The Village Hall will be closed on Monday, February 19th in observance of Presidents' Day.
The origin of Presidents’ Day lies in the 1880s, when the birthday of Washington—commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and the first president of the United States—was first celebrated as a federal holiday. In 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Bill, which moved a number of federal holidays to Mondays. The change was designed to schedule certain holidays so that workers had a number of long weekends throughout the year, but it has been opposed by those who believe that those holidays should be celebrated on the dates they actually commemorate. During debate on the bill, it was proposed that Washington’s Birthday be renamed Presidents’ Day to honor the birthdays of both Washington (February 22) and Lincoln (February 12); although Lincoln’s birthday was celebrated in many states, it was never an official federal holiday. Following much discussion, Congress rejected the name change. After the bill went into effect in 1971, however, Presidents’ Day became the commonly accepted name, due in part to retailers’ use of that name to promote sales and the holiday’s proximity to Lincoln’s birthday. Presidents’ Day is usually marked by public ceremonies in Washington, D.C., and throughout the country.
Winter Snow Removal Services
The Village of North Barrington is excited to announce it has entered a contract with Great Lakes Snow Systems. 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,
NOT THE CONTRACTOR.
Radon Gas Testing Kits Available Through the Health Department
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org *Application for Volunteer Position