Lake Bluff Letter - May 5, 2022

Lake Bluff Letter - May 5, 2022
Village of Lake Bluff, Illinois

Lake Bluff Letter

Village and Community Updates

SEMI-ANNUAL COLLECTIONS. If your trash pickup day is Tuesday, you can place multiple bulky items at the curb for pickup next Wednesday, May 11.

SPRING PROJECT LIST. Path resurfacing and repairs are underway throughout the Village, including in Tangley Oaks. Water main work is largely complete for the year and restoration is underway. The Village's resurfacing program will start in a few weeks; stay tuned for streets and details.

SONGBIRD SUSPENSION. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources asks that you not use bird baths or feeders until the end of May to help manage a bird disease outbreak in the Midwest.

NO MOW MAY. Mowing less in the month of May can help create habitats that support early season pollinators. As long as you control weeds, lawn grass can lawfully grow up to eight inches in height within the Village limits. Join the Lake Bluff Public Library and others in No Mow May!

WHAT'S THE BUZZ? Lake County recently dissolved the Lake Bluff Mosquito Abatement District, and the Village has retained Clarke to continue to provide mosquito control services in our area. Residents can continue to report standing water and nuisances and request spraying notifications by using clarkeportal.com/hotline. (If you previously registered to receive notifications, you will continue to receive them and do not need to take any action.)

BE AWARE. There is an increase in "ruse" burglaries in the North Shore where an offender impersonates a utility company employee and distracts a homeowner. Verify the identity of anyone asking to enter your home, even if they look official. If you are unsure, call the utility before allowing an individual to enter.

SHHHHHH. Landscape work like leaf blowing and lawn mowing may not start before 8 a.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. on weekends and holidays. If you hear a violation, call the Police Department's non-emergency line at (847) 234-8760.
 
THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM. The Lake Bluff History Museum has a new article about the development of Crab Tree Farm. Click here if you'd like more stories about Lake Bluff's past.

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 (May 3, 7 p.m.). The ABR:
  • Review improvements to the temporary outdoor dining area in Block One of the Central Business District.
  • Recommended the Village Board approve¬†site plans for:
    • New planters at the Lake Bluff Library (123 E. Scranton Ave.).
    • A new self-storage facility at 105 Albrecht Drive.
    • An expansion of the Scranton Alley walkway at the Center Avenue Partners development (but not the outdoor dining for Prairie Espresso).
Upcoming Finance Committee Meeting (Monday, May 9, 6 p.m.). The Finance Committee will discuss how a stormwater utility fee might be structured to support stormwater infrastructure.

Upcoming Village Board Meeting (Monday, May 9, 7 p.m.). The Village Board will consider:
  • The Police Pension Fund's annual report.
  • Approving:
    • An expansion of the Scranton Alley walkway at the Center Avenue Partners development (but not the outdoor dining for Prairie Espresso).
    • Residential bulk variations to allow for the renovation of a garage at¬†112¬†East North Avenue.
    • Reducing the number of liquor licenses in the Village as certain businesses¬†no longer sell¬†liquor.
    • A site plan for new planters at the Lake Bluff Library (123 E. Scranton Ave.).
    • Replacement of a backhoe/loader.
    • Technical updates to the Village's vehicle sticker regulations.
The Historic Preservation Commission meeting scheduled for May 11 is cancelled.
Did a friend share this with you? Subscribe and get your news straight from the source.
If you no longer wish to receive emails from us, you can unsubscribe.
You can view archive copies of the Lake Bluff Letter here.
Email: vlb@lakebluff.org ? Web: lakebluff.org ? Phone: (847) 234-0774
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
40 E. Center Avenue, Lake Bluff, IL 60044