NEW VILLAGE HALL OFFICE HOURS
Effective May 26, 2023:
NORTH BARRINGTON FALL FESTIVAL
DATE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2023
LOCATION: ETON PARK
HOURS: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Come enjoy with your neighbors and children - Music, Pony Rides, Face Painting, Magician, and Delicious Food
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Do you have a few hours to volunteer at the Fall Festival? Please sign up here https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=MV_UQwWXlUKjvOxMrv9ZT-sUngR0F-xPk1LCp_ksygBUNUJUQUZTOVdTTTRSVDk4SlA0QkpMNzNYVS4u
or call Sue Murdy at Village Hall – (847) 381-6000
Help needed ON SUNDAY, October 1, 2023 with
- Setup – tables, chairs, tablecloths.10:00 a.m. to noon.
- Decorations – table center pieces, straw bales, corn stalks, mums.10:00 a.m. to noon.
- Event Support – manage popcorn machine, cotton candy, handout hot dogs, brats, chips.12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Clean up – break-down tables, chairs, collect garbage bags, etc. 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
"Helping Cuba Township Food Pantry"
"Please bring paper products, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, laundry, and cleaning supplies for donation. Feel free to also bring non-perishable, non-expired food items."
ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS AND RECYCLING
Street-Side E-scrap collection will be September 26, 2023.These dates are on your regular refuse collection day. The following regulations apply.
- Limit 1 TV or monitor per customer and up to five (5) additional items.
- Electronics must be placed outside the night before. LRS will come early and only do a one-time pass. If you miss the date, LRS will accept a drop off at their Wauconda office, 1350 N. Old Rand.
- Place electronics by the recycle bin, DO NOT place the item inside the recycle bin. If you have small electronics (such as wires) place in a box by the garbage/recycle bins.
- NO kitchen appliances will be accepted (i.e., mixers, hand-held blenders, etc.).
The Village offers recycling for small electronics, shoes, and holiday lights. The bins are located at the north end of the Village Hall.
The Village of Tower Lakes, as well as the Ela Township Library offer textile recycling bins. Walmart in Lake Zurich offers eye glass recycling. The Lake Zurich American Legion, 51 Lyons Drive, Lake Zurich, IL 60047 offers recycling for American Flag
VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES DESIGN ENGINEERING CONTRACT FOR STORM WATER IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
At the June 21, 2023 Village Board meeting, the Board of Trustees approved an engineering contract with Robinson Engineering to design and prepare bidding documents aimed at mitigating the flooding that is occurring in Grassmere Farm subdivision, Haverton Way, Duck Pond Ln., and IL Route 59.
The cause of the flooding is the result of failed storm water conveyance systems including collapsed field tiles over the past 10 years.The failed systems include storm pipes and open swales that generally convey storm water from the west (Haverton subdivision area) to the east under IL Route 59 to Grassmere Subdivision and then under IL Route 22 north through Oaksbury subdivision to Honey Lake.
The scope of the project although relatively simple in design, the planned improvements will require approval from multiple regulatory agencies having Jurisdiction including Army Corp of Engineers, Illinois Department of Transportation, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, and Illinois Department of Natural Resources.The project will impact flood plain areas and wetlands.Permitting from the various agencies will be a significant part of the project.
The Village is in que for grant funding for the project of up to $2.5 million from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.The grant funding is being coordinated and administered by the Lake County Storm Water Management Commission.The grant funding is not guaranteed.
The current schedule for the project is for the design engineering to be completed in the spring of 2024, the permit approval from the regulatory agencies to be completed in the summer of 2024, and the project is expected to start in the in the fall/winter of 2024.Please know that the schedule may be extended due to multiple state regulatory agencies permitting process.
YEAR END 2024 BUDGET
The Village Board considered the proposed Fiscal Year End 2024 budget and Capital Improvement Plan at its budget meeting on March 22, 2023. The proposed General Fund (operating budget) identifies expenditures of $1,315,603. The proposed budget is slightly less than last year’s budget of $1,357,329. The 5-year Capital Improvement Plan includes expenditures over five years of $5.6 million. The planned capital expenditures for Fiscal Year End 2024 budget is $985,950, which includes expenditures of $788,000 for stormwater improvements, plus $138,500 in facilities and $30,000 in engineering costs for designing the 2025 Street Program. Combined with the general fund, the total budget is $2,301,553.
