LAKE IN THE HILLS, IL — Lake in the Hills has temporarily closed its village hall and many in-person programs in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. In response to Tier 3 mitigations, which took effect Friday, the village also announced it would close its public works facility and the Lake in the Hills Airport office starting Monday.

At the airport, some staff will remain on hand to provide full-service fuel.

It’s unclear when the village will reopen its facilities and village officials say that will be determined “with state guidance.”

The village’s essential services will remain available to all residents, businesses, and community
members via email and telephone, including the police department. Staff can be reached by phone at 847-960-7400 and additional contact information is available online.

Recreation Division Cancels Most In-Person Programs

The recreation division paused all programming starting on Friday. That “pause” should continue for at least two weeks. Some programs will continue, including Flurry Fest, Back-2-School Remote Learning Camp and No School Days, which “will all run in compliance with current CDC and IDPH guidelines,” according to a news release from the village of Lake in the Hills.

The remote Preschool Academy program is also still running as scheduled.

How To Pay Bills Online

Residents are encouraged to visit the village’s website to make payments or apply for select permits. Services available through the website may be found online. During the facility closures, water bills may be paid online. Residents may also mail or utilize the drop box located at the Village Hall drive entrance at 600 Harvest Gate to deliver payments to staff.

Building Permits

Additionally, both First National Bank locations, as well as the Home State Bank within Lake in the Hills, may also be utilized as drop off locations. Building permits and essential inspections will continue through the village’s community development department. Residents and contractors may utilize the Public Portal for online permits, scheduling
inspections, and license applications online.

A PDF building permit application is available online for projects not available through the public portal. Completed applications and materials may be emailed to [email protected]. Applicants may provide oversized plan drawings via the village’s drop box located at the Village Hall Drive entrance, 600 Harvest Gate.

For drawings unable that don’t fit in the drop box, applicants may contact customer service at 847-960-7400 to coordinate delivery, accoridng to a news release.

This article originally appeared on the Algonquin-Lake In The Hills Patch

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