The Lake Bluff Letter - August 25, 2023

The Lake Bluff Letter - August 25, 2023

Perry the Dog Enjoying a Bluffinia Concert. Photographed by Pamela Payton. Licensed under CC BY 4.0. Take a Great Photo Lately? Send it to us and you might be featured in the next Lake Bluff Letter.

Comprehensive Plan Update Underway

The Lake Bluff Comprehensive Plan Update is underway, and we want your feedback on the Village today and your ideas for the Lake Bluff of tomorrow! Visit the website to learn more, share your thoughts on the comment map to inspire your neighbors, and tell us your priorities by taking a five-minute survey. Help us build a community vision by sharing your insights about sustainability, transportation, housing, shopping, and much more in the Village!

‚ÄćVillage Community Updates

Special Event Update. Grace UMC's "Silver and Gold" Concert listed on the Village's special events postcard has been cancelled. 


CROYA Highlights. CROYA’s 2023-2024 school year youth programs including community service projects, leadership programs, retreats, and social programs have begun! 

  • CROYA‚Äôs after school drop-in hours are 3:30-5:30 pm (with a 2:30 pm start on Mondays).
  • The first weekly Middle School meeting (7th & 8th graders is August 29 at 4 pm and the first weekly High School meeting is August 30 at 7 pm. The CROYA van picks up students after school at LBMS and LFHS.
  • Sign ups for CROYA's Peer Training program will take place in early September.
  • Activator Music Academy is taking applications for afforable Fall guitar, bass, drums, piano, vocals, and cello lessons in the basement of the CROYA Student Union.

For more information about CROYA's youth programming and to access participation waivers, click here. Sign up for CROYA’s monthly e-mail newsletter by clicking here.

Lake Bluff History Musuem. How much do you know about Lake Bluff? Test your knowledge and join the History Museum in the first ever Hystori-cal Trivia Hunt on September, 15! Click here for tickets and more information.   


Book Club at Lake Bluff Library for Adults. Did you know the Lake Bluff Library has a book club for adults? On September 19 at 2:30 pm, a group of enthusiastic readers will be discussing An American Summer by Alex Kotlowitz. Stop by the Library to pick up your copy today before the program starts next month.


The Risk of West Nile Virus is Increasing in the Region. The Lake County Health Department recommends that residents take personal protection measures to minimize mosquito bites including: using an EPA registered mosquito repellent, wearing loose fitting clothing, avoiding peak mosquito feeding times such as dawn & dusk, and eliminating standing water (if it can hold water, it can breed mosquitoes). For more information on how to take protective measures click here. Residents can report potential mosquito breeding areas (water standing for 3+ days) in their neighborhoods on the Residential Portal here.

‚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.ÔĽŅ


Upcoming Village Board Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting (Monday August 28, 2023, 6:15 p.m.). The COW will discuss requests for:

  • A parking pad on Village property (665 Moffet Rd).¬†
  • Live-amplified music events in Scranton Alley and related special event plan.


Upcoming Village Board Meeting (Monday August 28, 2023, 7 p.m.). The Village Board will consider:

  • July 2023 Financial Report.
  • Appointment of Village Trustees Susan Rider (Chair), Steve Rappin, and Taryn Fisher to the Finance Committee.
  • Requests from the Lake Bluff Park District and Grace United Methodist Church to waive fees.
  • The disposing of certain Village records.
  • Amending a professional services agreement with Lauterbach and Amen, LLP (ongoing accounting support).
  • Adopting by reference the Lake County Watershed Development Ordinance.


The upcoming Business Advisory Ad Hoc Committee (BAC) meeting scheduled for August 30 has been cancelled.  

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