April 6 Issue
Yard Waste Pick Up
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Survey Says
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Ordinance of the Week

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This Week in History

Dr. King is assassinated -  Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader was in Memphis to support a sanitation workers' strike and was on his way to dinner when a bullet struck him in the jaw and severed his spinal cord. King was pronounced dead after his arrival at a Memphis hospital. He was 39 years old.

Thought for the Week 

"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."

 

-- Mae West

Recycling Info


 

We're working to recycle more in 2012.  Let's check our totals: 

 

4/4/12: 10.68

2011 YTD: 143.04

2012 YTD: 147.48

Signs of Spring, Bag It   

While the warm weather led to an early season special pick up, yard waste collection officially begins next week!  Yard waste is collected from April - November, with each home collected during designated weeks.  Acceptable items for collection include:

 

  • Bagged leaves
  • Containerized fruit debris
  • Bagged garden debris
  • Twigs
  • Brush
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    Want to help collection crews?  Bag those yard waste items!  Any item that can be stored in a biodegradable bag or a reusable container makes collection much easier (and also helps prevent unintended lawn damage through the collection process).  No mess - just bag it!

    Results Are In

    Great job Bayside!  35.5% of all registered voters turned out for the Spring election this past Tuesday.  Of notable results, both incumbent Village Board Trustees James Petersen and Daniel Muchin were reelected after running unopposed. 

     

    The next election will be held on Tuesday, May 8 as the Primary Recall Election.  Find out all you need to know about upcoming elections by visiting the Village's election page. 

    Where'd That Come From?  

    Have you noticed potholes in and around your home?Spring warmth causes the softening of pavement from the winter and can lead to potholes.  Seen one?  Let us know!  Utilize the Village's Report-A-Concern function, where you can enter the location and problem, and even take a picture.  Crews have, and will continue to fill any potholes  and necessary street repairs over the coming weeks. 

    What's Your Response

    At Thursday night's Village Board of Trustees meeting, thequestion Board approved the commission of a Village-wide resident survey.  The survey will help gauge important Village services as well as current levels of satisfaction.  The last Village survey was completed in 2008, helping to outline areas of both strength and opportunities for improvement. 

     

    The survey was compiled in-house, and will be distributed in June, free of charge through the monthly  Village Scene newsletter, which is sent to each home in the Village.  Hard copies will also be available at Village Hall in early June.  For more information, please contact Village Hall

    In Full Bloom  

    Village crews have begun the annual work of landscaping and winter restoration around the community.  From landscape work taking place at the newly constructed consolidated dispatch center, to regularly scheduled lawn mowing, Spring operations are in full effect. 

     

    Residents may also notice the newly installed Village signage at entryways.  Those planters received new plantings last year, and will get a spruce up in the coming weeks as well.  Pictured is final entryway sign, which was installed on Lake Drive this past week. 

    Ordinance of the Week: For Sale Signs  

     

    Sec. 78-4. - Exceptions to permit requirements in residential areas.

    In residential areas the following temporary signs may be erected without a permit:

    (1)  Real estate signs. One sign per house or building pertaining to the sale, lease or rental of real estate, provided the sign shall not exceed 18 by 40 inches and provided further: 

    1. The sign relating to the sale, lease or rental of real estate shall be removed within three days after the closing. If the responsible party does not remove the sign within three business days after receiving such notice, the village may issue a citation for violation of this chapter. Such person shall be punished, upon conviction, as provided in section 1-13 
    2. No sign pertaining to the sale, lease or rental of real estate shall be illuminated or placed within ten feet of the edge of the road pavement. The village manager, or his/her designee, may authorize a temporary, frangible sign closer than ten feet to the pavement if the unique characteristics of the property may require it. 
    3. A maximum of three "Open House" signs may also be permitted but only on the actual day of the open house.
    4. No such sign shall be illuminated.