Winter Fest was a Success!
Thanks to Parks Commission Chair Kim Ritschel and Vice Chair Lisa Milczarek,
joined here with Mr. and Mrs. Claus!
Winter Snow Removal Services Update
The Village of North Barrington is excited to announce it has entered a contract with Great Lakes Snow Systems, Inc. for the 2017-2019 snow seasons. Plowing will commence after approximately one inch of snow, and in heavier snows, roads will be cleared as needed until completion of snow event. Please be reminded there is no parking on the street during snow events. All plowed snow by private contractors MUST be pushed completely off of Village road surfaces or are subject to fine. During the winter months, please place all garbage and recycling containers on the driveway adjacent to the street. Please make sure your mailbox posts are secure and in good condition; mailboxes knocked over by the force of the snow will not be replaced, only if damaged by the snow plow. Snow related reports, requests or complaints should be directed to the Village Hall, 847-381-6000.
In 2004, the
Village entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the Road
District in to provide snow and ice control services, as well as other
maintenance services. The IGA was renewed in 2009, and again in 2013, and was
up for renewal this May. Higher costs for services, whether we had snow events
or not, made Village Officials look into other options in order to save
substantial taxpayer dollars. The Village is committed to finding fiscally responsible
solutions that respect taxpayer interests.
Tree removal, brush mowing and other services will continue in the
Village, using other providers.
Radon Gas Testing Kits Available Through the Health Department January is National Radon Action Month – test your home!
Waukegan, Ill. – You can’t see, smell or taste it, but radon gas could be present at a dangerous level in your home. The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is urging residents to test the radon levels in their homes and apartments during the winter months, when indoor radon levels are at their highest.
“Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers, claiming the lives of an estimated 21,000 Americans each year,” said Mark Pfister, the Health Department’s Executive Director. “Testing for radon is easy, inexpensive, and the only way to know if your family is at risk of radon exposure.”
The Health Department offers short-term testing kits for $10.00. The cost includes return postage, laboratory analysis and interpretation by Health Department staff. Test kits are also available from area hardware and building supply stores.
Radon is a radioactive gas naturally found in rock and soil. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up. Any home may have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements.
If test results reveal elevated levels of radon in your home, contact a radon professional to evaluate and fix the problem.
For more information and to request a short-term testing kit, contact the Health Department at: (847) 377-8020 or visit http://www.lakecountyil.gov/2450/Radon.
- Christmas Light Recycling- container is located inside the North Barrington Village Hall.
- Shoes and Boots -We now collect and recycle unwearable athletic shoes at our Village Hall. We also collect other styles of used — but wearable — shoes and boots and donate them to charity. For more information, contact the Village Hall, 847-381-6000.
Flower Vases - Don't know what to do with all those unwanted vases in your cabinet? Please save and drop off any style flower vase to be used for flower arrangement donations to local health care and nursing home facilities The charity organization "Random Acts of Flowers" will arrange and deliver lovely floral arrangements to help cheer residents using your old vases. Drop off is accepted at our Prairie Land's Lake Barrington office (21988 N. Pepper Road, Lake Barrington, Illinois - office hours 8-5 M-F, Saturday 8-12) at regular hours (please bring into office).... Please wrap all vases in bubble wrap or news paper for transport. Medium size vases up to (13 inches) glass, plastic, ceramic, and metal are accepted. Thank you making a difference in someone's life!
Consider joining the Parks and Recreation Commission or Environment & Health Commission. To sign up contact us at email@example.com *Application for Volunteer Position