The Lake Bluff Letter - May 19, 2023

The Lake Bluff Letter - May 19, 2023

The Lake Bluff Farmers Market will open its doors for the 30th time on Friday, June 9. The 2023 Farmers Market will run on Friday mornings from June 9 through October 13 from 7:00 a.m. to noon. Along with shopping enjoyment, the Market provides live music and children's entertainment. Thank you to Lake Forest Bank & Trust for sponsoring the Market’s 30th year!

Construction at the Beach

The Beach Access road will be closed Monday through Friday from 6:45 am-7:00 pm and Saturday from 7:45 am-6:00 pm.  Heavy equipment is still being moved to the site via the access road daily. In order to provide a safe beach experience, please use caution when crossing the access road from the stairs. Please keep dogs leashed until you arrive at the designated dog beach. The construction area presents a hazard to dogs and safety is our top priority.  Contractors are installing sheet piling at the beach. Installations are anticipated through the end of May and into the first full week of June, and may cause nearby loud noise and ground vibrations.

Village and Community Updates

‍2023 Community Events. Lake Bluff residents will soon be receiving a 2023 Community Events postcard in the mail. Please note that the Firemen's Ball will take place on Monday, July 3 (postcard incorrectly says July 2). Join us for the kickoff of special events on the Village Green...



First Downtown Block Party

Saturday, May 27 starting at 5 pm






Memorial Day Observance

Monday, May 29 at 9 am

Gazebo on the Village Green



Gas-Powered Leaf Blower Seasonal Ban. The Village's seasonal ban on the use of gas-powered leaf blowers is now in effect through September 30. If you don't perform your own lawn maintenance, talk to your contractor about this new regulation.


Street Resurfacing Underway. Click here for a list of streets. Minor curb and sidewalk work is underway and major asphalt work will begin next week.  All work will be substantially completed by the end of June.


Knitting Communities Together. Art Impact Project's Knitting Communities Together for Mental Health Awareness Month is a multi-town art project aimed at bringing joy, comfort, and camaraderie to residents. Each tree has a tag with Art Impact Logo and a QR code that goes directly to the project page with full explanation. 


Mosquito Abatement.The Village has retained Clarke to continue to provide mosquito control services in our area. Residents can report standing water and nuisances and request spraying notifications by using (if you previously registered to receive notifications, you should continue to receive them).


LBOLA Summer Soirée. Join Lake Bluff Open Lands on June 16 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm for an evening at Crab Tree Farm to enjoy live music and dinner with a silent auction. Proceeds directly support restoration of Lake Bluff preserves managed by LBOLA. Learn more here.


Volcano Mulching = Bad. Be sure to avoid piling mulch against tree trunks, as it can be damaging to trees.


CROYA News. CROYA’s final youth meetings of the school year is Tuesday, May 23rd from 4:00-4:30pm and the final High School meeting is Wednesday, May 24th from 7:00-8:00pm. CROYA’s Recognition Dinner for Graduating Seniors and Executive Committee Members is Monday, May 22nd from 6:00-8:00pm (RSVP to CROYA at (847) 810-3980 or to


Stormwater Utility Fee Approved. Following more than 2 years of study and public engagement, the Village Board of Trustees has created a Stormwater Utility (effective July 1, 2023) to provide an equitable, efficient, certain and neutral revenue stream for the construction, maintenance, operation and improvement of the Village's stormwater system. 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 Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals (PCZBA) meeting (May 17, 7 p.m.). The PCZBA:

  • Recommended floor area ratio and impervious surface coverage zoning relief to allow construction of a shed in the rear yard at 525 East Center Avenue to the Village Board.


Upcoming Village Board Committee-of-the-Whole (COW) meeting (Monday, May 22, 2023, 6 p.m.). The COW will:

  • Continue discussing possible updates to the Village’s Affordable Housing Plan.


Upcoming Village Board Meeting (Monday, May 22, 2023, 7 p.m.). The Village Board will consider:

  • Warrant and Financial Reports.
  • Treasurer's Annual Police Pension Fund Report.
  • 2023 Farmers Market Report.
  • Request from Lake Bluff School District 65 to waive permit fees.
  • Personal Service Agreement with Interdev, LLC for managed IT and security services.
  • Purchasing a replacement pedestrian bridge (Glen Avenue Footbridge).

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