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Tower Lakes Village Office
400 North Route 59
Tower Lakes, IL 60010-1217 

Hours: 8:30-12:30 M, W, Th
10-6 Tu, closed F
847-526-0488
Fax: 847-526-0489

e-mail: towerlakes@comcast.net

Government Contents:

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Overview

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Village Officials

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Former Presidents & Trustees

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Meetings & Minutes

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Financial

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Other Government Bodies

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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request Form

Overview:

The elected governing body consists of the Village President and a Board of six Trustees, each with four-year terms of office. None of the elected officials receive a salary. Municipal elections are held on the first Tuesday of April in odd numbered years. The polling place for these and all other elections is at the Lake Barrington Village Hall (Cuba Township Precinct 66), near the intersection of Kelsey Rd & Old Barrington Rd.

In addition to the elected officials, various officials and officers are appointed by the Village President and confirmed by the Board of Trustees. These include the seven member Village Plan Commission (2 year terms), seven member Zoning Board of Appeals (5 year terms), Village Clerk, Deputy Clerk, Office Manager, Building Officer, Emergency & Disaster Services (EDS) Director, Arborist, Tree Commissioner, Treasurer and Village Attorney (1 year each). All of the above are unpaid volunteers, with the exception of Village Clerk, Office Manager, Treasurer, Building Officer and Attorney, who are paid on a part time basis.

The Village also provides a professional police force, consisting of a Police Chief and several other part time officers.

The Village has no full time employees.

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Village Officials:

Kathleen O. Leitner Village President

847-487-2078
E-Boltkmleitner@aol.com
E-Bolttowerlakes@comcast.net

Joseph R. Skurla Trustee, Storm Water Management, Health & Sanitation, Mosquito Control, SWALCO Rep 847-865-3080
E-Boltskurlajr@me.com

E-Bolttowerlakes@comcast.net
Michael J. Rolfs Trustee, Building & Zoning 847-526-3783
E-Boltmjrolfs@hpre.com E-Bolttowerlakes@comcast.net
David R. Parro Trustee, Roads, Grounds, Website,
Village Historian
847-526-9479
E-Boltdavid.parro@uop.com
E-Bolttowerlakes@comcast.net
Donna Schardt Trustee, Finance 847-526-3949
E-Boltdbschardt@aol.com
E-Bolttowerlakes@comcast.net
Thomas G. Bolger Trustee, Police 847-526-2295
E-Boltbolger651@sbcglobal.net
E-Bolttowerlakes@comcast.net
Sophia deVries Trustee, Utilities, Urban Forestry 847-487-8607
E-Boltschendevries@hotmail.com
E-Bolttowerlakes@comcast.net
Julie Losinski Village Clerk 847-526-0488
E-Boltjslosinski@yahoo.com
E-Bolttowerlakes@comcast.net
Carol Rolfs Village Treasurer 847-526-3783E-Bolttowerlakes@comcast.net
Samuel Sinacore Police Chief 847-526-0444E-Bolttlpolicechief@comcast.net
Debra K. Baggett Office Manager & Deputy Village Clerk 847-526-0488
847-526-0489 (fax)E-Bolttowerlakes@comcast.net
Anthony J. Cantieri Building Officer
847-529-8470 (mobile)
847-526-0488 x105
847-526-0489 (fax)E-Bolttowerlakes@comcast.net

tcantieri1@gmail.com
James P. Bateman Village Attorney 847-381-7840
847-381-7842 (fax)
Rich Bergland Village Arborist 847-217-8098
Tom Hannagan Tree Commission Chairman 847-526-9192
Sarah Voska Tower Lakes News newsletter Editor 847-526-2376
E-Bolttowerlakesnews@gmail.com
David Blake Emergency & Disaster Services (EDS) Director 847-526-1654
Baxter & Woodman, Inc. Village Engineers 815-459-1260
E-Bolt info@baxwood.com
Larry Gold (Chair)
Margaret Aitken
Bob Crimmins
Gerry Young
Tony Magro
Scott Nelms
Andy Hay
Zoning Board of Appeals 847-526-0202

Jeff Dehnert (Chair) 

Bob Brown

Randy Young

Jacqueline Skurla

Kathy Pattengale

Dan Spies

1 vacant seat

Plan Commission 847-487-5567


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Former Presidents & Trustees:

