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Salem Lakes considering changes to bulk garbage collection

The company that collects garbage in Salem Lakes is proposing a change to how bulk item collection is done there in exchange for a lower rate. Currently residents of the village are able to have items too large for their regular garbage bin — such as furniture or appliances — picked up on their first […]

Salem Lakes keeps two acre minimum for chicken keeping

You will need a piece of land at least two acres in size if you want to legally keep chickens in Salem Lakes. Last week the board enacted an ordinance setting that limit, despite some comments from citizens asking for consideration of allowing the birds on smaller lots. The vote was 4-3 with President Diann […]

Units responding for investigation in Salem Lakes

At about 12:38 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding for an investigation in the 29200 block of Highway 50 in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: Caller reporting bright light or flash at power substation. UPDATE 12:42 p.m. — Unit on the scene reports arcing wires at the substation but no fire […]

Salem Lakes issues raze order for apartment building

The Salem Lakes Village Board on Monday ordered the razing of a 20-unit apartment building at 8705 Antioch Road (Highway 83) in Salem. The apartment building was ordered vacated earlier this year after a gas leak emergency there uncovered safety issues. At that time, village building inspector Jack Rowland recommended the building be razed, citing […]

Fox River holding steady; crest forecast lowered

The Fox River as measured at the New Munster gauge is holding steady at just a little bit above 13 feet. At 4 a.m. Tuesday, the river was at 13.02 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet. The latest National Weather Service river forecast calls for a crest of 13.9 feet early Friday morning. That crest […]

Units responding for crash in Camp Lake

At about 4:23 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a crash in the 26800 block of Highway SA in Camp Lake. Per dispatch: Crash involves at least two motorcycles. Another vehicle and another vehicle may be involved as well. UPDATE 4:27 p.m. — Fire unit on […]

Salem Lakes moving toward new floodplain ordinance

Salem Lakes is working toward the development of a new floodplain ordinance. Having an ordinance that is approved by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency is crucial to village residents being eligible for the National Flood Insurance program, virtually the only way to acquire flood insurance. The village hosted a public hearing Monday on the […]

Units responding for investigation in Silver Lake

At about 5:40 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding for an gas odor investigation at Highways B and F in Silver Lake. Share3 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 3

Chickens likely to continue to be limited to larger lots in Salem Lakes

A slim majority of Salem Lakes Village Board members showed a preference for continuing to allow chicken keeping in the village only on larger lots. Most Village Board members expressed during discussion of a backyard chicken ordinance at a meeting Monday a preference for keeping the minimum lot size for keeping chickens at two acres. […]

Salem Lakes village administrator headed to new job later this month

Salem Lakes’ village administrator will be leaving for a new job this month. Village President Diann Tesar said Casey’s last day working for Salem Lakes will be Sept. 28. Casey was offered a job as city administrator in Forest Lake, Minnesota, according to an article published at twincities.com. Casey was hired in 2009, the first […]

Salem Lakes to explore backyard chicken ordinance

The Salem Lakes Village Board directed staff Monday to start researching a backyard chicken ordinance for the village. Currently, village ordinances say a property has to be at least two acres to have chickens, said village administrator Patrick Casey. Housing chickens, chiefly for home egg production, is becoming increasingly common, said Casey, who supplied the […]

Village wide lake district for Salem Lakes blasted before it gets started

Exploration of a nascent proposal for a village wide lake district ran into criticism at its first discussion before the Salem Lakes Village Board Monday evening. Trustee Bill Hopkins initiated the discussion, saying it was in reaction to information he had heard that Trustee Dennis Faber was championing the district — which could levy a […]

Salem Lakes may consider creating permit parking for village residents only at Silver Lake boat launch

The Salem Lakes Village Board may consider creating eight car and boat trailer parking spots near the village’s Silver Lake boat launch. But in the meantime, the village found further justification for its parking ban in the area that it intended to enact after its last meeting. The Village Board voted Aug. 13 to remove […]

Units responding for crash in Salem Lakes

At about 5:45 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a crash in the 30200 block of Highway F in Salem Lakes. UPDATE about 6:10 p.m. — Driving by the scene, it appeared that this involved one car off the road to the northside […]

We Enegies to have planned outage for part of Salem Lakes this Sunday-Monday

Work by power utility We Energies will cause a planned electricity outage starting this Sunday. The outage is for areas neighboring Highway 50 (Geneva Road) in Salem Lakes. Neighborhoods affected include Shoreview, Fox River First Addition, Fox River Dells and North Silver Lake Estates, according to village officials. The outage will begin about 11:30 p.m. […]

Apartment building set to be razed gets reprieve

An apartment building that was recently the site of an emergency gas leak and was closed by the village was given a one-month reprieve from being torn down after action by the Salem Lakes Village Board Monday. The 20-unit building is at 8705 Antioch Road in Salem. Village building inspector Jack Rowland recommended the building […]

Fire Alarm

2:25 pm Salem Lakes Fire is responding to a fire alarm in the 24400 block of 74th St. Share3 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 3

