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City of Highland Park Virtual Meetings

Thank you for your interest in participating in public meetings with the City of Highland Park.  As the City continues to follow social distancing requirements to slow the spread of COVID-19, some essential public meetings and public hearings will take place virtually using online conferencing tools and will not take place at City Hall.  Pursuant to Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order 2020-07, which suspended the provision of the Open Meetings Act requiring the presence of a physical quorum for a meeting of a public body, this page provides information about accessing essential virtual meetings. Please note that non-essential public meetings remain canceled, in accordance with the Governor's recommendation that non-essential public business be postponed if possible. 

Information to view  and participate in online “virtual meetings” for the City Council, Plan & Design CommissionZoning Board of Appeals, Housing Commission, and Historic Preservation Commission is available below, and will be updated in advance of the next meeting.  Although meetings will be held virtually, members of the public will still be able to submit questions and comments; please note the guidelines for each meeting below. 

The dates of all City of Highland Park meetings are on the Meeting Calendar on the City’s home page:  www.cityhpil.com

Highland Park City Council

As the City of Highland Park continues to follow social distancing requirements and Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order, the Special City Council meeting will be held virtually on Monday, June 8 beginning at 6PM. The agenda has been posted. 

The meeting will be live-streamed at www.cityhpil.com and Facebook, and will be played on HPTV Comcast cable, Channel 10. The Committee of the Whole will take place immediately after the Special City Council meeting. 

Join via Zoom
Password: 071656

 Join by phone:
Dial-in: 312.626.6799
Webinar ID: 870 8894 7320
Password: 071656

Individuals with questions or feedback about an agenda item may email the City at cityhp@cityhpil.com.

Individuals who wish to have their comments read into the public record are limited to 200 words or less. Public comments received by 5:00 PM the day of the meeting will be read under Business from the Public. Any comments received during the meeting will be held until the end of the meeting. Public comments should be emailed and contain the following information:

  • In the subject line, identify, “City Council Meeting”
  • Name
  • Address (optional)
  • City
  • Phone (optional)
  • Organization, agency representing, if applicable.
  • Topic or agenda item number of interest

All emails received will be acknowledged. Individuals without access to email may leave a message with the City Manager’s Office at 847.926.1000.

Plan & Design Commission  (PDC)

The Plan & Design Commission meeting on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 will be held online using Zoom Meeting's Webinar feature.  The proceedings will be streamed over the internet and can be viewed online.  Members of the public will have the opportunity to participate via telephone using a call-in number below, or using the hyperlink to join the meeting in Zoom. Members of the public wishing to comment will have an opportunity to do so, whether joining by telephone or participating in the webinar.

Join the meeting via Zoom

Call-In Number for the June 2, 2020 PDC Meeting: (312) 626-6799

Meeting ID: 879 5419 3493 

Click here to watch the meeting streaming online

Choose “Plan & Design Commission” from the list of meeting groups on the left side of the page. From there, you will be able to view the agenda, agenda packet, and access the video livestream.  Archived meetings are also available under the "Past Meetings" tab. 

Members of the public are invited to submit questions or comments via email. All emails will be shared with the Commission and those under 200 words can be read aloud by staff at the meeting.  Individuals without access to email may leave a message with the Community Development Department at 847.432.0867. Oral comments are limited to three (3) minutes. Comments received by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting will submitted to the Plan and Design Commission prior to the meeting. Public comments should be emailed to planning@cityhpil.com for PDC meetings and contain the following information:

  • Subject line:  “Public Comment for PDC Meeting of [INSERT DATE]”
  • Name
  • Street Address (Optional)
  • City
  • State
  • Phone (Optional)
  • Organization, agency, etc. being represented. (If representing yourself, put "Self")
  • Public Comment

 

 

Zoning Board of Appeals  (ZBA)

Attending the Live Meeting and Participating:
The next Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, June 18, starting at 7:30 pm. You may participate in the meeting by using the Dial-in or Zoom Webinar ID numbers, which will be posted below before the meeting.

  • The City is using Zoom, and the public is invited to join the meeting using Zoom on their computer or other device. If you wish to use Zoom please go to www.zoom.us/ and use the below Webinar ID to access the meeting.
  • Alternatively, the public is also invited to call-into the meeting using their telephone, while watching the livestream. Click here to view the meeting online, then choose “Zoning Board of Appeals” from the list of meeting groups on the left side of the page. From there, scroll to your desired meeting date and you will be able to view the camera icon or ‘video’ link for the video livestream. Please use the below Dial-in number.
 For telephone call-in or for Zoom, please use the following:
  • Dial-in number
  • Webinar ID
You will be given the opportunity to comment during the meeting by using your telephone to call-into the meeting or using Zoom, using the above Dial-in number and Webinar ID.
 However, if you encounter technical issues calling-into the meeting you may email questions or comments to be read during the meeting. Remember, you can still watch the livestream video here: Click here to view the meeting online.
 Any comments received during the meeting will be held until the end of the meeting. Public comment sent during the meeting is limited to 200 words or less. All emails received will be acknowledged. Public comments should be emailed to kburhop@cityhpil.com and contain the required information listed in the next section “Submitting Comments”. If an application is continued any public comments received by email will be posted in the next public packet.

