I hope everybody is having a wonderful summer. With all the summer activities, our schedules can get a little hectic. There are two events in Round Lake I hope everyone can take time to support. The Round Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has chosen Round Lake to host the Farmers Market. It is located on Avilon Avenue between Cedar Lake Road and Goodnow Boulevard every Saturday through September 14th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 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. We need your support to ensure this year’s success and make next year bigger and better.


 
In the interest of community spirit, I hope you will attend the 39th Annual National Night Out event. Every August, the Village of Round Lake hosts our own National Night Out event to increase awareness of the importance of community and police partnership. This is a fun event for the entire family. Please read ahead for more information about National Night Out.  

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
Join Us For National Night Out Against Crime
Join Village Trustees and the Round Lake Police Department for the annual National Night Out Against Crime:

When: Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Where: Round Lake Police/Public Works Facility - 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!             
Coming Soon! Easier Online Payments & Paperless Billing
The Village of Round Lake will be implementing a new electronic bill pay service for monthly utility bills, including the ability to sign up for paperless bills.

Coming in late August, the new service will allow residents 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
Cedar Lake Road to Close at Metra Railroad Tracks
Metra will be closing Cedar Lake Road to through traffic at the railroad crossing north of Illinois Route 134. The road closure is necessary for Metra to repair the existing railroad crossing. The road closure will begin Wednesday, August 7 at 6:00 AM and is scheduled to reopen Wednesday, August 14 in the late afternoon.

Detour Route: Illinois Route 134 to Hart Road.
Fairfield Road Culvert Repair
Lake County Division 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 at the end of August and is expected to last approximately 35 days. 

Detour Route: Illinois Route 134 to Wilson Road.
Back to School Safety Reminders

School days bring congestion: School buses are picking up students, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school, and parents are trying to drop their kids off before work. It's never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present – especially before and after school.


If You're Dropping Off
Schools often have very specific drop-off procedures for the school year. Make sure you know the procedures for the safety of all kids.  More children are hit by cars near schools than at any other location , according to the National Safe Routes to School program.

The following apply to all school zones:
  • Don't double park; it blocks visibility for other children and vehicles.
  • Don't load or unload children across the street from the school.
  • Carpool to reduce the number of vehicles at the school.
 
Sharing the Road with Young Pedestrians
According to research by the National Safety Council, most of the children who lose their lives in bus-related incidents are 4 to 7 years old, and they're walking. They are hit by the bus, or by a motorist illegally passing a stopped bus. A few precautions go a long way toward keeping children safe:

  • Don't block the crosswalk when stopped at a red light or waiting to make a turn.
  • In a school zone when flashers are blinking, stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the crosswalk or intersection.
  • Always stop for a school patrol officer or crossing guard holding up a stop sign.
  • Take extra care to look out for children in school zones, near playgrounds and parks, and in all residential areas.
  • Don't honk or rev your engine to scare a pedestrian, even if you have the right of way.
  • Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians. 

Sharing the Road with School Buses
If you're driving behind a bus, allow a greater following distance than if you were driving behind a car. It will give you more time to stop once the yellow lights start flashing. It is illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children.
  • Never pass a bus from behind – or from either direction if you're on an undivided road – if it is stopped to load or unload children.
  • If the yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop.
  • The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children; stop far enough back to allow them space to safely enter and exit the bus.
  • Be alert; children often are unpredictable, and they tend to ignore hazards and take risks. 

Reminder..... Illinois Distracted Driving prohibits the use of hand-held cellphones, texting or using other electronic communications while operating a motor vehicle. Hands-free devices or Blue Tooth technology is allowed for persons age 19 and older . By exercising a little extra care and caution, drivers and pedestrians can co-exist safely in school zones.
Hidden Water Leaks
If you see water coming out of the ground or find a wet area that doesn’t dry up and doesn’t have a clear source of water, please contact the Public Works Department at
(847) 546-0962. 

Water main leaks can happen at any time of year and can cause thousands of dollars to be wasted in lost water if they go unnoticed for long periods of time. If something looks suspicious, please call and we can verify what’s going on.
Farmer's Market - August Lineup
Saturday 8/3: Alec Haley Acoustic Americana Classics
Saturday 8/10: Gus Stagg Acoustic Guitar & Harmonica
Saturday 8/17: Anderlic and Church Bluegrass and Blues
Saturday 8/24: Judson Brown Band
Saturday 8/31: Mayors Jam  
Lake County Needs Election Judge's!
Fair and accurate elections are incredibly important to all of us, and attentive election judges are enlisted for the meaningful responsibility of processing voters.

Join Lake County's amazing election judge team and take on the rewarding role of working in your neighborhood Election Day voting site.

Additional News & Updates
Congratulations!   Code Enforcement Officer Bob Johnson celebrated his 15 year anniversary with the Community Development Department. Congratulations to Bob and we thank him for his service and dedication! 
Long Lake Paddle BYOBoat!!!  Bring your own boat and join the Round Lake Area Park District on Saturday August 31st for some quiet time on the lake! This event is a 5-7 mile paddle along the Grant Woods Long Lake Shoreline. For more information visit  www.rlapd.org
We're hiring!!! The Village of Round Lake is seeking applicants for a full time Maintenance Worker II position for the Public Works Department. Join our team of dedicated employees by visiting: Job Openings
All Village offices will be closed on Monday September 2nd in observance of the Labor Day holiday.                   
Village Officials
Dan MacGillis, Mayor
 Debbie Perlini, Village Clerk
Trustees
Charlie Foy, Henry Frye Jr., Russell Kraly,
Don Newby, Sanjay Patel, Jake Mandelman