SALES TAX REBATE PROGRAM – Wilmette Approves $375,000 to Help Small Businesses During COVID-19 Crisis
The Wilmette Village Board unanimously approved a $375,000 economic relief package to support small businesses in the Village which have been negatively impacted by the current public health crisis. The grant program will provide immediate financial support to restaurants, retail stores and other local merchants through a municipal sales tax rebate program. For program rules […]
Village Launches Community Caretaker Program to Provide Extra Care to Vulnerable Population.
In an effort to provide extra support and assistance to our vulnerable and at-risk residents, including the elderly and residents with disabilities, the Village is launching a Community Caretaker program. Residents who are unable to leave their homes and need help with obtaining essential items such as groceries and medicine can submit a request through […]
Village Declares Local Emergency to Respond Quickly and Effectively to COVID-19 Crisis
The Village President today, March 17, 2020, signed a Declaration of Local Disaster Public Health Emergency. This is a procedural step under state law that will provide the Village the authority to respond more quickly and effectively to the rapidly evolving public health crisis associated with COVID-19. The local emergency declaration by Wilmette establishes the […]
Village Facility Closures
Village Hall, the Public Works Facility, and the Historical Museum will be closed to in-person visits until further notice. The Village made this decision to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents, employees, and community based on guidance from the CDC, which recommends limiting in-person interactions to prevent exposure and spread of COVID-19. Though these […]
Plastic Ice Rink Liner Disposal Available at Centennial Park
The Village in partnership with the Park District will provide a dumpster for the proper disposal of plastic ice rink liners (these liners cannot be recycled). The dumpster will be located at Centennial Park, 2300 Old Glenview Rd.
Village Board Votes to Approve Stormwater Project Contracts and Optima Development
Thank you to the Village Trustees and community members who joined us for the Board meeting on Tuesday, March 10. The Village Board approved two major items at last night’s meeting: 1.) The Board unanimously approved (7-0) construction contracts for the first phase of the West Side Neighborhood Storage Project. The Board also approved final […]
Revised Optima Proposed Development Materials Now Available Online
Optima has submitted revised plans for its proposed Planned Unit Development (PUD) at 1210 Central Ave., which reflect input from residents and the Village. A letter explaining the revisions, the revised plans and the revised traffic/parking study are available on the Village’s website. The Village Board reviewed the Plan Commission’s recommendation regarding Optima’s 1210 Central Ave. […]
Communicator 2020 Spring Edition – Now Available!
The 2020 Spring Edition of the Village of Wilmette Communicator is now available online! Additionally, all addresses within Wilmette will receive a copy in the mail, the Communicator was mailed out this past week! To view an online version of the 2020 Spring Communicator, click here. To view an online version of the Stormwater Utility […]
Stormwater Utility Fee Billing Delayed to Quarter Two for Multi-Family and Non-Residential Properties.
Non-single family residential properties including commercial properties, multi-family properties, houses of worship, and private educational institutions will be assessed the Stormwater Utility fee beginning in the second quarter of 2020. The reason for this delay is because the Village is currently finalizing the credit and incentive program for Village properties. The second quarter water bill […]
Village Board Selects New Manager
The Wilmette Village Board is proud to announce the appointment of Assistant Village Manager Michael N. Braiman to serve as Wilmette’s next Village Manager. Mr. Braiman will succeed current Village Manager Tim Frenzer, who will be retiring in February 2020. The Village Board will officially approve the appointment at a meeting in early 2020. Mr. […]