I am once again honored to have been elected to serve you as the Mayor of Round Lake.  I would like to thank all of you who participated in the election process. That includes polling places, election officials, volunteers and of course the voters.  Election results are available by visiting the Lake County Clerk  Consolidated Election Results

I encourage you to review these results to familiarize yourself with the elected officials that govern our local and regional taxing districts. 

If you have any comments, questions or ideas you would like to see included in the e-newsletter, please email me at dmacgillis@eroundlake.com.

 

                                          Sincerely,
                                                  Mayor Dan MacGillis
 
Village Website Expands Online Payment Options

Online Payment Options
In an effort to offer the most innovative payment options to our residents/customers, the Village has recently expanded online payments to include parking tickets, Metra parking permits, business license renewals, and false alarm fees. To make online payments, visit E-Pay.

Direct Debit Program
The Village offers a free and convenient direct debit service that automatically deducts the amount for the water/sewer/garbage bill from your account on the bill due date. To learn more about the program or to sign up, please review the Direct Debit Application.

For additional payment options, visit  www.eroundlake.com.

Important Information on Building Permits

Why do I need a building permit?
The reason 
building codes exist are to protect persons and property from unsafe or hazardous conditions. A building permit gives you, your insurance company, your neighbors, potential buyers, and the Village general assurances that specific minimum construction standards are met when constructing, altering, or repairing your home by complying with the Village’s adopted building code requirements.

These standards are based on well–established safety, health and environmental considerations intended to protect the integrity of buildings, safety of inhabitants, and general welfare of the public. A building permit is required regardless of whether you do the work or hire a contractor.

What type of projects require a permit?
As a general guideline, projects that require permits include, but are not limited to, the following: new construction or additions, basement finishing or any alteration which changes the original design or floor plan of a structure, air conditioners, decks and porches, driveways, upgrading electrical service, fences, garages, patios and sidewalks, roofing, sewer repairs, sheds and accessory structures, siding, soffit and fascia, swimming pools, hot tubs and spas, underground irrigation systems, water heaters, window and door replacements, adding additional electrical outlets or plumbing fixtures. 

Where can I obtain additional information on permits?
The Building Department is available for assistance at 847-546-0963 Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm or by email buildingdept@eroundlake.com. Additional information concerning permits and codes is also available on the Village website www.eroundlake.com. 

Cedar Lake Road Improvements

The Lake County Department of Transportation is planning to replace the culvert under Cedar Lake Road between IL Route 120 and Nippersink Road.  This work is intended to begin in early summer.  During the project, Cedar Lake Road will be closed at the culvert crossing.  The County intends to reconstruct this portion of Cedar Lake Road next year and add a bike path. 

You can learn more about this project by visiting the dedicated website: Cedar Lake Road or attend the public hearing to be announced in the coming weeks.

Bicycle Safety Tips

With the weather warming up, more people are getting out on their bicycles to enjoy a ride.  Please be mindful of bicyclists; be alert in subdivisions and share the road.  For more information about bicycle safety you can visit: www.cyberdriveillinois.com.  

Did you know that there is a Round Lake Area Bicycle Club?  They host several events and rides throughout the year and welcome members of all ages and skill levels.  For more information you can visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/RoundLakeBicycleClub/.

National Police Week May 15-21

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for safety and protection of others.

Officers dedicate their lives to the safety of others while putting their own lives at risk. The Village would like to truly thank each and every one of the men and women of Round Lake Police Department for keeping our community safe.

Midland Drive Construction

The Village will be replacing the water main along Midland Drive between Greenwood Drive and Hillandale Drive and then reconstructing the roadway.  The work is expected to begin in late May.  The road will be open to local traffic during the construction but expect delays and it would be best to find alternate routes if possible. 

This project will upgrade an old section of water main which will help reduce main breaks and will also fix a badly deteriorated section of roadway. 

Call J.U.L.I.E Before You Dig

You may be surprised by what's buried in your yard. That's because most electric, gas, water, sewer and telecommunications companies are delivering utility services underground. To avoid personal injury and damage to those underground lines, state law requires you to contact JULIE before any digging project, regardless of the project size or depth. JULIE services are free.  

