Census 2020 update

Third Lake is doing pretty good at responding, but we can still do better. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location. Don’t put it off!

Visit https://2020census.gov/ today!

Yard Waste Collection and Burning

Spring is here and the weather is almost allowing us to get in our yards and gardens. The yard waste program from Waste Management begins on April 1st. You can purchase yard stickers from the Village Hall by calling with a credit card or sending a check for the amount of stickers that you need. Someone will either deliver the stickers to you or you can arrange for a time to pick up. Due to COVID-19 the Village Hall is closed to the public so do not come to the Village without calling first.

Waste Management has indicated that the leaf collection is not impacted by coronavirus as this time, however this will be monitored and could change depending on the availability of drivers.

Starting April 15, residents are allowed to burn yard waste. Burning can take place through May 15. Please refer to the Burn Ordinance for rules regarding burning.

Controlled Burns

It’s Burn Season in the Forest Preserves

Controlled burns are considered a natural resource manager’s most cost-effective tool available for managing natural communities. They help control invasive shrubs and trees. Without fire, buckthorn, honeysuckle and other aggressive non-native species invade local habitats and shade out native plants.

Visit the interactive map to see where they are burning today.

Why Shop Local?

Shopping local matters because it affects the entire community. More money spent at local stores means more money stays within the community.  While Third Lake does not have the large number of businesses that some of the neighboring communities have, we as residents, need to support the businesses in our Village.  Buying gas in Third Lake or supporting our restaurants go a long way in bringing more funds to the Village.  We are currently working to update the Village businesses on the website and will begin to highlight businesses on our website and Facebook Page. What’s your favorite business in Third Lake? We want to hear from you!