VILLAGE'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19
DIRECTIVES AND PROCEDURES
This page is a summary of Lake Linden Village's response to the constantly-changing information coming to us through the Governor's office, the Western U.P. Health Dept. and other agencies with purview over aspects of our operations. Check the list below to view the measures we are taking to comply with these directives.
1. Our offices are closed because although our services (water utility, garbage collection, street maintenance, etc.) are deemed essential, over-the-counter, in-person transactions are not. Therefore, for the duration of the Governor's Order (currently May 28th) we will remain closed to in-person visitors.
2. The Lake Linden 4th of July celebration status is still on hold. Current status and State actions regarding celebrations throughout the summer make it increasingly likely that it cannot be held without restrictive measures that we may not be able to follow. We will hold off on a final decision for as long as possible to see what July restrictions will allow us to do. Please be assured we will try our best to keep the event in place.
3. The FIND IT HERE! community rummage sale has been cancelled and will not be held this year.
4. Water bill payments are required and can be made in a number of ways.
A. Our lock box at the foot of the front stairs to the Village Hall is checked several times each work day. Checks can be dropped here any time.
B. Mailed in payments can be made. Payments must be received at the office by the due date to avoid late penalty charges.
C. Credit or debit card payments can be made by following the link in the center of the home page. There is a fee for these types of payment and you can view the fee amount prior to committing to pay on the last summary page.
5. Turn-offs for delinquent accounts have been suspended per State order. However, once the order is lifted all past-due balances will be due and WILL BE subject to turnoff per Village Ordinance. Water accounts turned off for delinquency have been turned on per State Order.
6. Village garbage bags are available at DeMars Market, Louie's Super Foods, and Campioni's convenience.
7. Dumpsters and large item stickers are still available. Money can be left in the drop box (please leave contact information) and we will make note of those items to be picked up or which dumpsters will be delivered. Dumpsters are on a first-paid-first served basis and one may not be available right away.
8. Per current Executive Order, the campground will remain closed until the expiration date of the Governor's order (currently May 28th). We will re-open as permitted by State guidelines and have been told that as of now, we can expect rules regarding a "phased opening" of facilities after that date. We do not know what this entails but will publish as soon as we know. We are currently taking reservations as per usual for the summer with the understanding that availability is based on what the State will allow us to do.
9. The Village Park is not normally "open" until Memorial Day weekend. As such, restrooms in the park will remain closed until then. They will re-open based on "phased-in" approach guidelines we receive from the State. We are working on sanitization procedures provided we will be permitted to open the park on the 22nd. We are not able to sanitize park structures (benches, swings, playground equipment, etc.) frequently enough and so their use is AT YOUR OWN RISK. We ask that you observe mandated social distancing rules when using park facilities.
10. The piers at the marina are closed for the foreseeable future. This is NOT the result of current mandated COVID-19 measures. The dock itself has separated from the shoreline and is undermined in many spots. We are awaiting word on emergency funding from the DNR to repair them but they will not be open this summer. We have begun preparations to repair the boat launch (separate from DNR funding) and will re-open the launch as soon as possible.