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File #: 21-3139    Version: 1 Name: A RESOLUTION HONORING THE VILLAGE OF BARRINGTON, BARRINGTON PARK DISTRICT, AND BARRINGTON AREA UNIT DISTRICT 220 SCHOOLS
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 5/6/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 5/13/2021 Final action: 5/13/2021
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION HONORING THE VILLAGE OF BARRINGTON, BARRINGTON PARK DISTRICT, AND BARRINGTON AREA UNIT DISTRICT 220 SCHOOLS WHEREAS, The Village of Barrington is a finalist for the 2021 Governor's Hometown Awards presented by the Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service; and WHEREAS, since 1983, the Governor's Hometown Award?s (GHTA) program gives formal recognition to those who contributed to projects that improved their community's quality of life; and WHEREAS, Serve Illinois, the Governor's Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, ties GHTA to its mission to improve Illinois communities by enhancing volunteerism and instilling an ethic of service throughout the State; and WHEREAS, Barrington is being recognized for its Dreamway project, an environmental improvement initiative along Flint Creek between Langendorf Park and Barrington High School; and WHEREAS, the project includes removal of invasive species, especially trees, a...
Sponsors: KEVIN B. MORRISON
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION HONORING THE VILLAGE OF BARRINGTON, BARRINGTON PARK DISTRICT, AND BARRINGTON AREA UNIT DISTRICT 220 SCHOOLS

WHEREAS, The Village of Barrington is a finalist for the 2021 Governor's Hometown Awards presented by the Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service; and

WHEREAS, since 1983, the Governor's Hometown Award?s (GHTA) program gives formal recognition to those who contributed to projects that improved their community's quality of life; and

WHEREAS, Serve Illinois, the Governor's Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, ties GHTA to its mission to improve Illinois communities by enhancing volunteerism and instilling an ethic of service throughout the State; and

WHEREAS, Barrington is being recognized for its Dreamway project, an environmental improvement initiative along Flint Creek between Langendorf Park and Barrington High School; and

WHEREAS, the project includes removal of invasive species, especially trees, and installation of native plants; and

WHEREAS, the project includes removal of low quality trees after an assessment of a certified arborist. Following that, there will be restoration of the area to a more native state; and

WHEREAS, native plant experts have selected the best options for this specific area, taking into account what was native to the Barrington area prior to human intervention as well as what has the best chance of survival considering our current environment; and

WHEREAS, this project and the innovative approach show tremendous dedication to improving their community and leadership in environmental improvements; and

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the Cook County Board of Commissioners do hereby honor the Village of Barrington, Barrington Park District, and the Barrington Area Unit District 220 Schools for the distinction of becoming a finalist for the 2021 Governor's Hometown Awards; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that suitable copies of this resolutio...

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