My annual State of the Village address will be given Monday evening, 3/7, at 7pm, at the start of the Village Council meeting. Please consider attending; the speech will be somewhat less than 20 minutes in length.
I have received several calls and emails expressing gratitude for the natural gas rates offered by our Village aggregation plan. While natural gas rates continue to rise at alarming rates, the Village, in 2020, secured a low $2.85/mcf rate, good for 4 years, through March, 2024. If you are a member of our aggregation program, [...]
The VTG committee continues to meet on a regular basis as they work on plans and designs for the tribute garden. The VTG committee consists of John Schluep (chairman), Denny Stoiber, Barb Oldham, Rosalie Goshen, Mike Thorson and Bob Steiner. (I serve as an ex-officio member.) Originally we were discussing construction of a veterans' memorial, [...]
Our list of Village veterans now numbers 28. I know there are more out there. Please send your information - name, branch of service, years served, connection to Silver Lake - to me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that you can be added to our list.
Kimble has just informed us that they are unable to pick up trash today. The amount of snow, the number of streets they still cannot get down, and the lack of available drivers force them to cancel operations today. Trash pick-up will be tomorrow, Saturday, 2/5.
A snow ban is in effect until further notice. Please do not park your cars on the street. With snow expected for the next couple of days, and with the amount of snow we've already received, our snow plows can only be effective if no cars are on the street. As I drive through the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]