I was happy to support the 2nd Annual Bike with the Mayor to Breakfast ride with the Round Lake Area Bicycle Club. The ride was approximately 13 leisure miles starting at the Disc Golf Park on Fairfield Road. We went through the Nippersink Forest Preserve and then on to our Police and Public Works Building. After a brief talk, we rode through and showcased our subdivisions of Lakewood Grove, Prairie Walk, Madrona, Bradford Place and Bright Meadows. Then a quick breakfast at Alex’s Restaurant and a visit to Lucky Emma’s to support our local business. 

Feeling refreshed, we continued our ride to the downtown location of the upcoming Farmers Market. You can imagine how happy the bike club was to see we installed four new bike racks which can accommodate eight bicycles at Avilon and Cedar Lake Road. Thank you to the Round Lake Area Park District for supplying the racks. I will continue to champion multi-modal transportation efforts and make it known that Round Lake is a bicycle friendly community.
Don’t forget the Farmers Market which starts Saturday, July 13th from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon at Avilon Avenue and Cedar Lake Road. Fresh local produce, food vendors, local businesses and live acoustic music will be present. Join me on the last Saturday of the month for the Mayor’s Open Acoustic Jam. So grab a bag, jump on your bike and come support the Farmers Market! 


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 marks the 39th Annual National Night Out sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.  Every August, the Village of Round Lake supports the National Night Out effort by hosting our own Night Out event to increase awareness of the importance of community Spirit. 

National Night Out is designed to strengthen our communities by encouraging our neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with our Police Department partners. The goal is to heighten crime-prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs, and most importantly, send a message that our residents are aware, are organized, and are willing to fight crime when necessary.

Join the Round Lake Police Department for the annual National Night Out Against Crime:

When: Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Where: 741 W. Townline Road, Round Lake
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

There will be fun activities for everyone, including a car show with prizes, free hot dogs and other treats! We hope to see you all there! Visit National Night Out for more information.
New Utility Bill Format
Starting this month, residents will see a change in the layout of their utility bill. The Village went through a financial software conversion in May and, at that time, also switched our provider of utility bill printing and mailing services. With all these changes, the Village was presented with an opportunity to change the look and set-up of the utility bills sent to residents. The new look has a more concise presentation of the message, consumption and service data and the remittance form. 
The utility bill includes fees for water, sewer, garbage and recycling. In addition, Shut-off notices will no longer be mailed out as a yellow postcard. Shut-off notices will be mailed in business size envelopes and will be formatted similar to a regular bill. 

Round Lake utility customers are encouraged to enroll in Direct Debit for utility bill payments The free and convenient service automatically deducts the bill amount from your account on the due date. 

To learn more about the program or to sign up, please visit    Direct Debit Application  .

The Village also offers convenient online payment options. To learn more about various payment options, visit    www.eroundlake.com .
Fight the Bite! Protect Yourself Against Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are not only annoying but they can be carriers of the West Nile Virus as well. To help combat mosquitoes, Clarke Environmental will continue to treat Village areas for mosquitoes. 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.
Remember to practice the “4 Ds of Defense” to protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes this summer:
  • Drain items that collect standing water, such as bird baths, gutters, plant containers, and buckets from around your yard and business
  • Defend yourself by wearing insect repellent containing DEET
  • Dawn to Dusk: Be extra cautious during these peak hours of mosquito activity
  • Dress with long sleeves, pants, and closed-toe shoes to cover skin

Find more prevention tips and information on West Nile virus at: www.FightTheBiteNow.com.
Road Closures Coming in August
Cedar Lake Road at Rte. 134
Metra Railroad will be closing the railroad crossing on Cedar Lake Road at Rte. 134 for repairs. The closure is currently scheduled from August 7th to 14th.  
Fairfield Road Culvert Repair
Lake County Department of Transportation is planning to close Fairfield Road between IL Rte. 120 and Nippersink Road for a culvert replacement project. The roadway is scheduled to be closed beginning the week of August 12th and is expected to last approximately 35 days. 

Visit http://lakecountyil.gov/4148/Fairfield-Rd-Culvert to learn more about the project.
New Bike Racks Installed Downtown
The Village has partnered with the Round Lake Area Park District to install four new bike racks downtown. 

The racks are located at the intersection of Cedar Lake Road and Avilon Avenue. They’re a great place to park your bike when riding into town for the upcoming Farmers Market !
Round Lake Area Job Fair
Join Senator Melinda Bush and the Illinois Department of Employment Security's 6th Annual Employment Opportunities Fair in Round Lake!

Employer and job-seeker registration is free. 

When:    Tuesday, July 9 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where:    Magee Middle School, 500 N. Cedar Lake Road, Round Lake, IL 60073

Job seekers who are planning on attending can  RSVP here  .

