The Lake Bluff Letter - November 10, 2023

The Lake Bluff Letter - November 10, 2023

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Veteran's Day

Thank you to all the Veterans who have served and continue to serve this country. Today we recognize your selflessness and the sacrifices you have made. 

Comprehensive Plan Open House November 15

Please join the PCZBA and Teska Associates on November 15 from 6-8 pm at Village Hall (40 E Center Avenue) for an Open House. Stop by and share your thoughts on housing, land use, and more to help inform the goals and priorities of the Plan.


The best way to stay in the loop is to subscribe to the plan website; this will keep you posted on all project news and events as they are announced. While you’re there, make sure to share your ideas to the comment map (and come back whenever inspiration strikes) and, if you haven’t yet, take the five-minute survey to let us know your priorities for Lake Bluff’s future.

Village Community Updates

Green Bay Road Open House. On November 2 the Village hosted an Open House regarding the Green Bay Road and Bridge reloctaion project, which will happen early spring of 2026. For those of you that could not attend, details can be found on the Village website here. Comments can be submitted using this form by November 16, 2023. 


Volcano MulchingDid you know that too much mulch is bad for a tree? Volcano mulching occurs when mulch is piled up around the trunk and can cause disease. Instead, limit mulch to 3” in depth and keep it away from the bark. Click here to see an example. 


Batteries Not Included. Rather than placing batteries in your garbage, bring your batteries to the Village of Lake Bluff Recycling Center's elcetronics bin.  For more information on recycling batteries, click here


Tree Inventory. Davey Resource Group will be in town tagging public trees to assist with the Village's tree inventory update.


For the Birds. Consider reducing light at night to enjoy the night sky and keep nocturnal populations and migrating birds safe by using: 1) the lowest level of lighting needed, 2) soft (2500K) and/or fully shielded bulbs, and 3) timed or motion-sensing lights. Click here for a recent presentation by Dark Skies Chicago to learn more. Click here to monitor Lake County's bird migration.

Let the Holiday Festivities Begin. On November 11, the Lake Bluff Garden Club will be decking the Village planters with festive greens for the coming holidays. Please say hello and learn more about the Lake Bluff Garden Club. 


Lake Bluff Women's Club. The Lake Bluff Women's Club is hosting a Luncheon Program on November 14 featuring 'The Nettes' musical entertainment and a catered lunch. Bring a friend! Registration is $20 for members and $30 for guests. Please contact Kathy at or (847)404-0874 for more information. 

Picasso, Picasso & Paris. On Thursday, November 16 at 7pm join Betsy Means from Woman-Lore for a historical portrayal of American writer Gertrude Stein at the Lake Buff Library. To register for this event and for more inforamtion click here. The Library will be closed on November 16th for a staff in-service day.


Deck the Halls. Join the Lake Bluff History Museum for their Holiday Home Tour. Visit local homes decked out in holiday finery from 11am-4:30pm on December 3! To buy your ticekts now and for more information, click here


CROYA News. CROYA’s Annual Poinsettia Sale is happening now (forms due November 15). Funds raised help pay for Senior Awards, Youth Scholarships, and CROYA programs. CROYA will be closed on Friday, November 10, in observance of Veteran's Day. CROYA's High School Fall Retreat is November 17-19 at Camp Henry Horner. Due to the retreat CROYA will be closed November 17-20. 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.


Upcoming Finance Committee Meeting (FC) (Monday, November 13, 2023 at 6 p.m.). The Finance Committee will discuss:

  • Police Pension Fund.
  • FY2024 Budget Amendments. 


Upcoming Village Board Meeting (VB) (Monday, November 13, 2023 at 7 p.m.). The Village Board will:

  • Hear an informational update from Lake Forest High School District 115 regarding referendum project planning and execution. 
  • Hear an informational update regarding the Green Bay Road and Bridge Reconstruction Project.
  • Consider a resolution approving the purchase of rock salt for the purpose of snow and ice removal from Compass Minerals America, INC.
  • Consider a resolution approving the extinguishment of a consveration area at 201 Moffett Road. 


Upcoming Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals (PCZBA) Special Meeting (Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 6 p.m.). The PCZBA will:

  • Host a Comprehensive Land Use Plan Open House to solicit feedback regarding current and future land use in the Village.

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