The Village of Round Lake is represented by a governing board consisting of a Village President (Mayor) and six Village Trustees. The President, Village Clerk and Trustees are elected to four-year terms. The Village Officials that were elected in April will be sworn into office during the first Village Board meeting in May. All elected officials before entering office swears an oath of office. You’ve heard it before, I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Illinois and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of (position) according to the best of my ability.

The Village Board is the governing body of the Village and exercises all powers entrusted to it under Illinois statutes. These include setting policy, police powers related to the health, safety and welfare of the community. The Village Board is responsible for the adoption of an annual budget and associated tax levies, municipal land use decisions, adoption of ordinances also related to the health, safety and welfare of the community, and other legislative decisions related to the governance and operations of the Village of Round Lake.

The Village President is the presiding officer of Village Board meetings. The President is also the chief executive officer of the Village. Regularly scheduled Board meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of each month, beginning at 7:00 pm. Special meetings or Board workshops may be called and publicly posted when necessary.

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
 
Construction Update:
Wilson Rd & Nippersink Rd Intersection  
The contractor has completed the excavation and seeding of the wetland area extension in the southeast corner. Trees will be planted in this area as part of the project. The contractor is finishing up the staining/painting of the north Wilson Rd wall, and has also begun staining/painting the south Wilson Rd wall. Final touch-up and a sealant coat on the north wall will be applied as weather allows. Once complete, the contractor will grade behind the north wall and landscape the area. Following that work, the contractor will begin to final grade the already placed aggregate base for the new roadway. This will prepare for the installation of the new curb & gutter.

Coming weeks:  The contractor will put final coats on the north Wilson Rd wall, backfill and landscape. The aggregate base will be final graded and curb & gutter will be installed. Once the curb is backfilled, paving work will begin.

Traffic impacts: Watch for workers and flaggers. Watch for trucks coming in and out of the closed lanes. Expect delays.
2019 Street Resurfacing Projects
The Village will be resurfacing streets in Madrona neighborhood 5 this year. This includes W. Providence Lane (east of Wildspring Road), S. Providence Lane, Aldridge Lane, and Amberly Lane. The project will also include some sidewalk, curb and gutter spot repair. 

The Madrona neighborhood streets were the next scheduled improvements in the five year plan laid out by the 2015 Pavement Management Report. The $430,700 project will help extend the life of the pavement on these streets by another 15 to 20 years. Peter Baker & Son was awarded the contract and is expected to begin work in early May.
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 Community Development Department is available for assistance at 847-546-0963 Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm or by email buildingdept2@eroundlake.com .

Additional information concerning permits and codes is also available on the Village website www.eroundlake.com
Yellow Water Shut Off Notices
As of June 1, 2019, the Village will no longer send yellow postcard size shut off notices.

The new shut off notices will be mailed in a regular size envelope and resemble the current utility bill format. 

As a reminder, monthly utility bills are due on the 20th of the month. Visit Payment Options to learn about convenient bill pay options.
Save $$ By Planting Trees, Mulching and
Watering Your Landscape Correctly
Village Staff participated in a recent training hosted by the Chicago Region Trees Initiative. Participants learned about tree selection, planting, and care for trees. Below are basic tips on how you can save money by properly planting trees and landscaping your property correctly.
Planting Trees
  • Select the right tree species for the right location www.mortonarb.org/tree-selector
  • Dig a wide, shallow hole to help new roots spread after planting 
  • Hole should be 2 to 3 times wider than the root ball and no deeper than the root ball
  • Remove the burlap, wire cage, or pot prior to planting
  • Soil level should be just below where the trunk widens

Mulching
  • Spread mulch as wide as possible under tree, ideally as wide as the branches extend
  • 3 to 4 inches deep
  • Spread in a saucer shape, thicker at the outer edges to help keep water in, keep mulch away from the tree trunk
  • Do not let mulch touch trunk
Watering
  • Check soil a few inches down, if dry, then water tree
  • Pour three to four five-gallon buckets of water slowly near the tree or use a trickle from a hose for 15 minutes
  • Install a rain barrel to collect water to use for watering landscaping

Parkway Tree Planting
The Village is continuing to replant parkway trees that had to be cut down because of the Emerald Ash Bore infestation. Approximately 225 trees will be planted in the Valley Lakes and Silver Leaf Glen subdivisions. The Village applied for and was awarded a $7,500 grant from 2018 Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program and the Morton Arboretum to help with the cost of the trees and tree planting. The Village still has approximately 800 more parkway trees to replant. 

