To the Residents of the Village of Lagrange:

I have kept you updated with all pertinent information as it has been given to me. I mentioned that I could get the call at anytime that there was a case of the virus known as Covid-19 in our area and that time has come. I was just informed that someone just outside the Village tested positive and is now in fourteen-day quarantine. This is close enough to home to know that we have to be more vigilante than ever to keep this contained and to not have it spread further. I am sure this person shopped and did business in the Village as we all do. Social distancing is even more important going forward to keep our community safe.

I received a call that people were gathered at one of the pavilions at the community park and when I got there they were just leaving. This is unacceptable and cannot happen. The pavilions at the park are closed along with the exercise equipment along the trails. It is impossible to keep these things sanitized properly and I hope you understand that I am not trying to make anyone’s life harder than it is right now I am only trying to keep everyone safe until this situation improves. We will continue to keep the walking trails open so that people can get out and exercise just be aware of your surroundings so that there is space between you and anyone else who is there.

On a positive note I would like to give a huge shout out to Mr. and Mrs. Ulupinar on Harvest Ct. for donating masks that they made for the police department and anyone else who would like one. These are the cloth style that have been recommended to be worn when you are out in public shopping or just walking. They donated over thirty of these and said they will give more if needed. If you call the Village at 355-5555 and ask for Mark Kay Gates at extension 1 or you can call my cell phone at 355-5309, we will make arrangements to meet you or get you one of these masks. It is something like this that makes me so proud to be part of this small but great community. We will get through this but we must continue to practice social distancing.

Hoping you continue to be safe,

Mayor Kim Strauss