Past Village Presidents
Kathleen O. Leitner (2007-present)
T. Brian Gidley (2006-2007)

Leonard J. Kuskowski (2000-2006)
William J. Fitzpatrick (1995-2000)
Palmer W. (Bill) Hanson (1991-1995)
William M. Schneider (1983-1991)
George H. Simmons, Jr. (1979-1983)
Cyril C. Wagner (1966-1979)
Past Village Trustees
Kent Adams (2001-04)
Tom Aitken (1995-2004)
John Clark Alberts (1967-71, 1981-85)
Gale Allen (1977-81)
Richard D. Baggett (2003-06 & 2006-12)
Thomas R. Binkley (1983-86)
Thomas G. Bolger (2006- )
Joyce L. Caile (1989-96)
Anthony J. Cantieri (1997-2003)
Stephen R. Conary (1987-88)
J. Michael DeLapp (1991-95)
Sophia deVries (2004- )
David W. Duke (1988-89)
George Emerson (1969-73)
Barbara M. Fairchild (1979-83)
Mike Filippell (2000-01, 2001-02)
Donald J. Fitzgibbons (1993-97)
Thomas J. Fitzgibbons (2003-08)
William J. Fitzpatrick (1989-95)
David A. Frey (2004-06)
Jan W. Garber (1987-91)
T. Brian Gidley (2002-2007)
John Gillett (1985-97)
Alan Gumtow (1973-77)
Palmer W. Hanson (1967-73, 1980-81, 1985-91)
Larry Hauser (1966-67)
Dorothy Hawkes (1989-93)
Fred G. Heagarty (1997-2001)
Richard L. Hills (1983-85)
Cynthia Hinman (1977-83)
Donald Hughes (1975-79)
Richard E. Jansing (1996-2000)
W. Paul Jensen (1973-75)
Lee L. Johnson (1995-99)
Odell Johnson (1966-67)
Susan J. Kainz (1983-87)
Leonard J. Kuskowski (1995-2000)
Vincent LaPoint (1966-69)
Richard Lindstrom (1969-71)
Richard McCauley (1966-71)
R. Scott Merkle (2007-11)
Raymond E. Offenbeck (1981-85)
David R. Parro (1999- )
David W. Phelps (1971-75)
John A Powers (1971-75)
George B. Pratt (1971-79)
Robert Price (1966-71)
Michael H. Rigali (2001-03)
Michael J. Rolfs (2008- )
Donna Schardt (2011- )
William M. Schneider (1979-83)
George H. Simmons (1966-69, 1985-88)
J. Hall Skeen (1971-75)
Joseph R. Skurla (2012- )
Charles Solberg (1985-89)
Lorin Spak (1975-77)
Paul A. Spies (1981-83, 1986-87)
Arthur J. Spollen (1975-79)
Richard Steiner (1979-80)
Ralph Supper (1975-81)
John J. Toslosky (1983-85)
Maury L. Vanden Eykel (1991-95)

 

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Meetings & Minutes:

What

When

Where

Village Board Meetings

Agenda: see link at top of NEWS page

3rd Monday of each month, 7:30 PM Village Office
400 N. Rt. 59
Plan Commission 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00 PM (if required)
Meeting notices posted at Village Office
Village Office
400 N. Rt. 59
Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings scheduled as needed, on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM.
Meeting notices posted at Village Office
Village Office
400 N. Rt. 59

APPROVED MINUTES OF PAST VILLAGE BOARD MEETINGS

Click any date to see the minutes, then use your browser's "Back" button to return to this page. All minutes not linked here are available through the Village Office once they have been approved, typically after the following month's meeting.

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August 16, 1999

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September 20, 1999

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October 18, 1999

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November 15, 1999 (no meeting - lacked quorum)

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December 20, 1999

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January 17, 2000

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February 21, 2000 (no meeting - lacked quorum)

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March 8, 2000 Special Meeting

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March 20, 2000

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April 17, 2000

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May 15, 2000 (no meeting - lacked quorum)

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May 31, 2000 Special Meeting

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June 19, 2000 Public Hearing

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June 19, 2000

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July 17, 2000

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August 21, 2000

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September 18, 2000

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October 16, 2000

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November 20, 2000

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December 18, 2000

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January 15, 2001

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February 19, 2001

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March 19, 2001

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April 2, 2001 Special Meeting