For more information about parkway trees, visit Urban Forest Management Program.
National Police Week May 12-18
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 the Round Lake Police Department for keeping our community safe.
Round Lake Farmers Market:
Sponsorship & Vendor Opportunities
We are excited to welcome the Round Lake Area Chamber Farmers Market to Round Lake!

The new location will be on Avilon Avenue in Downtown Round Lake. The Farmers Market will take place every Saturday, from July 13 - September 14.

Learn about Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities!
Code Enforcement FAQ's
The Village of Round Lake strives to ensure that all residents and businesses enjoy a high quality of life and are proud to say they are from Round Lake. To maintain a beautiful and healthy Village there are codes in place to ensure safety and good neighbor standards. The Village’s Code Enforcement Officer addresses questions like these everyday:

Q) My neighbors grass looks awfully high, when does it have to be mowed?
A) The 2018 International Property Maintenance Code prohibits weed or plant growth in excess of 8 inches. This includes grass and weeds, so if the yard is full of dandelions over 8 inches tall they must be cut even if the grass is less than 8 inches tall.

Q) Can I have chickens?
A) The Village Code prohibits chickens.

Q) People are out walking dogs, are they required to pick up after their dog and do the pets have to be on a leash?
A)  Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. The waste should be removed and disposed of properly. All pets must also be securely on a leash when in public.
 Dunkin’ Cop on Rooftop Event
On Friday, May 17 th , Officers will be heading to the rooftops of hundreds of Dunkin’ locations throughout the state of Illinois. Round Lake Police have participated in this event for several years, and it has always been great fun and a great success! Come out and see us, and help support the cause!
Call J.U.L.I.E Before You Dig
Y ou 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
Additional News & Updates
Adopt-A-Highway Roadside Cleanup! The Village recently adopted a stretch of Cedar Lake Rd. between Rte. 120 and Townline Rd.

On Friday April 19, Mayor MacGillis and Village Staff conducted their first clean up! The volunteers filled 17 bags of trash!! A special thank you to each of our volunteers!

Help keep Round Lake looking good by properly disposing of waste.
Congratulations!
Mayor Dan MacGillis and Village Clerk Debbie Perlini recognized the following employees for their years of service:

10 Years of Service   
Kevin Furlan, Police Officer

5 Years of Service   
Robert Robinson, Police Officer

Congratulations and thank you for your service and dedication!
New Business! Village Officials would like to welcome Goddess Flow Beauty Supplies located downtown at 217 N. Cedar Lake Road. Goddess Flow Beauty Supplies is a family owned and operated business, who specialize in hair products for all ethnicities, wigs and hair accessories. Please stop in and welcome Goddess Flow Beauty Supplies to the community.  
Reminder, 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 27, 2018 at 10:00 am. The 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 start in front of the American Legion (111 E. Main Street) in Round Lake Park  and ends at Clarendon Dr in Round Lake Beach. 
The Village welcomes and encourages garage sales. A permit is not required to host a garage sale. Garage sale signs must be placed on private property and removed immediately after the event. Please be considerate of your neighbors when planning your garage sale.
Village offices will be closed on Monday May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.
Village Officials
Dan MacGillis, Mayor
 Debbie Perlini, Village Clerk
Trustees
Charlie Foy, Henry Frye Jr., Russell Kraly,
Don Newby, Sanjay Patel, Jake Mandelman