Did you know that community is defined as a small group of houses in a rural area?  Villages are larger than a hamlet, smaller than a town. Town is an area that has a defined boundary, a local government and is generally smaller than a city and sometimes incorporated as a municipality.

However you want to define it, Round Lake is a great place to call home. Our government keeps us on track, our Police Department keeps us safe and Public Works keeps us functioning. Most importantly, people working together and taking pride is what makes us great.  Just like Nature Walk Montessori School taking advantage of a spring-like, winter day to collect debris in Bright Meadow Park.  However you define our Community--Village or Town--actions like yours are what make us GREAT! Thank you Nature Walk.

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
 
2017 Consolidated Election

Early Voting 

Beginning Monday March 20 through Saturday April 1, 2017 the Village of Round will serve as an early voting site for all Lake County voters.

The entrance is located in the back of the Annex Building next to the Village of Round Lake Village Hall, 442 N. Cedar Lake Road, Round Lake, IL. 

Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Early Voting ends Saturday April 1, 2017. Any Lake County Voter can participate in Early Voting for the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election.

PARKING AND ENTRANCE IS IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING – PLEASE FOLLOW THE SIGNS 


Election Day - April 4, 2017

The April 4th Consolidated election is fast approaching. To view a complete list of the candidates, visit April Candidate List . Learn more about how and where to vote, how to preview your ballot and how to vote by mail at Lake County Voter Power.


Clerk Referendum Ballot Question

A referendum question will be included on the April 4, 2017 ballot asking voters of Round Lake to vote whether the Village Clerk shall be an appointed or an elected position.

The Village Clerk is currently an elected position responsible for calling the roll during public meetings, overseeing the local election process, signing Village agreements, and administering Oaths of Office for Village officials. Please visit Voter Information to learn more about the referendum.

Round Lake Community Garden
For any residents with a green thumb but no garden space, the Village will again be offering plots in our Community Garden.  The garden is located next to the Police Department at 741 W. Townline Road.  Each plot requires a payment depending on size, see below.  $10 will be refunded at the end of the growing season if the plot is cleaned up. 

5 ft. x10 ft.    - $25

20 ft. x 20 ft. - $35

20 ft. x 40 ft. - $45

The garden season is scheduled for May 1st through November 15th but plots will be tilled as soon the soil is thawed and dried out enough.  Spaces will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis.  Contact Laura Bover in the Public Works department, lbover@eroundlake.com, for more information or to sign.

Cross Connection Survey

The Illinois EPA mandates that municipalities conduct a survey of all water users to see who has a backflow preventative device connected to their water service. 

These are commonly called a RPZ (Reduced Pressure Zone).  All businesses should have one of the devices installed.  For residential water users, these devices are commonly installed with an in-ground lawn sprinkler system.   

The Village has decided to use an online survey format to comply with the IEPA regulations.  

Residents and business owners should go to http://bsiprograms.com/surveys/ to complete the survey.  If you are unsure whether you have an RPZ device, you may email a picture of your device to Public Works at pwdept@eroundlake.com or contact Public Works at 847-546-0962.

Utility Billing Changes

As of May 2017, the Village of Round Lake will no longer be mailing secondary late notices (pink post cards.) 

Past due charges will be prominently displayed on the utility bill.  The third notice (yellow post cards) will continue.  To avoid late fees or shutoff procedures, please be sure your payment is received by the due date each month.

Pursuant to  Village Ordinance 13.04.080, reinstatement of discontinued water services during normal business hours will be subject to a fifty dollar ($50.00) administration fee.  An additional one hundred dollar ($100.00) fee is required for after-hours water turn-on.  All past due charges will need to be paid in full prior to reinstatement. 

Senior Citizen Utility Tax Rebate Program
As a reminder, the last day to  file an application for a utility rebate for residents over 65 years of age is March 31, 2017.  Only one rebate per address is allowed.  Checks will be mailed to eligible residents in April 2017. 
Interactive Job Workshop Comes to Round Lake Library

Learn more about the entire job search process from researching careers to landing your next job as the 5 Steps to Your Next Job series comes for the first time to the Round Lake Area Library. This five-day interactive workshop will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. March 13 to 17.

Call 847-377-3439 or send an email to elocke@lakecountyil.gov to reserve a seat.

Midland Drive Construction

The Village opened bids for water main replacement and road resurfacing work to be completed on Midland Drive between Hillandale Drive and Greenwood Drive.  This work will likely begin in early April and more information will be provided once a schedule is approved.

Save the Date for Arbor Day 2017!

This year's Arbor Day event is to be held on Saturday, April 29th.This free event for Round Lake residents will feature lots of activities and giveaway's for the entire family. More information will follow in the April newsletter.

Safety Alert: Theft Prevention Reminder

Just a friendly reminder as the weather gets better and we spend more time outside please remember to close everything up. Our officers are finding more garage doors open and cars left unlocked and windows down. So please lock up at night. Remember the bad guys like nice weather too.

Additional News & Updates

Attention all businesses - It's time to renew your Business License! Renewal forms have been mailed out and must be returned on or before April 30, 2017.  Upon receipt, your 2017-18 license will be mailed to your business address.  Any business license renewal received after April 30, 2017 will receive a late fee.  We wish you a successful year!

Congratulations! Commander Peter Molidor (pictured at right with Mayor Dan MacGillis and Village Clerk Patty Blauvelt) just celebrated his 25th anniversary with the Police Department. Congratulations to Commander Molidor and we thank him for his service and dedication! 

Officer Daniel Arroyo is the newest Round Lake Police Officer after being sworn in on February 21st by Village Clerk Patty Blauvelt. Officer Arroyo is a 2009 graduate of Zion Benton High School, a 2015 Graduate of Southern Illinois University where he earned a bachelor's degree in  criminal justice, and was a graduate of the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy(SLEA) at DuPage College.


Join the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Northwest Lake County on Saturday, March 11 from 2-5pm at Sharky's for a family-friendly Trivia Night. To register or to donate, visit:   www.RelayForLife.org/NorthwestLakeCountyIL.

Round Lake Police Department is accepting applications for the position of full time Police Officer. Round Lake Police Department is a progressive law enforcement agency that embraces the philosophy of community policing and partnership.  To learn more about the application process, please visit the Village of Round Lake Employment Center.

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