Lake Bluff Letter - April 8, 2022

Lake Bluff Letter - April 8, 2022
Village of Lake Bluff, Illinois

Lake Bluff Letter

Village and Community Updates

VEHICLE STICKER renewals are due May 1. You should receive a renewal notice with the PIN necessary to renew online. Renewals are also accepted via mail or in person at Village Hall.

HELP WANTED. The Village is hiring a full-time maintenance worker, seasonal maintenance workers, and a graduate intern with interest in urban planning. Click here for more information.

ARBOR DAY NOT FAR AWAY. The Lake Bluff Open Lands Association will be planting saplings at the Skokie River Prairie Land and Water Reserve next Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m. to noon.

SHOP LOCAL. Lake Forest College is hosting a student-led pop-up shop at Gorton Community Center on Saturday, April 23. Click for more details.

IF A CHIMNEY FALLS, DOES IT MAKE A SOUND? The History Museum has more information about the recent collapse of the three-century old Stearns chimney. If you'd like to receive more stories about Lake Bluff's past, click here.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS. North Chicago Community Partners is seeking volunteers for their after school enrichment program serving K-5 students. Click here to learn more and sign up.

GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS. The Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund is offering up to $30,000 in assistance to eligible homeowners who are past-due on mortgages, property tax payments, and other costs of home ownership.

SEED BETWEEN THE LINES. The Library's seed library offers free native and pollinator species for your spring planting.

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 Architectural Board of Review Meeting (April 5, 7 p.m.). The ABR discussed:
  • A proposed expansion of the Scranton Alley at 28 E. Center Avenue.
  • Updates to the Village's adopted building codes.
  • Membership qualifications and duties of the ABR.
Upcoming Village Board Meeting (Monday, April 11, 7 p.m.). The Village Board will consider:
  • Recognizing Arbor Day and Fair Housing Month.
  • Recognizing the public service of Joanna Rolek, Executive Director of the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce.
  • An update from the Committee Representing Our Young Adults (CROYA).
  • New authorization for¬†outdoor dining on public property in the Central Business District for summer 2022.¬†Specifically,¬†outdoor dining would move to the parallel parking spots on the north side of Block One in order to simulate the approved concept plan for Block One.
  • Approving a three-year contract with Clarke to provide mosquito control services.
  • Approving construction contracts for capital improvements in the upcoming fiscal year.
  • Bulk variations for the remodel of the single-family residence at 562 Sunrise Avenue.?
  • A 50% reduction in zoning fees for accessory dwelling units.
  • Reappointments of Village officials for the upcoming fiscal year.
  • A revised pay plan and handbook for Village employees for the upcoming fiscal year.
  • Authorizing the disposal of desk phones as surplus property.
The Historic Preservation Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 13 is cancelled.
 
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Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
40 E. Center Avenue, Lake Bluff, IL 60044