- The pool has been repaired and painted and as soon as it dries it will be filled with water. It will take 72 hours for the water to reach the proper temperature for swimming. (If you like cold water, there is always the lake!) The floors have been painted with a non-slip material. The walls in the bathhouse have been painted. New benches have been installed. Doors for the toilets have been ordered. It is anticipated that the pool will open on June 18! Please keep in mind that beverages and food are not allowed in the pool area. A separate area accessible from the pool area has been set up for you to eat and drink. Please, please do not bring alcoholic beverages to the pool!
- Wi-Fi is available at the Clubhouse.
- Five handicap signs (3 by the Clubhouse upper level; 1 by the pool; and 1 by the Office) have been installed.
- The ceramic kiln has been installed and is working.
- The Spring Fish stocking has been completed.
- The lakes were treated for weeds in May and will be treated once a month.
TO BE DONE:
- Lake Fountains – There are electrical problems needing repairs before fountains can be installed. Bids and Approval are pending.
- Vacant Lots – All lots will be cleaned up and graded.
- Fire Hydrants – Of 28 hydrants, the fire department has identified 3 hydrants which need to be replaced. Waiting for contractor to schedule. A contractor is scheduled to come in September to inspect and flush the fire hydrants as needed.
- New Street and Stop Signs – Awaiting delivery of new street and stop signs so work can be scheduled for installation.
- Tree Trimming – Was scheduled for May, delayed due to weather but is expected to be completed in June.
- Pothole Patching – Waiting for bids from contractors so a contract can be signed, and the work scheduled.
- Street Light Outages – A contractor has been hired to repair the streetlights this month.
- Damaged and Collapsed Sewers – Waiting corporate approval regarding funding. Once approval is received, contractors will be requested to bid, corporate will need to approve, and contractor will need to schedule work to be done.
- Water Shut-Off Valve – Installation is ongoing. Not much has been done due to the excessive wet weather. It’s not easy to dig into the earth when it fills with rainwater faster than you can work! Be sure the office has your correct phone number so you can be contacted when shut offs will occur and when they are over.
- It is an Illinois State Health Department regulation that states “No electric wheelchairs are allowed in the pool area.” Non-electric wheelchairs and walkers are allowed. To accommodate handicapped individuals, walkers have been placed in the bathhouse for your use in the pool area. Please leave them in the bathhouse when you have finished using them.
- Have you completed your Resident Update form and taken it to the office? Do you have your key fob? Does your pet have its tag? Did you get and affix your new vehicle sticker to the INSIDE, UPPER RIGHT REAR WINDOW of your vehicle? All residents MUST have their vehicle stickers displayed on their cars, trucks, & SUV’s or risk having their vehicle towed at their own expense. No, your golf cart doesn’t need one!
- If your house doesn’t have an address number, you can submit a Resident Concern form requesting one from WLE free of charge or you can contact a resident who will design (for a fee) and install one for you. You can contact him through the Willow Lake Discussion page on Facebook.
- If you do not want the contractors to mow your front & back yards, get “Do Not Mow” signs from the office. Residents should put signs in their front & back yards. Otherwise, the landscapers will mow your back yard if you only have a sign in your front yard.
- Satellite dishes – Are not allowed on the ground. They must be attached to the roof of the home per the Rules and Regulations each resident signed.
- Be sure to get permits from the City of Elgin for any work you or your contractor does on your house.
- If you want the WLHOA to follow-up on your requests, give a copy to the President of WLHOA when you submit your Concern and Tree Trimming forms to the Office.
- For their own safety (and the safety of others) please do not let your dogs run loose. And please slow down driving in the Community because we are not agile enough to jump out of the way of a speeding vehicle!
THE SCORE CARD
Every month we provide the following statistics to give you an idea of our occupancy. Willow Lake Estates has 616 sites available for occupancy.
As of the end of May: 542 sites are occupied, 415 by homeowners, 119 by renters and 8 are abandoned. Twenty unoccupied homes are scheduled for removal; 24 homes available for rent or sale, 12 of which are still under construction; and there are 28 vacant lots. One new, 2 resale and 1 conversion-to-own homes have been sold.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
There are too many for activities taking place this month to list in this Newsletter so be sure to check the Golden Willows delivered to you every month.
Monday, June 17 11:00 am to 12:00 pm – “Smart 911 Registration” arranged by Lorry Davis and WLE Neighborhood Watch. Free!
Wednesday, June 19 2:45 – 3:30 pm – Gail Borden Bookmobile will be in the Clubhouse parking lot. Stop by and pick up a book, audiobook or DVD! Free!
Saturday, June 29, 12:30 to 3:30 pm – Summer Carnival Bash on the lawn behind the office (depending on the weather, of course!)
Willow Lake Homeowners Association Board
Mary Lou Baldwin, President, 847-754-8418
Ray Albright, Vice President, 847-494-4859
Diane Holley, Secretary, 224-800-5835
Sharon Holliday, Treasurer, 847-930-1672
Pete Kohler, 630-470-5141
Mike Miller, 847-431-4152
Anita Woloszynek, 847-609-1851
Ed Wyman, 847-525-8760