Clarke will be performing the second Village wide adult mosquito control application Sunday evening, July 18, 2021, into Monday morning, weather conditions permitting.
On August 5th, 2021 please join the Lake County Health Department for an, “Explanation of Aquatic Weeds.” At 2PM please bring your kayaks, paddle boards, or canoes over to the Mariner’s Cove boat launch on Third Lake. Due to the shallow depths you will be exploring along the edges of the lake, we do not advise motor boats participating at this time. There is no fee for this event so if you wish to participate, please email the Village at firstname.lastname@example.org so you don’t miss out!
Clarke will be applying the herbicide application on Third Lake on Monday, July 12th, weather permitting. The treatment will target Eurasian water milfoil which is an invasive species. There is no treatment for Druce Lake as this time. The water levels in Druce Lake are too low and Clarke is unable to launch the boat needed to complete the recheck.
There are no restrictions for swimming, however, there will be a 5 day irrigation restriction immediately following the application. Any residents utilizing an irrigation pump to draw water from the lake to water lawns, trees, landscaping, food gardens or flowers will need to discontinue using the system for 5 days; until Saturday, July 17th.
The LCHD retested the water on Tuesday, June 29th and the results are good. Looks like it will be a perfect weekend to enjoy the lake!
The Village just received word from the Lake County Health Department that the water sample taken from Druce Lake beach is unsafe for swimming. The LCHD tests the beach every other week for E Coli bacteria. They will be out today (6/29) to retest. Please continue to check the Village website for updates. Additionally, since rain events tend to lead to elevated bacteria levels in the water column, the LCHD advises that persons avoid swimming after a large rain event.
On Monday, June 21st the Board of Trustees passed several ordinances at the monthly Board Meeting. These ordinances were in need of updating. If you would like to read the ordinances, please click the links below:
Yellow flags are down. The rain and wind this weekend broke down the algae blooms on the lake and the water is looking clear. Even though the blooms are no longer visible, the Lake County Health Department still advises, “WHEN IN DOUBT STAY OUT” because blooms can change over time and move to different areas of the lake. If you see a bloom, please notify the Village as soon as possible so that it can be tested. It would be helpful if you email the village (email@example.com) a picture of the algae and the location where it is spotted. Thanks for your help in keeping our residents safe, especially our little ones and pets who are the most vulnerable to the toxins from blue green algae.
The Clarke team will be on Third Lake and Druce Lake tomorrow for the second lake surveys. During the surveys no chemicals will be applied. They will just be visually inspecting the lakes.