It is official, summertime is here! I invite you to do a little research for all the amenities that the Round Lake Area has to offer.  I am surprised to know that many Round Lake residents are not aware of the swimming pool at the Round Lake Area Park District: http://www.rlapd.org/. The library http://www.rlalibrary.org/ has many wonderful events scheduled. Lake County website www.lakecountyil.gov has so much to offer for outdoor family fun including 75 lakes, over 100 beaches, 500 miles of trails and bike ways, our beautiful forest preserves, community festivals, and farmers markets!  May all of you have a wonderful summer.

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
 
Mosquito Control Plan

Mosquitoes are not only annoying but they can be carriers of the West Nile Virus as well.  The Lake County Health Department has compiled some information about the  West Nile Virus disease. 

To help combat mosquitoes, Clarke Environmental will be treating Village areas for mosquitoes again this year.  Residents can sign up to be notified when spraying will occur by calling the Mosquito Hotline at (800) 942-2555.  This number can also be used to report areas of standing water that may be a potential breeding ground for mosquito larvae.  More information can be found on the Village website: www.eroundlake.com/mosquitoabatement  


Cedar Lake Road to Close for Culvert Replacement

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be closing Cedar Lake Road, from Illinois Route 120 to Nippersink Road, to through traffic starting Wednesday, July 5 at 7 a.m. and will remain closed through the end of August. The closure is necessary to replace the Squaw Creek culvert. This work is part of the project to reconstruct Cedar Lake Road from Illinois Route 120 to Nippersink Road. For more information please visit the project website.

Detour Route: Illinois Route 120 to Fairfield Road to Illinois Route 134.


Summertime Tips to Stay Cool

With the recent string of 90 degree days in the middle of June and the warmest months upon us, we are reminding residents to be prepared for the high temperatures. Take measures to stay cool, remain hydrated and to keep informed.

Some steps to be prepared and prevent heat-related illnesses include:

  • Stay in an air-conditioned indoor location as much as possible.
  • Drink plenty of fluids even if you don't feel thirsty.
  • Schedule outdoor activities to avoid when the sun is hottest.
  • Take cool showers or baths to cool down.
  • Those who are at highest risk include people 65 and older & children younger than two.
  • Never leave children or pets in cars.
  • If you participate on a sports team that practices during hot weather protect yourself and look out for your teammates.
  • Check the local news for health and safety updates.

Being prepared will ensure that we all have a fun and enjoyable summer.

Cedar Lake Road Realignment Open House

The Lake County Division of Transportation will be hosting an Open House to discuss the future realignment of Cedar Lake Road from Nippersink Road north to IL Route 134.  The meeting is scheduled for July 12th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Police/Public Works Community Room, 741 W. Townline Road, Round Lake.  

Beware Buyer


Your doorbell rings on a lazy Saturday afternoon. You open your front door and observe a stranger with a smile and a sales pitch.  "Hello, I'm with ABC Company, and I'm here to sell you X,Y,and Z!"

Now, what should you do?

First, ask to see their Village of Round Lake Solicitor License. If the person can't show you a currently valid license for whatever reason (their "supervisor" has it, they left it in the car, etc.), do not do business with them! Shut the door and report them to the Round Lake Police Department. Round Lake Village Code requires that anyone who wants to go door-to-door within Village limits must first obtain a valid license and keep it on their person while engaging in their business.  See image of a sample permit at left.

Secondly, if they do have a license, make sure you know what that actually means. A valid solicitor license is not an endorsement of the business by the Village! It only means that the company has completed the Village's application process and the individual has passed a limited criminal background investigation. This process does not include a recommendation from the Better Business Bureau. You, as the customer, are still responsible for evaluating the companies that you do business with.

Finally, the Round Lake Police Department recommends some general safety tips: 

  • Never let anyone inside your home that you do not know. 
  • Don't share personal information with anyone.
  • Be cautious on giving out banking information or credit card information to people you don't know.
  • Ask for identification, and a copy of their business license.
  • If you are interested in their products or service, but question whether the deal is a scam, it is wise to re-schedule at a later time.  This allows you time to get in touch with the business and confirm that they are an authorized representative, offering a legitimate product.
  • Talk with minor children and remind them that they should never open the door for a stranger, ever.
  • Contact your local law enforcement agency if an unlicensed salesman is operating in your neighborhood. Provide them with as much information as possible, including company name, vehicle and physical descriptions.
  • As always, the buyer should "Beware!"
 Round Lake Area Job Fair

Senator Melinda Bush is hosting a job fair in Round Lake!

