The Village's Plan Commission is curenlty enagaed in the process of updating the Village's Comprehensive Plan. The Commission has hosted community workshops and sent out postcards inviting residents to attend its the workshop sessions to craft the Plan.
The goal of a Comprehensive Plan is to serve as a guide to the Village Board, Plan Commission, Zoning Board, private property owners, and staff in making appropriate planning decisions. The Village is also required to maintain an updated Plan by state statute. The last Plan update was conducted in 2005 with the new plan adopted in December 2006. The Village has hired Houseal Lavigne Assoc. to assist in updating the Comprehensive Plan.
Click the graphic below to see the lastest drafts and meeting dates.
Village of Lake Barrington Comprehensive Planning Tool
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Petitions for April 4, 2017 Municipal Election Available September 13, 2016
LAKE BARRINGTON, IL. – Beginning Tuesday, September 13, 2016, petitions for candidacy for the 2017 Lake Barrington municipal election will be available at the Lake Barrington Village Hall, 23860 Old Barrington Road, Lake Barrington, IL. The first day to circulate nomination petitions is September 20, 2016. The position of Mayor and three Trustee positions and are up for election.
The filing period is Monday, December 12, 2016 through December 19, 2016, excluding weekend days. The Village Clerk will accept petitions only at the Village of Lake Barrington Village Hall, 23860 Old Barrington Road, Lake Barrington, Illinois, during the regular office hours of Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., provided that on the last day for filing, the Village Clerk will accept petitions at the Village of Lake Barrington Village Hall between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
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.
New* Lake Barrington Open for Business & Play Interactive Map
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.
Click the picture at the right to check out the 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.