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.

Mainsail Drainage Project

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.

Lake County COVID-19 Count

The Lake County Health Department developed an interactive map to show where COVID-19 cases have been reported in Lake County. Please take into consideration that since testing is not widely available, the data is not necessarily reflective of the actual number of cases. The map does not show the exact number of cases, but displays a range. As of today, our area is <5, which means that there are between 0 & 4 confirmed cases. The Lake County Health Department says that it is safe to assume that every community in Lake County is impacted by COVID-19, so please stay home when possible and practice social distancing when you need to leave your house.

Lake County Interactive Map

Garbage Collection

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.

Mainsail Drainage Project

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.

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.

Time to Spring Forward

Daylight Savings Time begins on March 8th at 2 a.m. Time to move your clocks ahead one hour.

Did you know that this could be the last time you need to change your clocks?  The Illinois Senate passed an amendment which would make daylight saving time the year-round standard time of the entire State.  It’s still not definite yet, so we will just have to wait and see!