Dredging was completed, and restoration of areas disturbed by the dredging equipment was completed in 2019. View Lake Manager's Reports for more information during the lake restoration process.

Judgements in favor of defendants

A pair of lawsuits filed by Wonder Lake businessman and property owner T.P. Mathews was heard by Judge Michael Caldwell of the 22nd Judicial Circuit of McHenry County August 17. Judge Cadwell found against Mathews in both cases, spelling relief for the Wooded Shores Property Improvement Association and the Master Property Owners Association. The judgements were filed August 30th.

Judgement: Mathews vs MPOA (pdf)

Judgement: Wooded Shores (pdf)

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Lake Restoration moves forward!

In March 2010, a $ 620,000 bond was sold to pay for expenses incurred to establish the SSA, and to fund the preliminary design and permitting phase of lake restoration.  This phase is well underway and various field studies have been conducted and additional sediment samples gathered and lab tested.

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June 1st, 2010

Judge Caldwell approves MPOA Motion to Expedite

LINK (PDF 60kb)

Judge Caldwell approves MPOA Third Party Complaint

LINK (PDF 1.7mbs)

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March 22nd, 2010

MPOA Directors vote to approve a Resolution authorizing a Bond Sale Agreement between the MPOA and the Village of Wonder Lake, and for Village of Wonder Lake to issue $620,000 Bond to fund initial design and permits.

MPOA Director Vote: 34 YES, 32 NO, 2 ABSTENTIONS
(Abstentions added to prevailing side)

• Final vote tally: 36 YES, 32 No.

• Bond Purchase Agreement,   LINK (PDF 7.1mbs)

• Agreement between MPOA & VWL,  LINK (PDF 7mbs.)

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Wonder Lake Restoration

On December 17, 2008 at 7:00 P.M., the Village of Wonder Lake will hold a hearing to consider creating a one-time Special Service Area (SSA) taxing district for the restoration of Wonder Lake.

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