The most significant project planned is the Grassmere/Haverton//Oaksbury stormwater improvement project. The Village is beginning the engineering design work to correct a long-standing flooding problem of Haverton Way and Illinois State Route 59. Not only is this flooding causing a deterioration of public infrastructure, but it has created a public safety hazard. The project is expected to be completed in 2024.
A copy of the proposed budget can be found here: https://www.northbarrington.org/download_file/view/2342/1
Powerpoint budget presentation can be found here:
VILLAGE COST SHARE TREE PLANTING PROGRAM
An Ordinance was passed establishing a cost sharing tree planting policy on private property in North Barrington. The Village recognizes the importance trees have in the community. The planting of trees provides benefits to the community including improved property values, reduction in carbon dioxide, provides food and shelter for wildlife, stabilizes soil from erosion, has a cooling effect through transpiration, and provides a natural buffer between homes and roadways.
A resident may request financial reimbursement from the Village for the planting of a tree on private property located within the Village. The Village will reimburse the property owner up to 50% of the actual cost of the purchase and planting of the tree or $300, whichever amount is less. Upon application, the following program guidelines shall apply:
- The quote must be from a nursery engaged in the business of selling and planting trees and include a one-year guarantee. The quote shall include the cost of the tree, species of the tree, caliper of the tree (minimum of 2 inches), planting cost of the tree and the one-year guarantee.
- The tree planting location must be marked by the owner and JULIE (homeowner is responsible to arrange), be in the front or side yard, not located in the ROW and approved by a Village official.
- One tree per year per residential address, applications will be first come first served and reimbursement is subject to the availability of Village funds.
Tree of the Year Recognition Program
Nominations for the Village of North Barrington Tree of the Year are open!!
The Environmental and Health Commission is happy to announce the Tree of The Year Recognition program. In July, the Board of Trustees approved the program that will begin immediately. The Village Board recognizes the importance that trees have in the community and has established a tree preservation ordinance. The community has also received the designation of Tree City USA for the past 20 years.
The Tree of The Year program recognizes the value trees have in the community by mitigating the impacts of climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide, increasing property values, reducing energy costs, and improving mental and physical health to the Village residents.
If you want to nominate your tree for this recognition or if you know of a tree in the community that you feel has significant beauty, has a historical significance or a story of interest, or is of exceptional size, form, or rarity we encourage you to nominate the tree.
The winning tree will be announced and recognized at the Village Arbor Day Celebration.
Program guidelines can be found here.
Feel free to start a nomination for the following year.
Golf Cart Registration
Golf Carts driven on public streets must be registered with the Village of North Barrington. All golf carts driven on public streets must meet the requirements stipulated in the Village Code. Application and instructions can be downloaded here.
- Must have a valid driver's license to operate a golf cart on a public street.
- Golf carts may only be driven on streets with a posted speed limit of 25 mph or lower.
- Applicants must provide a copy of insurance policy providing proof of liability insurance to operate the golf cart on a public street.
- Hours of Operation:
- Monday – Thursday: 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- Friday – Saturday: 6:00 a.m. to Midnight
Questions can be directed to the Village Administrator, John A. Lobaito by telephone at (847) 381-6000 x10 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
SWALCO Special Materials Collections:
SWALCO will host monthly drop off events at the Gurnee facility to handle high demand items. Only the items below will be accepted. Business waste or unknown/unlabeled cylinders, canisters or containers will not be accepted items. Items are accepted by appointment. To make an appointment, visit swalco.org.
- Latex Paint (no oil based paints, varnishes or other)
- 1 quart or less $3.00 each, 1 gallon $4.50 each, 5 gallons $11.50 each.
- Single Use and Isobutane Propane Cylinders (small only) $4.25 each
- Fire Extinguishers (all sizes, makes and models) $3.00 each