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2021 09 BOT

The Village Board of Trustees will be conducting their regular monthly meeting this evening at 6:30 PM. Topics on the agenda include:

  • [Vote] An Ordinance Granting a Special Use Permit to Allow a Non Commercial
    Event Facility Use at 789 Plum Tree Road Ordinance 21 –
  • [Vote] BACOG Designated Alternate Appointment – Laura S. Ekstrom
  • 2020 Census Certification

A copy of the agenda can be viewed and downloaded here.

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Empty Chambers Springfield

Illinois lawmakers plan to take up a measure allowing municipalities to hold remote meetings at any time – pandemic or not – during the fall veto session this week.

Currently, the governor or the state health department must issue an emergency proclamation before a city can conduct any business remotely.

The Illinois Municipal League (IML) wants to change that through Senate Bill 482 and allow cities and towns to conduct business remotely whenever they choose.

“We would like to have the elected officials locally to be able to have that authority going forward if the disaster proclamations end at some point which I’m sure they will,” said IML Executive Director Brad Cole.

Cole said the remote meetings allow more people to become involved with local government.

“A lot of communities are seeing more public engagement,” Cole said. “More people are on the Zoom calls than were attending in person.”

The bill includes a provision that a city’s presiding officer must state why an in-person meeting is not practical.

Read more here.

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BOT 9.21

The Village Board of Trustees will be conducting their regular monthly meeting this evening at 6:30 PM.  Some of the topics on their agenda include:

  • [Vote] A Resolution Approving the Execution of an Agreement for Provision of Snowplowing and Road Salting Services on Barrington Hills Roads Resolution 21 –
  • [Vote] An Ordinance Approving a Final Plat of Re subdivision Lauer Consolidation – 266 Steeplechase Road
  • [Vote] Resolution Approving the Execution of an Extension of the
    Intergovernmental Agreement with the Cuba Township Road District through
    December 31, 2021 Resolution 21 –
  • [Vote] Zoning Board of Appeals Nomination: Gary Gabriel – term expires April
    2023
  • Electronic Recycling Event – Saturday, October 2, 2021

A copy of the agenda can be viewed and downloaded here.

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BOT 8.23.21The Village Board of Trustees will be conducting their regular monthly meeting this evening at 6:30 PM.  Some of the topics on their agenda include:

  • A Resolution Authorizing the Execution of a Service Agreement with
    Lauterbach & Amen, LLP to Provide Services Attendant with the office of
    Village Treasurer Resolution 21 –
  • A Resolution consenting to the Appointment of Wes Levy of Lauterbach & Amen, LLP to the Office of Village Treasurer Resolution 21 –
  • Plan Commission Appointment: Christopher Geier – Term Expires April 2023, and
  • Resolution of Proclamation Congratulating Barrington Hills Country Club on the Occasion of its Centennial Year 1921 – 2021 Resolution 21 –

A copy of the agenda can be viewed and downloaded here.

Related:Barrington Hills Country Club Celebrates Its Centennial

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JB Prop Tax

The federal government is handing Illinois schools and local government a “boatload” of money for COVID-19 relief, and Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the money should go to property tax relief.

“This is a great year for local communities to consider freezing or lowering their property taxes,” Pritzker said Aug. 17. “Why is this a good year to do that? Schools received not only increased funding from the state of Illinois but received a boatload of support from the federal government as well. And they also received a lot of support for local infrastructure … Those are things that take local properties taxes, typically, to pay for them.”

Federal relief funds include about $5 billion for the state’s schools. Schools account for about two-thirds of the average property tax bill. Local governments will receive about $5.9 billion and public transit, including airports, will see nearly $1.9 billion.

The state is getting $8.1 billion, some of which Pritzker intended to use to pay off the short-term loan Illinois obtained from the Federal Reserve – the only state to use the emergency lending. When federal regulators said the pandemic money could not be used for debt, Pritzker switched almost exactly the debt amount to infrastructure spending, which freed other state funds to repay the Fed.

Republicans blasted the infrastructure plan as riddled with pork projects.

Illinoisans pay the nation’s second-highest property taxes, according to a 2021 ranking by WalletHub. In 2021, Illinois homeowners averaged $4,942 in property taxes for the U.S. median valued home of $217,500, double the national average property tax bill.

Read more here.

