Mayor Terry Weppler, Village Clerk Sally Kowal and Trustees Todd Gaines, Jay Justice and Richard Moras were all sworn-in for their new terms at Tuesday night's village board meeting. Congratulations, everyone!
Libertyville Village Board
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Fees to increase May 1.
The Libertyville Village Board approved several rate increases, including rates for water and sewer at its April 23 meeting. The bi-monthly water service charge will increase $1.20 from $27.20 to $28.40, while a supplemental fee for water usage in excess of 4,000 gallons will increase 30-cents per additional 1,000 gallons. The bi-monthly sewer service charge will increase $1.40 from $18.20 to $20.20. Rate increases were also approved for water meter installation and ambulance transportation. The rate increases are expected to go into effect May 1. See a PDF of the updated fee schedule here. Trustees also adopted the 2013-14 budget, which is balanced and reflects revenues of $56.6 million and expenditures of $52.3 million. See a PDF of the …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Trustees agreed on the included streets at their meeting Tuesday.
The village of Libertyville is gearing up for its 2014 road program. Trustees voted unanimously March 12 to approve a number of agreements for the 2014 program, including: a $42,462 contract with Jorgensen and Associates Surveyors for surveying related to water main replacement; a $463,636 contract with Christopher B. Burke Engineering for the engineering design work; a $219,674 contract for road reconstruction design work for Kenwood Avenue and several alley sections; and a $128,200 contract with Gewalt-Hamilton Associates for water main replacement design work. The roads included in the 2014 road program are:
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Construction is set to begin on the Libertyville site by the end of April.
Trader Joe's is one step closer to coming to Libertyville. Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the development agreement and final plat of subdivision for the future Trader Joe's site at 1600 S. Milwaukee Ave. The 3.15-acre site is set to be home to two lots, one of them being Trader Joe's. The development agreement includes the installation of a sanitary sewer line across the eastern edge of the property, along with the installation of a storm water detention area, according to village documents. The development will not include a sidewalk along Milwaukee Avenue, however, because a barricade would be required at the railroad tracks, said John Spoden, director of community development. Trader Joe's announced in late …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Trustees voted Tuesday night to let the 2 percent gross receipts tax expire, while approving a one-year extension of the electric and telecommunications taxes.
Libertyville residents will no longer pay a 2 percent gross receipts tax on natural gas. Though trustees voted unanimously Tuesday night to extend the sunset clause for the simplified telecommunications and electric utility taxes for another year, the board agreed to let the natural gas tax expire on April 30, 2013. "These were temporary taxes. I'm excited that least for now, we'll be able to make the gas portion of the tax go away," said Trustee James Moran. He added that it's "nice to be able to alleviate some of the tax burden on our residents." The board initially approved the taxes in September 2009 to replace a reduction in sales tax and other revenues. The taxes were set to expire April 30, 2012, and the board voted in March 2012 to…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The lowest bid came in at just over $948,451.
Libertyville trustees voted unanimously Tuesday night to award a bid to Glenbrook Excavating & Congrete Inc. for the village's 2013 road reconstruction project. The bid amount was just over $948,451. The 2013 road program includes the reconstruction of Seventh Avenue from Glendale Road to Valley Park Drive; Valley Park Drive from Seventh Avenue to Kenwood Avenue; and Sunnyside Avenue from Milwaukee Avenue to Prairie Avenue. The project also includes the public alley within the block bounded by Third Street, East Church Street, Fourth Street and Broadway, according to village board meeting documents. "The work will involve the installation of storm sewer, sanitary sewer replacement, pavement reconstruction, and curb and gutter," according …
Groundbreaking on the store is set to take place in April, the Daily Herald reports.
When Libertyville Patch asked readers a week ago what they'd like to see in the old Frank's Nursery location that had already been designated as the home for a new grocery store, there was one name at the top of the wish list: Trader Joe's. Well, your wish is coming true. Trader Joe's announced Wednesday that it will open a store in Libertyville in the old Frank's Nursery spot, the Daily Herald reported. A sign at the property indicated that a grocery store would be built in that location. "The developer is planning a grocery store there, but there has not been any announcement yet," Village Administrator Kevin Bowens told Patch last week. Many readers last week told Patch that they'd love to see a Trader Joe's in town. "I'd LOVE a Trader …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The intergovernmental agreement between the two villages is expected to save both villages money.
Libertyville trustees voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve an intergovernmental agreement with the village of Grayslake to share Libertyville's Administrative Adjudication Hearings program. Joining forces to share Libertyville's program, which covers local parking and ordinance violations, will provide a cost savings for both villages. "It benefits both villages because they don't have to reinvent the wheel, and it helps share the cost of the expense that we already incur by them reimbursing us for about half of the cost," said Police Chief Clint Herdegen. The intergovernmental agreement will be in place for three years. Grayslake trustees approved the measure at their Feb. 19 meeting. The program is expected to cost Grayslake about…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The $3.7 million project will include many roads throughout the village.
The latest round of road construction in Libertyville—the 2013 road rehabilitation project—is set to start in early April. The Libertyville Village Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to award the bid for this year's road rehab project to A-Lamp Concrete Contractors, Inc. for just over $3.7 million. The project is part of the $20 million bond referendum approved in March 2012 to improve/rehabilitate pavements throughout the village. The board also voted unanimously to appropriate $650,000 in Motor Fuel Tax funds to the project, meaning the total capital improvement funding portion of the project will be $3.05 million. The full list of roads that will be included in the project can be found on the village website in the meeting agenda …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The garden will be located at The Chapel in Libertyville.
Residents will soon be able to rent a plot of land to plant their own vegetables. Libertyville trustees voted unanimously Jan. 22 to approve the creation of a community garden that will be located at The Chapel, 1200 American Way, Libertyville. "It's basically a win for everybody," said Trustee Jim Moran. Moran serves on the board's special projects committee. He said the community garden idea was presented to his committee in the spring of 2012. The committee first looked at locations in downtown Libertyville, primarily near the railroad tracks. "We determined that the location wasn't really conducive to a community garden," said Moran. Staff approached The Chapel, and officials at The Chapel were receptive to the idea. The Chapel, the …