CenCom 911 is a consolidated communication center that serves nine entities. CenCom is governed by an Executive Board of Directors. I am honored to be elected Chairman of the Board of Directors. CenCom recently celebrated their 27 th anniversary and continues to be a leader in consolidated dispatch.

In 2015 the State of Illinois passed an amendment to reduce the numbers of Emergency Telephone Systems Boards (ETSB’s) by 50%. Lake County has approximately 41 law enforcement agencies, 30 fire and EMS, 52 municipalities and 20 911 dispatch communication centers.

Lake County along with local partners have studied opportunities to enhance 911 communication service levels and gain efficiencies by consolidating 911 dispatch centers. Consolidating technologies such as records management, CAD/Mobil and radio console systems are all very important to ensure the best services of emergency dispatch.

As a representative for the Village of Round Lake and a member of the Regional 911 Consolidation Policy Committee, I am working to ensure the Village of Round Lake will benefit and receive the very best in emergency dispatch. Learn more about the project or view meeting calendars and agendas.

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
 
New Community Notification System
The Village is excited to announce the launch of our new CodeRED community notification system to send important alerts and time-sensitive messages to staff members and residents.
 
All residents are encouraged to visit   Community Notification Enrollment  to sign up for CodeRED and immediately start receiving these informative, life-saving alerts.

To learn more about the new service, visit  Community Notification s.
November 6, 2018 General Election
Early Voting
Beginning Monday October 22 through Saturday November 3, 2018 the Village of Round will serve as an early voting site for all Lake County voters.

The entrance is located in the Annex Building located behind the Village Hall, 442 N. Cedar Lake Road, Round Lake, IL. 

Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Early Voting ends Saturday November 3, 2018. Any Lake County Voter can participate in Early Voting for the November General Election.

PARKING AND ENTRANCE IS IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING – PLEASE FOLLOW THE SIGNS. 
Vote By Mail
Lake County residents correctly registered with their current name and address can now complete the required application to request a ballot by mail for the November 6, 2018 election. Although any registered voter can vote by mail, this is an ideal voting option for snowbirds, students away at school, and those who will be traveling on Election Day as your ballot can be mailed anywhere.

Electronic and paper forms are available by:

The Clerk’s office must receive your completed application by noon on Thursday, November 1. Voted ballots returned by mail must display a postmark no later than midnight on Election Day.
Infrastructure Investment
If you’ve driven Nippersink Road, live in Parkview Unit I or in the portion of Madrona Village that was recently resurfaced, you’re well aware of the Village’s ongoing efforts to maintain it’s roads.

The Village has more than 52 miles of streets to maintain. Many of the streets were constructed 15 to 20 years ago and are showing signs of wear and tear. Over the last five years, we have spent more than $2.8 M dollars maintaining these roads, including more than $1.5 M of Motor Fuel Taxes. Much progress has been made, but much more remains to be done. Planned improvements for the next five years is available in the Pavement Management Report .

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we continue to address our aging streets.
October is National Community Planning Month
Planning can be summed up as comprehensive, community-focused and enhancing choices. While many people may not realize it, planning has a significant impact on their day-to-day life. From where they live, to how they commute, to the type of home they live in, planning plays a vital role in a person’s life and well-being.

Planning helps create access and opportunity for all. Through planning, strategic investments in innovation and infrastructure can boost the economy and strengthen communities.

Planners help create communities of lasting value. Planning helps leverage public and private funds that lead to business growth, job creation, and economically resilient communities.

Planners are skilled at balancing the varied interests and viewpoints that emerge as a community plans its future. Planners consider what is best for the entire community – senior citizens, workers, children, people living with disabilities, business owners, and elected officials.

Planners work for the greater good. Planners work with professionals from different fields such as public health, recreation and engineering to make communities safer, stronger, and healthier.

Planners have the unique expertise to comprehensively address the impacts of today’s actions on tomorrow’s communities. Planners do not just focus on where to locate (or site) a building, but also consider how that decision impacts the safety of the community, the existing character of the community, how it impacts the environmental resiliency, and if the decision encourages social and economic diversity.
Your certified planner in Round Lake is Katie Parkhurst, AICP, Director of Economic and Community Development. Please feel free to contact Katie, kparkhurst@eroundlake.com with any suggestions that you have to enhance the quality of life in Round Lake, such as businesses where you would shop or eat, or entertainment venues you would enjoy.
Code Enforcement FAQ's
Q) Can I burn the leaves that are on my property?
A) Village Code allows the open burning of leaves and twigs only, generated from vegetation on the property , between the hours of 8:00 am and sunset.

Q) I am planning to install a new fence on my property and my Home Owners Association (HOA) said to contact the Village for a Building Permit. Do I need a Building Permit in addition to HOA approval?
A) Yes, a Building Permit is required by Village code and is separate from the rules of the HOA. The Village will review your application to ensure it meets the requirements of the adopted building codes and zoning regulations. As a matter of practice, the Village requires HOA approval at time of permit submittal.

Q) I have a Building Permit, should I or the contractor, call to schedule the inspections?
A) Either the contractor or the owner can call to schedule the required inspections. Inspections are scheduled Monday through Friday with a one hour window. Plumbing inspection are scheduled with a four hour window. Please provide 24 hour notice to the Village when scheduling. To schedule an appointment contact Community Development at 847-546-0963.
Additional News & Updates
2018 Trick-or-Treating in the Village of Round Lake will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.         
The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District is hosting their Annual Open House Saturday October 20 th from 11:00 am -
2:00 pm at Round Lake Fire Station #1, 409 Nippersink Road. The open house will include fun and education for children and adults, fire station tours, touch-a-truck, games, and food.   For more information visit: www.roundlakefire.org
Join the Round Lake Area Park District on Saturday October 20 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm for the annual Great Pumpkin Celebration. The free family friendly Halloween event with indoor trick-or-treating, hayrides, games, and more! Learn more at www.rlapd.org .

If you are looking to get out and enjoy the fall weather by adventuring in a local corn mazes , click here .
See Something. Say Something. The Lake County Sheriff's Office reminds the public, if you 'see something - say something.' An online ' Report A Tip ' form is available on the Lake County Sheriff's website. You have the choice of providing contact information or remaining anonymous. You can also upload images.

Together, we make Lake County safe!
Round Lake Area Schools CUSD#116 Education Foundation provide resources for unique, innovative programs and/or crucial activities to help raise student achievement by engaging business and community partners. If you are interested in supporting their mission or making a donation, more information can be found at  www.rlasfoundation.com   
Village Officials
Dan MacGillis, Mayor
 Debbie Perlini, Village Clerk
Trustees
Charlie Foy, Henry Frye Jr., Russell Kraly,
Don Newby, Sanjay Patel, Jake Mandelman