Bluff. In every instance, the vehicle was left unlocked with the keys stored inside. 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.


SEASONAL TREE TRIMMING IS UNDERWAY by the Village and ComEd. 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.


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.


CURB YOUR DOG. As a reminder to Lake Bluff dog owners, please remember to pick up your animal's waste.


CROYA BOWL FUNDRAISER. CROYA (Committee Representing Our Young Adults) is a community-based youth organization welcoming 7th-12th grade students who live or go to school in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Knollwood. On Saturday, February 11 come to the CROYA Student Union from 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. for live music, food, family friendly activities, youth testimonials, online auction, raffles, and more. Click here for more information.

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.


Recent Sustainability and Community Advancement Ad Hoc Committee (SEC) Meeting (January 9, 7 p.m.). The SEC:

  • Discussed next steps for possible changes to how the Village regulates gas-powered leaf blowers.
  • Discussed proposed meeting dates for 2023.

Upcoming Village Board Committee-of-the-Whole (COW) meeting (Monday, January 23, 6 p.m.). The COW will:

  • Continue discussing building fire code requirements for fires sprinklers in commercial and multi-family buildings.
  • Discuss and review an draft update to the Village Affordable Housing Plan

Upcoming Village Board meeting (Monday, January 23, 7 p.m.). The Village Board will consider:

  • A resolution honoring the public service of Kathleen O'Hara and awarding her the Phyllis Albrecht Award for distinguished service to the Village.
  • Designating the Village Market Building (24 E. Scranton Ave) as a historic landmark.
  • Amending Title 3 of the Village Code concerning delivery of liquor and the number of class T liquor licenses.
  • Approving a sport court and path at Lake Bluff Middle School.
  • A resolution authorizing an intergovernmental facility usage agreement between the Village of Lake Bluff and the Lake Bluff Park District regarding 503 Sunrise Avenue (Sunrise Beach).

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