You can prevent injury and avoid damage by following these four important steps:

  • Call 811 or Click before you dig
  • Wait the required amount of time (two working days after your phone call)
  • Respect the marks
  • Dig with care

Notify JULIE if you are doing any of the following projects:

  • Decks & Patios
  • Fountains
  • Fences
  • Gardens
  • Landscaping
  • Mailbox posts
  • Room Additions
  • Signs
  • Swimming Pools
  • Swing Sets
  • Tents
  • Trees or Shrubs

Parkway Tree Planting

The Public Works staff is currently updating the parkway tree replacement plan and is reaching out to nurseries in the area to determine pricing and availability of replacement trees. 

Over the past few years, the Village has removed over 1,000 parkway trees that were dead, damaged or affected by the Emerald Ash Borer.  Due to the large number of trees cut down, the replacement process will likely take several years to complete. 

Residents who would like to plant their own parkway tree are reminded that they must pick a tree from the list of Village approved parkway trees.  They must also obtain a permit from the Building Department, at no cost, before doing any planting.  The permit allows Village staff an opportunity to verify your chosen location will be a good fit and update our database of parkway trees.  The list of approved parkway trees may be found on the Village website www.eroundlake.com. 

 

Additional News & Updates

Village Officials sworn into office. The Honorable Judge Diane E. Winter swore in five Village Officials on Monday May 1st. Additional information is available at www.eroundlake.com.

The Village would like to thank Village Clerk Patricia Blauvelt for her service and dedication to the Village. Patricia served our residents for four years and did not run for reelection. We wish her the best in her future endeavors.

Please do not park on the sidewalks. With Spring in bloom and Summer just around the corner, many people in our community enjoy taking walks. Please do not park your vehicle on or over sidewalks. Village ordinance prohibits any motor vehicle from standing, stopping or parking on or over a sidewalk. 

Don't miss the Round Lake Area Annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 10:00amThe Villages of Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Park, Round Lake Heights, Hainesville, Round Lake Area Chamber of  Commerce and the American Legion are sponsoring this community wide event. 

The parade route will begin west on 134 head North on Cedar Lake Rd. and end at the corner of Cedar Lake Rd. and Clarendon Dr. 

The Village welcomes and encourages garage sales. A permit is not required to host a garage sale, but please check Village Code 3.4.5 Garage Sale Signs before you proceed just to make sure there are no special rules or restrictions for your particular Garage Sale event. Please be considerate of your neighbors when planning your garage sale.

Free Shredding Event on Saturday, May 6 from 9:00am to 11:00am. Bring your documents to Fremont Township and watch as your documents are securely shredded. For more information, visit: http://fremonttownship.com.

RLAS-116 Earns 2 Financial Awards!  For the fourth consecutive year, RLAS-116 is the recipient of the ASBO Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Award! This award represents a significant achievement and reflects the District’s commitment to fiscal integrity and high-quality financial reporting. 

In addition, for the first time, RLAS-116 earned 2016-17 Pathway to the Meritorious Budget Award by ASBO International. This is quite an accomplishment as only 15 school districts across the country received this award last year! For more exciting RLAS-116 news, visit www.rlas-116.org.

Save the date for the twelfth annual spring clean-up of Round Lake on May 20th. Volunteers and groups of all ages and skills are encouraged to participate. Clean up will start at 8:00am at Bengson Park in Round Lake Park (across the street from the RLP Village Hall) and work around to the Lakefront Park in Round Lake Beach ending at around eleven for lunch.

Stick around for the annual Family Fishing Event the same day. There will be activities, music and food, as well as fishing gear to lend out for those who don't have gear. Learn more at www.rlapd.org.


  Visit us at www.eroundlake.com
Village Officials
Dan MacGillis, Mayor
 Debbie Perlini, Village Clerk
Trustees
Charlie Foy, Henry Frye Jr., Russell Kraly,
Don Newby, Sanjay Patel, Jake Mandelman