Submitting Comments Before a Meeting:

Members of the public are invited to submit questions or comments via email. Comments can be sent to Karl Burhop, Planner II, at kburhop@cityhpil.com. Though email is preferred, written comments can also be mailed to the following address:

Community Development Department, Attn: Karl Burhop
1150 Half Day Road
Highland Park, IL 60035


All comments sent should include the following information: 
  • Name, Street Address, & City & State
  • Organization, agency, etc. being represented. (If representing yourself, put "Self")
  • Public Comment
  • Include the Application Number or Address for the Application, if appropriate
 Written comments received by 8:00 a.m. on the Friday before a Thursday meeting will be included in the publicly posted agenda packet. These comments are not limited in length.
 Written comments received after 8:00 a.m. on the Friday before the meeting and up to 5:00 p.m. on the date of the Thursday meeting will be read aloud at the meeting either during the public comment section or the appropriate public hearing if the written comments indicate the application concerned. As these comments will be read aloud at the meeting please limit written testimony to 200 words or less.
  •  These comments will be emailed in advance to ZBA members and Applicants, for their review, and read aloud at the ZBA meeting for the public record.
  • These comments will be included in a future publicly posted agenda packet if the application is continued.
 Alternative to Email:
Public with no access to email may leave a voicemail message with Planner II Karl Burhop at (847) 926-1852. Messages will be collected until 5:00 p.m. of the day of a Thursday meeting.

A City representative will transcribe all voicemail messages as best as possible and will read the transcriptions during the Board meeting. Since messages will be read aloud at the meeting please limit messages to a maximum of three minutes in length.


Questions
:

Persons seeking additional information concerning the application, accessing the virtual meetings, or requesting alternative means to provide testimony or public comment are directed to email further inquiries to kburhop@cityhpil.com 

Housing Commission

The next scheduled meeting of the Housing Commission will be held remotely on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 6:30pm, via Zoom.  For telephone call in or for Zoom please use the following:

Dial-in number: 1312 626 6799
Webinar ID: 813 7222 6894

Members of the public are invited to submit questions or comments via email. Individuals who wish to have their comments read into the public record are limited to 200 words or less. Comments received by 4:30 pm on the day of the meeting will be read at the appropriate time on the agenda. Comments that are received by 4:30 pm on the Thursday prior to the scheduled Housing Commission meetings will be included in the meeting packet.  Individuals without access to email may leave a message with  Sr. Planner Charmain Later office phone number at 847.926.1611 by 4:30 pm the day of the meeting.   Comments received during the meeting will be read at the end of the meeting. Public comments should be emailed to clater@cityhpil.com for Housing Commission meetings and contain the following information:

  • Subject line:   Comment for HC Meeting of June 3, 2020
  • Name
  • Street Address (Optional)
  • City
  • State
  • Phone (Optional)
  • Organization, agency, etc. being represented. (If representing yourself, put "Self")
  • Public Comment

Historic Preservation Commission (HPC)

The next Historic Preservation Commission meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.
Click here to view the meeting online
,
then choose “Historic Preservation Commission” from the list of meeting groups on the left side of the page. From there, you will be able to view the agenda, agenda packet, and access the video livestream. Archived meetings are also available under the "Past Meetings" tab. 
Attending the Live Meeting and Participating:

  • The City is using Zoom, and the public is invited to join the meeting using Zoom on their computer or other device. If you wish to use Zoom please go to www.zoom.us/ and use the Webinar ID to access the meeting. 

For telephone call-in or for Zoom, please use the following:

  • Dial-in number: 312.626.6799
  • Webinar ID: 829 0610 2246

You will be given the opportunity to comment during the meeting by using your telephone to call-into the meeting or using Zoom, using the above Dial-in number and Webinar ID.

If you encounter technical issues calling-into the meeting you may email questions or comments to be read during the meeting. Remember, you can still watch the livestream video here: Click here to view the meeting online Any comments received during the meeting through email will be held until the end of the meeting. Public comment sent during the meeting is limited to 200 words or less. All emails received will be acknowledged. Public comments should be emailed to planning@cityhpil.com and contain the required information listed in the next section. 

Submitting Comment Prior to the Meeting

Members of the public are invited to submit questions or comments via email. Public comment is limited to 200 words or less.  Individuals without access to email may leave a message with the Community Development Department at 847.926.1855. Oral comments are limited to three (3) minutes. Comments received by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting will submitted to the Historic Preservation Commission prior to the meeting. Any comments received during the meeting will be held until the end of the meeting.  Public comments should be emailed to planning@cityhpil.com for Historic Preservation Commission meetings and contain the following information:

  • Subject line:  “Public Comment for HPC Meeting of [INSERT DATE]”
  • Name
  • Street Address (Optional)
  • City
  • State
  • Phone (Optional)
  • Organization, agency, etc. being represented. (If representing yourself, put "Self")
  • Public Comment