Village News

As soon as the end of next week, reconstruction work will begin on roads throughout the Village. The Village maintains roads on a multi-year rotating plan to maximize each road’s useful life.

Resurfacing:

  • Lincoln Ave, from W Washington to W Blodgett
  • Rockland Ave, north of W Washington
  • Evanston Ave, from E Washington to E North
  • W Witchwood Ln, from Hickory to Park Ln
  • Park Ln, from Mawman Ave to Green Bay Rd
  • N Birch Ave north of Meadow Circle
  • Foss Ct
  • Wimbledon Ct north of Clay Ct
  • Oak Ave parking area north of E Scranton

Major Patching:

  • Green Bay Road bridge over railroad near Bath and Tennis Club Rd
  • Mawman Ave near W Center Ave
  • Armour Dr
  • Heathrow Ct
  • Kohl Avenue
  • Atkinson Rd
  • E North Ave from Moffett to Maple

A letter will be sent to affected residents before construction starts, including contact information should there be any questions or concerns.

The Lake Bluff Garden Club is celebrating 100 years of enhancing the beauty of Lake Bluff with an exhibit co-sponsored with the Lake Bluff History Museum. The exhibit entitled "A Village Beautiful - Deeply Rooted in Lake Bluff for 100 Years" features artifacts, photographs and historical mementos of the club's many beautification projects.  The exhibit will be on display through the summer.  

An open house will be held Saturday, May 20th at the Lake Bluff History Museum (127 E. Scranton Ave.) from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, please visit lakebluffhistory.org, or 847-482-1571. 

On March 14, 2016, following a public hearing and presentation, the Village Board approved first reading of the Tentative Biennial Budget for the fiscal years commencing May 1, 2016 and ending April 30, 2018; second and final reading was approved on March 28th.  A copy of the presentation is provided below.

This budget, in the amount of $14,043,941 plus $1,192,218 in inter-fund transfers for FY2017 and $13,934,293 plus $1,241,853 in inter-fund transfers for FY2018, includes the Village of Lake Bluff funds and the Lake Bluff Public Library funds.  For the first time ever the Village approved a two-year fiscal plan; this multi-year budget process emphasizes long-range planning, budgeting for results, effective program management, and fiscal responsibility.  Specifically, the primary objectives of this budget are to: (i) maintain current fund balances at or above Village minimum reserve levels, (ii) control operational costs, (iii) continue reinvestment in Village infrastructure, and (iv) continue to deliver quality and efficient services residents expect from the Village of Lake Bluff.  Additionally, this budget has been assembled with the intention to allocate resources consistent with the developed 2016 Village Strategic Plan. 

Copies of the Biennial Budget are available for public inspection at Village Hall, the Public Safety Building, the Lake Bluff Library, and by clicking on the links below.  Following the Public Hearing the Biennial Budget may be further revised and passed without any further inspection, notice or hearing.

Fiscal Years May 1, 2016 through April 30, 2018 Tentative Biennial Budget:     Part I     Part II

Employee Compensation Program as of May 20, 2016

Tentative Biennial Budget Presentation

The Village reminds its residents that the 2017-18 vehicle stickers must be displayed on all of your vehicles.  Be sure to purchase your vehicle stickers before June 1st to avoid a $50 citation and a late fee in the amount of 50% of the cost of the sticker.  Stickers may be purchased at Village Hall Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.