Zebra Mussels

Zebra mussels were first discovered in the Great Lakes area in the 1980s. They have slowly invaded many of the lakes in Lake County. The mussels can be spread to different lakes from boats, birds and geese, and through the watershed. Zebra mussels can cause damage to the native ecosystems. Most notably in the Village of Third Lake, they attach to boats, piers and anything in the water. Even the dam needs to be periodically cleaned because the zebra mussels can cause a problem with the flow of water.

Thanks to John Sonneberg, Joe Rigalski and a team of students at Grayslake North High School, the Village will be participating in a study monitoring zebra mussels. On July 30th Monitoring devices will be attached to the no-wake buoys in Third Lake. On Druce Lake, the devices will be attached to the piers belonging to some residents. Please do not tamper with the devices so we can get an accurate reading of the zebra mussels. This is not a treatment for zebra mussels at this time. We are hoping that the information received from the study will help us understand the situation and determine if treatment is possible in the future.

The monitoring device will collect zebra mussels for the study

Public Notice

On August 11, 2020 at 7 p.m. there will be a public hearing held at the Third Lake Village Hall. View the notice here.

On August 17, 2020 at 7 p.m. there will be a public hearing held at the Third Lake Village Hall. View the notice here.

Mobile COVID-19 Testing

In response to a recent COVID-19 outbreak in Lake Zurich and surrounding areas, a mobile testing site managed by the Illinois Department of Public Health will be stationed in Lake County next week to provide free Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) tests to the community. The site will be stationed at Lake Zurich, Mundelein, and Round Lake high schools on specific days between July 19 and July 26, 2020.

Please see Lake County Health Dept. website for locations and more information.

Board Meeting – July 20, 2020

The monthly Board meeting for the Village will take place at 7 p.m. on July 20, 2020. The meeting will take place at the Village Hall, 87 N Lake Ave.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, masks and social distancing are required.

As of release, meetings and social events are limited to lesser of 50 guests OR 50% of overall room capacity. Capacity restrictions will be reassessed based on the latest science and public health metrics on an ongoing basis throughout Phase IV

Click here to see the agenda.

Lake Inspection 7/16/2020

Clarke Services will be inspecting both Third Lake and Druce Lake on July 16th. The purpose is to monitor the results of the herbicide application that was applied last month and to survey the current plant species in the lake.

They will NOT be applying any chemicals and the lakes can be used as normal.