The new BACOG Groundwater Video, developed for School District 220 elementary schools, is now available for viewing on the BACOG website. Go to: www.bacog.org
“Our Groundwater: A presentation of the Barrington Area Council of Governments”. Developed for the elementary school classrooms of Barrington School District 220. Topics include: the local shallow aquifer system, groundwater supply, water quality, public and private well systems, wastewater – sewer and septic, groundwater sustainability, and governmental and personal action to protect groundwater. For students, parents and community residents.
Thank you to our Water Resources Committee members for their help with this project. The school district is currently implementing the video presentation and Skype with a scientist in the 4th grade classrooms.
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The Village of Lake Barrington announced that it will not raise the Village’s portion of the property tax levy in 2016 for the Village’s residents and businesses.
This decision reflects the Village’s solid economic standing which has resulted from its prudent management of taxpayers’ dollars and from its ongoing efforts to promote both the recruitment of new businesses into Lake Barrington and expanded growth of the Village’s already strong local business community.
“We feel it is our duty as elected village officials to be good stewards of the residents’ hard-earned tax dollars,” said Lake Barrington Village President, Kevin Richardson. “We are proud of the fact that our keen focus on tightly managing expenses and our coordinated effort to create a pro-growth business climate has eliminated the need for an increase to the property tax levy this year.”
Richardson noted that positive signs of economic growth continue in the Village, both in its commercial and residential areas. New businesses are emerging in the Pepper Road Business Park and along U.S. Route 14 while the new owner of the Market Place Shopping Center has indicated a strong desire to work with the Village in helping the property reach its full potential. Moreover, residential homebuilding efforts continue to reflect renewed strength with such subdivisions as the Enclave and Tallgrass showing increasing permit and building activity.
“Lake Barrington’s future is bright. Our unique character combined with the thoughtful planning we’ve done over the past several years are working to assure that the Village continues to be in a strong position for years to come. The Board of Trustees and I are grateful for the continued support of the residents and those who operate businesses in our community and look forward to a prosperous 2016.”
About the Village of Lake Barrington: The Village of Lake Barrington is an oasis of elegant countryside living located approximately 40 miles northwest of downtown Chicago in the southwest corner of Lake County, Illinois. Known for its high quality of life, ample green space and low taxes, Lake Barrington blends the best of gracious residential living with convenient shopping and restaurants as well as ready access to public transportation and major highways and interstates.
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Lake Barrington offers a diverse selection of unique dining, shopping, and athletic and recreational options from one of Chicagoland's top craft breweries and pubs to the Midwest's largest indoor sports and athletic facility. We also have one of the few multi-level mission based laser tag facilities in the country.
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