Latest News from Long Grove! Summer Series # 2
I hope all of you are having a good summer and have cooled off a little since the last newsletter. If you're not already subscribed to the Village of Long Grove newsletter, please subscribe on their website.
The Hot Topics for residents in the most recent issue:
1. The village is seeking residents with alternative energy systems experts.
Long Grove's Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals (PCZBA) is currently seeking residents who have expertise or backgrounds working with alternative energy systems (solar, wind, geothermal and others). Interested individuals are being asked to attend the August 6, 2019 PCZBA meeting, and can contact Long Grove Village Planner Jim Hogue for more information at 847-634-9440.
2. Nicor Installing New Devices on Natural Gas Meters.
Nicor Gas continues to install two-way communication devices on all business and residential natural gas meters in the Village. Natural gas usage will be more accurately computed with this new technology in place, and it will eliminate the need for estimated bills. Services will not be disrupted. For properties that have an accessible meter, no action is needed. Residents or businesses with meters that are not accessible will be contacted by Nicor to schedule an appointment so the device can be installed. For more information, please call Nicor at 855-333-4347 or click here.
3. Ruse Burglary
A ruse burglary occurred recently in Long Grove when a homeowner was lured out of the home by an offender, as accomplices came into the home through a different entry point and burglarized it - taking jewelry and other valuable items. Residents are urged to be cautious when individuals show up at their doorsstating they are checking the water supply/water pressure, or suggesting there are electrical problems or other needed repairs. Additionally, ask for identification and do not allow strangers to come into homes or move you away from unlocked front doors. Ruse burglaries most often happen during the late morning/early afternoon hours through 5:00 p.m. These criminals generally target people who live alone, and/or the elderly.
The Lake County Sheriff suggests that residents pay attention to the physical characteristics and attire of people who show up at their front doors. If possible, try to note the license plate number and make/model of the offender(s) vehicle. Individuals who have been a victim of a ruse burglary, or have seen suspicious vehicles or persons approaching neighbors are asked to call the Sheriff at 847-549-5200 to report the incident - or dial 911 if the offense is in progress.
I have addressed several issues from some of you on our list over the last few months. As always, if you are having issues getting thru to the village, please email me and I will help facilitate a response.
The original Village of Long Grove newsletter is enclosed below and can also be found at this link: