Good news about the Farmers Market. There has been a favorable response from the farmers, vendors and customers that the Round Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has decided to extend the market through the end of September!

The Farmers Market is located on Avilon Avenue between Cedar Lake Road and Goodnow Boulevard every Saturday through September 28 from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm. Farm fresh local produce, food vendors, local businesses, activities and live acoustic music makes this a family friendly experience. 

I would like to invite local musicians to join me on the last Saturday of the month for the Mayor’s Open Acoustic Jam. Please come out and support this event to ensure this year’s success and make next year bigger and better.

I f 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
 
Now Available: More Payment Options!!
The Village is excited to offer a new electronic bill pay service for monthly utility bills, including the ability to sign up for paperless bills.
The new service allows you to:

  • View and pay your utility bill anytime 24/7.
  • Go paperless to receive bills via email and help protect the environment.
  • Schedule payments for a specific future date (before the due date).
  • Save time and avoid late or missed payments with AutoPay - available for both e-check and credit card.
  • Receive email reminders and payment confirmations.
  • Pay by Text - sign up to get text notifications about your bill and have the option to pay by text message

Sign up today at www.eroundlake.com. You will need your full account number to gain access to detailed account information.
Road Construction Continues Throughout Round Lake  s
Round Lake Street Improvement Project:
The Village will begin resurfacing work on various streets including:
  • Goodnow Blvd.
  • Forest Ave. from Cedar Lake Rd. to Lincoln Ave.
  • Southbound lane of Valley Lakes Blvd between Nippersink Rd. and Switchgrass Dr.
  • Small patch on Nippersink Rd. by Village Elementary School entrance

This $315,000 project will be funded through the Village allotment of the Motor Fuel Tax. The work is expected to begin in late September and finish in early October. The Village also resurfaced streets in Madrona Neighborhood 5 earlier this spring.
Wilson Rd & Nippersink Rd Intersection:  
The contractor has completed paving the final surface and is finishing up the aggregate shoulders. The new traffic signals have been activated and are fully functioning; please be aware of them as you travel through the intersection. Some miscellaneous work still remains including landscaping, final touch-ups and general clean up. The work zone speed limit will remain in place.

Wilson Road and Fairfield Road Resurfacing:
Lake County Department of Transportation (LCDOT) will resurface Fairfield Road from Nippersink Road to IL Rte. 134 and from Monaville Road to IL Rte. 132. 

LCDOT will also resurface Wilson Road from IL Rte. 60 to north of IL Rte. 120. The work is expected to begin next week. Both roads will remain open during construction but may have short lane closures and flaggers during working days. 
New Community Video
The Village is excited to continue our partnership with CGI Communications, Inc.

CGI will be a creating a new series of professionally produced videos to highlight everything our community has to offer residents, visitors, and business owners. T he video program will encourage viewers to learn more about area attractions, economic development opportunities, quality of life, and the businesses supporting the program.

Take a video tour of the current video! To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or how to showcase your business, please email BrandonB@cgicommunications.com.
School Bus Safety Reminders
With school back in session, the Round Lake Police Department would like to remind all drivers to be alert for school buses loading or unloading students. It is also a good time to brush up on traffic laws regarding school bus stops. Not only is it the safe and right thing to do, it can also save your money and driving privileges if you are stopped and ticketed for these violations.

Below is a visual reminder:
Reminder.... in Illinois a conviction for passing a stopped school bus with flashing lights and the stop arm extended will result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.
Open Burning Rules
Autumn is right around the corner! As a reminder, the burning of leaves, twigs, and vegetation is allowed between 8:00 am and sunset with these conditions:
  • is limited to leaves and twigs generated from vegetation on the property. 
  • is conducted so as not to cause a hazard to structures or neighboring property. 
  • shall not be done in conditions of high winds, drought, or other conditions creating a hazardous environment.
  • such burning must be attended by a person at least 16 years of age. 
  • shall not be allowed on any public right-of-way. 
Help the New Parkway Trees!
The Village has planted 400+ new parkway trees over the last two years in an ongoing effort to replace trees killed by the Emerald Ash Borer. 

