News and Information:
- Mosquito Abatement. The Village uses Clarke Mosquito for mosquito abatement. Contact information for Clarke can be found here. Tips for homeowners:
To reduce mosquito populations:
- Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, flower pots or any other containers where water has collected.
- Remove and discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items left outdoors that can collect water.
- Empty and clean birdbaths and pet water bowls at least once or twice a week.
- Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don’t accumulate water.
- Maintain swimming pools in good condition with appropriate chlorination. Empty the water from children’s swimming pools when not in use.
- ELECTRICAL AGGREGATION. The Village of North Barrington aggregation program with Constellation Energy Services, Inc. will expire in July of 2017. The current price of 7.09 cents per kWh will be raised in June, 2016 to 7.62 cents per kWh; this rate will be the rate thru the expiration of the program. This change is a result of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s changes to the law in regulating the interstate transmission of electricity. Due to the polar vortex the area went through in early 2014, the utility company’s grid almost collapsed during the coldest part of the winter. The power grid operator in our area, PJM Interconnection, is implementing market changes - called Capacity Performance - to improve the reliability of the power grid. This market change will result in increased costs for all electricity suppliers and utilities who sell energy to consumers in PJM, including ComEd. ComEd’s annual rate will be published in June. Any resident who is a customer of Constellation can opt out of the program with no charge or termination fee. If you have further questions, visit the FAQ page on their website, found here, or contact Constellation representative John Nania, 630-416-8300 extension 301.
- Conservation Information: Heritage Tree Ordinance, Best Management Practices Handbook, Conservation at Home programs including Rain Gardens can be found here.
- Garbage Collection & Recycling information (including electronics, compact fluorescent bulbs and prescriptions drugs) can be found here.
- Outdoor Activities - Citizens for Conservation and Stillman Nature Center information can be found here.
- Septic and Well Information can be found here.
- Utility Information: Aggregation, ComEd and NiCor Gas can be found here.
- Vehicle Stickers, Parking, Dogs and 50/50 Culvert Information can be found here.