Due to unforeseen circumstance the LCML Annual Banquet (still on Thursday, November 14) will be held at Hawthorn Woods Country Club, 1 Tournament Drive North, Hawthorn Woods. Cash bar at 6:00 pm dinner at 7:00 pm. Entree choices will stay the same. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Did your community implement a program, policy or procedure that successfully meets the needs or challenges of the community in a cost-effective way? Tell us about it in The Cutting Edge
application. The program need not be initiated in 2013 to qualify. For more information
and an application
, click the links.
The Cutting Edge winner will be announced at the November 14 LCML Annual Banquet.
Join the Lake County Municipal League for its 2013 Annual Banquet at The Forge of Vernon Hills on Thursday, November 14. Elected officials, spouses, staff and associate members are invited to attend.
- The Forge of Vernon Hills
634 S. Milwaukee
- Thursday, November 14
- 6:00 pm cash bar
7:00 pm dinner
- $50 per person
Choice of three entrees: Prime Rib au Jus, Scottish Salmon Broiled with Fresh Dill Sauce, Vegetarian-Cheese-filled Ravioli with Light Tomator Cream Sauce. Please choose one when making your reservation.
Reservations must be made and paid for by November 11. Click here for a registration form.
The Blue Ribbon Advisory Council (BRAC) met on Tuesday, September 17, to discuss future plans for the Route 53/ Route 120 project. Tollway Director Kristi Lafleur said, “Our next step is to establish a more detailed understanding of how to fund, build, operate and maintain the type of roadway the Council has recommended.”
Two committees have been formed: Finance and Land Use. The Finance Committee will consider detailed project information from the feasibility analysis to develop a financing strategy for the project. Ultimately, the Finance Committee will seek to answer the questions
- Is the project feasible?
- Should the Tollway build the project?
Its work will be the basis to develop a recommendation to the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors as to whether the Tollway should continue to move forward with the project. Communities in the direct path of the corridor will have a representative on the Finance Committee.
The Land Use Committee will develop a corridor-wide land use plan that feeds into the Tollway’s analysis and
establishes an integrated strategy for land use, transportation and economic development in the corridor.
Committees will meet quarterly and the BRAC will meet again in late spring/ early summer 2014, with the final reports to be presented to the Tollway by the end of 2014. For more information go to click here.
It was a great day for a golf outing at the Deerfield Golf Course. Check out the photos on the Photo Gallery page. Thanks to all the sponsors for their continued support.
Lunch Sponsor – Mesirow Financial
Dinner Sponsor – ComEd
Gift Sponsor – Comcast
Golf Ball Sponsor – CDM Smith
Beverage Tickets Sponsor – Groot
Helicopter Ball Drop Sponsor – Clarke
$10,000 Hole in One Challenger – Country Financial
Active Hole Sponsors – Call One, HR Green and USAgain
Baxter & Woodman
Bill Balling, WRB, LLC
Christopher Burke Engineering
Ehlers & Associates
S.B. Friedman Company
Trotter & Associates
Goody bag and raffle items were donated by Ancel Glink, Added Incentives, Comcast, Glenview Park District, Groot, Highland Park Country Club, IMET, Park District of Highland Park, Quarles, Village of Buffalo Grove, Village of Hawthorn Woods, Village of Wadsworth and Windsor Outdoor.
Thanks also to volunteers Diane Emerson (ComEd), Kelly Stanger (HR Green), Meghan Michel (Trotter & Associates), Deb Finn (Baxter & Woodman), Denise and Bill Gentes.
The LCML Golf Outing is drawing closer. We’d like to thank our sponsors who are participating (so far). They include:
ComEd – dinner sponsor
Mesirow Financial – lunch sponsor
Comcast – gift sponsor
Groot – beverage sponsor
CDMSmith – golf ball sponsor
Country Financial – $10,000 Hole in One Challenge
HR Green – active hole sponsor
Baxter & Woodman – hole sponsor
Christopher Burke – hole sponsor
Civilitech – hole sponsor
FGM Architects – hole sponsor
Sikich – hole sponsor
Speer Financial – hole sponsor
Speer Financial – hole sponsor
WRB/LLC – hole sponsor
Click here for a registration form.
Goody bag donations needed too. Please contact Chris Gentes at (847) 270-3126 or email@example.com.
Is your municipality ready for Medical Marijuana and Concealed Carry? Do your elected officials know what they can or cannot do with regard to these pieces of legislation? What about an assault weapon ban? Attend the Lake County Municipal League July 18 meeting. Encourage your planning staff and your police chief to attend this meeting.
Thursday, July 18
Gurnee Convention Center, Holiday Inn
6161 W. Grand Ave.
6:30 pm hot buffet, 7:00 pm program
$25 LCML members, $30 non-members
Featured speakers include special guest Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim and Michael Zimmerman and William Raysa from Tressler LLP (LCML’s newest Associate Member). Both specialize in municipal law. They will help you understand how to navigate the legal maze concerning planning, zoning and siting in the case of medical marijuana and how to plan for concealed carry. Don’t miss this important meeting.
Reservations must be made by July 12. Click here
for a credit card reservation form. No-shows will be billed without a 24-hour cancellation. To reserve call Chris Gentes at (847) 270-3126 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Labor has issued Frequently Asked Questions and Answers clarifying that landscaping work, including tree removal, when not conducted as part of another construction project, is exempt from prevailing wage requirements. Of special note is Question #6. The department has clarified that removal of diseased, damaged or hazardous trees when not associated with worked covered by the Prevailing Wage Act, is exempt from prevailing wage requirements.
The Lake County Municipal League’s Newly-Elected Officials Workshop has been scheduled for Saturday, June 1, from 8:30-11:30 am. It will be held at the Mundelein Police Department, 221 N. Lake St. (enter building from Seymour Ave.)
The workshop will provide newly-elected officials with valuable information as they begin their new terms. It is also open to those currently elected who want a refresher.
Cost is $25 for LCML members; $30 for non-LCML members. Please RSVP to Chris Gentes at (847) 270-3126 or email@example.com by May 30.
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||Mayor and Manager Discuss Board/Staff Relations
||Lake County Transportation Alliance
Social Hosting and Drug Free Communities
LCML Benefits and Legislative Session Recap
Please join Lake County Municipal League for the Newly-Elected Officials Workshop for an informative introduction to your new role as an elected official.
Join LCML on May 16 for a discussion on developing a tree management plan and caring for trees. Also included will be a discussion on grant opportunities for communities. Speakers include Todd Degner, Davey Resource Group; Scott Schirmer, Illinois Department Agriculture; and Arborists Emily Kramer and Jon Walters, ComEd.
The meeting will be held at Trax, 833 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield. Hot buffet at 6:30 pm, program to begin at 7:00 pm.
LCML members cost is $25, non-members $30. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or use your credit card. No-shows will be billed without a 24-hour cancellation.