Letter From the President

Dear Residents,
You may have noticed a few major projects that have been completed recently. On Hickory Drive, an unsafe and unsightly house has finally been torn down and hauled away. The Village has been in court with the property owner to repair or demolish the house for 5 years. When the homeowner made no effort at correcting the blight, the court ordered it demolished. There have already been several inquiries about the property, so we may see a new home on that location before long. The Village is going to continue to pursue homeowners to bring their property into compliance.  If you have a complaint with a property that may need to be addressed, please bring it to the Village office attention and we will check it out. You can of course remain anonymous.

The other project near completion is phase 4A of the storm water drainage project. Reseeding the new park on West Parkview will happen this week, and this space will be a great asset to the residents on that side of town. Overall, Paulsen Paving did an awesome job on the entire project. They have asked that we relay to residents that the straw blanket they put down while grass is growing is biodegradable and is designed to decompose over time and does not need to be pulled up. In fact, pulling it up may even hurt the new grass. The next phase of the storm water project should be going out for bid in the months to come.

Have a great rest of summer!

Terry Counley

held last Saturday was fun 
and a good time was had by all!

Thank you,
Neighbors Helping Neighbors for 

another successful community event.



Lawn/Yard Watering - New Ordinance

The Village has adopted a year round watering ordinance. This is a very important tool needed now so we can insure that our children, and grandchildren, will have the water they need later on. Many communities have adopted similar ordinances with strict policies. Our ordinance is rather simple in that it works on an odd-even basis. If your address ends with an even number, watering is allowed on even number calendar days and the same works for odd number addresses with odd number calendar days. There are a few exceptions. If you have questions on the exceptions, call the Village office and they will be happy to help.

Garage Sales
Please remember that permits are required for garage sales.  Stop by the Village Hall or visit us online at to fill out an application. There is no charge, and each resident is allowed to host 2 garage sales per year.  

Garbage Cans
Since the Village garbage pick up is on Wednesday morning, we ask that garbage cans not be put out before Tuesday AND pulled off the street by Wednesday night.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated as we work to keep our streets safe and clean.

Speed Limit
Please note that 20 mph is the speed limit on all village streets.  Due to many recent complaints, the McCullom Lake police will be strictly enforcing this law for the safety of our residents.

Sarah Goessele enjoys the lake view with her son.
Sean Cassidy and son, Mikey, make the most of a
gorgeous day on the shores of McCullom Lake.

Village Calendar

8/25 - Sewer Payment Due 

by 4:00 pm at the Village Office or in the drop box

9/18 - POT LUCK

6:30 pm - Village Hall
Bring a generous dish to share and your own drink.


9/25 - Sewer Payment Due 

by 4:00 pm at the Village Office or in the drop box



Every Sunday  

Coffee Hour at the Village Hall
Come on down for a cup of 'joe', meet new people, enjoy the conversation and the view.


Upcoming Meetings

9/9 - Village Board Meeting
7:00 pm at the Village Hall

9/23 - Village Board Meeting
7:00 pm at the Village Hall

Other Local Events & Links

McHenry Township

Senior Calendar 
click here

General Website 
click here

Recycling Event 
McHenry Township Bldg.

Saturday,  8-12 noon - 3rd Saturday of each month

Recycle your electronics, brush piles, etc.
Call 815-385-3076 or
McHenry Township Recycling Event


Let Us Know About Your Special Day!!


Share your happy occasions with us!
 Whether it be a new baby, birthday, anniversary or a special announcement  - inquiring minds want to know!
Congrats to Tim & Sandy Wierschke!
They are the proud grandparents of a new baby boy:
Emmett James, 7.8 lbs, 21" long on July 19th

2nd: Glenn & Donna Gates
18th: Sandy Lasco
31st:  Matthew Grimes

3rd: Terry & Fran Counley

4th: Shirley Leader
6th: Devon & Chelsea Predmore

1st: Brian Gates

10th: Tomasz Drabczynski
13th: Brad Bitterman

Plan Your Next Gathering at the Village Hall
McCullom Lake's Village Hall has enough tables and chairs to seat 150. Our rental room is perfect for weddings, showers, graduation parties or just holiday dinners NOT in your home.  Our affordable rates allow you the use of our full kitchen and an assortment of long and round tables to suit your needs.  Call the Village for more information.
(815) 385-2211.

Lacey Neff' decks out the Hall for baby Joe's 1st birthday...
Happy Birthday Joey!!

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Our mailing address is:
4811 W. Orchard Drive, McCullom Lake, IL 60050