Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Improvements to the sewer and water system will lead to revenue increases, while public pensions continue to pose a problem.
Winnetka residents are going to be digging deeper into their pockets if the village’s proposed budget is approved, as infrastructure repairs will be addressed this year. For residents who pay roughly $20,000 in annual property taxes, which is in the lower range of the Winnetka citizenry, taxes will go up approximately $120 dollars. The increased costs will be split among a higher property tax but also in increased water and sanitary sewer charges. Village officials believe the increased income is necessary to pay for improvements in the sewer system as well as upgrades of both the water and electrical systems. “None of us likes to pay more taxes,” said Village President Jessica Tucker. “The village represents 13 percent of the entire …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Additionally, the BP special use permit was adopted after conditions were imposed.
Missed the Winnetka Village Council meeting on Tuesday? Patch has you covered. The Winnetka Village Council worked through a short agenda in about an hour and a half Tuesday evening. Stormwater Engineering Evaluation Program for Homeowners As promised at the Sept. 20 village council meeting, officials discussed the parameters of a program for homeowners to have their property evaluated for flood risk and prevention possibilities. Earlier: Northfield Considers Utility Fee For Improved Stormwater Management The village could take two routes with the program, according to Steve Saunders, public works director and village engineer. 1. Offer a list of engineering firms that could do the analysis, a route that Wilmette takes. There would also be…
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Check out what's coming up at Tuesday's Winnetka Village Council meeting.
Winnetka's Village Council officials will meet Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Winnetka Police Department to discuss town business. Here are the highlights from the agenda: Check back with Winnetka-Glencoe Patch for any updates on the meeting.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Additionally, the Landmark Preservation Commission gave rehabilitation awards and the 100-year celebration for Community House was discussed.
Missed the Winnetka Village Council meeting on Tuesday? Patch has you covered. The Winnetka Village Council sped through a quick agenda on Tuesday night. Ideas Being Explored for Flooding Prevention: Steve Saunders, public works director and village engineer, said a stormwater study will be available by the Oct. 11 council study session. In addition, at the council's Oct. 4 meeting, Saunders said there may be discussion of a program that would help homeowners evaluate their property to reduce the risk of future flooding. The village is also reaching out to the Park District, Cook County officials, New Trier High School and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to discuss places that flood water could be detained. Trustee Gene …
Winnetka Caucus Council's Communications Co-Chair Julie Caucus Zimmerman reminds Winnetka residents that applications are due Wed. Sept. 28.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Updated on Sept. 22: The deadline for applications has been extended from Friday Sept. 23 to Wed. Sept. 28. Three seats on the Winnetka Village Council will be open next April, as two-term Trustees Gene Greable, Bill Johnson and Chris Rintz retire. The Winnetka Caucus is currently accepting applications from residents who are interested in being considered for nomination for the Council member positions. The Application deadline is Wed. Sept. 28. Earlier: Letter to the Editor, Caucus Survey Reminder Given the number of important issues facing the village, the next council will have a significant impact on the community’s future. What sort of qualifications is the Caucus seeking in a candidate? Ideally, candidates have some type of …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
After a nearly five-hour meeting, the council has sent the property maintenance code back for changes and delayed action on affordable housing.
Missed the Winnetka Village Council meeting on Tuesday? Patch has you covered. For close to five hours, Winnetka village council members debated issues buzzing around the community in recent months. Property Maintenance Code Sent Back for Tweaks: A standard version of a rental and commercial property ordinance was not voted on after some council and audience members flatly said they it did not appear ready. While the basics of the code are agreed upon, requirements for property owners and enforcement were debated. Trustee Richard Kates worried the current code could open the village up to legal issues, since he didn't think it left room for discretion, something community development director Michael D'Onofrio said it does allow. Business…
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Found out what's on the schedule for tonight's meeting.
Winnetka Officials will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Winnetka Police Station to discuss the business of the town. Here are the highlights from the agenda: "Like" us on Facebook to receive news and participate in the conversation on Winnetka, Glencoe and Northfield.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Bride-to-be is among outraged residents to share their plight at crowded council meeting.
Photo albums and furniture floating in flooded basements, a Mercedes-Benz ruined by a rainstorm that lasted more than 10 hours and backyards turned into ponds. They were some of the losses and damage from the July 23 storm that flooded Winnetka and the surrounding area with nearly seven inches of rainwater. The intense record rainfall caused a storm water pump to back up, leaving the water to find its way onto streets and into homes. According to a report released by the village, the storm water pump station at Ash Street and Hibbard Road--one of six in Winnetka--failed and caused the sewer system to become clogged. A crew had to installed six portable pumps to help with drainage until the underground one was repaired. By the next morning…
Monday, September 27, 2010
The meeting is Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall.
- Sara Fay
Monday, September 27, 2010
Winnetka's new village manager will be announced at a special village council meeting Wednesday. In an email notice, the village invited residents to attend the special meeting where the village manager will be appointed. The meeting begins at 7:30 at Village Hall and a reception will follow. Since Doug Williams, the previous village manager, retired in June, the village has conducted a search for a replacement. Liz Rosenthal, Williams' former assistant, has held the position since Williams retired.