Village News

Last Updated June 26, 2020

There's a lot to keep up with. This is what you must know:

  • Our region has progressed to the least restrictive phase of the Restore Illinois plan based on improving COVID-19 health outcomes.
  • COVID-19 is still in our community. You should continue to take precautions.
  • A maximum gathering size of 50 now applies and most businesses are reopened with capacity limits.
  • Social distancing and cloth face coverings are a fact of life until there is a vaccine or cure for COVID-19.  If in doubt, wear your face covering.

Call United Meters, Inc. at (877) 533-8964 to schedule your appointment today.

Introduction

As part of the Village’s efforts to conserve more water, we are replacing (almost) every water meter between now and May 2020. These replacements will eliminate water meters that have lived their useful life and replace them with new water meters that are all-electronic, have no moving parts, and come with modern features that reduce water loss and the costs of operating our water system.

Some fast facts:

  • The Installer. The Village has hired an experienced plumbing company, United Meters, Inc., to install your new meter. Each licensed plumber has been screened by the Lake Bluff Police Department and will carry identification.
  • The Plan. United Meters will replace over 2,000 meters in the next four months:
    • Addresses east of Sheridan Road will be scheduled in January and February.
    • Addresses west of Sheridan Road will be scheduled in March and April.
  • What You Need To Do. It’s easy. You will need to schedule a personal appointment with United Meters. Someone at least 18 years old will have to provide access to your home. You will need to provide clear space around your water meter for us to work.
  • Your Easy Appointment. Most appointments will take less than half an hour. Your water will be shut off while the meter is replaced. Your new meter is provided at no charge.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Village's 2020 Water Quality Report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water.

If you would like a paper copy mailed to your home, contact Village Hall by calling (847) 234-0774.

On March 18, 2020, the Village entered a state of civil emergency. You can read the emergency proclamation here.

The proclamation does four things. It...

  • Allows emergency purchases by the Village administration.
  • Allows emergency staffing.
  • Directs the Village administration to cooperate with other agencies in addressing COVID-19.
  • Closes all physical fitness facilities and membership sports clubs effective March 19, 2020.

The Village offers a one-time partial rebate of 2019 sales tax payments for Lake Bluff businesses that have suffered at least a 25% decline in revenues due to COVID-19. Eligible businesses:

  • Report sales tax within the Village of Lake Bluff.
  • Are physically located within the Village's CBD, L-1, L-2, AP-1, or S zoning districts.
  • Have no more than four total operating locations.
  • Are not part of a franchise system, are not private clubs, and are not home occupations.
  • Have suffered at least a 25% decline in revenues.
  • Paid at least $500 in local sales tax during calendar year 2019.
  • Was in operation as of March 21, 2020. (This does not exclude businesses that lawfully could not operate due to the Governor's Stay at Home order.)

Eligible businesses may receive a one-time payment of 10% of local sales taxes (excluding home rule sales tax) paid during calendar year 2019; minimum $500, maximum $5,000.

For more information and to apply:

Available positions with the Village of Lake Bluff are posted below. Persons interested in future openings are encouraged to visit this site from time to time for detailed information concerning available positions.  

For information regarding volunteer opportunities with the Lake Bluff Fire Department, please contact Fire Department Executive Assistant Nancy Gusterine at 847-234-5158, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.