When: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Where: Magee Middle School

Employers interested in participating can register here.

Job seekers who are planning on attending can RSVP here.

If you have any questions, please email info@senatormelindabush.com or call 847-548-5631.

Tips For Rental Property Owners

Are you a rental property owner or looking to rent your property? The Village would like to remind rental property owners that any unpaid water utility bills are ultimately the owners’ responsibility. To ensure your tenant remains current on their utility bill, please consider the following:  

  • Contact the Village at 847-546-5400 when a tenant moves in or out of your property to confirm the account is paid in full.
  • Ensure you as the property owner have requested a duplicate bill to ensure your tenant is paying promptly.
  • Provide accurate moving dates.
  • Verify the final bill has been paid prior to returning any security deposits.

If you have any questions, please contact Utility Billing at 847-546-5400 Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.


New Waste Management Website

Waste Management recently launched a new local website customized specifically for Round Lake residents.

The new website includes information regarding:

  • Collection Services 
  • Holiday Schedules 
  • Customer Service information 
  • Special Collections 
  • Helpful Resources 
  • Community information 

Check out the new website at  home.wm.com/round-lake.

Coffee with A Cop

Join the Round Lake Police Department on July 21 between 8:00 am and 10:00 am for a causal meet-and-greet with some of your local officers at the Round Lake Police Department, 741 W. Townline Road. 

Coffee and donuts will be provided. Kids are welcome, and there is no charge! Residents are encouraged to stop by, ask questions, and just have friendly conversation. We hope to see you there! 

Questions? Contact Detective Murphy - cmurphy@eroundlake.com

Hidden Water Leaks

If you see water coming out of the ground or find a wet area that doesn’t dry up and doesn’t have a clear source of water, please contact the Public Works Department at 847-546-0962.  Water main leaks can happen at any time of year and can cause thousands of dollars to be wasted in lost water if they go unnoticed for long periods of time.  If something looks suspicious, please call and we can verify what’s going on.

Citizen's Police Academy

The Round Lake Police Department is accepting applications for their first citizen police academy. Learn the exciting , yet challenging world of law enforcement during a 10-week citizen police academy. To learn more about the program or to complete an application visit, Round Lake Citizen Police Academy.

Save the Date for National Night Out

The Round Lake Police Department and the Village of Round Lake will be hosting a '"National Night Out Against Crime" on Tuesday, August 1st from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Round Lake Police Department and Public Works Facility, 741 W. Townline Road. 

This is a nationwide event that promotes community awareness and spirit. It also enables our citizens to meet and greet community leaders and members. There will be fun activities for everyone, including a car cruise with prizes. Free hot dogs and other treats will be served. We hope to see you all there!

Additional News & Updates

Round Lake Police Department Launches New Sex Offender public notification website called OffenderWatch®. The new service is a citizen-friendly, easy to use website that enables citizens to search for potentially dangerous sex offenders and predators, which may be in close proximity to their homes, places of work, schools, churches and day care centers. Visit: www.eroundlake.com/police to learn more. 

Congratulations! Officer Michael Schmidt (pictured at right with Mayor Dan MacGillis and Village Clerk Debbie Perlini) just celebrated his 10th anniversary with the Police Department. Congratulations to Officer Schmidt and we thank him for his service and dedication! 

With the above average amount of rain recently, grass seems to be growing very fast. The Village has an ordinance prohibiting grass and weeds in excess of 8 inches. Failure to cut could result in a fine and/or the Village cutting the grass with the costs being the owners responsibility. For more information, please visit the Village of Round Lake Code, Chapter 8.32 – Nuisance Greenery.


Don't miss the annual 4th of July parade hosted by Avon Township Youth Baseball on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 9:00 amThe parade route will begin at Hawthorne Rd. in Round Lake Beach to Cedar Lake Road towards Washington St., East on Washington St. towards Hainesville Rd.  The parade will conclude at Union Square Park.    

Upcoming Road Closure at Wilson Road in Ingleside starting July 12th through July 19th.  Metra will be closing the road at the railroad tracks for minor maintenance work. The posted detour will route traffic down Rte. 134 to Fairfield up to Rollins Road.  

Movies in the Park!  Pack a blanket and hit the corner store for a box of Raisinets - the Round Lake Area Park District's annual lineup for Movies in the Parks is packed with goodies this summer. All movies begin at dusk at Hart's Hill Park. Visit the Round Lake Area Park District for more information. 

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