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September 16, 2022

Village Council Regular Meeting: September 20 at 7 PM 

Agenda highlights: 
  • A Resolution Calling for Federal and State Action on Gun Safety and Violence
This meeting will be held in Council Chambers at 510 Green Bay Road. View the meeting agenda and videos of previous meetings in our Agenda Center.  
Upcoming Events View more on our Community Calendar.
Road Closures for North Shore Triathlon on Sunday, September 18
The North Shore Triathlon will take place on Sunday, September 18 along Sheridan Road south of Winnetka Avenue, on Winnetka Avenue from Sheridan Road to Green Bay Road, and on Wilson Street from Winnetka Avenue to Willow Road. These streets will be closed to vehicle traffic from 6:30 – 9:30 AM. Please use Green Bay Road as an alternate route until Sheridan Road re-opens at 9:30 AM.

Residents impacted by these road closures received a letter from Precision Multisport, the event organizer, noting that they will not have access to their driveways during the road closures and advising to park on side streets overnight, as overnight parking enforcement in these areas will be waived the night before the race.
Winnetka Futures 2040 Plan Community Open House September 22
The Winnetka Futures Comprehensive Plan is moving along, and the Village of Winnetka wants to hear from you! The Winnetka Plan Commission has developed a vision for the Village, goals to help us create that vision, and initiatives that can be undertaken to achieve those goals; all of which is based on community input received over many months of work with The Lakota Group. Stop by at any point on Thursday, September 22, at the Winnetka Community House (620 Lincoln Avenue) between 6 and 8 PM and make your way through interactive stations to provide your thoughts regarding the vision statements and goals. To learn more about the Winnetka Futures Plan and the process to develop the plan, visit winnetkafutures.org.  
Safe T Act Information
Social media coverage of the “Safe T” Act, the legislation eliminating cash bail that takes effect January 1, 2023, has led to misinformation circulating about the intention and possible impacts of the legislation. If you would like to learn more, WGN News has published a fact-checking article about this legislation.
 
The Winnetka Police Department engaged with local elected officials to discuss concerns about the original bill and provided input for the multiple associated trailer bills before they were voted into law, and the Police Department continues to attend weekly meetings held by Cook County to get a better sense of the logistics associated with this new legislation, as new guidelines are being determined. As this legislation is brand new, it will take some time to see what impact it has, but the Winnetka Police Department will remain as committed as ever to protecting the security of Winnetkans.
Night Out in West Elm on September 22
Join us for Night Out in West Elm on Thursday, September 22 from 4 - 7 PM. Businesses will stay open late and offer drinks, snacks, and specials for customers. Enjoy live music provided by local band Albion West.
 
Participating businesses include:  This event is hosted by the Village of Winnetka and the Winnetka-Northfield-Glencoe Chamber of Commerce. 
Update on the Potential Metra Shutdown
On Wednesday, the Village alerted residents that a potential freight workers strike could disrupt Metra service. Fortunately, a tentative agreement was reached between freight railroads and their workers, averting the service shutdown.
Volunteer to Help Friends of the Green Bay Trail Maintain Plant Life: September 24 at 9 AM
The Friends of the Green Bay Trail invite volunteers as they remove invasive species, deadhead plants, and collect seeds. They will meet at 9 AM on September 24 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. Visit the Friends of the Green Bay Trail's website for more information.

The Friends of the Green Bay Trail's Photo Contest runs through October 31
The Winnetka Public Schools 2022 Downsized Capital Improvement Plan: Referendum
In an effort to ensure that the community is well-informed about the 2022 Downsized Capital Improvement Plan: Referendum, District 36 looks forward to hosting several informational sessions, details about which are available on the District's website
Stormwater Management Construction Update
The Village is providing regular updates regarding the Stormwater Management Project, which can be found here.
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