Lake Bluff Village Hall is set to see some improvements in the next few months that will ensure won’t be left without power in the event of an outage.
After the Architectural Board of Review approved the a plan for a backup generator at Village Hall on Aug. 6, the Village Board approved the installation the following week, which means the cedar fence on the northeast side of the building will be modified.
The fence will be extended out two feet, four inches to the northeast and one foot, nine inches to the east. It will then be raised to a maximum of six feet to protect the generator, according to the Village Board’s approved resolution.
Building Codes Supervisor Jerry Nellessen said trustees are optimistic about the installation of the generator, as it will ensure the Village Hall services during a power outage.
“All of our facilities except the Village Hall have emergency backup power, and in order to maintain our continuity of village operations during a power outage it is imperative to have the backup power.” Nellessen said.
According to Nellessen, the entire project cost will cost between $30,000 and $50,000.
The board’s approval is one of the first steps in a process of many, according to Nellessen. The village will soon open bidding to companies interested in installing the generator.
“There’s a big process. … It might not be [finished] until the beginning or middle of November,” he said.