July 2018 Update!

Community

  • Trash update: Thank you for putting your bins out only starting at dusk the night before pick-up and putting them back in your garage the day of pick-up. Bins are not to be left out.  If your stuff is not picked up, you need to promptly remove it or risk a fine.
  • Keep your dogs on a leash and clean up after them please!
  • Thinking about changing your exterior.  i.e., air conditioners, windows, or garage doors, etc?  This requires pre-authorization from the Board and Associa.  Find the form on the website.

Landscaping

As you all are aware of the record-setting amounts of rain we have received in June, this of course has delayed trimming of shrubs and mowing.  BrightView is working on catching up within the next week or so.  We appreciate your patience. The irrigation system on Winfield Road and the main entrance has been repaired so that it will water the plants and trees instead of sidewalks.  The new control monitor will be manned by BrightView to watch for any issues with the system.  At the June meeting, the Board approved Drainage Repair between buildings 4 (Fowler) and 10 (Carpenter).  BrightView is currently installing the gutter extensions to homeowner downspouts.  Extensions will be underground and connect to the 6” main line that was installed and is connected to the storm drains.  The work should be completed by end of next week.

The committee is reviewing the removal of dead bushes/plants now instead of waiting till Fall when we normally pull and replace.  We will document what items are pulled.  Possibly not all dead plants will be replaced.  Some that are dead may have been either crowded or not suitable for conditions.

The following is the list of items BrightView will be doing during the month of July:

  • Weekly mowing
  • Sidewalk edging
  • Spray weeds, curbs, beds, tree rings
  • Remove dead branches – spot pruning of trees
  • Remove low branches – Spot pruning of trees
  • Weeds removal
  • Police the grounds for trash and debris
  • Install drain line behind buildings 4 and 10 – end of June/early July
  • Possible Ash tree removal towards end of month – TBD
  • Dead shrub removal and documentation
  • Pond Maintenance – every other week
  • Continue to cut back shrubs from front walks

Announcements

  • Per the city of Warrenville, illegal setting off of fireworks will be a minimum $250 fine. Leave it to the professionals!
  • Tuesday, July 24th – Police Roll Call, 6:30 – 7pm, the parking lot at Cantera Preserves (the apartments across the street). Find out what the police are patrolling for and get your questions answered.

Social event

  • Would you like to go to a Kane County Cougar game on Thursday, July 19th at 6:30pm? It is Thirsty Thursday so beers, hot dogs, and pop are $1.  Call or email Sue Fox at 630.699.5111 SueFox@RealtyExecutives.com and she will purchase tickets together.

All inquiries, work orders, etc. should be directed to Associa, not Board members through Customer Care via the TownSq app, by logging into TownSq from the “My Account” section of www.associachicagoland.com, by emailing helpmechicagoland@associa.us, or by calling 847-490-3833.  If you have an emergency that requires immediate attention, please call the main office number, 847-490-3833, and follow the prompts for our emergency answering service.  Forms can be found here as well.

Any questions, comments, or problems, please contact

Associa Chicagoland, 847.490.3833 or

www.associachicagoland.com

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June 2018 Update!

Clean up after your dog!

Keep your dog leashed!

Events

Thursday, June 7th Board Meeting, Police Station.  We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 24th – Police Roll Call, 6:30 – 7pm, the parking lot at Cantera Preserves (the apartments across the street).  Find out what the police are patrolling for and get your questions answered.

