Due to the recent rains, the water levels in the lakes are high. There is currently a “NO WAKE ZONE” for Third Lake. This is indicated by a red flag at the Village Boat launch, the dam and the Mariner’s Cove boat launch.
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The April Village Vine was delivered this week (finally!) It was sent to the publisher in the middle of March before the stay at home order was issued and the post office had a few snags in delivery. Much of the information is now outdated due to the lateness and the uncertain times that we are in today. We will not be sending a May Vine but stay tuned on our website or Facebook for any important information and happenings in the Village.
A few things to note:
– The Sunshine Garage Sale that was scheduled for May 14,
15 and 16 will be postponed.
– The Plant Sale at Independence Grove has been cancelled.
– The Mainsail drainage project is almost complete.
Happy Earth Day and Stay Safe Third Lake!
The North American Lake Management Society has a list of activities and resources to help curb boredom, encourage creativity and learning, and have some fun while stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The activities are for students, families, and professionals and include live lake webcams, tours of national parks, activity sheets, STEM resources, webinars and more.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (CDT)
With many parents with school age children learning from home, Waste Management-Illinois Missouri Valley Area is delighted to present an educational webinar to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.
Waste Management hopes you and your family join us for our LIVESTREAM 2020 WM EARTH DAY WEBINAR as they present Recycle U – information on the history of Earth Day along with how your curbside recyclables are sorted and made into new products.
Kurt Thiede, Regional Administrator – U.S. EPA – Region 5
Stanley Merritt, Ph.D., National Sustainability Leader
To join the Webinar, click here: https://video.ibm.com/channel/DGpcSSjPybZ
Waste Management looks forward to celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day together with you.
Planning a DIY project that requires any type of digging? Remember to contact @JULIE1Call at 811 or online at illinois1call.com at leaset 2 business days before you dig. It’s a free service. #811Day #DigSafeIllinois
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.
The drainage project starts today. If your house is directly affected, the engineer for the village will be going door to door today to answer any questions that you may have regarding the project. The project is expected to take about a week and a half. The engineers will be also be onsite during the construction if any other questions arise.
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the bulk items collection from Waste Management has been suspended until further notice. Regular garbage service for trash and recycle is not affected at this time. For the most current information from Waste Management, please visit the website.
Mariner’s Cove residents may have noticed JULIE posting flags for digging. The drainage project is ready to begin. The project will replace the existing drainage which will improve the flow of storm water and prevent flooding in the area. Construction will most likely begin on Monday, March 30th. Please be aware that the intersection at Mainsail and Windjammer may be blocked. Signs will be posted and if your home if affected, you will receive a notice from the engineering company. We apologize for any inconvenience.