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03May

FIRE POSSIBLY CAUSED BY LIGHTNING

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Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District  Incident Response Report At approximately 4:40am on Thursday May 3rd, the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District (BCFPD) was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 83 Paganica Drive in Barrington Hills. Initial crews arrived in under 4 minutes and found a large multi-story house with flames visible through the roof. Incident […]
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27Apr

Seasonal Road Weight Restriction To Be Lifted

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Effective Tuesday, May 1, 2018, the much anticipated seasonal weight restrictions for village-maintained roads will be lifted.  Overweight permits will be required for any vehicle or combination exceeding 18 tons or 36,000 pounds.  In addition, any vehicle exceeding 80,000 pounds and/or a height greater than 13’6″; and/or a width of 8’0″; and/or having a length greater than […]
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17Apr

Arbor Day Celebration Moved (Again) to Monday, April 23rd!

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  Arbor Day is a day dedicated annually to public tree-planting, promoting the ecological importance of trees and their care.  To honor this day, Village of Barrington Hills, in collaboration with Barrington Area Conservation Trust (BACT), is sponsoring a tree give-away of oak tree saplings on Monday, APRIL 23rd at Pederson Preserve.  It’s first come, first served […]
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13Apr

Spring Newsletter 2018

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The printed newsletters will begin arriving in homes the week of April 16th.  If you do not receive a printed copy and wish to, please email your request to village@vbhil.gov.
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06Apr

SPRING BIRD WALKS & HIKES

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Barrington Area Spring Bird Walks & Hikes Cosponsored by Audubon Great Lakes and Citizens for Conservation Get to know nearby nature with Barrington area naturalist Wendy Paulson. Walks are free and open to the public, though spaces are limited and RSVPs are required. Waterproof boots are strongly recommended for these hikes.  Don’t forget your binoculars! […]
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20Mar

Political Sign Drop Off

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Village of Barrington Hills is collecting election signs at the “Public Works” building through April 6th. Don’t throw them out–recycle!
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06Mar

ZBA Discussion of Proposed Amendment Pertaining to Signs

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The ZBA is undertaking a discussion of the proposed amendment to the zoning ordinance restricting the allowance of signs on open space properties, including deliberating the size and maximum number of signs, posted on conservation properties.  Details of the proposed amendment can be found in the minutes of the November 13, 2017 meeting packet.  Click here […]
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05Mar

ROADS CLOSED TO OVERWEIGHT VEHICLES

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Load limits on all Village-maintained streets are now reduced to 10 tons for the next 90 days (through June 3, 2018), or until the village engineer deems the moisture created by the thaw has dissipated and the subgrades are adequately supported. If you would like an email notice of when the load restriction is lifted, […]
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27Feb

Potholes? Know who to call.

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Old man winter is slowly heading out for the year leaving behind his dreaded trademark: potholes!  Barrington Hills is unique in many ways, one of which is road jurisdiction.  Roads fall in four jurisdictions:  Village, County, State and Private.  Know who to call to report potentially damaging potholes.  If you’re not sure, click this link:  […]
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27Feb

Congratulations Sgt. Ron Riedel!

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“From being selfless and doing things with integrity, extraordinary things happen” (Lisa Messenger). Village of Barrington Hills is fortunate to have on its force Police Sergeant Ron Riedel, who is a living example of this inspirational quote.  On November 7, 2017, Sgt. Ron Riedel was dispatched to a home where there was an unresponsive 19 […]
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