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VBH__LogoThe Village Board will meet on Monday August 28th at 6:30 PM. The agenda can be viewed here and the e-Packet can be found here.

pavement-markingThe Roads & Bridges Committee meets on Thursday August 24th at 4:00 PM.  The link for the Agenda and Meeting e-Packet can be found here.  The agenda includes an update on Longmeadow Parkway construction, and continued review of engineering firms.

 barrington220Barrington Area Unit District 220 Superintendent Brian Harris says students aren’t the only ones who will be affected by new start times that are backed by research from leading health organizations and expected to lead to improved academic performance.

There are the small businesses that may have to alter scheduling because they employ Barrington High School students, who will begin their days 70 minutes later when classes resume Monday. There also are the morning commuters who may find traveling a little easier because many school buses and student drivers won’t be on the road at peak commuting time.

And then there are parents who may need to lean on neighbors, tap into after-school programs or make other arrangements because their elementary-age children will be dismissed earlier than last year.

“You’re not even talking school start times here,” Harris said. “You’re talking community culture. This whole thing has had a significant impact on our community.”

To read the full feature in the Daily Herald, click here.

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.

 

Audio recordings from the July 17th Meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals have been posted to the Village website, but the link is incorrect. To access the full meeting recording at Soundcloud, click here.

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The following message was sent out this afternoon by the Village’s CTY reverse-911 System:

The Barrington Hills Police Department would like to inform you that Plum Tree Road at the railroad crossing will be intermittently closed for approximately the next two hours while this area is repaved. Residents are encouraged to utilize the Cuba Road rail crossing during this time, as traffic delays can be expected in this area. Your cooperation and patience is appreciated.

honor_2 Omar Duran learned the hard way this weekend how Barrington Hills got its name.

“Whoever called you all ‘flatlanders’ needs to take it away,” said Duran, a retired Army staff sergeant from Clearwater, Florida. He was one of more than 100 wounded military veterans who joined the Project Hero 2017 Barrington Honor Ride Sunday at the Barrington Hills Park District Riding Center.

Duran, who rides with a handcycle because of injuries suffered when a roadside bomb exploded in Afghanistan, was in the Northwest suburbs as part of the 500-mile UnitedHealthcare Great Lakes Challenge that began in Minnesota and ends Monday in Evanston.

On Sunday morning, the group pedaled from their hotel in Palatine to Barrington Hills to take part in the Honor Ride.

Organizer and Barrington Hills resident Colleen Konicek said the 7-year-old event benefits Honor Ride, a national nonprofit organization that helps veterans and first responders affected by injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. This year’s event has raised more than $30,000, she said.

This is the first year the Barrington Honor Ride teamed with the weeklong Great Lakes Challenge. Konicek said the Barrington and Barrington Hills community hosted the veterans Saturday night.

“I think it’s such a gift for our community, a great way for us to give back to people who have given everything in defense of this country,” she said. “I say to them always ‘We’re the ones who should be thanking you.'”

To read the full article in the Daily Herald, click here.