1. Board Authorizes Agreement to Bring Solar Power to Government Buildings

    At its Nov. 12 meeting, the Lake County Board authorized a Solar Power Purchase Agreement that will advance a project to install solar panels at ten Lake County-owned facilities and to set the final electrical rate for solar power at these sites. Read on...
  2. Volunteer to Make an Impact on Lake County Homelessness

    You can join the fight to end homelessness in Lake County. Every January, the Lake County Coalition for the Homeless conducts an annual Point-in-Time Homeless Count. Volunteers are needed to interview those experiencing homelessness in Lake County. Read on...
  3. Essay Contest for Lake County High School Students

    Attention high school students! The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office and other local organizations are inviting Lake County students in grades 9 to 12 to enter an essay contest focused on ending violence against women. Read on...
  4. Lake County Board Approves Balanced Budget With No Increase in Tax Levy

    At its Nov. 12 meeting, the Lake County Board unanimously approved a $573.2 million balanced budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. Read on...
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Lake County Flood 2017

Board Approves Funding for Projects to
Mitigate Flooding

Lake County residents may soon see some relief from their stormwater issues as the Lake County Board approved additional funding for the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) as part of the Fiscal Year 2020 budget. The funds will support multiple projects throughout the county and will have a significant impact in helping to alleviate two of the county’s biggest problems--stormwater runoff and flooding.

Over the past few years, Lake County has experienced stronger and more frequent rainfall, and an increase in flooding. In 2018, Lake County rivers went above flood stage during six separate storm events, and this year exceeded flood stage seven times.  Because of this, stormwater management projects have become critical. SMC's capital improvement plan will enable SMC to prioritize, design and construct the most beneficial and regionally impactful projects while improving conditions in flood-prone areas. The plan will be focused on three improvement areas: surface water/flood mitigation infrastructure, flooded property buyouts, and stream maintenance. Read more