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February 17, 2023

Village Council Regular Meeting: February 21

Agenda highlights: 
  • 232 Sheridan: gross floor area, corner & rear yard setback zoning variations
  • Amending Chapter 13.08 of the Village Code concerning interconnection of renewable energy sources
  • Amending Resolution R-117-2022 to amend the method of calculating renewable energy production credits
This meeting will be held at 7 PM 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.

Green Bay Trail Open House: February 20, 6 - 8 PM

The Green Bay Trail is more than a trail, and to many it’s an experience with a unique character. What does the future of this trail look like, in Winnetka, so it can continue to serve the needs and wants of our community? Stop by Village Hall at 510 Green Bay Road on Monday, February 20 from 6 to 8 PM to review initial planning and design concepts and share your thoughts for the future.

A Message from the Police Chief: Recent Package Thefts in the Community

The Winnetka Police Department has recently investigated a series of package thefts in which packages were taken from the front of residences during mid-day hours. Although residential security cameras can serve as a helpful deterrent, unattended packages left for long durations increase opportunities for this type of crime to occur. Below are our recommendations to secure an expected delivery:
  • Make sure your security camera system is active and functioning properly, if you have one.
  • Notify police or call 911 immediately if your security system (i.e., Ring/Nest) alerts you to any suspicious activity or individual outside your residence.
  • If possible, monitor your expected delivery online to confirm anticipated arrival date/time.
  • If you are delayed in returning home or receiving your package(s), make arrangements with family, a friend, or a neighbor to secure your delivery.
If you have been a victim of a recent package theft, do not hesitate to contact the Winnetka Police Department. Always call 911 for any emergency.

A Message from the Fire Chief: Carbon Monoxide Alarms Keep You Safe

Carbon monoxide (CO) is often referred to as an invisible killer. It is an odorless, colorless, invisible gas created when fuels burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment are the most common sources of CO gas. Having properly placed and functioning CO alarms installed is an important step to ensure home safety.

Carbon monoxide poisoning can be caused by exposure to small amounts of CO over a longer period of time, or by a large amount of CO in a shorter period. Without a CO alarm, leaks often go undetected, vastly increasing the risk of life-threatening CO poisoning.

Carbon Monoxide Alarm Tips:
  • Choose a CO alarm that is listed by a qualified testing laboratory.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for placement and mounting height. CO alarms should be installed in a central location outside sleeping areas and on every level of the home. If placement recommendations overlap with smoke detector placement recommendations, combination CO/smoke alarms can be installed.
  • Test CO alarms at least once a month and replace them according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • If the CO alarm sounds, make sure everyone inside the home is accounted for and move immediately to fresh air outdoors or by an open window or door. Call 911 and remain outside until emergency personnel confirm it is safe to re-enter the home.
  • If the CO alarm is chirping, or giving a trouble signal, follow manufacturer's instructions to check and replace low batteries. If it still sounds, call 911 – fire department personnel will be dispatched to investigate and ensure a safe environment.

Winnetka Futures Plan Hearing Continued to March 1

The Plan Commission continued its public hearing on the Winnetka Futures 2040 Plan, Winnetka’s Comprehensive Plan, to a special meeting on Wednesday, March 1 and will not discuss the Plan during its regular meeting on February 22. Residents are invited to provide feedback at the March 1 meeting and will have additional opportunities to weigh in at Village Council meetings. Learn more about the plan here.

Purchase Your Annual Sticker by February 28 and Avoid Late Fees

The Village requires that residents purchase a $40 vehicle sticker annually and display it by January 1, though you can renew and avoid a $20 late fee if stickers are purchased before February 28. Application forms for vehicles that were previously registered in Winnetka are mailed to residents in the fall of every year: if you have your form, visit our website to purchase your vehicle sticker. New residents and residents who acquire new vehicles can obtain a license application form at Village Hall or by calling 847-501-6000.

Stormwater Management Construction Update

The Village is providing regular updates regarding the Stormwater Management Project, which can be found here.  
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