Lake Bluff Letter - May 27, 2022

Lake Bluff Letter - May 27, 2022
Village of Lake Bluff, Illinois

Lake Bluff Letter

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Matthew Smizinski takes the oath of office to serve as the next Chief of Police.

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Village and Community Updates

JOIN US for the kickoff of Lake Bluff's summer special events on the Village Green...
  • First Downtown Block Party - Tomorrow, Saturday, May 28 starting at 5 p.m.
  • Memorial Day Observance - Monday, May 30 at 9 a.m.¬†
  • First Farmers Market - Friday, June 3 from 7 a.m. to noon
MEMORIAL DAY REMINDERS. Village non-emergency facilities, including the Recycling Center, are closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. All landfill, recycling, yard waste, and composting pickups will be delayed by one day next week.

STREET RESURFACING UNDERWAY. The Village's road resurfacing program continued this week. Click for details and a list of scheduled streets.

CROSSING GUARDS WANTED. The Police Department is hiring summer crossing guards, $15 per hour. Learn more and apply in person at the Lake Bluff Police Department, 45 E. Center Ave. 

THE 2022 LAKE BLUFF FARMERS MARKET, sponsored by @properties, starts on the Village Green next Friday! The Market's 29th season includes 32 vendors so far. 

RUN FOR FUN! The Park District's GO Color Run returns Saturday, June 18 and registrations are open. Run, jog, walk, or do all three while being doused with color from shoulder to toe.

CROYA'S BATTLE OF THE BANDS is Friday, June 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Lake Forest High School Auditorium. High school bands will battle it out for top honors and prizes. Tickets are $5 - click for more information.

TEMPORARY YARD SIGNS must be installed on private property and outside of the public street. Generally, private property starts on the house side of your sidewalk, or where there is no sidewalk sidewalk, 15 feet from the edge of the street (about the length of a sedan).

SEEING GREEN IN BLACK AND WHITE. The Lake Bluff History Museum has a new article about one of Lake Bluff's first conservationists, Evelyn Brown. 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 Village Board Meeting (Monday, May 23, 7 p.m.). The Village Board:
  • Appointed and swore in¬†Matthew Smizinski as the Village's Chief of Police; Erik Gehrke as Deputy Chief of Police; and James Reynolds as Sergeant.
  • Received a report about¬†the upcoming¬†2022 Farmers Market.
  • Established¬†a new Elmer Vliet Community Service Award.
  • Approved:
    • A summer outdoor dining plan for Block One of the Central Business District (north side of the Village Green).
    • Amending the Village's Sustainability Plan to state that residents should reduce the use of gas-powered leaf blowers.
    • A site plan for a self-storage facility at 105 Albrecht Drive.
    • Residential bulk variations to allow for the renovation of a garage at¬†112¬†East North Avenue.
    • Approve the purchase of new SCBA (breathing) systems for the Fire Department using Federal grant funds.
    • Technical updates to the Village's vehicle sticker regulations.
  • Gave first reading approval to:
    • Modifications to the special use permit for Lake Bluff Brewing Company (16 E. Scranton Ave.), including a revised floor plan and expanded hours of operation.
    • A fence height variation at 600 E. Prospect Ave.
The Business Advisory Ad Hoc Committee meeting scheduled for May 25 was cancelled.

There are no public meetings the week of May 30.

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