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Highland Lake Italian Dinner Renwood Golf Course 701 E Shorewood Rd. Round Lake Beach
When: Sunday February 9th, 2020 Time: 4:30-6:30 pm Price: Adult $12 at the door, Child $6. Cash or check only Orlando's will be catering the event but please bring a dessert to share. Helpers are needed with setup and clean up. Please contact Marilyn or Kate if you are willing to volunteer. Marilyn: 312-618-4624 or Kate 847-393-3716 There will be a raffle so bring some extra cash or check.
Be sure to invite a neighbor or two who may not know about this annual event!
New Garbage Disposal Company
It has been communicated that the unincorporated areas of Avon Township will now have one company that provides a single "garbage day". This is in response to the refernda vote passing from the 2018 ballot, "Shall Avon Township be authorized to enter into and administer a contract for refuse collection, disposal and recycling on behalf of the residents of the unincorporated areas of Avon Township as authorized by 60 ILCS 1/210-5, et seq.?"
Lakes Disposal recently found out that they won a 5 year contract. This past week was the LAST week of the old pick-up. Lakes Disposal should have dropped off new wheeled garbage cans to the transitioning customers. Residents that currently have contracts with Lakes Disposal may receive new recycle wheeled bins. Service will initially include 3 wheeled bins (garbage, recycle, and yard waste). Contracts can later be modified to remove the yard waste bin by calling Lakes Disposal. The contract will be $84 per quarter. NOTE: Lakes Disposal said that other providers for this area should be aware of the transition; however, it might be beneficial to call/e-mail your provider with reminder that you are in the affected area (unincorporated Avon Township).
Lakes Disposal only recently found out about the contract. They are currently finalizing address lists and are putting the initial bills together to be sent out this week. Lakes Disposal will have more information on their website in the future. http://www.lakesdisposal.com/
9/14/19 Movie Night and Crafts in the Park
Bring your kids, chairs, sweaters and beverages to: Downey Park Saturday September 28th 6:30-9:30 PM. Craft makings will be provided! Kid friendly movie, Jumanji, starts after it gets dark. Please feel free to bring family and friends! Check Facebook for rain dates.
7/31/19 June Financials Now Posted Click here to view June Highland Lake Financials.
6/10/19 Highland Lake Zebra Mussel Monitoring Stations Highland Lake has zebra mussels (ZM). We also may have a way to control them. What we don’t know is where are they and how much of a problem will they be for us. So, we have developed a research project to determine the location and concentration of the ZM.
Around the lake you will find two types of collection devices. They consist of 5 plastic plates stacked about an inch apart. The dock version is suspended under a few docks around the lake. The free-floating devices are marked with a green bobber.
PLEASE LEAVE THESE DEVICES ALONE. Contact John Sonnenberg 847-922-5572 if there are any questions or issues with these devices.
The goal will be to identify the highest concentration and we will then plan to treat those areas in the future. Below is a picture of the bobber and the tag.
5/30/19 New Raft 911 Cell Phone Thanks to John Sonnenberg we now have a emergency cell phone on the raft!!! IT CAN ONLY DIAL 911. It does take some time to learn how to use the phone and in an emergency these could be precious seconds. Learn more...https://mailchi.mp/fa7fa046b9c0/new-raft-911-cell-phone
5/20/19 Reporting Lake Water Levels We have installed a lake water level gauge at the Szontag Park pier. We encourage residents to report water levels for the lake when visiting the park to the Lake Observations by Citizen Scientists and Satellites.
Registering this information helps us better understand why the volume of water in our lake changes over time.
2/25/19 Eskimos On Ice Fishing Event Over Rain and wind made this years event a real challenge for the 11 angles that were signed up for the event. Eight-five dollars were raised to go toward fish stocking from this self funded event.
Karl Heidike took the money for the longest bass. His large mouth was 16.5 inches. Andy Loria caught the longest northern pike at 30.5 inches. Both of these fish were released to fight another day.
2/19/2019 Draft 2019 Community Constitution and By-Laws The board has updated the community Constitution and By-Laws and would like your input. Click here to view the By-Laws. If you have comments, questions or concerns please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
2/19/2019 HLPOA Association and Foundation Financials Now Posted Click here to view the February association report and here for the foundation.
04/19/17 Reminder Trailer Boat Policy Policy Regarding Boat Trailer Use in Parks Please refer to rules and information for general boating policies. All watercraft (motorized or not) and trailers must be power washed and inspected for zebra mussels prior to placement in Highland Lake. Please contact your shore representative if you need help with the inspection. Anyone found to be introducing zebra mussels into the lake is subject to local and IL state fines.
Trailered Boat Policies and Procedures Effective March 1, 2017, the following procedures must be followed by all boat owners wishing to launch and/or remove their boats using a trailer: Per a 2009 court decision, use of 36 volt electric motors was found reasonable on Highland Lake. Downey Park is the only approved launch/removal site. As Szontagh Park does not fall under the governance of HLPOA, no rules regarding the use of that park can be offered.
In order to obtain access to Downey Park, boat owners must contact their shore representative or the HLPOA President at least five days prior to the scheduled launch/removal date. Failure to do so may necessitate a delay in the occurrence. The president will arrange for a Board member to unlock the gate and monitor any damage to Park property. If any significant damage occurs, the boat owner will be responsible for its repair. The boat owner must be present at the time of the launch/removal in order to address any issues that may come up.
Anyone using a trailer to launch/remove a boat must be a HL resident. The gate unlocking fee for trailered boat access can be paid by either payment of annual dues to HLPOA, or payment of the unlocking fee of $50.00 to HLPOA for each unlocking event.
Owner must use the services of Board approved marine providers. Currently, only Ahlstrand Marine in Mundelein has been approved. The approval is contingent on Ahlstrand’s cooperation with power washing the trailer just prior to its entry into Highland Lake. Use of any other provider must be approved at least thirty days prior to the desired launch/removal date.