News

  • Landscape Update: The Landscape Committee, BrightView and Jen Meyer, Property Manager from Associa walked Cantera on May 16 to review winter/snow damage, drainage issues, replacement of warranty trees, determine Ash trees to be removed/replaced, replacement of missing and dead plants or bushes and repair of irrigation system.  Over the next few months, we will be working with BrightView to complete these jobs and to keep the costs within budget.
  • BrightView Schedule of Maintenance Operations for June
    • Weekly Mowing
    • Sidewalk Edging
    • Spray Weeds, Curbs, Beds, Tree Rings
    • Fungicide Applications Take Place in May and June for Trees
    • Remove Dead Branches – Spot Pruning of Trees
    • Clear Shrub New Growth from AC units
    • Clear New Growth on Shrubs from Main Entrances
    • Weed Removal
    • Police the Grounds for Trash and Debris
    • Summer Flowers Installed at Entrance
  • We ask that Homeowners keep their flower pots on the patio or deck and out of the way of workers mowing or trimming shrubs and bushes.  This will help in no one getting hurt and no damage to your flower pots.  If you do have any vegetable pots or planters, these are to be on the deck or patio in backyard.  We appreciate your help with this matter.
  • All inquiries, work orders, etc. should be directed to Associa, not Board members through Customer Care via the TownSq app, by logging into TownSq from the “My Account” section of www.associachicagoland.com, by emailing helpmechicagoland@associa.us, or by calling 847-490-3833.  If you have an emergency that requires immediate attention, please call the main office number, 847-490-3833, and follow the prompts for our emergency answering service.  Forms can be found here as well.

Any questions, comments, or problems, please contact

Associa Chicagoland, 847.490.3833 or

www.associachicagoland.com

April 2018 Update!

  • Landscape Update: Brightview is working on edging the beds and trimming out trees on Carpenter and the southwest side of Fowler right now. This will be completed soon.  Kline and Millard are scheduled for 2019. The irrigation on Winfield and entry center island will be repaired. The Landscape Committee will work with Brightview on establishing plans for replacement of plants, shrubs and bushes.
  • Please water your grass and shrubs, but remember, there will be no more water reimbursement!
  • April meeting is on Thursday, the 19th at the police station. We hope to see you there!
  • All inquiries, work orders, etc. should be directed to Associa, not Board members through Customer Care via the TownSq app, by logging into TownSq from the “My Account” section of http://www.associachicagoland.com, by emailing helpmechicagoland@associa.us, or by calling 847-490- 3833.  If you have an emergency that requires immediate attention, please call the main office number, 847-490- 3833, and follow the prompts for our emergency answering service.

Any questions, comments, or problems, please contact

Associa Chicagoland, 847.490.3833 or

www.associachicagoland.com

March 2018 Update!

  • BrightView Landscape Update: Depending on the weather, BrightView will begin the spring cleanup in the next couple of weeks. They will be cutting back the tall grasses and pruning any other perennials. They will also do a deep pruning on Hydrangea bushes located at front entryways. This will help keep them from overgrowing at entryways. As you walk around Cantera or at least in your area, we would appreciate everyone picking up litter to help in the cleanup of Cantera.
  • Groot has altered their schedule. They now pick up recycling and trash at the same time (for the past few weeks it has been in the late morning). Your best bet is to put these out late at night, secured and closed, or very early in the morning to ensure pick-up. Please pick up any trash that has blown away.
  • In addition to trash, please also make sure you are picking up after your dog.
  • Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Easter!
  • All inquiries, work orders, etc. should be directed to Associa – not Board members – through Customer Care via the TownSq app; by logging into TownSq from the “My Account” section of http://www.associachicagoland.com; by emailing helpmechicagoland@associa.us; or by calling 847-490-3833. If you have an emergency that requires immediate attention, please call the main office number – 847-490-3833 – and follow the prompts for our emergency answering service.

Any questions, comments, or problems, please contact

Associa Chicagoland, 847.490.3833 or

www.associachicagoland.com

February 2018 Update!