If you have any questions, contact Senator Bush's office at (847) 548-5631 or email info@senatormelindabush.com .
Help Prevent Storm Water Pollution
Did you know stormwater runoff is one of the most significant, yet unnoticed sources of water pollution? When it rains, stormwater runs over yards, streets, roads, highways, parking lots, parks, and playgrounds, carrying everything in its path, including debris and pollutants. This water eventually flows into storm drains, which don't have any type of water treatment and end up in our streams, lakes, and rivers.
Many stormwater contaminants are made up of common items used by most of us such as fertilizers, car oils and greases, yard clippings, soil, and pet wastes. There are simple and not costly changes that you can make in your daily life that can help to prevent stormwater pollution a nd protect our natural resources in Round Lake:

  • Stormdrains are for rain water only and dumping into it is illegal
  • Recycle used motor oil. Never dump motor oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid or other engine fluids down storm drains, into road gutters, on the ground or into a ditch
  • Take your car to a commercial car wash where the used water is captured, recycled and/or filtered to remove pollutants
  • Cut down on fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides
  • Mulch when you mow & leave grass clippings on lawn to naturally fertilize
  • Pick up after your pet every single time
Street Maintenance Work
Street Resurfacing
The contractor for the Madrona Neighborhood 5 Resurfacing Project has completed the storm sewer repairs and concrete work and they have also finished milling the roadways. They are now getting ready to repave the streets. The repaving work will help extend the life of the street by another 15 years. 
Crack Sealing
The Village is scheduled to crack seal selected roads in early July. Roadways that were recently constructed, repaved or are in generally good condition are the best candidates for crack sealing. Sealing the cracks in the pavement surface prevents water from getting down into the asphalt base. This helps keep the base dry and prevent it from becoming soft which can cause rutting. It also keeps water from seeping into the base which freezes in the winter and causes the pavement to heave, crack more and eventually cause potholes. Crack sealing is another method of proactively extending the life of roadways in a cost effective manner.
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.
  • Confirm that you, as the property owner, are set up to receive a duplicate copy of your tenants utility bill to verify payments are being made.
  • 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.

As a reminder, Landlords must obtain a Certificate of Compliance prior to tenant taking occupancy. Schedule your Occupancy Inspection, by calling Community Development at (847)546-0963.  
Round Lake Area Farmer's Market - July Lineup
Code Enforcement FAQ's
Q) I am having a new fence installed and they said I had to call Julie before digging. Who is this Julie person and what will they do?
A) J.U.L.I.E. (Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators) is a service that coordinates the marking of underground utilities when digging is involved as required by Illinois state law (regardless of the depth or size of project). The actual marking is done by a number of separate agencies by calling JULIE (8.1.1 or 800.892.0123) the resident only need to make a single call to have all underground utilities located.

Q) With all of the rain, there is some standing water, wet areas and unkempt landscape beds, is this a problem?
A) Village Code limits the height of grass/weeds to a maximum of 8 inches but landscape beds can have foliage in excess of 8 inches. Wet areas are difficult to address without installing a drainage system (building permit required) but any areas of standing water should be drained. The main concern, and why it is important to maintain the landscaping and control water accumulation, is that it creates a perfect breeding ground for mosquito's. 

Q) I applied for Homeowner Association (HOA) approval for my new fence but have not heard back from them, what can the Village do?
A) Unfortunately, the Village has no input into the HOA approval process. The Village recommends that HOA approval is applied for as soon as possible and the homeowner should follow-up with the HOA regarding the approval process. The Village will not accept or review permits without the HOA approval.

Join the Upcoming Citizen Police Academy!
Learn the exciting, yet challenging world of law enforcement during a 10-week citizen police academy.

The Round Lake Police Department is currently accepting applications for the upcoming citizen police academy starting August 21, 2019.

To learn more about the program or to complete an application visit,   Round Lake Citizen Police Academy .
Additional News & Updates
Don't miss the annual 4th of July parade hosted by Avon Township Youth Baseball on Thursday, July 4th at
9:00 am. The 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.  
New Businesses to Round Lake... Village Officials would like to welcome Round Lake Construction, located in the Industrial Park, at 740 Sunset Drive to Round Lake!
Congratulations to Sergeant Peter Marquardt and Officer Kevin Furlan who were each presented with the Life Saving Award at the June 17th Village Board Meeting!!! 

Officer Furlan and Sergeant Marquardt were recognized for their quick response and actions while responding to a call on June 1, 2019 of an unresponsive male. Officer Furlan and Sergeant Marquardt utilized their AED and CPR skills until the Greater Round Lake Area Fire Protection District arrived on scene. Their actions helped save a life that day!
The Village would like to thank
Jan Losson and Jan Nelson for their dedicated service to the Round Lake community and we wish them a happy and healthy retirement!
Lake County is seeking election workers for the March and November 2020 elections. Pay is based on your Election Day assignment.
  • Jobs available in and outside the voting sites.
  • Only Lake County registered voters may apply.
  • English/Spanish speaking applicants encouraged.
  • Required training is free and begins in Fall 2019.

To apply or get more information:
Village offices will be closed on Thursday July 4th in observance of Independence Day. We wish you a safe, healthy & happy Independence Day.
Village Officials
 Dan MacGillis, Mayor
 Debbie Perlini, Village Clerk
Trustees
Charlie Foy, Henry Frye Jr., Russell Kraly,
Don Newby, Sanjay Patel, Jake Mandelman