COVID shutters village facilities / Snow parking ban / Library sets sale

 Village closes facilities in wake of COVID surge

Due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, all village facilities, except for the Police Department, 46 Raupp Boulevard) will be closed to the public effective Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, until further notice.

Village Hall services, including the issuance of building permits and plan reviews, scheduling for inspections, bill payments, transfer stamps and other services will be still available, but only at the Village Hall walk-up window, by calling (847) 459-2500 or online at this link.

All public meetings for January will be held electronically, including the Village Board meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3. Residents can access the meeting  via this link.

Residents reminded of snow parking ban

With heavy snow predicted for Saturday, Jan. 1 residents are reminded that overnight parking is not permitted when snowfall exceeds two or more inches, even though the Police Department is not enforcing overnight parking restrictions until 2 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 3.

Cleared streets during snowy conditions allow snow removal to occur more quickly, and emergency responders to pass safely. For more information on the Village's parking ordinance, click here.

Fire Department urges recycling of holiday trees

As dried-out Christmas trees pose a significant fire hazard, the Fire Department encourages residents to dispose of them promptly. Waste Management will collect Christmas trees during the first two weeks in January on your regular collection day.

Residents should ensure that all lights and decorations, including tinsel, are removed, and be sure to cut trees that are taller than six feet in half before placing them at the curb.

To locate a holiday light recycling location, visit the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County's Recycling Directory.

 Village cited for public works excellence

The Village recently received four awards from the Lake Branch of the American Public Works Association. The Public Works Department received the Asset Management Award, and Village Manager Dane Bragg was awarded a commendation for exemplary service to public works. Utilities Superintendent David Haisma received the Professional Manager of the Year Award for Water Resources, and Scott Fontanez, Street Section Manager, was awarded Professional Manager of the Year for Transportation.

 Library plans book sale

The Indian Trails Public Library District is planning a pop-up used book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8. The sale will be in the Lake-Cook Room. Persons attending the sale should enter through the south side of the building.

And finally…

            The staff and management of Buffalo Grove News and Information wishes everyone a Happy New Year. Stay well, safe and sane!

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