Mosquito control applications
The Southlake Mosquito Abatement District will be performing the second Village wide adult mosquito control application this week based on positive West Nile Virus mosquito samples collected by truck mounted applicator this evening, August 30, 2017, of all Village streets, weather conditions permitting.
RPC Oaktember Fest
2017 Consumer Confidence Report
Please go to lakecountyil.gov/2017pekara toview your 2017 Annual Water Quality Report and learn more about your drinking water. If you have any questions regarding this report, please call 847-377-7500.
To all residents:
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and myself, I would like to say thank you to the residents who attended the August 8, 2017 Town Hall meeting on the possible widening of Deerfield Rd. by the Lake County Department of Transportation (LDOT).
Approximately 92 residents attended and provided the Board of Trustees with a diverse cross section of ideas and opinions. You may be assured that we are reviewing all suggestions and comments, and incorporating many of them into our strategy for dealing with this issue. In addition, it will be helpful in our dealings with LDOT to be able to document our residents’ concerns about how widening Deerfield Rd. would impact our core values as a community.
Finally, we appreciate the way in which the residents conducted themselves. Unlike other communities, in which town meetings often degenerate into shouting matches and chaos, the residents of Riverwoods acted in a mature, reasoned fashion. This allowed everyone to have a chance to be heard. You are all to be commended.
We look forward to talking with you all again sometime this fall after the next Stakeholder Involvement Group meeting conducted by LDOT.
Free water sample analysis
As you know, the Lake County Health Department is offering a free water sample analysis to people who have had their water well impacted by the recent flooding. The free testing is intended only for these people because of the increased risk that the well may have become contaminated. When handing out the bottles and sampling instructions, please confirm with the people that they have experienced at least one of the three following conditions:
- The well is currently submerged under flood waters. The homeowner should wait for flood waters to recede before collecting a water sample. First flush the well and plumbing by running a hose (not to septic system) for an hour or more until clear. Then the well and plumbing should be disinfected by a licensed well contractor prior to water sample collection.
- If the well is not submerged but floodwaters surround the well, the homeowner should flush the well and plumbing by running a hose (not to septic system) for an hour or more until clear. Then collect a water sample.
- If the homeowner is unsure if the well was submerged, the homeowner should first flush the well and plumbing by running a hose (not to septic system) for an hour or more until clear. Then collect a water sample.
As a precaution, do not drink or cook with the well water until it is determined the water does not contain bacteria. It should be assumed the well water is contaminated if any one of these above conditions exist. Retail bottled water should be used for cooking and drinking needs during this time.
If the initial water sample is unsatisfactory, we will allow one free retest for total coliform.
If there are any questions, please contact the Lake County Health Department at 847-377-8020.
Lake County Health Department
Water Well Program
Special pricing for homes of Riverwoods of Lakeshore Recycling Systems services that have been affected by flooding
$15 per yard with a 2 yard minimum – for general household material and construction debris. Material must be placed at the curb, no electronics or white goods.
Large clean outs from floods –
- 20yd open top: $375 up to 5 tons, over 5 tons $55 per ton
- 30yd open top: $425 up to 6 tons, over 6 tons $55 per ton
Residents can call in to customer service at 773-685-8811 option 3 to schedule an extra pick up or roll off dumpster or they can go on our website at http://www.lrsrecycles.com/about-us/contact-us/
Mosquito Control Application
Any Village of Riverwoods resident can be added to the prior notification list to receive a call the day of an adult mosquito control application in their area by registering by one of the three following ways.
- Call the mosquito hotline at (800) 942-2555 and asked to be placed on the prior notification list (full name, address and telephone #) for the Southlake Mosquito Abatement District for Riverwoods.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org (full name, address and telephone #)
- Register at www.slmad.org under the “Notify Me About Spraying” red tab/button on the home page. Complete the form which includes full name, address and telephone #.
Residents can also report water which has been standing for more than 3 days as a potential mosquito breeding site at #1 and #3. If it is a new site, we will send a technician out to inspect and treat the water, if it is breeding mosquitoes, at no additional fee to the Village or resident.
Frequently Asked Questions
Check out an interactive tax bill to help you better understand what is included on your bill. Also, below are some of the most frequently asked questions the Treasurer's Office has received. View more on the Treasurer's Office website.
Question: I never received my tax bill. What should I do?
Answer: Call the Treasurer’s office at 847-377-2323 or print a bill on the Treasurer's Office website. Duplicate Tax Bill page.
Question: What if I have my bill, but I lost my payment stubs?
Answer: Be sure to write the parcel number on your check. You can also download a copy of your tax bill with a payment stub at the Payment Status screen.
Question: I did not live here in 2015. Why did I receive a 2015 tax bill?
Answer: The tax remains with the property regardless of ownership. To determine your liability for paying the tax, check your closing statement to see if the seller gave you credit, or contact your attorney.
Property Tax Payment Options
U.S. Mail - Mail your payment using the envelopes provided with your bill. It must be postmarked on or before the due date in order to avoid penalty. To mail in your payment, send it to the Treasurer's Office P.O. Box located in Bedford Park, IL.
Other property tax payment options include: drop box, in person at most Lake County banks, and at the Lake County Treasurer's Office, online, or by phone.
Visit the treasurer's website at www.lakecountyil.gov/treasurer for more information, including billing history, property tax exemptions, and more.
The Village of Riverwoods held a Town Hall meeting on August 8th to explain the process and status of the Deerfield Road project and to receive the opinions, concerns and suggestions from our residents. The new village meeting room was completely filled with standing room only. Every person was given an opportunity to speak. The main concerns were flooding, taking of property, tree removal, extent of construction, bike/multiuse path, alternative improvement design, and other ecological issues.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and myself, I would like to say thank you to the residents who attended the August 8, 2017 Town Hall meeting on the possible widening of Deerfield Road. by the Lake County Department of Transportation (LCDOT).
The following is a summary of ordinances, resolutions, and non-routine matters considered by the Board of Trustees from the meeting minutes of June 6, 20, July 5, 18, and August 1. Read the entirety of these minutes on the Village of Riverwoods website at www.villageofriverwoods.com.
The school season began in August with children heading off to school. Most children go to school and return home on school buses.
As summer winds down, we look forward to the changing of the season and colorful leaves. And that may mean leaf burning. Here are some things to keep in mind:
Patch 22 Pumpkins and Events
Saturday, October 4 – Sunday, October 26, 10am – 5pm
Brushwood Center Art Exhibits
Ongoing Botanical Art Classes with Heeyoung Kim
The Halloween Party that you have come to love is right around the corner. This year the festivities move back to the heart of the Village at our new Riverwoods Villge Hall.
Traditionally, those of us fortunate enough to live near the shores of Lake Michigan, or in the once-glacial areas of Illinois and Wisconsin, have seen water as a bountiful source of both life and pleasure. With this essential but diminishing resource we have: quenched our thirst; irrigated our crops, lawns and gardens; soothed our bodies in luxurious baths and showers; boated on the myriad lakes and rivers; and entertained ourselves at countless pools, water parks and beaches. Though seemingly endless in its abundance, the truth is that water is a limited and fragile resource.