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VBH__Logo The Zoning Board of Appeals meets Monday August 21st  at 6:30 PM at Village Hall.  The agenda and e-Packet materials can be viewed here.


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The documents to be discussed during Monday evening’s Zoning Board of Appeals meeting have been posted by the Village.  A PDF copy can be viewed and downloaded here.

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The Observer takes a look back at another year gone by, as we present the most frequently read news stories and editorials for 2016. Click on any title to read and revisit stories from this past year.

August 30th Zoning Board public hearing recordings published

Our most read and most commented upon story of 2016, this article summarized the August 30th Zoning Board meeting which concluded the public hearings on the latest text amendment proposal for commercial horse boarding codes.

WARNING: Beware of phantom developers!

This story discussed a fear-mongering letter that was mailed to residents throughout the  village, containing unsubstantiated claims of Barrington Hills once again being imperiled by greedy developers.

Why Anderson II must go

In October, the Observer reviewed the myriad of flaws in the Anderson II commercial boarding ordinance and explained the importance of reinstating boarding under the Home Occupation Ordinance.

There they go again

Despite the misinformation repeated at many recent meetings, archived Village Board minutes from 1960 show that village leaders then did not approve of commercial equestrian activities on residential properties, having shut down a riding school for being in violation of village code.  This feature also drew the second most comments of any story for 2016.

June Village Board Meeting Recordings Released

Our review of the Board of Trustees June meeting covered several topics, but focused primarily on the ongoing delays with the reconstruction of the Cuba Road Bridge (now known as Veteran’s Crossing Bridge).  The article highlighted the lack of proper oversight of the project by Gewalt Hamilton, as well as some confusing explanations of the situation by Village Administrator Bob Kosin.

Here we go again

As the Zoning Board of Appeals was about to begin a review of the commercial horse boarding code, the Observer dispelled a long list of oft-repeated fallacies, fictions and lies concerning equestrian activities and horse boarding in this column from July.

Candidates file for April 2017 Village Elections

The title speaks for itself in this most recent top story, highlighting the high level of resident interest in our village government.

Park District to begin charging user fees for Riding Center

The July announcement by the Park District of its intention to set up a fee structure for resident and n0n-resident users of the Riding Center drew a large audience.

Documents added to ZBA horse boarding code hearing package

In the days leading up to the August 30th ZBA meeting, readers were eager to review the 291 pages of documentation that had been submitted to the Zoning Board in the form of court documents, resident and Village official emails, affidavits, Village engineering and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency reports and form letters.


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The Zoning Board of Appeals will be holding a special meeting this evening at 6:30 PM at Countryside Elementary School to hold a public hearing on a text amendment proposal to the Village zoning codes related to commercial horse boarding.

A copy of the proposed text amendment can be viewed here, and a copy of the agenda for the meeting can be viewed here.

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The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold their regular monthly meeting Monday evening, October 17th, at Countryside Elementary School beginning at 6:30 PM.  A copy of the agenda can be viewed here.

The ePacket agenda containing documents to be discussed by the board can be viewed and downloaded here.

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detective-with-magnifying-glass-1The Village has added one hundred and fifty-three pages of testimony documents to the public information package being considered by the Zoning Board of Appeals since their hearing last Monday regarding a proposed amendment to horse boarding codes in Barrington Hills.

These documents are in the forms of court documents, resident and Village official emails, affidavits, Village engineering and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency reports and some form letters from residents who either don’t have the time or the independent thinking to express their opinions.  A copy of the entire two hundred and ninety-one page document package including newly released information can be viewed and downloaded here.

Among the new information included for public examination is information leading up to and following the issuance of the all too often mentioned “Schuman Letter.”  The documentation is included in pages 239-258 of the new package, and for ease of access for readers, we’ve extracted the pages and placed them into a file that can be read here.

A significant amount of documentation regarding detrimental rainwater and pond runoff from a boarding facility on Ridge Road resulting in flooding and apparent pollution of a neighboring property has been submitted to the board, and that documentation can be viewed here.

And, a recently written addition to the documents to be considered by the board and the public has been submitted by a resident who has provided some perspectives on the history of horse boarding debates in Barrington Hills and the most recently enacted codes can be viewed here.

The next Zoning Board hearing on this matter is scheduled for August 30th at 6:30 PM at Countryside Elementary School.  We’ll keep readers updated as more, if any, documents are added to these to be considered by the board.

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microphoneThe Zoning Board of Appeals will holding a meeting tonight at Countryside Elementary School to continue their public hearing from August 1st regarding a proposed amendment to commercial horse boarding codes.  The meeting begins at 7:30 PM, and a copy of the full agenda, including updated written comments for consideration by the board, can be viewed and downloaded here.

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