Election 2023

Are you interested in running for an office in the Village of Third Lake? The position of President and three of the the six trustee positions will be on the ballot for the election on April 4, 2023. Please click here to learn more about these positions. Contact the Village to pick up an election packet and remember to VOTE on April 4!

Blue Green algae reported

A resident has reported blue green algae in Third Lake. The Lake County Health Department has been contacted to test for toxins. Please use caution if participating in water activities. If you suspect blue green algae is present, stay out of the water. Children and pets are most vulnerable to a harmful algal bloom. If you are exposed to blue-green algae, shower immediately and contact a doctor/vet if there are symptoms.

Harmful Algal Blooms Infographic

Mosquito Spraying – August 30

Clarke will be performing the fourth and final Village wide adult mosquito control application under the core program this evening, August 30, 2022, into Wednesday, weather conditions permitting. This application will be done in conjunction with the Village of Gurnee and Warren Township.

If you would like more information on Mosquito Spraying services or to be added to the Clarke portal for updates on services, please visit the Clarke website.

Yellow Flag – Druce Lake

Blue green algae has been spotted in Druce Lake. While the level of toxins is not known at the time, it is always better to use caution when participating in water activities. Not all algae is toxic and levels will not be known until testing is completed by the state labs.

The Lake County Health Department conducted a plant tour for residents this past Thursday. She explained that many lakes are experiencing algae blooms at this time. Warmer temperatures are a contributing factor so algae blooms are common at this time of the summer. Children and pets are most vulnerable because they ingest water. Blooms can appear and disappear quickly so the motto for the LCHD is “When In Doubt, Stay Out”.

Yellow Flag Warning

After a quick survey of Third lake, it appears that there could be blue green algae on a large portion of the lake. The water has not been tested yet by the Lake County Health Department, but the Village advices using caution if participating in water activities.

Mosquito Spraying Tonight 7/21/22

Clarke will be performing the second Village wide adult mosquito control application this evening, July 21, 2022, into Friday morning, weather conditions permitting based on collections of West Nile Virus positive mosquito collections. This application will be done in conjunction with the Village of Gurnee and Warren Township.

Please do your part to help eliminate mosquitos.

  • Remove hiding spaces for mosquitos (tall grass, weeds, compost piles, overgrown vegetation, lawn furniture)
  • Clear standing water. Check in flower pots, wheelbarrows, tires, bird baths (change water frequently), buckets, grill covers, tarps, trash can lids, and gutters.
  • Add mosquito repelling plants to your landscape (citronella, bee balm, lavender, catnip, marigolds, peppermint)

Mariner’s Cove Retention Pond

The work on the retention ponds in Mariner’s Cove will begin before August 1st. The Village is finishing some final paperwork so the exact start date is not known at this time. Aldridge should start mobilizing equipment within the next week and the project should take approximately one month to complete. If you have any questions, please contact the Village Hall.

This operator is ready to get started!

Yellow Flag – Lakes being treated for invasive weeds

On Friday June 24th Clarke will be treating both Third Lake and Druce Lake for invasive weeds. They will be applying the application within the outlined treatment zones which can be found here.

After the application is applied, there will be a 5 day irrigation restriction.  If you utilize an irrigation system to draw water out of the lake to water, you will need to avoid using the pump until Thursday, June 29th  to avoid damage to lawns and other vegetation you are watering.  In accordance with the safety label, there are no other restrictions following the application.  You can utilize the lake for all your regular activities including boating, fishing and swimming  immediately following the application.