Lake County is holding its third live Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. Hosted by Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart, panelists will discuss the most current information about how COVID-19 is impacting Lake County, relief efforts including programs that have provided funding to Lake County businesses and residents who have been financially impacted, and information about voting in the November General Election.
Have you been cleaning out your basement or garage? Do you have too much for your trash cans? Due to COVID there was no Spring Cleanup Collection Day. There will be a Fall Cleanup Collection Day during the week of September 14th! Put your items to the curb on your regular collection day. Only the driver will be on the truck therefore the items must be able to be handled by one person and cannot weigh more than 50 lbs. If you have any questions, please contact the Village.
Zebra mussels were first discovered in the Great Lakes area in the 1980s. They have slowly invaded many of the lakes in Lake County. The mussels can be spread to different lakes from boats, birds and geese, and through the watershed. Zebra mussels can cause damage to the native ecosystems. Most notably in the Village of Third Lake, they attach to boats, piers and anything in the water. Even the dam needs to be periodically cleaned because the zebra mussels can cause a problem with the flow of water.
Thanks to John Sonneberg, Joe Rigalski and a team of students at Grayslake North High School, the Village will be participating in a study monitoring zebra mussels. On July 30th Monitoring devices will be attached to the no-wake buoys in Third Lake. On Druce Lake, the devices will be attached to the piers belonging to some residents. Please do not tamper with the devices so we can get an accurate reading of the zebra mussels. This is not a treatment for zebra mussels at this time. We are hoping that the information received from the study will help us understand the situation and determine if treatment is possible in the future.