■ Annual downtown farmers market Friday in Lake Bluff. Joe Shuman for Sun-Times Media ciVic inFormation Lake Bluff at a Glance Population: 6,056 Housing Units: 2,075 Area: approximately 4.0 square miles County: lake Township: shields Government: Board-administrator Incorporated: september 21, 1895 Distance from Chicago: 35 miles Driving Time to Loop: 55 minutes (average); 35 minutes to o’hare international airport. shopping and service areas: scranton & center, carriage way shopping center (rts. 43 & 176) Retail Sales: $225 million (2005) Public Schools: one elementary school, one middle school and one high school Area Churches: 14 in lake Forest/lake Bluff area Health Care: northwestern lake Forest hospital Fire Protection: one station, 50 volunteer firefighters, iso rating of 3. N-Hance Saves Trees by Preserving Your Existing Wood. 16 | 2011 lFlB community GuiDe Police Protection: 12 sworn officers and 6 civilian employees. enhanced 9-1-1 service. Ambulance Service: Provided by the city of lake Forest through contract. Parks and Recreation: the lake Bluff Park District operates nine community parks, including an 18-hole golf course, a lake michigan beach and an olympic and children’s pool. Library: approximately 50,000 books, 3,000+ audio-visual items, 100 periodicals and resources from 25 area libraries throughout the north suburban library system. Property Taxes: located in shields township of lake county, property is assessed at 33.33% of “fair market value.” the 2009 tax rate, payable in 2010, is 5.144 per $100 of assessed valuation. this breaks down for the various taxing bodies as follows for most properties in the village: Taxing Districts 2009 Tax Rate % of Total elementary school Dist. #65 2.084 42.0 high school District #115 1.069 21.0 Village of lake Bluff library 0.124 2.0 lake county 0.464 9.0 lake Bluff Park District 0.326 6.0 college of lake county 0.200 4.0 north shore sanitary District 0.124 2.0 lake co. Forest Preserve Dist. 0.200 4.0 shields township 0.068 1.0 clcJawa (water agency) 0.042 1.0 mosquito abatement Dist. 0.011 0.2 Village of lake Bluff 0.432 8.0 Total Tax Rate 5.144 100.0% all rates in dollars per $100 of equalized assessed valuation. (sanctuary subdivision resident rates are slightly different due to water and fire protection service providers) Transportation: metra commuter rail service via the union Pacific north line, interstate highway access via il rt. 41 and directly west of lake Bluff, i-94. Water Source: lake michigan through central lake county Joint action water agency. Renew the Woodwork in Your Home to its Original Beauty No Dust. No Mess. No Odor. ® Call Today For A Free In-home Estimate Owned and Operated by Steve Willard 847-234-8700 firstname.lastname@example.org www.nhance.com
Village of Lake Bluff viLLaGe haLL 40 east center avenue, lake Bluff Phone: 234-0774 Hours: mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. www.lakebluff.org For all emergencies, dial 911. water bill payments and after-hour correspondence to Village Departments can be forwarded without postage through the use of the white village drop-box, located along the west bound lane of e. center avenue near Village hall. the viLLaGe boarD Village President: christine letchinger Village Clerk: michael Klawitter Village Board of Trustees David Barkhausen Kathleen o’hara marina carney rick lesser John Josephitis Brian rener appointeD aDvisory boarDs & Commissions the Village President and Board of trustees have established six standing advisory boards and commissions. the architectural Board of review reviews signage and building design, the Board of Police and Fire commissioners reviews Police personnel actions, the Plan commission monitors the comprehensive Plan and advises on subdivision issues, the Police Pension Fund Board reviews pension fund matters and the Zoning Board of appeals hears requests for variations and considers other zoning issues. Architectural Board of Review chairman: robert hunter neil Dahlmann austin DePree carol Gilbert Vacant edward Deegan Vacant Board of Fire and Police Commissioners chairman: craig Pierson ed wynn Historic Preservation Commission Chairperson: Janet nelson Paul Bergmann tom Dobbins robert hunter David Kissell James laDuke randolph liebelt ciVic inFormation Plan Commission Chairperson: Kurt haller Brad andersen sam Badger christian erzinger leslie Bishop adam moore elliot miller Police Pension Fund Board of Trustees President: David Belmonte susan Griffin, treasurer steve Gersten erik Gehrke, secretary catherine lemieux carl schons Zoning Board of Appeals Chairperson: Joan Kaltsas James callahan mary collins Paul Baffico christabel Frederick michael Goldsberry Gary Peters appointeD staff positions Village Administrator: r. Drew irvin Assistant to the Village Administrator: Brandon J. stanick Chief of Police: william Gallagher Village Engineer: George e. russell Director of Finance: susan m. Griffin Fire Chief: David Graf Village Attorney: Peter Friedman Village Prosecutor: william y. Franks Building Code Supervisor: Gerald nellessen Public Works Superintendent: Jake terlap Lake Bluff’s Premier Bike Shop Authorized Dealer of Kona • Salsa • Surly • Sun Bicycles Master Mechanic On Site for Tune-Ups/Repairs/Custom Builds 36 E. Center Ave. Lake Bluff 847-863-7366 www.activatorcycles.com “Ride fast… Life’s short” For online inFo. Visit www.lFlBchamBer.com | 17 ■ Lake Bluff Village Hall. Gunnar Soderlind for Gunnar Soderlind Photography.