Work continues on the GROOT waste transfer station at Route 120 and Porter Drive in Round Lake Park. A week ago I reported on the topsoil being removed to make way for the building construction. Today you could see what appears to be the layout of the building as they have staked and flagged the building site. I'm not sure what the deal is with the material thay have put down since it's not the typical sand, stone, and gravel that generally goes beneath a concrete pour.
After final engineering and other details were finalized over the winter months the proposed site at Route 120 and Porter Drive is being cleared to make way for the Groot Waste Transfer Station. The expected completion date is late this year or early next year. It will take an agreement between County and the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County for them to start operation before the approved June 1, 2016, date. In addition, there is still a lawsuit pending by the mobile home park at Rt. 120 and Fairfield that is awaiting a decision by the 2nd District Appellate Court. Both the waste transfer station and the already approved construction and demolition debris recycling center on the NW corner of Rt. 120 and Porter are expected to be up and running in 2016. During the time that this ha
Senator Melinda Bush, along with Round Lake Park Mayor Linda Lucassen, held a "Legislative Update" Town Hall meeting on March 31, 2015. The Mayor spoke for several minutes at the beginning about some of the various topics affecting Round Lake Park. She was followed by Senator Bush who made a brief introductory statement followed by a legislative update. That was followed by a lively question and answer period from a well represented group of residents at the Round Lake Park Village Hall. Senator Bush talked about her 2015 legislative efforts which included Economic Development, Ethics and Good Government, Environment, and Public Health & Safety. Some of the committees that Senator Bush serves on are: Commerce and Economic Development - Vice Chair Education Education Subc...
Murar endorsed by the Daily Herald The candidates running for Round Lake Park trustee positions under the Focus banner held a spaghetti dinner "meet & greet" fund raiser on Sunday, March 1st. The fund raiser was held at the American Legion Hall on Main Street from 3-6 PM and attracted a lot of hungry participants who also had a chance to win a 50-50 cash raffle. A DJ played music while most people visited with friends and neighbors with a large number being residents of Saddlebrook Farms, a senior citizen development south of Round Lake Park. Two candidates on the Focus slate, James Moore and Arlene Rogalski, are residents of Saddlebrook Farms which would mean that a win by the Focus ticket would put three residents from that development on the village board. Candidate James Mo
Daily Herald endorses the 4-year candidates The candidates running for Round Lake Park trustee positions under the Your Voice, Your Choice banner held their first public Meet & Greet on Saturday, February 28th. There was plenty of good food, drinks, and entertainment for those who attended. Meet & Greets are a great way to meet one-on-one with candidates who will be representing you for the next several years and making decisions that will have the biggest local impact on your neighborhood. They were asked in a recent Daily Herald questionnaire why they thought they were the best candidate(s) for the job. Several mentioned their past and present involvement on the village Board while others talked about their desire to improve the business district and create a safe place for