** JANUARY 2020** Radon Action Month
Protect Your Family and Community from Radon
Radon gas builds up in homes over time and can’t be seen, tasted, or smelled — making it easy for radon problems to go unnoticed. Any home may have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements.
The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center recommends that all residents test the radon levels in their homes and apartments during the winter season, when indoor radon levels are highest.
“It is estimated that 1 in 15 American homes have high levels of radon, a leading cause of lung cancer,” said Mark Pfister, the Health Department’s Executive Director. “Simple and inexpensive, testing for radon is the only way to know if your home is exposed."
The Health Department offers short-term testing kits for $10.00, available at 500 W. Winchester Rd., Libertyville, or for $13.00 by mail. The cost includes return postage, laboratory analysis and interpretation by Health Department staff. Test kits are also available from area hardware and building supply stores.
If test results reveal elevated levels of radon in your home, contact a radon professional to evaluate and fix the problem.
For more information and to request a short-term testing kit, contact the Health Department at: (847) 377-8020 or visit http://www.lakecountyil.gov/2450/Radon.
2019 CODE ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OF THE YEAR
The Village of Round Lake received the 2019 Illinois Code Enforcement Agency of the Year Award! This prestigious award is given annually to one agency in the State of Illinois by the Illinois Association of Code Enforcement. The Village is pleased to be recognized for the Village Board’s adoption and the hard work of Staff to create, adopt and implement several new programs. The new programs that the Community Development Department worked on include: adoption of all the 2018 International Code Council Building Codes, creating a Rental Registration and Inspection Program, upgrading a software system to include tablets for field inspections, participating in a foreclosure registration program, and implementing a new Sign Code. All these programs, plus regular tasks, were accomplished by the Community Development team: Bob Johnson, Code Enforcement Officer; Christine Baker, Community Development Specialist; Bill Donovan, Building Inspector; Melissa Hansen, Permit Technician; and Katie Parkhurst, Director of Economic and Community Development.
The Community Development Department strives to ensure public safety, health, and welfare of all Village residents and the business community.
The primary responsibilities of the department include:
- Enforcement of all building and zoning codes
- Issuance of building permits
- Conducting inspections
- Plan review
- Monitoring all phases of construction and development within the Village
** NEW- WINTER 2018 ** Vacant and Foreclosed Property Registration
register a Defaulted Mortgage/Foreclosure or Vacant (no foreclosure) property please
18-O-34 - Ordinance Establishing Foreclosure and Vacant Property Registration
Any questions with respect
to registration requirements, registration status, etc. should be directed to [email protected]. Or, you may
contact PROCHAMPS at (321) 421-6639.