Units responding for smoke from vehicle in Salem Lakes

At about 3:31 p.m., Salem Lakes Fie/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to the 2200 block of Highway 50 in Salem Lakes. UPDATE 3:32 p.m. — Caller reports a vehicle on shoulder of westbound lanes with smoke coming from under the hood. Occupants appear to be sitting in the grass.   Share Tweet […]

Sheriff’s Department arrests four in vehicle break-in cases

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has arrested four individuals in connection with a string of vehicle break-ins in the Salem Lakes area in June and July. The investigation has resulted in the clearance of 29 individual cases. The three men and one woman have not been formally charged in court. westofthei.com does not print the […]

Salem Lakes sex offender residency exemption denied a second time

The Salem Lakes Village Board on Monday rejected a second request from the same person for an exemption to the village’s sex offender residency. A motion to deny the exemption passed 4-2. Voting to deny the exemption were Trustees Bill Hopkins, Michael Culat, Ted Kmiec and Dan Campion. Voting against the motion to deny the […]

Next Salem Lakes Concert in the Park is July 15

Salem Lakes Concert in the Park Series has its next concert on Sunday, July 15 from 3-5 p.m., in Schmalfeldt Park, 383 Railroad St., in Silver Lake. Featured will be the band Something About Mary. Share16 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 16

Lakes in Salem Lakes — except Silver Lake — continue on slow, no wake

After a series of readings conducted Friday, all but one lake in Salem Lakes remain under slow, no wake status. The one exception is Silver Lake, which will continue with regular boating operations. From an announcement posted Friday on the village website: All Lakes with the exception of Silver Lake will remain SLOW NO WAKE […]

Salem Grade School honor roll fourth quarter 2017-18

This post is sponsored by Paddock Lake Pet Services The following students were named to the Salem Grade School fourth quarter 2017-18 honor roll: High Honors Sixth grade — Annika Anderson, Ella Anderson, Reese Beucher, Tyler Bowman, Hannah Boyd, Coren Bracey, Leo Chen, Victoria Collins, Christopher Csukas, Adam David, Grace Davy, Christos Dovas, Samantha Erber, Christopher Garcia, Olivia Godin, Megan Greenhill, Alexander Hannah, Ana Hull, William Larson, Eli Liberman, Julia MacIntyre, Tristan Martinez, Lila McNeill, Collin Meininger, Mason Mitacek, Braedon Moeller, Delainey […]

Salem Lakes Summer Beats is June 23

Salem Lakes Summer Beats is June 23 from 3 p.m. to midnight at Schmalfeldt Park in Silver Lake. The family fun event features live music, kids activities, food, beer and fireworks at dusk. Schmalfeldt Park is located at 383 Railroad St., Silver Lake. Share5 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 5

Units responding to fire along Brighton-Salem Lakes border

At about 6 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in the 29900 block of 60th Street (Highway K) along the Salem Lakes-Brighton border. Per dispatch: A skid steer loader is on fire. UPDATE 6:06 p.m. — Per dispatch: Equipment fully engulfed in fire. UPDATE 6:12 […]

Salem Lakes distributes sheriff’s department alert about garage, vehicle break-ins

The village of Salem Lakes distributed an alert Wednesday from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department concerning vehicle and garage break-ins in the area. The message, distributed by Salem Lakes village Clerk Cindi Dulaney read: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s office has asked that we spread the information below to residents of the Village of Salem Lakes.  Due to […]

Salem Lakes approves $10,000 purchase of service funding agreement with The Sharing Center for 2018

The Salem Lakes Village Board approved a $10,000 purchase of service funding agreement for 2018 with The Sharing Center. The unanimous approval came at Monday’s regular Village Board meeting. Sharon Pomaville, the center’s executive director, had requested $20,000. That request was written last fall when the area was still dealing with flooding recovery and ultimate […]

Exemption to sex offender residency ordinance fails after Salem Lakes Village Board deadlocks

 A request for an exemption to the village’s sex offender residency was rejected Monday when the Salem Lakes Village Board deadlocked on the issue. Nicholas Fitzpatrick was seeking the exemption to live at a Trevor residence. That address was within 880 feet of the village owned parcel known as Jason’s Pond. That property is […]

Caution removed for Silver Lake County Park Beach after re-test

A swimming caution has been lifted for Silver Lake County Park Beach in Salem Lakes after testing from Wednesday showed lower E.coli levels. Testing from Wednesday showed 4 E.coli/100 mL at Silver Lake County Park Beach. Cautions are issued for results of more than 235 E.coli/100 mL. Beaches are closed to swimming for a test result […]

Open burning bans lifted in Wheatland, Salem Lakes, Paddock Lake, Brighton

The fire chiefs for Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Town of Wheatland Fire Department have cancelled open burning bans that were issued earlier this week in their respective coverage areas. That action affects Salem Lakes, Paddock Lake, Brighton and Wheatland. In announcing the cancelling of the Wheatland ban, town Clerk Sheila Siegler reminded residents there to […]

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