The Lake Bluff Letter - February 24, 2023

The Lake Bluff Letter - February 24, 2023

Lake Bluff Style

Lake Bluff Wildlife on East Prospect. Taken by John Marozsan. Licensed under CC BY 4.0.

Take a great photo lately? Send it to us and you might be featured here.

Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

Throughout 2022 the Village participated alongside 10 other North Shore communities to examine leaf blower regulations including best practices; environmental impacts; and alternative methods and new technologies used in landscape maintenance.


The working group released their final report in December 2022. On January 9, 2023 the Village Board refered the matter to the SEC who, at their February 21, 2023 meeting unanimously voted to recommend a May 15 - September 30 seasonal ban on the use of gas-powered leaf blowers with limited exceptions.


The Village Board will discuss the draft ordinance at their meeting on Monday, Ferbruary 27 at 7 p.m.


More information about the proposed ordinance can be found on the Village's website.

Village and Community Updates

LFHS GOT TALENT. The Association of Parents and Teachers (APT) will be sponsoring the Lake Forest High School Talent Show from February 23-25. Performances will take place each night at 7 p.m. All proceeds go to the APT and will directly benefit students and teachers. Click here for more information and tickets.


LOCK YOUR CAR. When cars have been stolen in Lake Bluff, 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.


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.


100 YEARS YOUNG. ‍In collarboration with the Lake Bluff History Museum, Lake Bluff School District 65 is planning a centennial celebration of the community's 1st elected school board in 1923. To honor this occasion and to help celebrate the history of public schools in Lake Bluff, the district is asking former teachers, students, administrators, board members, and community members to email stories (written, photo, audio) about District 65 to

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 (February 21, 7 p.m.). The SEC:

  • Received a presentation by a Village sonultant regarding the Village's mangement of its storm sewer system.
  • Recommended a seasonal ban on gas-powered leaf blowers to the Village Board.

Recent Business Advisory Ad Hoc Committee (BAC) meeting (February 22, 7 p.m.). The BAC:

  • Discussed a proposal to evaluate redevelopment opportunities in the Waukegan Road Business Park and the land in the immediate vicinity of the Illinois Routes 41 and 176 interchange.
  • Discussed the evaluation of the economy of the Village and actions to promote the economic health of the business community.

Upcoming Finance Committee meeting (Monday, February 27, 5:30 p.m.). The Finance Committee will review:

  • The second year of the FY 23-24 Fiscal Plan.

Upcoming Village Board meeting (Monday, February 27, 7 p.m.). The Village Board will:

  • Receive a report from Lake Forest Community High School District 115 Superintendent Dr. Matthew Montgomery regarding the District's Bond Referendum.
  • Discuss the SEC's February 21, 2023 regular meeting report regarding gas-powered leaf blower regulations and draft ordinance.
  • Discuss the Joint Pland Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals' (PCZBA) February 15, 2023 workshop regarding historic preservation zoning incentives.
  • Consider adopting the regular meeting dates and Committee-of-the-Whole meeting dates for the Board of Trustees for Fiscal Year 2023-2024.
  • Consider continued participation in the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS).

 If you no longer wish to receive emails from us, you may Unsubscribe" contenteditable="false">Unsubscribe.


Did a friend share this with you? Subscribe and get your news straight from the source.

View the Lake Bluff Letter archives.

Email: | Web: | Phone: (847) 234-0774

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

40 E. Center Avenue, Lake Bluff, IL 60044