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Mayor for the Village of Silver Lake

Sidewalk care

By |2022-01-19T13:23:44-05:00January 19th, 2022|City News|

If at all possible, please clear your sidewalks of snow. Many people still like to walk during the winter, and kids use the sidewalks to either walk to school or to their school bus stop. With the sidewalks nearly impossible to use because of the snow build-up, they are often forced to walk in the [...]

Patience, please, with snow removal

By |2022-01-18T11:45:55-05:00January 18th, 2022|City News|

Please be patient as our service department works on clearing snow from our streets. At most, we have only 3 snow removal trucks working in the Village. Given our limited resources, we are quite proud of the fact that our streets are usually cleared much faster than neighboring communities. Yesterday one of our trucks got [...]

Stay Off The Lakes!

By |2022-01-14T13:02:28-05:00January 14th, 2022|City News|

Both the Silver Lake and Crystal Lake Boards of Trustees have issued warnings to stay off the lakes during the winter. Even if there appears to be ice on the lake, stay off. The thickness of the ice is never known; if you are on it, it may break at any time. For your own [...]

Good Bye 2021

By |2021-12-29T13:46:30-05:00December 29th, 2021|City News|

As 2021 comes to a close, I want to thank each of you for the understanding and support you have given all of us in Village government. We are better able to do our jobs because of you. From Kathleen and I, may you have a safe, happy and healthy New Year.

Mask Update

By |2021-12-29T13:41:30-05:00December 29th, 2021|City News|

Due to the increasing spread of the omicron variant, masks will now be required of anyone entering Village Hall. This mask requirement will be in effect beginning January 3, 2022, and will stay in effect until further notice.

‘Tis the Season

By |2021-12-22T12:05:05-05:00December 22nd, 2021|City News|

As 2021 draws to a close, Kathleen and I wish each of you the blessings of the season. Be it "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hanukkah" or "Season's Greetings", may you have a safe and joyous holiday, and best wishes for a very Happy New Year.

Last Chance to Donate

By |2021-12-17T13:35:37-05:00December 17th, 2021|City News|

The drive to clothe the homeless officially ends tomorrow. Your donations can be brought to Village Hall any time today before 4:30pm. As a last opportunity, I will be at Village Hall tomorrow morning (Saturday, 12/18) from 10:30am until noon to accept your donations. Please be generous, nobody should be left out in the cold.

One More Homeless Drive Drive-thru

By |2021-12-16T11:38:00-05:00December 16th, 2021|City News|

The Clothing for the Homeless Drive ends this Saturday, December 18. If you have not yet donated anything, you still have 3 days to do so. Items can be dropped off at Village Hall today and tomorrow between 8:00am and 4:30pm. If you cannot make it at either of those times, I will be in [...]

Homeless Drive

By |2021-12-14T11:19:25-05:00December 14th, 2021|City News|

We have received many donations in our drive to help the homeless keep warm this winter. But we can do more. Donations can be brought to Village Hall any weekday between 8am and 4:30pm. Items requested can be found on our website and on our facebook page. Nobody should be left out in the cold; [...]

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