Sunday, December 23, 2012
After six months in the role, Deerfield makes it official.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
After six months as acting finance director for the Village, Eric Burk became Deerfield’s finance director at Monday’s Village Board of Trustees meeting. “I congratulate Mr. Burk on his outstanding service and leadership of the Village Finance Department that has led to his appointment,” Village Manager Kent Street said in a news release after making the announcement. Burk became Deerfield’s assistant finance director more than six years ago and took the reins on an acting basis when Finance Director Robert Fialkowski retired in July. He is both a certified public accountant and a certified public finance officer.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Village adds debt service on new bond issue to total making effective levy 8.8 percent more than last year.
Pieces of the 2012 property tax levy for the Village and the Deerfield Public Library fell into place at Monday’s Board of Trustees meeting showing an 8.8 percent increase over the 2011 amount. After acting Finance Director Eric Burk made reductions in the levy requested by Mayor Harriet Rosenthal and the Trustees, the effective number was $9,207,296 after an additional $453,690 was added to pay principal and interest on $9.075 million in bonds sold Monday. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Monday’s bond sale was the final piece of the tax levy puzzle which was first presented to the Board at a meeting of the Committee of the Whole Nov. 26. The Board unanimously passed the bond …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Trustees and Village officials making sure the total effect on Deerfield will be positive.
A complete understanding of the financial impact of the Deerbrook Mall renovation on Deerfield is the reason it could take the Village as long as three months from the initial presentation by the shopping center owners to arrive at an agreement. The original proposal made to the Board of Trustees June 18 asked for forms of sales tax assistance to help shopping center owner Gateway Fairview offset $16 million of the estimated $26 million cost of redevelopment. Earlier: Village Continues Negotiations With Deerbrook The two-pronged proposal called for recoupment of $10 million from a sales tax sharing agreement and $6 million from an additional one percent sales tax from the project’s first phase which would apply only to the shopping center …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Lawn watering restricted to every other day.
Deerfield residents must limit their lawn watering to every other day through Sept. 15 because of an agreement with the Village’s supplier, Highland Park, according to Village Manager Kent Street. People with even numbered addresses can water their lawn on even numbered days between 6 p.m. and midnight or from midnight until noon. There is no sprinkling allowed between noon and 6 p.m. Residents with odd addresses can do the same on the odd numbered days of the month. “This does not apply to hand watering,” Street said referring to people who hold hoses to sprinkle their gardens. “My recommendation is to do it between 8 p.m. and midnight because there will be less evaporation from the sun.” Deerfield, like some other communities with no …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Average bill will drop approximately 25 percent.
Savings of approximately 25 percent are in store for Deerfield residents who choose the Village’s source of electrical power based on the one-year rate announced today, according to Village Manager Kent Street. A consortium of eight north suburban communities including Deerfield will be purchasing electricity for 4.836 cents per kilowatt hour rather than the current rate of 8.233 cents charged by Commonwealth Edison. Earlier: Savings on Electric Bill Arrive in June “I’m very pleased our small businesses and residents have this opportunity for savings over the next year,” Street said. “The team in our group (the consortium) was essential to achieve the results we did. It could not have been done without them.” The price, negotiated by …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
New law sponsored by state Sen. Susan Garrett is also a job creator.
Did you get a new computer or television over the holidays? What are you going to do with the old one? One place old electronic equipment will no longer end up is in Illinois Land Fills as the result of a new law authored and guided through the Illinois General Assembly by state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest) which took effect Sunday. In all, more than 30 items including televisions, monitors, computers, fax machines, VCRs, scanners and printers can no longer be deposited with regular trash. A complete list is available on the website of the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County. The primary purpose of the legislation is environmental protection, according to Garrett. She introduced the new law to make sure chemicals contained in …