Related: Several suburbs get millions in COVID-19 relief grants

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The Village Board of Trustees will be conducting their monthly meeting Monday evening at 6:30 PM.  Some of the topics on their agenda include:

  • [Vote] Ordinance Amending Title 8, Deleting in its Entirety, Chapter 5,
    Equestrian Trail License Ordinance 21 –
  • [Vote] An Ordinance Approving a Text Amendment to Add Canine Day Care
    and/or Doggy Day Care with Grooming, Training and Boarding, Day Care/Child
    Care/After School Care and Church/House of Worship to the List of Special
    Uses in the B3 General Business District Ordinance 21 –
  • [Vote] An Ordinance Amending Title 4, Building Regulations of its Code of
    Ordinances to Update Code References Ordinance 21 –
  • [Vote] A Resolution Authorizing and Approving the Execution of an “Amazon
    Locker Location Agreement” Allowing Placement of an Amazon Delivery
    Kiosk/Locker in Village Hall Resolution 21 –
  • [Vote] Equestrian Commission Appointment: Tricia Wood – Term through April
    2022
  • 9th Annual The Hills Are Alive Fall Festival – Sunday, September 19th – Noon
    to 4 PM

A copy of the disappointing agenda can be viewed and downloaded here.

Why disappointing you may ask?  Because for the third month in a row this administration has failed to step up publicly to address a clear conflict of interest existing at our Village Hall. Matter of fact, there isn’t even a place on the agenda to report what was discussed at the specifically nonspecific Personal Committee meeting held Monday.

Residents deserve better.

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PC 7.19

The Village Personnel Committee meets this afternoon at 5:00 PM.  Topics on their agenda include:

  • Transition of Treasurer
  • Additional Staffing, and
  • As Presented

“Transition of Treasurer,” likely means the current Village Treasurer, Peggy Hirsch, will be leaving, and that would be a tremendous loss if that’s the case.

“As Presented,” is an item we’ve only seen recently used on the Equestrian Commission agendas.  As near as we can tell, it means, “undecided as of agenda posting deadline,” “none of your damn business” or it’s, “anything can happen Monday.”

A copy of the agenda can be found here.

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Q2 Refunds

The Village campaign committees have reported their second quarter 2021 finances to the Illinois State Board of Elections.  Click on any link to view their reports:

Once again, it’s interesting reading in some cases, especially when it comes to itemized campaign donations refunded.

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6.21 BOT

The Village Board of Trustees will be conducting their monthly meeting this evening at 6:30 PM.  Some of the topics on their agenda include:

  • [Vote] Accept the Audit Report for FY2020 — Mr. Andrew Mace, Partner, Wipfli, LLC
  • [Vote] A Resolution Approving the Execution of an Intergovernmental Agreement with Cuba Township Road District Resolution 21 –
  • Introduction to Barrington Area Council of Governments (BACOG) – Kimberly Saunders, Executive Director
  • [Vote] Appointment of BACOG Representative(s)
  • 5K Fun Run Through the Hills – Saturday, July 3, 2021 ~ 7:30 AMStart/Finish at Cuba Township Office: 28000 Cuba Road, Barrington, Illinois
  • 9th Annual The Hills Are Alive Fall Festival – Sunday, September 19, 2021-Noon to 4 PM Behind Village Hall.

A copy of the agenda can be viewed and downloaded here.

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May BOT

The Village Board of Trustees will be conducting their monthly meeting this evening at 6:30 PM.  Some of the topics on their agenda include:

  • [Vote] An Ordinance Providing for Regulations Against the Disturbance of Public Meetings Ordinance 21 –
  • [Vote] An Ordinance Granting an Amendment to an Existing Special Use Permit for the Expansion of the Parking Lot at 160 Hawthorn Road Ordinance21 –
  • [Vote] An Ordinance Granting a Special Use to Dundee Township Park District for a Recreational Facility along Longmeadow Parkway near Algonquin Road Ordinance 21 –
  • [Vote] An Ordinance Amending the Zoning Code list of uses permitted in theB3 Business District a Canine Day Care Ordinance 21 –
  • [Vote] An Ordinance Amending Section 4-2-2(D) Temporary Swimming Pools Ordinance 21 – (?)
  • [Vote] Appointments: Equestrian Commission

A copy of the agenda can be viewed and downloaded hereThe meeting is open to those wishing to attend or readers can listen in by calling 508-924-1464.

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