Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Village of Libertyville will host the meeting, where residents can learn about a federal grant for home energy efficiency improvements.
Interested in learning about how you might be able to save up to $1,750 on home energy improvements? The Village of Libertyville will host an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St., so residents can learn about a United States Department of Energy grant program that can help save residents 70 percent on home energy efficiency improvements. Mayor Terry Weppler announced the initiative at the village board's Jan. 8 meeting. Weppler said he and Assistant Administrator Kelly Amidei were working on another cost-saving issue for residents. Through the grant program, he said, residents can get a free home energy assessment that will result in participants getting suggestions on energy-saving …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Per the lease agreement, BCS will pay $20,000 in rent per year.
The Libertyville Golf Course will soon be operated by Wauconda-based BCS Golf, LLC. Trustees voted Jan. 8 to approve a lease agreement with BCS to operate the Libertyville Golf Course in exchange for rental payments of $20,000 per year for the first 10 years, and $25,000 per year for a second, optional 10 years. Under the agreement, BCS will pay the village 10 percent of any gross earnings that exceed $850,000. "It's going to be a great amenity for the residents," said Blair Subry, founder and CEO of BCS Golf, LLC. He has been a golf pro for more than 30 years. According to meeting agenda documents, "the golf course has provided a valuable amenity to both residents and non-residents of the village, but in recent years has operated at a …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Brainerd Community Center Inc. representatives said they decided to delay the referendum to allow more time to educate residents.
Brainerd Community Center Inc. members announced their plan Tuesday night to delay a bond referendum that would help fund various projects, like fixing the roof and doors. The binding referendum is expected to be placed on the March 2014 ballot. The announcement came just as the village board was preparing to vote Jan. 22 on whether to place a binding or non-binding referendum on the April 9, 2013 ballot. A non-binding referendum would solely be advisory in nature. "I think you managed to surprise me this evening," said Mayor Terry Weppler at the village board's Jan. 8 meeting. The Brainerd Community Center Inc. wants to ask voters to approve the sale of $6.5 million in bonds. The financial impact to residents would be about $71 per year …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The mayor, village trustee and village clerk races are uncontested for the April election.
Libertyville residents will have to help decide contested races for the Cook Memorial Public Library District and Hawthorn District 73 Boards when they head to the polls in April. Six people filed for three spots on the library board, including: incumbent Bonnie Quirke (Libertyville), incumbent Ann E. Oakley (Libertyille), Hela Ben-ayed (Libertyville), Phyllis A. Dobbs (Vernon Hills), Joe Bean (Libertyville), incumbent Tommy Koo (Vernon Hills). Four people filed for three open seats on the Hawthorn District 73 board, including: Ghita Mueller of Libertyville, Sangita Parande of Vernon Hills, Jeanne Engelkemeir of Vernon Hills and Louis E. Gatta of Vernon Hills. The races for mayor, village trustee, and the Libertyville Elementary District …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A non-binding referendum will likely be placed on the April referendum to gauge whether residents would throw their financial support behind the Brainerd Community Center.
Residents will likely be asked in April whether they are willing to support—financially—the Brainerd Community Center project. Trustees are slated to vote at their Jan. 8 meeting on the non-binding referendum question language that village staff has been directed to draft. Should residents support the measure, it would allow the village to, on behalf of Brainerd Community Center Inc., sell $3.5 million in bonds. The money would help fund various projects, like fixing the roof and doors, said Scott Adams, a member of the Brainerd foundation's executive board. The financial impact to residents would be about $47.50 a year for 10 years on a $400,000 home, Adams said. Brainerd Community Center Inc. has already received 1,054 petition …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Homeowners could expect to pay $16 more on their property tax bills for a home valued at $300,000.
Libertyville Trustees are set to vote on a proposed $6.2 million 2012 tax levy at their Dec. 11 meeting. Libertyville homeowners can expect to pay about $16 more in property taxes for a home valued at $300,000 due to the 4.3 percent increase in the village's share of the property tax bill. The rate increase factors in an assumed 7 percent decrease in the existing homeowner's assessed valuation. The total proposed levy is $6,165,869. The village's portion of a resident's property tax bill is about 7 percent. By comparison, Libertyville Elementary District 70 and Community High School District 128 make up 37 percent and 35 percent of the property tax bill, respectively. Trustees held a public hearing on the levy at their Nov. 27 meeting, but…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The number of residents will be increased from five to six in the Glenkirk homes on Trinity Place and Nathan Lane.
Libertyville Trustees voted unanimously Nov. 27 to approve a special use permit for Glenkirk to add one additional resident to its congregate housing units on Nathan Lane and Trinity Place. The additional residents would bring the total to six in each the homes. Glenkirk is a not-for-profit agency that serves adults with developmental disabilities. The issue has been met with some resistance from residents, who expressed concerns both at Tuesday night's meeting and at plan commission meetings. Glenkirk initially requested increasing the number of residents in each home from five to eight, but that number was reduced after an initial public hearing. The plan to change the number of residents from five to six failed at the plan commission …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Congratulations, Bill Kinast and Ed Sindles!
Two members of the Libertyville Police force were promoted to new posts at the Sept. 25 village board meeting. Serving as mayor pro-tem, Trustee Donna Johnson offered a little background on each of the men before administering the oath of office. Bill Kinast joined the Libertyville Police Department in June 1985. He was one of the original members of the Lake County Gang Task Force and served as a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) officer. He has received commendations for his handling of complex, high-profile cases, Johnson said. He was promoted to sergeant in 2004. Ed Sindles has served with the Libertyville Police Department for 18 years. He served in the United States Army and then the National Guard. He trained as a pilot and…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The property, which includes a park and building, is located on Winchester Road.
The village of Libertyville may soon no longer own the Bolander property. Trustees voted unanimously Sept. 25 to sell the Bolander Property, located on Winchester Road. According to a document drafted by Village Administrator Kevin Bowens, "the village staff and Parks and Recreation Committee have been conducting a study of the property, and determined that it is underutilized." The study revealed that just four staff members work in the building on the Bolander Property, and that the property is "facing significant capital needs and repairs," Bowens stated in the summary provided to the village board. The necessary work includes: $100,000 for roof replacement, exterior repairs, painting and hockey rink repairs within the next one or two …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The funds will be used on various water and sewer projects in 2013-14.
Libertyville Trustees voted unanimously Sept. 25 to approve the issuance of up to $4.5 million in bonds to cover a number of projects proposed for fiscal year 2013-14. The funds will also cover water and sewer main repairs in conjunction with the first phase of the road program. Finance Director Patricia Wesolowski said the bonds, which are scheduled to be set out to bid Nov. 13, will be repaid through water and sewer revenues. The bonds will be used on the following improvements: To stay informed about all of your Libertyville news, sign up for our free email newsletter!