No arrests, fewer calls as police activity ebbs


** Talked about being pumped up – Police were summoned to an apartment complex on south Arlington Heights Road to quell an argument between two women that started when one woman was allegedly photographing a boy as he was looking for an air pump in the back of a van to inflate a soccer ball. The boy’s mother came out and an argument ensued during which one woman allegedly hit another in the fact.  Despite heated exchanges, police reports say cooler heads eventually prevailed. No word if the boy ever found an air pump.
** Power blower stolen -- A landscape contractor reported to police that two lawn blowers valued at $600 each were stolen from a truck in the 2300 block of Madiera Lane.
** Phone harassment – A Buffalo Grove resident told police he has had 20 phone contacts from an unknown person. He told police he thinks it may be a “significant other” of a former female co-worker. No charges were filed.
** Get the real thing -- Police were called to a bank on Half Day Road after a Park City, Illinois man tried using a fictitious driver’s license to withdraw money from his account. The man told police he was trying to get a real state driver’s license or identification card but could not because the facilities are closed due to COVID-19. Here’s the clincher, the man was in the drive-up lane. He was, note reports, “sitting in the vehicle” when officers arrive.
** One way to avoid traffic – A person called police to tell them a person was driving a car on a sidewalk near Countryside Drive. Police did not find the car or the driver.  The sidewalk was not damaged.
** Arrests – No arrests were reported this week.

Community News
2020 Farmers Market fate on Board agenda
            The Village Board is likely to vote at its meeting tonight on the status of the 2020 Farmers Market. If allowed, there would be significant guidelines and restrictions at the Farmers Market this season. The Farmers Market is set to open on Sunday, June 14.
Village Manager Dane Bragg indicated in an email to BGNI that “staff and the committee believe we can operate the market within the parameters outlined in the support memorandum.” The parameters mirror those developed by the Illinois Farmers Market Association.

Resolution seeks refinement of Restore Illinois plans
            The Village Board will consider a resolution that calls on Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to modify his “Restore Illinois” plans.
The resolution, which mirrors one developed by the Northwest Municipal Conference, calls for Pritzker to utilize Emergency Medical Service regions rather than consolidated regions “for the purposes of determining when geographic areas will move to the next ‘phase’” of the Restore Illinois plan.
It also calls for the governor to use 14 days of hospital admissions data and not 28 days to determine when restaurants, bars and other businesses could reopen. This change would put the openings into Phase 3 of the five-phase plan. As currently proposed, openings would be in Phase 4.
The NWMC passed its resolution May 13 during what was described as a “very contentious” meeting. The NWMC is a consortium, which according to its website, “represents over 1.2 million citizens residing in our 42 municipalities and one township. Our membership area covers over 300 square miles in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties.”
The Village Board meets tonight at 7:30 p.m.  The meeting can be accessed at https://www.vbg.org/may18boardmeeting The call-in number is (312) 626-6799. The webinar ID is 897 3091 1046

Sidewalk repairs set to begin
Sidewalk repairs and replacement are set to begin this week. The contractor will begin removing and replacing sidewalk sections, a process that may take more than a day, depending on weather and the size of the section being replaced. Sidewalk squares that impact driveway access will be prioritized. Residents who lose access to the driveway will receive a letter before the work begins. Restoration of turf or asphalt surfaces will occur at the end of the project. Visit this link for more information.

Residential building permit services available
The Community Development Department continues to provide building permit processing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents can take advantage of permit processing, plan review and permit issuance, as well as in-person inspections with certain safety restrictions.
To provide flexibility and ensure measures are in place to protect residents, contractors and inspectors, the village has developed temporary permit processing and inspection protocols. Please click here for forms and applications, and here to learn about when permits are required, how to schedule an inspection, and more. Due to the evolving nature of the pandemic, services are subject to change at any time. For questions, please call the Community Development Department at 847-459-2530.

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