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Voter's registration can be done in-person at the Village Hall, but is coordinated by the Lake County Clerk's office. For more information contact them at (847)377-2410.
You might begin by contacting the Community Development Department to find out which zoning districts permit your business use. The Village’s Economic Development Manager also has contact information available for retail, office, and industrial sites that are currently available for sale or lease. Feel free to contact (847) 918-2028 for assistance finding a site that suits your needs. Once you find a site, be sure to submit an application for occupancy and apply for any necessary building permits. Other county, state or federal agencies may also require you to file documentation with them.
If your business is not allowed in that location, staff may help guide you to a more appropriate location or can alert you as to an appropriate approval process for that use.
On Tuesday 6/25/2019, Governor JB Pritzker signed Illinois House Bill 1438, better known as the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (CRTA), thus legalizing the consumption and possession of cannabis for adults 21 and older in Illinois starting January 1, 2020. Illinois is the 11th state in the country to legalize the recreational use and purchase of marijuana (after Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington).
Illinois residents may possess up to:
Non-Illinois residents may legally possess up to ½ of these amounts.
As a result of the new State legislation, the consumption of cannabis as of 1/1/2020, will be treated similarly to that of the consumption of alcohol with any Illinois resident, or non-resident, ages 21 or over, now being able to purchase and consume cannabis.
Only licensed businesses will be able to legally grow and sell cannabis. Medical cannabis patients will be allowed to grow up to five plants each within their home. Recreational users will not be allowed to grow any plants.
No, municipalities cannot ban or override the CRTA. Furthermore, municipalities cannot ban residents from private cannabis consumption.
Yes, Section 55-25 of the Act (attached) outlines what municipalities are allowed to regulate. The Village may enact reasonable zoning regulations that do not conflict with the act including buffers between sensitive uses. Furthermore, the Village can require Conditional/Special Use permits for cannabis businesses to impose limits on “time, place, manner, and number” of cannabis business operations. The Village is allowed to ban recreational cannabis businesses completely and may regulate or ban on-premise consumption of cannabis at cannabis business establishments. Please note, local governments are required to allow medical cannabis dispensaries subject only to local zoning provisions and cannot ban residents from using cannabis products on private property.
Any person, business, public entity, or landlord may prohibit the use of cannabis on private property. Smoking cannabis is prohibited in any location where smoking is prohibited by the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82), including hospitals, restaurants, retail stores, offices, commercial establishments, etc.
No, the consumption of cannabis in public, including school grounds, will be considered unlawful. It will be unlawful to consume cannabis in close physical proximity to someone under 21 who is not a registered medical cannabis patient.
The consumption of cannabis will be allowed on private property. Consumption may potentially be permitted at specifically designated establishments such as dispensaries or smoking lounges if allowed by local ordinance. Smoking at dispensaries or smoking lounges would be dependent on the Village Board approving zoning for such a use.
The Recreational Cannabis Act itself prohibits a new cannabis dispensary from locating within 1,500 feet of another dispensary. Libertyville may further restrict the location through reasonable zoning regulations. The Act authorizes up to 500 dispensary licenses, allows dispensaries to operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and enables dispensaries, infusers and/or craft growers to share a facility if allowed by the local municipalities. The Act requires that cannabis advertising be at least 1,000 feet from school grounds, playgrounds, public recreational facilities, child care centers, public parks, public libraries, and gaming arcades (if that arcade is not limited to patrons 21+).
The 55 current medical-cannabis dispensaries receive early approval for licenses to sell under the new Act. They may apply to dispense recreational marijuana at their current stores and for a license for a second location, meaning the state could have 110 recreational cannabis outlets by the time sales start January 1, 2020.
The Act allows for up to 47 dispensary licenses to be awarded within the “Chicago-Naperville-Elgin” region by May 1, 2020. The applications for such licenses shall be available by October 1. Once the disparity and market studies are complete, the state can issue additional licenses if needed. These licenses must take into account the findings of the disparity study.
The Village plays no role in the licensing process as it is left up to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (DFRF) to select and process those individuals attempting to obtain a license. The 55 current medical-cannabis dispensaries get early approval for licenses to sell under the new Act.
