News Briefs: Mundelein removes chickens, bees from ordinance
Updated: September 3, 2012 6:07AM
Mundelein removes chickens, bees from ordinance
The Mundelein Village Board voted 4-2 July 23 to remove backyard chickens and beekeeping from the village’s new proposed zoning ordinance.
The village had proposed draft language in the zoning ordinance which would have allowed residents to have up to five chickens in backyard coups, subject to certain standards. It also proposed allowing back yard beekeeping subject to certain rules.
However, the majority of the Village Board voted to remove the language regarding backyard chickens and bees from consideration by the village’s Plan Commission, which is reviewing the zoning ordinance. Voting not allow backyard chickens and beekeeping were trustees Terri Voss, Ray Semple, Steve Lentz and Jim Nutschnig. Trustees Robin Meier and Ed Sullivan supported allowing further consideration of those issues.
Voss said she does not think the board has an interest in allowing backyard chickens or beekeeping at this time. “In my mind, it’s a dead issue right now,” she said.
French Market delays opening in Vernon Hills
The opening of a new French Market in Vernon Hills has been delayed until next year.
Bensidoun USA, a worldwide operator of French Markets, has been recruiting vendors for the French Market in Vernon Hills for the past several months and planned to open the market in August. However, after discussions with the Village, they decided it would be better to open in June 2013 rather than have a late summer opening this year. A number of reasons were cited for the delay such as a desire to secure more food vendors, the impact of the dry hot weather on vegetable crops, among other factors.
Village officials will provide further updates regarding the specific opening date for the market next year. The French Market will be located in the Metra station parking lot in Vernon Hills.
Mickey Finn’s to host ‘Backlot
Mickey Finn’s Brewery in Libertyville is celebrating its 18th anniversary on Aug. 11 from noon to 11 p.m., with a rib cook off, pig roast, kids party, live music, beer truck and beer tent, and other activities.
“Backlot Brewfest 12,” the 9th such annual event hosted by Mickey Finn’s Brewery, will be held in fenced-off tents behind the pub, located at 412 S. Milwaukee Ave. The kid-friendly event is free until 5 p.m. Evening admission for adults is $5 in advance and $10 at the door.
The annual rib cook off for prizes will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Those wishing to enter the contest should contact John Boggs at (847) 362-6688. Rib tasting tickets will be available for purchase at the event. Mickey Finn’s Brewery’s ribs, pulled pork from the roasted pig, burgers, hot dogs, and corn on the cob will be served.
For more information please call (847) 362-6688, or visit www.mickeyfinnsbrewery.com.
Vernon Hills to host National Night Out
Vernon Hills will join thousands of communities nationwide to celebrate National Night Out on Aug. 7 from 4 to 8 p.m., at Hartmann Park (Oakwood and Cherry Valley roads).
It will the 17th year Vernon Hills has participated in the nationwide crime and drug prevention event. The Vernon Hills event will include free food, games and inflatables for the kids, and music. The event is free and is designed for residents to get to know their neighbors and members of the police department.
There will also be a volleyball tournament between members of the police department and other participating teams.
For more information, contact Officer Sharon Joseph at (847) 247-4889 or e-mail email@example.com.
Libertyville golf tourney to be held Aug. 11
The Libertyville Golf Course’s second annual “Two Clubs and a Putter” golf tournament will be held on Aug. 11 starting at 10 a.m. The golf course is located on Country Club Drive and Golf Road, one mile east of Milwaukee Ave.
The entry fee is $20 for residents and non-residents. The fee includes green fees, certification of participation, a free bottle of water or Gatorade and a free raffle ticket for prizes.
The registration cutoff is the day before the event. For more information, call (847) 918-7275, or visit www.libertyville.com/golfcourse.
Financial planner to speak on Social Security
Certified financial planner Susan S. Hall will cover the basics of Social Security and reveal strategies for maximizing your benefits at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.
Hall will answer questions such as “Will Social Security be there for me?”, “How much can I expect to receive?”, “When should I apply for Social Security?”, “How can I maximize my benefits?” and “Will Social Security be enough to live on in retirement?”.
Registration is required. For more information, call (847) 362-2330 or visit webres.cooklib.org to register.