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VBH Entrance

PUBLIC HEARING Before the Zoning Board of Appeals Village of Barrington Hills Re: 32 Oak Knoll Road, Barrington Hills, IL Application for Variation Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held at a Special Meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Village of Barrington Hills, commencing at 6:30 PM, October 24, 2023, concerning an application for a variation pursuant to section 5-3-9(F)1 of the Village Code allowing a solid fence six feet in height at the property bearing the address of 32 Oak Knoll Road, Barrington Hills, Illinois.

A copy of the application for zoning relief is available for examination in the Clerk’s office by appointment and will also be included in the agenda packet. The agenda will post no later than the end of the day on October 20, 2023 at www.vbhil.gov.

All those interested will be given an opportunity to be heard. Written comments on the application will be made part of the record of this proceeding, and questions posed in such comment will be asked. All written comments should be mailed/emailed to the Village Clerk to be received by 3:00 PM, October 24, 2023.

By: Village Clerk Village of Barrington Hills 112 Algonquin Road Barrington Hills, IL 60010 clerk@vbhil.gov Published in Daily Herald September 30, 2023 (4606144), posted 09/30/2023

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VBH Entrance

Our Village Board of Trustees will be conducting their regular monthly meeting beginning at 6:30 PM. Topics on their agenda include:

  • [Vote] A Resolution Authorizing the Execution of a Contract With Corrective Asphalt Materials LLC (CAM) For Pavement Rejuvenation and CRF Application on Select Village Maintained Roads Resolution 23 –
  • [Vote] Ordinance Amending the Village Code to Provide for Regulations Related to the Village’s System of Administrative Adjudication Ordinance 23 –
  • [Vote] An Ordinance Adopting by Reference of the Lake County Watershed Development Ordinance 23 –
  • [Vote] Resolution Honoring Barbara P. Hansen for her Contribution to the Village of Barrington Hills Resolution 23 –

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

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Flood Zones

Excerpt from FEMA Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) panel 0178 in Hoffman Estates | Courtesy of Illlinois State Water Survey on behalf of FEMA

Submitted by Shelly Fuller

Updates to portions of Cook County’s and Kane County’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are nearly complete.

The new maps will provide both counties with up-to-date flood risk information and tools that can be used to enhance local mitigation plans and help officials and residents make better decisions about reducing flood risks and purchasing flood insurance.

Areas of revision are within the Poplar Creek and Spring Creek watersheds and include portions of: Barrington Hills, Cook County (unincorporated areas), Elgin, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Schaumburg, South Barrington, Streamwood, Kane County (unincorporated areas) and South Elgin.

The mapping project is part of a nationwide effort led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to increase local knowledge of flood risks and support actions to address and reduce those risks.

The work has been led by FEMA Region V, in partnership with local community officials and the Illinois State Water Survey.

Before the new Flood Insurance Rate Map is finalized, a 90-day appeal period will give residents and business owners a chance to provide additional technical data or non-technical comments for FEMA’s consideration.

FEMA encourages residents and business owners to review the proposed map changes, learn about local flood risks and potential flood insurance requirements, and share any concerns or questions.

If members of the affected communities notice incorrect information that does not involve changing the flood hazard-related information-such as a missing or misspelled road name or an incorrect corporate boundary-a written correction, or “comment,” can be submitted.

If members of the communities have concerns about certain areas of the map and have technical and scientific information-such as detailed hydraulic or hydrologic data-that can be used to improve the maps, they may file an appeal during the 90-day appeal period. All comments and appeals must be submitted through the local officials. Because submitting an appeal requires some time and effort, we encourage property owners and renters to review the updated flood maps now.

If you are interested in submitting an appeal, we highly recommend that you first discuss it with your local officials so they can provide guidance on the process. For more details about this process, visit www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/BFE_Status/bfe_main.asp.

Read more here.

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Kildear Solar

Mike Zanillo has been spearheading efforts to overturn Kildeer’s ban on rooftop-mounted solar panels. He poses in front of his Heron’s Crossing neighborhood home. (John Starks | Staff Photographer)

In an attempt to stay true to its motto — “A Unique Village in a Natural Setting” — Kildeer is one of the few Illinois municipalities that bans roof-mounted solar panels from residential buildings.

The reason? Village leaders think they’re ugly.

And they don’t think much more of free-standing or ground-mounted solar energy systems, solar farms or solar gardens, all of which are also prohibited in the village.

Residents may install only the generally pricier version of solar energy collection: integrated solar roofs, which are made of solar shingles that blend into a home’s appearance.

Not everyone in the town of 4,000 shares the village’s aversion, however, and several residents are banding together to try to get the regulations changed.

Mike Zanillo, a 29-year Kildeer resident, is leading the charge.