Yes; the list of conditions that are covered under the use of medial cannabis was expanded to now include chronic pain, autism, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, osteoarthritis, and anorexia.
Sales will be taxed at 10% for cannabis with THC levels at or less than 35%; 25% for cannabis with THC levels above 35%; and 20% for cannabis infused products such as edibles. This is in addition to standard state and local sales taxes. Additionally, municipalities may add a special tax of up to 3% and counties may add a special tax up to 3.75% in unincorporated areas.
The municipal cannabis sales tax will be collected and enforced by the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDR), which is entitled to retain 1.5% of the amount distributed to each municipality as an administrative fee.
While the Act presently would allow for the tax to be effective not sooner than September 1, 2020, the Illinois Municipal League (IML) recommends that municipalities consider adopting the tax ordinance imposing the tax effective on January 1, 2020, and certify the ordinance to the IDR by October 1, 2019, in anticipation of a legislative amendment to the Act that may authorize the local tax as of January 1, 2020.
Additional taxes will be collected by other government bodies including a cultivation privilege tax, cannabis purchaser excise tax, cannabis county retailers’ occupation tax. State tax revenue will be placed in the Cannabis Regulation Fund. The Department of Revenue projects that this industry will generate over $57 million in tax revenue and licensing fees in FY20.
Within the Act, distribution of government proceeds collected by the State associated with the sale of recreational cannabis was established as follows:
Nothing in the Act prohibits employers from adopting reasonable zero tolerance or drug free workplace policies, or employment policies concerning drug testing, smoking, consumption, storage, or use of cannabis in the workplace or while on call provided that the policy is applied in a nondiscriminatory manner. Nothing in the Act limits or prevents an employer from disciplining an employee or terminating employment of an employee for violating an employer’s employment policies or workplace drug policy. The Act prohibits discrimination against employees for use of "lawful products" like cannabis during nonworking and non-call hours.
The Act bans any sign that makes any health, medicinal, or therapeutic claims about cannabis or cannabis products, includes the image of a cannabis leaf or bud, or advertises to minors (such as including cartoons, toys, or animals). Packaging will require warnings about cannabis consumption.
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has stated that he will pardon past convictions for possession of up to 30 grams, with the attorney general going to court to delete public records of a conviction or arrest for the now legal amount. Regarding possession of 30-500 grams, an individual or a state’s attorney may petition the court to vacate or expunge the conviction. If the cannabis offense was connected to a violent crime it is ineligible for the automatic expungement processes but the individual (or State’s Attorney) can still file motion with the court to vacate conviction.
Records will be expunged if one year or more has elapsed since the date of the arrest with no criminal charges filed or charges were subsequently dismissed, vacated, or the individual was acquitted. Many of the records will relate to municipal code violations, which will be required to be expunged according to a schedule described in the bill that will give municipalities until January 1, 2025 to expunge records that precede January 1, 2000.
Without recycling (2x collection): 2.0 cy@2x/week=$80 per month With recycling (1x collection): 2.0 cy@1x/week=$41 per month ANNUAL POTENTIAL SAVINGS IS $468/year
Groot has been an industry leader in recycling and alternative fuels and has received numerous awards its environmental stewardship. Groot's fleet servicing Libertyville will consist of trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).
In addition to providing commercial garbage and recycling services, Groot has committed to provide additional community resources including two (2) shredding events per year as well as an annual grant for recycling education.
For more information please contact Groot at (877) 40-GROOT (877-404-7668).
If you need a non-emergency question answered, please call our non-emergency number at (847) 362-5664.
Fire Investigation Report: A fire investigation report will be released only to those individuals who fall into one of the following categories: Occupant/Owner, Insurance Company or Attorney. Requestor may come to the Libertyville Fire Dept. Station No. 1 during business hours OR a written request may be sent to 1551 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, Illinois 60048 with the following information: date of incident occurred; incident number (if known); location of incident occurred; name of occupant; and your reason for request of copy of incident Note: There is a copying fee of $2 p/page.
