A capital plan is a tool to assess the long-term capital project requirements and provide cost effective means of funding projects. Round Lake has had a Village Capital Program for the past 13 years. The plan identifies, describes and prioritizes capital projects while providing a prudent, cost effective funding formula. The plan is intended to ensure that there is a process in place for proper assessment of expenditures.

Finally, Illinois law makers are figuring out they need to do the same. Recently, I have been involved in many Round Table Leaders’ meetings. These meetings have been sponsored by Lake County Council of Mayors, County Officials along with State and Congressional Law Makers. Year after year the States failing roads and infrastructure remain the number one topic of discussion. I am fearful that funding in the Capital Plan will be spent only on major state and county roadways, bridges and railways, leaving municipalities with no support for local road improvement projects. Then there is the topic of funding. Just once I would like to hear our lawmakers present a long term plan to reduce debt by spending cuts instead of increasing or creating new taxes. There has been some conversation, which I support to implement a Lock Box placed on funds like those in the Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) to be used only for roadway improvements. 

There are other Legislative initiatives that could impact our Village in a positive or negative manner and I will continue to be a partner at these meetings so our lawmakers will not forget about the needs of municipalities like ours. 

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
 
2019 Consolidated Election
Early Voting
Beginning Monday March 18 through Saturday March 30, 2019 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 am to 5:00 pm Saturdays 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Early Voting ends Saturday March 30, 2019. Any Lake County Voter can participate in Early Voting for the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election.

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

Vote By Mail
Registered Lake County voters can complete an application online to request a ballot by mail. Ballots are expected to be mailed in early March.

March 28 is the last day to request a ballot by mail.

All mail in ballots must be postmarked by midnight on April 2 , Election Day.

Election Day - April 2, 2019
To view a complete list of the candidates, visit 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 .
Candidate Open House
The League of Women Voters Northwest Lake County local are sponsoring a Candidate Open House for Round Lake Area candidates.

Voters and residents will have an opportunity to meet the candidates and ask questions or express their support of the district.

When:  Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 6 :30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Hainesville Village Hall, 100 N Hainesville Road, Hainesville 

This is not a debate just an open invitation to meet the candidates and ask questions or express support of the district.
Special Olympics 2019 Kick Off
The Special Olympics 2019 Kickoff Conference was held in Bloomington-Normal on February 1 st . Round Lake Police Department was recognized for helping raise $5,538.11 for Special Olympics Illinois this past year - an awesome accomplishment!  

A special thank you to Sergeant Kraig Kapusinski, Officer Michelle Hernandez, Officer Chris Murphy, and all police department members that helped raise money and support the fundraising efforts throughout the year!  
Throughout the year, the Round Lake Police Department will participate in Cop on a Roof Top, the Torch Run, perhaps the Plane Pull, and Six Flags Coaster Challenge. They will also be supporting Special Olympics at the Round Lake National Night Out in August.
 
If you are interested in supporting this tremendous cause, visit Round Lake Police Team Nighthawks .

Your donation helps provide athletes with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in Special Olympics programs and reveal their inner champion! We look forward to an even bigger 2019!
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, 2019. Only one rebate per address is allowed. Checks will be mailed to eligible residents in April 2019. 
Village Water System
The Village of Round Lake purchases treated Lake Michigan water from the Lake County Joint Action Water Agency (CLCJAWA). The water agency was established in 1986 by several municipalities in the area that pooled their resources to create the water system and build the treatment plant. The founding municipalities still oversee the operations of the CLCJAWA system. 

The system first began producing water in 1992 and the Village has been using that water ever since. The Village still maintains an emergency backup well in the event that CLCJAWA cannot deliver water for an extended time. 
The water comes from two intake pipes that extend into Lake Michigan and is then pumped to a treatment facility located in Lake Bluff. CLCJAWA then cleans and purifies the water through a series of processes and turns it into clean drinking water. The water is distributed to the member communities through a series of transmission pipes. This transmission system does not connect to residential or commercial buildings; it only connects to a member delivery structure. The members then distribute the water through their own water systems. The Village of Round Lake currently has one delivery structure and is constructing a second one at a southern connection point in conjunction with the Volo/Wauconda water connection. 

More information can be found at: http://www.clcjawa.com/.
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 Debbie Perlini in the Public Works department, dperlini@eroundlake.com , for more information or to sign.
Save the Date for Arbor Day 2019!
This year's Arbor Day event is to be held on Saturday, April 27th. 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.
Code Enforcement FAQ's
Q) Sometimes my neighbor parks their car on the front yard at night so they don’t have to move it in the morning, is that allowed?
A) Parking of vehicles, for any reason or length of time, is not allowed in the front yard or on any unimproved surface. An improved surface is asphalt, brick pavers or concrete not grass, dirt, gravel or snow.

Q) We built a new deck several years ago and now we are thinking about getting a swimming pool, are the codes still the same?
A) No, the village updated the building codes at the beginning of the year and adopted the 2018 ICC Codes as well as the current edition of the Illinois Plumbing and Illinois Accessibility Code. These codes have changes and additional requirements from the previous adopted 2006 ICC Codes. Visit Community Development for more information.

Q) My mom and dad moved away but rent out their house in Round Lake, do we need to register with the village?
A) Yes, the village adopted a Residential Rental Program at the beginning of the year. All rental properties within the village must be registered. For more information or to register your rental property, please visit Community Development.
Additional News & Updates
New Businesses! Village Officials would like to welcome the new owners of Snap Fitness Round Lake , located at 389 N. Wilson Road. Please stop in and welcome them to the community !   
Looking for something to do? Check out the Lake County Fairground Event Calendar for concerts, fun runs, trade shows, and much more.
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, 2019. Upon receipt, your 2019-20 license will be mailed to your business address. Any business license renewal received after April 30, 2019 will receive a late fee. We wish you a successful year!
Annual Egg Scramble . Join Round Lake Park District once again for the annual Egg Scramble at the Sports Center. They will have demo classes, pictures with Mr. Bunny, crafts, and of course a egg hunt! Please pre-register to reserve your spot. Egg hunt bags will be provided to each child. Fee for each child is just $1, all proceeds go to FUNds for Recreation Scholarship Program. Please pre-register to reserve your spot: http://www.rlapd.org.
Village Officials
Dan MacGillis, Mayor
Debbie Perlini, Village Clerk
Trustees
Charlie Foy, Henry Frye Jr., Russell Kraly,
Don Newby, Sanjay Patel, Jake Mandelman