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April 16, 2001

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May 21, 2001

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June 18, 2001

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July 16, 2001

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August 20,  2001

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September 17, 2001

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October 15, 2001

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November 19, 2001

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December 17, 2001

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January 21, 2002

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February 18, 2002

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March 18, 2002

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April 15, 2002, incl Public Hearings on SSA & Barclay's Woods

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May 20, 2002

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June 17, 2002 (no voting - lacked quorum)

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June 26, 2002 Special Meeting

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July 15, 2002

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August 19, 2002

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September 16, 2002

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October 21, 2002

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November 18, 2002

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December 16, 2002

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January 20, 2003

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February 17, 2003

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March 17, 2003

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April 21, 2003

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May 19, 2003

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June 16, 2003

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July 21, 2003

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August 18, 2003

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September 15, 2003

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October 20, 2003

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November 17, 2003 (no voting - lacked quorum)

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November 25, 2003 Special Meeting

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December 15, 2003

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January 19, 2004

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February 10, 2004 Special Meeting

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February 16, 2004 (no meeting, lacked quorum)

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March 15, 2004

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April 19, 2004

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May 17, 2004

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June 21, 2004

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July 19, 2004

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August 16, 2004

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September 20, 2004

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October 18, 2004

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November 15, 2004

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December 20, 2004

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January 17, 2005

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January 27, 2005 Special Meeting

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February 21, 2005

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March 21, 2005

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April 18, 2005

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May 16, 2005

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June 20, 2005

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June 24, 2005 Special Meeting

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July 18, 2005

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August 15, 2005

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September 19, 2005

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October 17, 2005

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November 21, 2005

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November 29, 2005 Special Meeting

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December 19, 2005

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January 16, 2006

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February 20, 2006

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March 20, 2006

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April 17, 2006

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May 15, 2006

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June 19, 2006 (no voting - lacked quorum) Notes only - no approved minutes

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July 17, 2006

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August 21,2006

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September 18, 2006

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October 16, 2006

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November 20, 2006

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November 30, 2006 Special Meeting

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December 18, 2006

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January 15, 2007

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February 19, 2007

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March 19, 2007

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April 16, 2007

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May 21, 2007

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June 18, 2007

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June 25, 2007 Special Meeting

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July 16, 2007

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August 20, 2007

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September 17, 2007

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October 15, 2007

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November 17, 2007, Special Meeting

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November 19, 2007

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December 17, 2007

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January 21, 2008

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February 18, 2008

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March 17, 2008

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April 21, 2008

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May 19, 2008

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June 16, 2008

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July 21, 2008

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August 18, 2008

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September 15, 2008

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October 20, 2008

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November 17, 2008

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December 15, 2008

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January 19, 2009

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February 16, 2009

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March 16, 2009

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April 20, 2009

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May 5, 2009, Special Meeting

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May 18, 2009

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June 15, 2009

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June 29, 2009, Special Meeting

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July 15, 2009, Special Meeting

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July 20, 2009

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August 17, 2009

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September 21, 2009

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October 15, 2009, Special Meeting

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October 19, 2009

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November 16, 2009

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December 14, 2009

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January 18, 2010

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February 22, 2010

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March 15, 2010

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April 19, 2010

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May 17, 2010

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May 22, 2010, Special Meeting

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June 21, 2010

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July 19, 2010

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August 16, 2010

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September 20, 2010

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October 18, 2010

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November 15, 2010

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December 20, 2010

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January 17, 2011

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February 21, 2011

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March 21, 2011

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April 18, 2011

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May 16, 2011

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June 20, 2011 lacked quorum, no voting - no approved minutes

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July 18, 2011

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August 15, 2011

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September 19, 2011

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October 17, 2011

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November 21, 2011

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December 18, 2011

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January 16, 2012

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February 20, 2012

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March 19. 2012

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April 16, 2012

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May 21, 2012

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June 18, 2012

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July 16, 2012

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August 10, 2012 Special Meeting

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August 20, 2012

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September 17, 2012

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October 15, 2012

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November 19, 2012

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December 17, 2012

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January 21, 2013

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January 28, 2013 Special Meeting

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February 18, 2013

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March 11, 2013 Special Meeting

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March 18, 2013

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April 8, 2013 Special Meeting