  • Annual Notice: Holidays that affect garbage pick-up are
    • New Year’s Day,
    • Memorial Day,
    • Fourth of July,
    • Labor Day,
    • Thanksgiving,
    • Christmas.
  • Next board meeting is Thursday, February 8th. Please come!! Location: Warrenville Police Department, 3S245 Warren Ave.
  • The remaining 2018 Board meetings are Thursday:
    • April 19,
    • June 7,
    • August 9,
    • November 8
  • Thank you for having your Christmas decorations down. Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • Landscaping Update: Although we have been below 0 degree temperatures, we have not had major snow amounts so far this winter which has kept snow removal costs down. Hopefully we will get through the next couple of months without a lot of snow or ice. The Landscape Committee will be meeting with BrightView in the next couple of months. We will review plans to present to the Board for repair/replacement of irrigation systems and replacement of dead or missing shrubs and plants in 2018.
  • All inquiries, work orders, etc should be directed to Associanot Board members – through Customer Care via the TownSq app, by logging into TownSq from the “My Account” section of http://www.associachicagoland.com, by emailing helpmechicagoland@associa.us, or by calling 847-490-3833.  If you have an emergency that requires immediate attention, please call the main office number, 847-490- 3833, and follow the prompts for our emergency answering service.
  • Try to put recycles and trash out as late as possible, especially in less than ideal weather of wind, rain, or snow.

Any questions, comments, or problems, please contact

Associa Chicagoland, 847.490.3833 or

www.associachicagoland.com

 

January 2018 Update!

  • Happy New Year! We hope you all had a good holiday season.
  • Just a reminder, assessment increase is effective January 1st. If you have not received your new payment book, contact Associa.
  • Christmas décor needs to be taken down by January 25th .
  • Driveways and sidewalks will be plowed after two inches, start time depending on the weather event. Most likely it will be towards the end of the snow to make it the most efficient. Please try to park in your garage to make it easier for our plows and street plows to clear that snow!
  • It’s winter, which means snow and ice! Please be careful when walking!
  • Please keep your heat running in the extreme cold temperatures to prevent freezing pipes. If you have a sink on an exterior wall consider keeping the cabinet open to increase heat flow.
  • The Riverview Development was approved by the Planning Commission on Thursday, December 21st . Next up is the vote by the City Council on Monday, January 15th at 7pm.
  • Work order requests and account inquiries can be directed to Customer Care via the TownSq app, by logging into TownSq from the “My Account” section of http://www.associachicagoland.com, by emailing helpmechicagoland@associa.us, or by calling ☺847-490- 3833.  If you have an emergency that requires immediate attention, please call the main office number, 847-490- 3833, and follow the prompts for our emergency answering service.
  • Tentative 2018 meeting dates (all Thursdays) are:
    February 8th,
    April 12th,
    June 7th,
    August 9th,
    November 8th.

Any questions, comments, or problems, please contact

Associa Chicagoland, 847.490.3833 or

www.associachicagoland.com

 

November 2017 Update!

  • Wednesday, November 8th meeting, 6:30pm, Warrenville Public Library. The Developer is moving forward with their Riverview West project south of our neighborhood on Ferry Road, and would like to meet with us to discuss their revised proposal. (They’ve revised their plans to address concerns expressed at the initial public hearing on this project and would like to share their plans and hear our feedback.) This is not a formal hearing, but a neighborhood meeting between us and the developer. Please come and listen to what they have to say!
  • Annual Meeting, Thursday, November 16th, 7pm, Warrenville City Hall. Come to hear about the budget and vote in elections for Board members for 2018. Please come, a quorum needs to be present or submit your proxies ahead of time!
  • Landscape update: BrightView has completed all shrub and low branch pruning.  Ash tree removal and replacement plus warranty replacement trees have been completed. They will finish turf aeration now that we have had some rain to soften the ground. Fall clean up, bed edging, winterize irrigation, applying fall pre-emergent weed application in beds and removing additional invasive aquatic plants in pond will be done in November.  Winter decor for entry area will also be installed in November. Snow reminder:  2” snowfall is required before driveways will be cleared by BrightView.  When putting out holiday decorations, do not place electrical cords on sidewalks where they could be in the way of snow blowers or shovel.  Hopefully we will have a winter like last year!
  • In preparation for winter, please empty and remove flower pots, remove and drain hoses, keep garage doors closed to prevent frozen pipes, and utilize garage parking so as not to interfere with snow removal. Thank you!
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

Any questions, comments, or problems, please contact

Associa Chicagoland, 847.490.3833 or

www.associachicagoland.com