Archive for the ‘Notices’ Category

Grand Opening of 2nd Tower Lakes Rain Garden

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended the Grand Opening of the second Tower Lakes Raingarden on July 4th

With that garden opened we were able to complete the final report and claim the rest of the reimbursement from ILEPA.

This 5 year project, which started with the seed of an idea from VoTL Past President Leitner and TLIA Lake Committee Chair Burgoon, matured into two beautiful and functional rain gardens and a wetland restoration which are shining examples of Best Management practices for removing pollutants from Stormwater runoff and reducing the volumes of rainwater from overwhelming our aging storm drain infrastructure. Every resident can help. We have now >20 registered conservation gardens in individual homeowners properties within Tower Lakes. Learn more at www.bactrust.org conservation@home

If you would like to read the final report it can be found [Insert Link Here to wherever you can post the document]

Thank you to all our volunteers and the Boards of TLIA and VoTL for making this possible.

319 Project Evaluation and Final Report Tower Lakes

Door-to-Door Solicitors

Friday, August 9th, 2019

In response to recent resident questions, we thought this would be a good time to provide a reminder on the law governing door-to-door vendors, solicitors, and canvassers. We have a two-tier approach, which is consistent with court decisions.

For vendors who are carrying the goods they are selling, such as food trucks or ice cream carts, we require them to pre-register at the Village Hall, where they get a certificate/ photo ID that they must carry while in Tower Lakes. The police run a background check as part of the process of ensuring public safety.

All other door-to-door sellers of future goods or services (lawn care, pest control, roofing, subscriptions, etc.) and all those seeking contributions in support of a charity etc. are deemed “Solicitors”. Persons conducting any manner of door-to-door advocacy, including surveys or literature distribution, are deemed “Canvassers”. Constitutionally, we cannot and do not prohibit solicitors or canvassers in our town nor require them to pre-register, submit to a background check or limit their hours. Almost all of them are just doing a job. However, some people do not want to be bothered at home or feel insecure, and protections from the potential nuisance of trespassing are available under local law. Any resident who does not wish to be visited by solicitors or canvassers may place a card on or near the front door saying “Canvassers, Solicitors, and Peddlers Forbidden” or a similar message. Such a sign informs and discourages them and legally renders a knock or doorbell ring a violation. You can also simply tell a solicitor you want them to leave. Doing so triggers the same legal requirement as the sign; that they must immediately depart your property. TLPD should be called if you want to report a violation. They are trained to discern the difference between protected free speech and trespassing and have the resources to investigate and resolve. Don’t involve yourself in a confrontation.

As a public service, Tower Lakes has a supply of “No Solicitors Invited” stickers, which are available free at the Village Hall.  Note that Census, utility and delivery workers can still legally knock on your door regardless of signs.

On a related note, Fall is a prime season for door-to-door theft scams in our area. If someone comes to your home saying they are doing tree trimming or service work at your neighbor’s and can thus give you a good deal and appear to be keeping you engaged at the front door, consider that a red flag that they might have a partner at the back door. Keep your doors and windows locked. Even though we have a statistically extraordinarily safe community, we do not have immunity and it will never be wise to make your property a target of opportunity by leaving homes or cars unlocked.

David Parro

Village President

Special Village Board Meeting

Monday, June 17th, 2019

The Village of Tower Lakes Board of Trustees will consider the petition of Lou Bevente, 220 Bridge Ln., proposing that the subject property be granted a height variance to construct an addition.  A Special Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at the Tower Lakes Village Hall, 400 N. IL Route 59, Tower Lakes, IL.

Communications Committee Meeting

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

The Village of Tower Lakes Communications Committee will be meeting on Monday, June 17, 2019, 5:30 p.m. at the Tower Lakes Village Hall, 400 N. IL Route 59, Tower Lakes, IL.

Public Hearing: Zoning Board of Appeals

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

The Village of Tower Lakes ZBA will consider the petitions of Annalisa Barrie, 609 E. Lake Shore Dr., and Lou Bevente, 220 Bridge Ln., proposing that the subject properties be granted variances to construct additions.  A public hearing allowing the public an opportunity to comment will be held on Thursday, May 30, 7:00 p.m. at the Tower Lakes Village Hall, 400 N. IL Route 59, Tower Lakes, IL.  Click here for the official published public notice.

Iron Removal & Water Main Replacement Projects

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Major projects designed to improve Village water quality and system reliability are now underway.  Click here for important information.