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April 15, 2013

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May 20, 2013

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June 17, 2013

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July 15, 2013

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August 19, 2013

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September 16, 2013 pending approval

 

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Financial Information:

FY 2010-11 Revenue & Spending

 
 

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Other Government Bodies:

INTERGOVERNMENTAL

Tower Lakes is a charter member of the Barrington Area Council of Governments (BACOG). This is an intergovernmental body founded in 1970 whose mission is to foster discussion and study of area needs and to promote coordination of activities to solve problems of a regional nature. Its membership consists of the Village Presidents of Barrington, South Barrington, Barrington Hills, North Barrington, Lake Barrington, Deer Park and Tower Lakes, plus an executive director. It's planning area covers some 95 square miles. The BACOG office is at the Barrington Hills Village Hall, 112 Algonquin Rd., Barrington Hills, IL, 60010. Phone: 847-381-7871, Fax: (847) 381-7882. Meetings are held at 7:30 PM the 4th Tuesday of every month at rotating Village Halls.

Tower Lakes is a member of the Illinois Municipal League. The IML provides a lobbying voice for Illinois municipalities on legislative issues and provides services and programs to promote competence in municipal government administration.

Tower Lakes contributes to the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). The CMAP is an intergovernmental commission which conducts regional planning for the seven county Chicago metropolitan area. Their scope includes issues such as housing, transportation, environmental preservation, sustainable growth, responsible development, water resources and flood control. CMAP was formed in 2006, through the merger of the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC) with the Chicago Area Transportation Study (CATS) to form a new agency in order to better integrate planning for transportation and land use in the Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will. More info, including the current regional framework plan, is available at the sites linked here.

TOWNSHIP

Tower Lakes is located within Cuba Township, a rectangular district in the Southwest corner of Lake County which contains most of the Villages of Lake Barrington, Tower Lakes and North Barrington, plus the northern part of Barrington Hills, and the northern half of the Village of Barrington (north of Main St.). The boundaries are Lake-Cook Rd (Main St) on the south, Ridge Rd and the McHenry County line on the west, roughly Timber Lake and Roberts Rd on the north and roughly Lake Louise, Rainbow Rd and Rand Rd on the east. The Township responsibilities include property assessment, township road maintenance and voter registration. The main office is at 28000 W. Cuba Rd. in Barrington, just south of Northwest Highway.

COUNTY

Tower Lakes is one of 52 cities and villages in Lake County, Illinois, the northeastern-most county in the state. The county seat is Waukegan. The county government provides a wide array of services, most of which can be accessed at the Lake County government website. A Board of Supervisors, elected from 23 districts, oversees the county government. Tower Lakes is in County Board District #17.

STATE

Tower Lakes is in the 26th Illinois Senate District. Tower Lakes is in the 52nd Illinois Representative District until the end of 2012. At the end of 2012, all but 18 homes in the Village will be moving to the 51st Illinois Representative District. Two blocks in the North Lake subdivision - East of Bays Place, West of Tomahawk Lane and North of Circle Drive - remain in the 52nd Illinois Representative District. Click here for your State Senator or State Representative. Click here for other Illinois State Agencies.

FEDERAL

Tower Lakes is in the 8th US Congressional District until the end of 2012. Joe Walsh (R) of McHenry is our Congressman through the end of 2012. In 2013, Tower Lakes will move into the 6th US Congressional District and Peter Roskam will be our Congressman. Mark Kirk (R) and Dick Durbin (D) are Illinois' US Senators.

VOTING

US citizens who are at least 18 years of age may register to vote up to 30 days prior to an election. Two forms of ID are required, one of which must indicate address. You may register to vote at various places, including the Cuba Township office, 28000 W. Cuba Rd, Barrington, (847) 381-1924. 

Tower Lakes is in Cuba Township Precinct 66. The polling place for our precinct is at the Lake Barrington Village Hall at 23860 Old Barrington Rd, near Kelsey Rd.

 

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Request Form

 

Copyright 1999-2013 Village of Tower Lakes. All rights reserved. Revised Sept 22, 2013.
This is the only website officially authorized by the Village of Tower Lakes. The information published herein was valid at the time of publication unless otherwise noted. The Village of Tower Lakes reserves the right to make changes and improvements at any time and without notice, and assumes no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions or discrepancies.