Fire Ambulance Report: The patient or legal guardian for the patient must come to the Libertyville Fire Dept. Station No. 1 and show an ID picture and complete a HIPAA Patient Request for Access form during business hours OR patient’s attorney may submit a subpoena. Note: There is a copying fee of $2 p/page.
Please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at (847) 362-5664, to inquire about the additional activities the fire department has to offer the Libertyville community.
Our Police Department, Community Development Department and Public Works Administration are located at 200 E. Cook Avenue. Both buildings are located in the heart of downtown near Milwaukee Avenue.
Commonwealth Edison is the power utility in the Village of Libertyville. Power outages that do not involve an immediate threat to life or property should be reported via ComEd’s telephone reporting system at 1-800-EDISON1 (1-800-334-7661).
Please do not call 9-1-1 or the Police/Fire departments for general outage information. We often do not have any information on the outage, and these calls can detract from our ability to handle emergency calls promptly.
When a Libertyville 9-1-1 Dispatcher receives a 9-1-1 call, they immediately know where the call was placed from. In addition, the call can quickly be transferred to any nearby public safety agency. If the call is reporting a medical emergency, the dispatcher can give pre-arrival instructions over the phone.For non-emergency calls, please dial our business number, 847-362-8310.
If the call gets disconnected before the dispatcher is able to obtain this information, we will attempt to call you back to continue to obtain information.
Our Consolidated 9-1-1 system is also set up to provide for people who speak foreign languages. We have a direct line to AT&T Language Line personnel that can interpret the callers need for help. This is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
The most common causes of high bills are leaky toilets, humidifiers, and water softeners. Most water meters have leak detectors on the face of the meter. If all your water is shut off sink, bathtub, washing machine, sprinkler, etc and the leak detector is still spinning, you have a leak. Reading your meter at night and in the morning for a few days to see if any anomalies show up can be helpful.
To check your toilet to see if it is leaking remove the tank cover and see if the water is overflowing into the fill tube after the toilet has finished filling; adjusting the float can solve this. It also may be the seal at the bottom of the tank. If you run your finger under the seal and it comes out black, the seal is deteriorating and needs to be replaced. Sometimes the handle mechanism gets hung up and keeps the handle down until you jiggle it. Dye tablets are available at the Village Hall and 600 North Avenue for testing toilets.
Our water technicians are available to assist our residents. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call (847) 362-3434 between 7:00 am – 3:30 pm Monday – Friday. There is no charge for this service. If would like to have your meter tested the Village will send it out for testing. If the meter is reading properly your water account will be charged an additional $50 for a regular household meter; no charges will be applied to your account if the meter is found to be faulty.
If you have had any recent plumbing work done gently make sure the valves are open all the way. If this does not help please call (847) 362-3434 between 7:00 am – 3:30 pm Monday – Friday and we will have someone check further.
Groot Industries, for questions please call, (800) 244-1977.
The most common causes of high bills are leaky toilets, humidifiers, and water softeners. Most water meters have leak detectors on the face of the meter. If all your water is shut off at the sink, bathtub, washing machine, sprinkler, etc and the leak detector is still spinning, you have a leak. Reading your meter at night and in the morning for a few days to see if any anomalies show up can be helpful.
To check your toilet to see if it is leaking remove the tank cover and see if the water is overflowing into the fill tube after the toilet has finished filling; adjusting the float can solve this. It also may be the seal at the bottom of the tank if you run you finger under the seal and if comes out black the seal is deteriorating and needs to be replaced. Sometimes the handle mechanism gets hung up and holds the handle down until you jiggle it. Dye tablets are available at the Village Hall and 600 North Avenue for testing toilets.
Our water technicians are available to assist our residents. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call 847-362-3434 between 7:00 am – 3:30 pm Monday – Friday. There is no charge for this service. If you would like to have your meter tested the Village will send it out for testing. If the meter is reading properly your water account will be charged an additional $50 for a regular household meter; no charges will be applied to your account if the meter is found to be faulty.
If it smells like burning plastic the problem is your water heater. Water heaters have plastic dip tubes that break down with age and start to clog your aerators and appliances.