As part of the waste collection enhancements provided to Lake Barrington residents, Waste Management has installed a Sharps (medical needles) Disposal Kiosk in the lobby of Village Hall. Sharps must be placed in registered disposal containers, which are available at Village Hall at no charge. Village Hall hours are Monday-Friday, 8 am – 3 pm, excluding holidays.
Let your voice be heard! Take the Healthier Barrington Survey!
Click the photo at the right to take the community survey.
In February of 2014, the Healthier Barrington Coalition will be sending out the 2014 Healthier Barrington Needs Survey. This survey has been conducted by the Coalition every three years since 1996 and offers residents living in the 60010 area an opportunity to provide input into the various aspects of living in the Barrington area. Topics include the environment, transportation, recreation, education, healthcare, employment and much more. If you receive a copy of the survey, please take 10-15 minutes to share your viewpoint. Your voice will be heard and you can help shape the future in the Barrington area.
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A Message from the Lake County Clerk's Office
January 9,, 2014
New Early Voting Site for Cuba and Wauconda Voters
The Lake County Clerk’s office is most grateful to Cuba Township and Clerk Priscilla Rose for the long partnership in facilitating early voting at the Township offices. New state laws continue to increase requirements and associated costs for voting. In an effort to minimize the financial burden to taxpayers, a number of early voting sites have been combined and relocated to better serve with fewer sites.Beginning with the March 2014 primary, early voters in Cuba and Wauconda Townships will be served at the Lake Barrington Village Hall, 23860 N. Old Barrington Road, Lake Barrington. Early voting sites are open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting Monday, March 3 until Saturday, March 15.The convenient in-person early voting option is available to all registered voters. State law requires early voters to present a current, government-issued photo ID before receiving a ballot.
Any voter can request a ballot by mail online without signing a separate paper ballot request at www.LakeVoterPower.info or may complete a printable form online to sign and mail to Lake County Clerk, 18 North County St., Rm. 101, Waukegan, IL 60085. For more information, call 847/377-2406.
Important Election Dates
February 6 First day to request a ballot by mail.
February 18 Close of Voter Registration at the office of municipal and township clerks and with deputy registrars and agencies.
February 19 Grace Period Registration/Address Change begins at the County office.
March 3 First day for early voting
March 13 Last day to request a ballot by mail.
March 15 Last day for early voting
March 15 Last day for Grace Period Registration/Address Change at the County office.
March 18 GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION
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Keep Your Pets Safe
Coyote sightings have increased as they have become more active during mating season, typically January - March.
Keep your pets indoors from dusk to dawn, and when walking small dogs, keep them on a leash.
Keep an eye on your dog. It is best to go outside with your dog when you let it out.
Do not feed coyotes or foxes. Keep garbage stored securely, don't leave food outside, and use squirrel-proof bird feeders to prevent drawing small animals which attract coyotes or foxes.
Your guidelines for drainage issue prioritization and response
The Village of Lake Barrington is committed to addressing drainage issues and problems throughout the community. At the February 4, 2014 meeting, the Village Board adopted the Drainage Problem Response –Guidelines which prioritizes drainage issues for response and analysis and outlines a response guideline to help residents understand the scope of assistance the Village can provide. Click on the photo at the right for the Guidelines.
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Grid sign obscured by plants
Grid sign should be cleared of foliage.
Green Grid Signs Act as Emergency Beacons, Speed Delivery of District’s Fire & EMS Services
The green numbered signs dotting the BCFPD landscape serve an important role in the delivery of fire and emergency medical services: they act as beacons to help firefighters and paramedics rapidly reach residents in need.
The signs – familiar landmarks to area residents – allow firefighters to accurately identify home locations throughout the BCFPD, where addresses are based on postal rural route numbers.
As a result, house numbers are out of sequence in many areas. In addition, several homes have duplicate numbers, or mailing addresses that indicate a different street than their actual location.
BCFPD Fire Chief/Administrator Jeff Swanson says that the signs avoid the potential for confusion and allow for faster response times.
“The numbers displayed on the signs are based on the grid address system. They are the same numbers that appear on emergency dispatchers’ computers,” he explains.
“Without the signs, it can be very, very difficult to know which property summoned our help. In a situation where seconds might mean the difference between life and death, it is important to get where we need to go quickly.”
BCFPD officials urge residents to keep the grid signs on their properties clear of foliage, debris or other obstructions that may affect firefighters’ ability to identify a home’s location.
Residents with signs that have been damaged, or knocked down by snow plows or other vehicles, should contact the BCFPD at 224-848-4800 to request a free replacement.
Honor Flight Chicago is Searching for WWII Veterans
Honor Flight Chicago flies WWII Veterans (and their caregiver/traveling companion and medical equipment such as wheelchairs, oxygen tanks, walker, etc.) AT NO CHARGE to see the WWII Memorial in Washington DC – their Memorial. To date, they have flown almost 5,000 WWII veterans.
Honor Flight Chicago is searching for WWII veterans to honor them and get them to see their Memorial. Honor Flights are available April 9, May 7, and June 4.
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Click the picture at the right to check out the new Living 60010 website for comprehensive information regarding the Barrington area including where to shop and eat, things to do, and the region’s communities and organizations.