Upcoming CAUCUS COUNCIL Meetings:
Executive Council Meeting:
Monday Sept 14th, Winnetka Community House @ 7pm
Tuesday Aug 25th WCH 7pm
To meet Scott Myers for stormwater update.
As an update to the stormwater issues, please see the July 14, 2015 E-Winnetka stormwater letter to residents: http://winnetkastormwaterplan.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/STMW-Update-07-14-15.pdf. As stated in the newsletter, the Village expects to identify a qualified firm in August, with the goal of beginning evaluation and public engagement this fall. As an update to the One Winnetka development, for the revised proposal please see the Plan Commission's July, 2015 agenda: http://www.villageofwinnetka.org/assets/1/20/2015_0722_PC.pdf The Plan Commission will continue its review at its August 26, 2015 meeting.
The link below is to a one page fact sheet about Home Rule prepared by Village Trustee Scott Myers. Home Rule Fact Sheet
Here are the final results of the survey
and the individual comments
Commercial Zoning Survey
Here are the final results of the survey
To see the Individual comments from this survey click on the link
2015 Spring Open Town Meeting
The meeting was well attended and the new format well received. Here is a link to the minutes Spring Meeting Minutes. Here is link to the slides that were presented 2015 May Slides from the Spring Meeting
Thank you to all of the Panelists and everyone who attended the meeting. Please make sure you fill out your annual survey in September and attend the Fall meeting in November.
2015 marks the 100-year anniversary
of a unique form of non-partisan democracy known as
The Winnetka Caucus
What is The Winnetka Caucus?
The Winnetka Caucus system was founded in 1915, to gather and apply resident input to the Village, Parks, Schools, and Library districts. All voting-age residents of theVillageofWinnetkaare members of the Caucus.
What is the Winnetka Caucus Council?
The Winnetka Caucus Council (WCC) is the representative body of the Winnetka Caucus, comprised of volunteers from our community.
It is the primary conduit for all residents to express their opinions through brief surveys on pending Village policy decisions, and a broad annual survey on important Village issues.
Survey results and public comments are reported to the local governing Boards – Village Council, Parks, Schools, Library, and New Trier High School.
How does the Winnetka Caucus Council interface with the Winnetka Caucus?
The WCC hosts two annual town meetings. At the Spring Open Meeting, local Board Presidents report on current issues and progress with Caucus Platform implementation. At the Annual Town Meeting, candidates for local office are vetted and slated for election, and survey platforms are discussed and approved.
Who Serves on the Winnetka Caucus Council?
The WCC is comprised of up to 68 volunteer Members from our community. Each Member serves a term of up to 3 years in duration. Any voting-age resident who has lived in Winnetkafor over 1 year, or lives within the Winnetka Park District or Winnetka-Northfield Library District, is eligible to serve. Terms are staggered in order to continually bring in fresh ideas and talents, while retaining a degree of continuity. If you wish to serve on the WCC, please let us know by visiting our website at www.winnetkacaucus.org.
The Winnetka Caucus Council, while maintaining a modest budget, operates exclusively from the generous donations of Winnetka residents – no tax dollars are spent!
To honor the 100-Year Anniversary, we are asking residents to consider a gift of $100 (or any amount) to support this outstanding grassroots tradition that gives us all a voice in Village civic matters. To make an online donation, please go to our website homepage and click the Donate button in the bottom left hand corner.
Or, send your check to: Winnetka Caucus Council,PO Box 311,Winnetka,Il60093.
Thank you for your support!
The 2015 Winnetka Caucus Council would like thank the following for their generous donations. Ben Armstrong, Lyle Banks. Elizabeth Cocciarelli, Jerry Conner, Dan and Maureen Connolly, Chuck and Jane Dowding, Jim and Beth Fritz, Steve and Joanne Hudson, Scott Myers, Philip Nielsen, Mike and Laurie Petersen, Mark Rapponotti, Jean Sampson and numerous anonymous donors.
Caucus Council Membership Rosters:
Recent Survey Results, Slated Candidates and Platforms
To review the survey and platforms please click on the respective link: