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October 28, 2022

logoVillage Council Regular Meeting: November 1 at 7 PM

Agenda highlights:   
  • Bertling Lane, Hill Road, and Woodland Avenue Pathway Vacation
  • Purchase of Ambulance
  • Renewal of Kenilworth Fire Services Contract.
This meeting will be held in the Police Department Classroom at 410 Green Bay Road. View the meeting agenda and videos of previous meetings in our Agenda Center.  
 
Upcoming Events View more on our Community Calendar.
Trick or Treat Hours:
3 - 7 PM Monday

Halloween is Monday, October 31, and Trick-or-Treat hours will be from 3 – 7 PM.

Residents who choose to participate are encouraged to illuminate the outside of their home to let children know they are welcome, and parents are encouraged to walk with their children as they trick-or-treat.

Motorists should be cautious of increased pedestrian traffic along side streets, as dark costumes and low light conditions can create visibility challenges. Please slow down and be aware of your surroundings when driving throughout the Village. 

Fire safety is also an important part of Halloween. Please review the guidelines for celebrating safely from Acting Illinois State Fire Marshal Dale Simpson.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Tomorrow
The Winnetka Police Department is again partnering with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which is an opportunity for the public to safely discard unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs. Tomorrow, October 29, from 10 AM to 2 PM, a disposal box will be in the lobby of the Police Department at 410 Green Bay Road. Members of the public may drop their unwanted prescription drugs in the box with no questions asked. Additional information about the program can be found on the DEA's website.

Pumpkin Composting November 2 at 1390 Willow Road
To keep pumpkins from being sent to the landfill as waste, the Village is hosting a one-day pumpkin collection event from 9 AM to 1 PM on Wednesday, November 2 at the Public Works Yards, 1390 Willow Road. There will be a designated area for pumpkin drop off. Please remove any solid waste from pumpkins (candles, bags, etc.). Garbage, food scraps or other landscape waste will not be accepted. Please contact the Public Works Department at 847-716-3568 with questions.

This event is part of a regional effort to compost pumpkins and reduce waste sent to landfills.

Leaf Collection Underway
The last day to place leaves on your parkway for collection is by 7 AM on Monday, November 28. Leaves placed on the parkway after 7 AM on November 28 may not be collected.

Please do not rake leaves into the street, as leaves clog storm sewers, leading to flooded streets and yards. If you hire a service to handle your leaves, please inform them of this request. Also, please do not park in front of leaf piles, when possible, to enable the Village to easily access them.

incorrect vs. correct leaf piles
View the leaf collection schedule.

Volunteer to Help Friends of the Green Bay Trail Maintain Plant Life: Tomorrow, 9 - 11 AM
The Friends of the Green Bay Trail invite volunteers as they remove invasive plants and gather seeds to plant on the trail. They will meet at 9 AM on October 29 at the Mary Street trail entrance (in Glencoe) and discuss the work plan at that time. Bring work gloves and pruners if you have them. Parking is available on Mary Street and Woodlawn Avenue. 

Friends of the Green Bay Trail Seed Cleaning Event: Tomorrow, 2 - 4 PM
Join the Friends as they sort, clean, and separate seeds gathered from the trail. Cleaned seeds will be dispersed on the trail after the first snowfall. Registration required for this event. The event's location will be shared with registrants.

Visit the Friends of the Green Bay Trail's website for more information on both events. Their photo contest runs through October 31.  
Stormwater Management Construction Update
The Village is providing regular updates regarding the Stormwater Management Project, which can be found here.
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