The following reports were part of a Village of Northbrook weekly memo.
On Tuesday, Dec. 18, the Northbrook Police Department hosted a meeting for all Northbrook school administrators. Ten Superintendents and staff from various schools attended the meeting with police chief Charles Wernick and his staff.
The discussion included critical incident protocols and uniformity amongst all crisis response programs for schools.
The police department had an increased police presence at all Northbrook schools this week, especially at arrival and departure hours. This presence will continue after school resumes from the winter break on January 7.
Public Works Repairs Three Water Main Breaks
On Tuesday, Dec. 18, Northbrook public works crews repaired three water main breaks. The breaks occurred on the 200 block of Melvin Dr. (8 inch cast iron main), the 300 block of Park Dr. (6 ich cast iron main) and the 1200 block of Landwehr Rd. (8 inch cast iron main). In all, the work took about 10 hours to complete.
Northfield Union cemetary Improvements
The Northfield Union Cemetery is one of two cemeteries managed by the Village Hall, and public works has been working to improve its appearance.
Over the summer, work was done to repair the road traveling through the cemetery. Earlier this week, a fence was installed to help separate the cemetery from Dundee Rd.
New landscaping features will be installed in the spring. Upon completion of improvements, staff will work to advertise the cemetery in an effort to sell plots, of which approximately 80% are available. Proceeds from the sale of the plots are used to fund ongoing maintenance of the cemeteries.
Toys for Tots
This year, Northbrook collected more than 425 toys during the annual Toys for Tots program.