Flooding help from Salvation Army

If you have had any house flooding due to the recent rains, please contact the Village Hall at 847-223-8422 or send an email to thirdlake@comcast.net. The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) has provided us with a limited number of flood kits which will help in cleaning your home.

Board Meeting

The Village of Third Lake will hold a Board Meeting on May 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. via the Zoom platform. Click here to view the agenda.

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Time: May 18, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Red Flag Warning

Due to last nights rain, 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. We are monitoring lake levels and will remove the flag as soon as the water level drops.

Property Tax Deferral

Due to Covid-19, Lake County is offering a deferred payment plan for property taxes. Taxes will be collected in four payments instead of the usual two payments. You will also be notified by mail of the deferred payment plan. You can also view the schedule by clicking the link below.

Video Gaming

In 2014 the Trustees of the Village of Third Lake voted to allow video gambling as an additional source of revenue for the Village.  In 2019, the state of Illinois increased the number of terminals allowed for each business from 4 to 6 and the Village increased our ordinance limits accordingly. 

While the increased revenue to the Village is a benefit, the trustees also realize that gambling can have a negative effect to some of the citizens in our community.  After a very constructive and informative discussion between trustees, a social services provider, a local merchant and a video gaming machine company at the December Board meeting, the Trustees voted to follow the example set by unincorporated Lake County and designate a modest portion of the gaming revenue towards helping those in our community who are impacted by problematic gambling. The research to identify the specific area of funding is underway with a goal of it specifically benefiting Third Lake residents. Examples of methods under consideration include signage listing support resources on gaming machines, educational seminars for Village residents, or grants to agencies who provide gambling recovery services within Third Lake. Resident thoughts and comments are always welcomed as this is very much work in progress.  

What’s that Smell?

Skunks have been causing problems for several residents this winter. There are a few things that you can do to prevent them from living near your home. Log piles, lumber piles, and building materials can serve as hiding places for skunks. Store these in a shed or a bin. Large bushes also provide good shelter for skunks, so you may want to trim back the branches to make them less inviting. Make sure that your garbage is properly disposed and that skunks cannot get into garbage cans.  Close off spaces around your house that make possible homes for skunks  (decks, porches)  Ammonia, pepper spray, citrus peels, and fox and dog urine have also been proven to deter skunks from making their home near your house. 

If all else fails and the skunk won’t leave, you will need to contact a licensed wildlife control company.  The Village has a Skunk Removal and Assistance Program which will reimburse 50% of the cost of the skunk removal up to a maximum of $75.  Fill out the reimbursement form and mail to the Village.

Community Garden

Time to start thinking about spring and planting and gardening.
Do you get enough sun in your yard to plant vegetables or sun loving flowers? Or do you have enough space to have a large vegetable garden? Well, if you answered no and always wanted fresh, home grown vegetables in the summer, then we want to hear from you. The Village of Third Lake is entertaining the idea of creating a Community Garden at the property near the Village Hall. Several other villages in the area have been providing their residents with community gardens for the past few years. Click here to fill out the survey and let us know what you think. UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to lack of interest, the Village will not have a community garden this year.