“Because I am active in climate, I know how valuable all the federal and state incentives are now. It’s more beneficial than ever, purely from a cost standpoint. I mean, forget the environment,” Zanillo said. “When I heard we’re maybe chasing away developers and impacting our tax base, I just got the idea that this doesn’t really represent the views of the community. Whether or not you’re pro- or anti-climate, does it just financially make sense nowadays to still have this ban?”

Read more here.

Related:Lake Barrington considering ban on ground-mounted solar panels

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Change Prtition

“Why this petition matters
Started by Eric Kuhn

(1) Infrastructure and Services: Annexing new properties would mean the town would need to provide infrastructure and services like roads, water supply, sewage, emergency services, and schools. If the town isn’t prepared to handle this expansion, it could lead to strains on existing resources and potentially impact the quality of services for current residents.

(2) Zoning and Land Use: If the properties south of Penny Road and Sutton have different zoning regulations or land use plans, annexing them could lead to conflicts in terms of development goals and community planning. Incompatible land use could have a negative impact on the aesthetics and character of the town.

(3) Costs and Taxation: Annexation involves costs, including infrastructure development, maintenance, and increased public services. The town would need to carefully assess whether the potential increase in tax revenue from annexed properties would outweigh these additional costs.

(4) Community Input: It’s important to involve residents and property owners in discussions about annexation, as their views and concerns should be taken into account. If there is strong opposition from either the existing residents or the potential annexed residents, it might be wise to reconsider.

(5) Environmental Impact: New developments can have environmental consequences, including habitat disruption, increased traffic, and strain on natural resources. Consideration should be given to how annexation might affect the local environment.
(6) Long-Term Planning: Any decision about annexation should align with the town’s long-term development goals and plans. It’s crucial to consider whether the proposed annexation fits into the broader vision for the town’s growth and development.

(7) Legal and Regulatory Factors: Annexation might involve legal complexities, including negotiations, paperwork, and adherence to local and state regulations. It’s important to ensure that the annexation process follows all legal requirements.

(8) Economic Considerations: If the properties south of Penny Road and Sutton don’t contribute significantly to the town’s economy, the financial benefits of annexation might not outweigh the costs and potential disruptions.

Ultimately, the decision to annex properties is a complex one that should be based on a thorough analysis of various factors, careful planning, and open communication with all stakeholders involved. For the most up-to-date and accurate information, I recommend reaching out to local officials or consulting recent town documents and meetings.”

View the petition here.

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Chappel Road

The Board will be discussing the repair of damage possibly caused by burrowing rodents on Chapel Road among other things tonight.

Our Village Board of Trustees will be conducting their regular monthly meeting beginning at 6:30 PM. Tonight’s 685-page agenda includes:

  • [Vote] Conduct Village Banking with Barrington Bank and Trust – A Wintrust Community Bank
  • [Vote] A Resolution Authorizing the Acceptance of Quotes for Repair of a Section of Chapel Road in the Village of Barrington Hills Resolution 23 –
  • Notice of Lake County Watershed Development Ordinance Amendments – July
  • [Vote] Resolution Adopting the 2022 Lake County All Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan by the Village of Barrington Hills Resolution 23 –
  • The Hills Are Alive Fall Heritage Fest – Sunday, September 17th

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

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Castle Barrington Hills aerial

Credit: Coldwell Banker Realty

When their 4-year-old, Abby, said she wanted to live in a castle, “I made her a castle,” Ryan Gopin says. He added turrets, battlements and even a pair of small balconies where the royals can stand and wave to their subjects.

Thirteen years later, on July 26, the Gopins put the five-bedroom, 7,500-square-foot house on Saville Row in Barrington Hills up for sale. Priced at $1.9 million, the castle is listed with Robbie Morrison of Coldwell Banker Realty.

Abby Gopin, who was not available for comment, “likes it a lot,” even though she’s grown out of her princess phase, Ryan Gopin says.

The family, which includes a son as well, is moving to Florida. Gopin, a general contractor, recently sold his heating and air conditioning business here and is opening a similar one in the Sunshine State.

Inside, the house is mostly more conventional, with neutral-toned formal rooms, marble countertops in the kitchen and contemporary finishes like a thin-rimmed soaking tub beside a wall of stone.

There’s also an indoor pool, where the royal family can swim out of sight of the paparazzi.

Read more from Crain’s here.

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7.23 BOT Meet

Our Village Board of Trustees will be conducting their regular monthly meeting beginning at 6:30 PM. A copy of their agenda can be viewed and downloaded here.

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ZBA 6.12.23

Our Zoning Board of Appeals meets this evening at 6:30 PM. A copy of their agenda can be viewed here.

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May 23 BOT

Our Village Board of Trustees will be conducting their regular monthly meeting beginning this evening at 6:30 PM. A copy of the agenda can be viewed and downloaded here.

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