January SLIA Board Meeting

Countryside Fire Department is still restricting meetings onsite due to COVID, so our January board meeting will be online via Zoom.

Moving forward, please get the location details for our monthly board meetings from our event calendar located here: https://slia.net/calendar/

We’ll try to get the calendar updated at least one week prior to each meeting.

SLIA Board

2021 Association Dues

Hope you all are well! Please take note of the following for 2021 SLIA Association Dues.

  1. The invoices will going out in the mail tomorrow
  2. Terms are net 60. This means they are due by 3/1/21. Any payments made with a postmark after 3/1 will begin accruing administrative fees.
  3. If for some reason you don’t get your invoice in the mail, please contact me or simply mail your check to Sylvan Lake Improvement Association 781 S. Midlothian Rd., Mundelein, IL 60060
  4. If there are any suspected errors or questions regarding your invoice, please contact me (and be nice)

Happy New Year (see ya’ 2020 – you won’t be missed)
Ed Meltzer – SLIA Treasurer

Raft Pontoons, Boats on Beach, and our next Board Meeting

Pontoons Available
With the deconstruction of our broken raft at the beach, we have pontoons available for anyone that would like to take them.  They’re located next to the beach shed near the grill.  We’ll keep them for the next week, but then will look to have them removed by Groot or someone else.  

Boats on Beach
Also just a friendly reminder that all watercraft at the beach, except those stored on the boat rack or behind the shed on the other side of the stored piers, must be moved to either your home or an easement by Sunday Nov 15.  They can return to the beach on Mar 15, 2021.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping the beach as clear as possible during the winter months.

Next Board Meeting
Our next monthly board meeting will be held next Wed, Nov 18 @ 7:30pm at the Countryside Fire Department.  

Countryside has a few rules for us to follow:
– Face mask/face covering must be worn while within the building.
– All visitors must sign in at the entrance.
– Visitors must have their temperature checked and logged at the entrance.
– Modified Training Room Capacity
   *  Station 1: Max Occupancy 22  

All our events can be viewed on our SLIA Events web page: https://slia.net/calendar/

Halloween (COVID style)

Due to COVID-19, we wanted to provide some tips this year for Halloween on Saturday. Trick-or-treating will be between 4pm and 8pm. If you are passing out candy, here’s some ideas to keep contact to a minimum:

  • Turn on your porch light to show you’re welcoming trick-or-treaters.
  • Set up outside with a table in your driveway (weather permitting).
  • Put candy in individual bags and lay outside on a table or tray.
  • Use dixie or small cups filled with package candy and have kids take one.
  • Only have a few pieces of candy in the bowl at a time.
  • Face masks should be worn by everybody.

If you’re not comfortable having trick-or-treaters or are not feeling well:

Cleanup Day this Saturday!

Cleanup Day is this Sat, Oct. 17th, at 9am-Noon (rain date of Sun Oct 18th) 

There will be no lunch served at the beach due to COVID-19.

Projects we know about and where you can help:

  • Beach/Shoreline :  Retrieve rocks out of the lake and place them back where they belong. Renee DelMissier in charge.
  • Briar Terrace:  Trim vegetation to recreate path down to the pier area. Dan Trahan in charge.

Volunteers needed:

  • To drive around with garbage bags and water bottles for distribution.
  • For the Maple Park Trail
    • Near Deadman’s curve and through to Crescent Dr to haul out dead wood, excess brush
  • Schwerman Park? Let me know if you can head up a crew there!
  • No work needed in Ravinia Park as we’re waiting for work to begin there by ILM (creek and pond rehabs).

Note, last Saturday two trees were cut down on Highland Dr near the dam as they were diseased.

A new red oak was planted in honor of Nick & Bunny Molsen and will have a carved stone placed with their names engraved when it is finished.  It is the first tree along the shoreline when you pull in on Highland Dr.

IMPORTANT:  Please place any brush at the curb with the cut ends facing the street to make it easier for Fremont Township to pick up and shred.  Please do not pile anything in the streets.  The chipper cannot handle anything over 2”, so no logs are allowed.

If you can lead a group in any needed area, please call Jeri Swanson @ 847-507-2760 and leave her a message.

Leaf Pick Up Reminder: The first attempt will be Tuesday Oct 20th. Leaves are to be on your own property at the curb and not in the street by 6am. Since this is the very first time, they are not sure how busy this process will be or when the next pick up will be.   Fremont Township will keep us posted.

Thanks in advance!

Checker Board Parking

Checker Board Parking is the occasional parking of cars on both sides of the street and it can be challenging to pass through this maze. Our streets are generally narrow and when there is parking on both sides of the street it becomes challenging for the average size vehicle to maneuver between the parked cars to pass down the street. Larger emergency vehicle, many times, would not be able to negotiate between the parked cars.

Please ask neighbors and your friends that may be visiting that “checker-board” parking on both sides of the street is discouraged and is a discourtesy to others as well as a safety issue for emergency responders.

Lake Lowered

As previously communicated, the lake was to be lowered on Oct 1 in order for members to work on their shorelines and help reduce ice damage over the winter.  One board has been removed from the dam, but there are some rocks mortared around the last remaining board that would require some excavating to remove.  Fremont Township would rather leave it as is for now. 

The lake is lowered as much as possible, so everyone can begin their shoreline work.

SLIA Board

Updates to the Rules and Regs posted


Updates to the Rules and Regulations have been published and made effective August 19, 2020. Changes are as follows:

  • Section 3.A.11 was added to reflect when boat ownership changes.
  • Section 3.E was updated to reflect adjusted pier square footage requirements for single and multiple connected lots, new Boat Lift requirements, Floating Raft distance requirements, and general language updates for consistency.

The Rules and Regulations document can be found here.

SLIA Board