The best way to help the new trees survive and thrive is by keeping them watered. All of the newly planted trees have a watering bag attached to them. If one of these trees is in front of your house, we ask that you fill the bag with water once a week. The bag allows the water to slowly drain into the ground and provide a good soaking to train the roots to grow deep. 

We appreciate all your help in restoring our urban forest! 
Chlorine Chlorine and Drinking Water
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) recently updated their requirements on the minimum level of residual chlorine in public drinking water. The level was increased from 0.2 mg/L to 0.5 mg/L. 

The Village purchases water already chlorinated from the Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency (CLCJAWA).  

CLCJAWA has increased the amount of chlorine they put into the drinking water in order to comply with the new IEPA requirements. Chlorine is used to disinfect drinking water and keep it safe from waterborne diseases. 

For more information about why chlorine is in the water, how CLCJAWA uses chlorine, information about the IEPA requirements or ways to reduce chlorine in your water, visit Chlorine and Drinking Water.
New Development Projects
The following are projects that have been reviewed by the Village and approved for construction.
Gerber Auto Collision and Glass
1321 West Route 134 (near the intersection of Fairfield and Rt. 134)

Summary - Work is being done to finalize the exterior of the building, adding the corporate colors and architectural features to signify a new Gerber facility. The blue entry feature and the dark grey corrugated metal panels at the corners of the building are being installed. The signage is up and landscaping is being planted. Work should be completed this fall. 
North Shore Paving
707 North Valentin Drive (located in the Industrial Park north of Hart Road)

Summary: A new 5,000 square foot building is nearing completion.   The parking lot has been paved, landscaping planted and work continues on the interior. The building should be complete this fall.
Round Lake High School
800 High School Drive

Summary: The athletic field updates at Round Lake High School are nearing completion. The improvements include new bleachers, a track with more lanes, a new football field, soccer and lacrosse, new stadium lights, and new tennis courts.  
Round Lake Pallets
705 Magna Drive

Summary: A new fenced in and landscaped parking area is under construction. This secure parking facility will allow Round Lake Pallets to expand their production. Round Lake Pallets is a local, family owned and operated business. Visit their website for more information http://home.roundlakepallets.com/
Catholic Charities
101 Cedar Lake Road

Summary: A new 28,000 square foot building to house Catholic Charities operations is currently under construction. The footings and foundation have been poured, steel is on site and walls are going up. Site work continues to create the new berm and swale to direct water to flow to the new detention pond. Utilities have been run to the building. 
Dirt Operation, Concrete Recycling and Composting Operation
Route 120 and Wilson Road

Summary: The Village has a lease agreement with CHDS for a temporary use of property on the southwest corner of Route 120 and Wilson Road. Stock piles of black dirt can be seen from the road, the rear portion of the property has been raised with clean fill and graded. Landscape composting materials are being accepted at the site from contractors. The end result of the project will be a site that is ready for future development.
Additional News & Updates
Congratulations! Greg Poulsen just celebrated his 15th anniversary with the Public Works Department. Congratulations to Greg and we thank him for his service and dedication!                    
Protect Your Home: Floodproofing and Rainfall Public Information Meeting. Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) invite individuals to get important floodproofing tips and learn about how increased rainfall is impacting Lake County at an upcoming public information meeting.

When : Tuesday 9-17-19
Where: Warren-Newport Public Library, 224 O'Plaine Road, Gurnee, IL
More Info: Additional information can be found on the website
Officer Erik Navarrete is the newest Round Lake Police Officer after being sworn in on September 3rd by Village Clerk Debbie Perlini. Officer Navarrete is a 2014 graduate of CICS Northtown Academy in Chicago and was a graduate of the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Academy.
Wild Animals ....with fall coming wild animals may begin looking for places to spend the winter. If you have an animal problem please contact the Lake County Animal Department at 847-949-9925.
Village Officials
Dan MacGillis, Mayor
 Debbie Perlini, Village Clerk
Trustees
Charlie Foy, Henry Frye Jr., Russell Kraly,
Don Newby, Sanjay Patel, Jake Mandelman