May/June 2016

John W. Norris, Mayor, Village of Riverwoods

The state of the Village of Riverwoods is excellent. We continue to operate with a modest budget surplus. The budget cuts proposed by Governor Rauner could reduce our revenues by $200,000 to $400,000 however, which may necessitate budget cuts and/or tax increases in the future.

Trustees Chamberlain and Jamerson have worked with our village-wide electrical aggregation consultant to negotiate a new contract. While the new rates are higher, they are still lower than what residents would be charged were they to obtain electricity from Commonwealth Edison. Residents also have the choice of opting for 100% renewable energy. Electing to use the renewable energy option would increase the cost of electricity for the average resident by approximately three dollars per month. I strongly urge all residents to take advantage of this program.

The design process is nearly complete for the remodeling and updating of the Village Hall. At this point, the project has been sent out for bids. The Thursday February 26th edition of the Deerfield Review printed an article on the Village Hall remodeling. I recommend anyone wanting more information to read the article.

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The Village of Riverwoods utilizes Blackboard Connect service for emergency resident notification side-by-side with the Village non-emergency resident email database. As a resident or business you can opt-in to emergency messages, non-emergency messages or both.

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