Clarke will be surveying both Third and Druce Lakes today. You will see their boats slowly trolling around the lake while the sonar beneath the boat gathers plant and lake data. They are strictly collecting data today and will not be applying any chemical applications. Once the surveys are complete and we receive the results, they will be posted to the Village website.
Are you interested in helping make this year’s election run smoothly? The Lake County Clerk’s Office is seeking election judges for the upcoming 2022 elections. To learn more, and to apply for these paid positions, call 847-377-2408 or click here.
The Treasurer’s Office will be at the Lake County Circuit Clerk‘s Mobile Passport Event this Saturday, April 30th in Vernon Hills. Click the flyer below for more information.
Attention Mariner’s Cove Residents,
Waste Management will be sweeping the streets on May 2rd and May 3th, so please make sure that your vehicles are not parked on the street. Thank you!
Mariner’s Cove subdivision was built in the 1980’s. The plan for the subdivision included retention ponds for water collection and flood control. These ponds provide both an important function for drainage as well as recreational benefits to residents. This public area allows families and neighbors to see wildlife, admire plants and provide an area for kids to run and play.
In the forty years since the ponds have been created, there has been little maintenance to keep the ponds healthy and beautiful. The ponds have filled with sediment and invasive species of vegetation have choked out many of the small fish that used to thrive in the ponds. The current depth of these ponds allows for little water capacity and the park areas flood on a regular basis. The algae and muck have become a health and safety concern for many pets and people that visit the park and ponds. In addition to making the ponds unsightly and smelly, the dysfunctional ponds deposit warm algae infested waters into our lakes forcing numerous closures for water activities on both lakes.
This year the Village is working with the Mariner’s Cove Homeowners Association to dredge and beautify the park and ponds. Starting in June a settling basin will be built on the west side of the ponds and a dredger will pump sediment and water into this basin. The basin will have silt fence and a chain link fence to keep people out and runoff in the basin. At times there will be a foul odor emanating from the dredging operation. Weather permitting the entire project is scheduled to be completed by Sept 30th which includes the dredging, grading and grass seeding. At the completion of this phase of the project the Mariner’s Cove Homeowners Association will start working on adding additional plantings and shoreline hardening.
While this project may be inconvenient for a short time, the long-term benefits will result in a fully functioning water retention system with native plants and a beautiful area for families and neighbors to enjoy.
If you have any questions, please contact the Village.
Are you interested in learning about aquatic plants? Are you a lake front owner and have questions about managing aquatic plants on your shoreline? The Lake County Health Department will be having a webinar tomorrow (3/24) at 12:00 p.m. There should be time at end of the webinar for questions.
Click here to register.
Lake County Water Quality Specialists Gerard Urbanozo and James Fitzgerald will be presenting on aquatic plant management for lake owners. This will be a virtual format (Zoom) on March 24th, at noon. To register, click on the link below.
Register in advance for this meeting:
There will be some time for questions, so please join the meeting and see how you can help to maintain a healthy lake for all to enjoy!
The Lake County Forest Preserve will be burning today (12/9) behind the houses on Sunshine and N. Lake Ave. The SSE winds make the burn favorable today to keep smoke away from residents.