Lake Forest, IL The City of Lake Forest, IL, is considering an ordinance to impose fees on landscapers who work in the community. The fees, which would be based on vehicle weight and could go as high as $3,000 a vehicle, are intended to protect residents from unscrupulous operators. On Tuesday, Feb. 21, more than 50 landscapers, attended a meeting at City Hall to review the preliminary draft of an ordinance that would charge landscapers fees between $200 and $600 for a license and from $1,000 to $3,000 per vehicle. "We are expecting to receive some more information from the city very shortly," said Patricia Cassady, executive director of the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association in a telephone interview. "We are very concerned about the precedent this might set. We're not aware of any other municipalities charging this level of fees. We are also concerned that the ordinance only targets landscape contractors."