About the Village of Silver Lake

Silver Lake most likely received its name from the Native Americans in the area because they considered the lake a shimmering pool of water. Later after the railroad arrived in 1886, the community became a summer spot for tourists and had a thriving ice business in the winter months. With electricity the ice business was over but recreation remained. Since its beginning, Silver Lake has been a resort recreation spot, a thriving and growing community, home to inventors, a great place to live and much more.

It’s Official

The Salem – Silver Lake Cooperative Plan has been officially approved – 11-21-2016_approval_cv


Ordinance 307(10.11)(a) states:  “All buoys, markers and piers and their supports, rafts and boat lifts must be removed from the water no later than December 1, of each year and remain removed until March 5, of the following years”.

Ordinance 308(8.01)(g)(3)(d) states:  “Burning of lawn clippings, weeds, leaves, tree limbs and branches, during the hours from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm only with an adult in constant attendance.  Debris should not be emitting any smoke after 7:00 pm”.  Amended by Ordinance 432

Ordinance 308(8.01)(g)(4)(c) states:  “The size of the pile of material to be burned shall not exceed four (4) feet in any direction measured horizontally, or three (3) feet measured vertically”.  Amended by Ordinance 432

Ordinance 308(8.01)(g)(4)(d) states:  “The piles of material being burned shall be at least fifteen (15) feet away from any structure, wood or lumber pile, wooden fence, trees or bushes”.  Amended by Ordinance 432

Ordinance 308(8.01)(g)(4)(g) states:  “No materials may be burned upon any street, curb, gutter or sidewalk”.  Amended by Ordinance 432

Ordinance 200(4)(a) states:  “It shall be unlawful for the owner or keeper of any dog or cat to permit such animals to run at large.  For the purposes of this ordinance “running at large” shall mean the presence of a dog or cat at any place other than on the premises of its owner or keeper and not on a leash or otherwise under the immediate control of a person authorized by such owner or keeper to take charge of such animal”.

Ordinance 200(4)(b) states:  “No person shall cause or permit a dog or cat to be on property, public or private, not owned or possessed by such keeper unless such person has in his immediate possession an appropriate device for scooping excrement …”.

Ordinance 294(7.04)(a) states:  “No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle at any time, day or night, on any street, road or thoroughfare within the Village of Silver Lake, during or after a snowfall of two (2) inches or more until snow plowing operations are completed …”.

Community Library Storytime

Any questions, contact Tara Buesing of the Community Library Outreach Program at:  tbuesing@communitylib.org

Bring your youngsters to the Silver Lake Village Hall for an enjoyable half hour of activity;
Wednesday(s) in November are the 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th from 10:30 am to 11:00 am
Wednesday(s) in December are the 7th & 14th from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Westosha Community Senior Center

A non-profit organization to aid and service the senior citizens of Western Kenosha County.  The website is:  www.westoshaseniorcenter.com

Village Hall Office Hours

Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, or, by appointment calling (262) 889-4308

Board Meetings

The 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 pm at the Village Hall

Medication Collection program

Empty all medications (whether they are prescription or over-the counter medications) into a plastic bag.  Keep the prescription bottles to put into your own recycling receptacle at home.  You may drop off the bag in the secured metal lock box located in the Village Hall.  Please no needles, sharps or syringes.