■ Lake Bluff Fire Department repelling demonstration. ciVic inFormation Main photo: Brian O'Mahoney for Sun-Times Media Inset photo: Gunnar Soderlind for Gunnar Soderlind Photography Lake Bluff Community Services the Village of lake Bluff is governed by its Village President and Board of trustees. they establish policies, approve ordinances, including the annual budget, appoint residents to advisory boards and commissions and appoint the Village administrator and other department heads upon recommendation from the administrator. the Village Board meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second and fourth monday of each month. all regular meetings are open to the public, as well as broadcast live and re-aired on local cable channel 19. agendas concerning PEOPLE HAVE SELF- IMPROVEMENT BOOKS. 18 | 2011 lFlB community GuiDe Village meetings are posted at Village hall, the train station and at www.lakebluff.org. the Village administrator is the chief administrative officer of the Village and is appointed by the Village Board. the administrator, Drew irvin, may be contacted at Village hall, 234-0774. new resiDents all new residents are encouraged to contact Village hall (234-0774) to arrange for water service. also, each vehicle must obtain a Village sticker. once registered with the Village, renewal notices are mailed directly. household waste services are contractually provided by Grout industries. to schedule for pickup, call 877-404-7668. additional information concerning household waste services is available at lakebluff.org. if information changes (new car, etc.) please notify the Village. the Village does require pet owners to clean up after their animals depositing waste on any property that is not the owner’s. in addition, any dog without a leash or cat without a bell running at large or causing a nuisance is subject to impoundment. subscribe to the Lake Bluff Letter! a number of residents found that the most convenient access to Village information is the Lake Bluff Letter. this free service provides subscribers with weekly email messages detailing community events, construction projects, board and commission agendas and information regarding other Village activities and services. Follow these simple steps to receive the Lake Bluff Letter: ■ log onto lakebluff.org ■ on the lower center of the home page, click on "e-notify" ■ enter your email address in the box provided ■ you will receive an email notice requesting verification of your address. click on the link provided in the email and your email address will be confirmed ■ you will now receive the Lake Bluff Letter! Please note that email addresses used to subscribe to this service are not sold or distributed to third parties. Subscribers to the list serve program may cancel at any time. For additional information, please call 234-0774. poLiCe Department Public Safety Building 45 e. center avenue non-emergency: 234-2153 emergency: 9-1-1 the Village Police Department, consisting of 14 sworn officers and 4 civilian dispatchers, is under the direction of Police chief william HOUSES HAVE US! 847.295.1825 Lake Bluff, IL www.lynchconstruction.biz WE’RE NOT HANDYMEN. WE’RE TRADESMEN.
Gallagher. the department is responsible for emergency response, patrol, investigations and traffic control. house watch patrol for vacationing residents and officer-friendly youth education in the local schools are among the special services provided by the department. For all emergencies dial 9-1-1. For information on services or to make other inquiries, please visit www.lakebluff.org. post offiCe 26 e. scranton avenue, lake Bluff Phone: 234-2779 fire Department Public Safety Building 45 e. center avenue, lake Forest non-emergency: 234-5158 emergency: 911 the lake Bluff Fire Department is served by approximately 50 volunteers under the direction of Fire chief David Graf. the Department utilizes modern vehicles and equipment, much of which has been purchased with funds donated by the Firefighters association and generous residents. cooperative arrangements with neighboring jurisdictions and careful attention to the water supply system have earned an iso rating of 3 from the commercial risk service, inc. all ambulance calls, responded to by the city of lake Forest, and reports of all other emergencies should be made using 911. additional information regarding the Fire Department is available by calling 234-5158, or visiting www.lakebluff.org. Community DeveLopment Departments Lake Bluff Village Hall 40 e. center avenue, lake Bluff Phone: 234-0774 Building permits are required for all construction projects to assure compliance with local codes enforced for the safety of residents and the protection of property within the Village. the Village contracts with the city of lake Forest for plan review and inspection of specific construction projects. to apply for building permits or to make other inquiries into zoning requirements, changes to drainage or other related issues, please call 234-0774. office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., monday through Friday. ciVic inFormation pubLiC worKs Department 640 rockland road (rt. 176) Phone: 234-0774 the Village’s Department of Public works operates the maintenance facility and recycling/yard waste drop-off site at 640 rockland road. water and sewer lines, as well as streets and Village-owned green ways, are maintained by Public works’ personnel. sanitation and yard waste collections are also provided by this department. water is purchased from clcJawa, which has its lake michigan water intake, and the Paul m. neal treatment Facility located within the Village. For information or to report concerns, call 234-0774 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., monday through Friday. For online inFo. Visit www.lFlBchamBer.com | 19