BrightView continues working on the weeds on the property. They cleaned all houses and common areas. They also were following up cleaning up river birch in the area. They have also been working on weeding the patios week after week. BrightView will start the bed edging again in the next couple of weeks.
BrightView will be administering a lawn fertilization and weed control application for Glenmore Woods on July 21, 2016.
We are working closely with BrightView to bring the level of quality in our landscaping services that we require and have been accustomed to. Please continue to send your issues and concerns to our Property Manager, McMaster and Drake or to any board member. We can be reached at our Contact Us page. We continue to work with BrightView until the level of landscaping workmanship is at the level that meets our requirements.
Village of Green Oaks Votes in favor of Off Track Betting
On June 22, 2016, the Village of Green Oaks voted to allow Off Track Betting at the location now occupied by Fatman Bowl, which is approximately 1,100 feet from Rondout Elementary School. The Trustees that voted AYE to allow Off Track Betting were Bryan Muskat, Rich Glogovsky, John Wagener and Pamela M. Milroy. The only NYE was from Gwen Jader. Daniel Sugrue was absent from the meeting and did not cast a vote. The comments prior to the vote by Bryan Muskat and John Wagener were mostly focused on the financial benefits. Comments from Village residents against OTB mostly cited close proximity to schools, potential for increased crime, and damage to the brand of the Village of Green Oaks.
The Glenmore Woods Homeowners Association Board has approved the treatment of approximately 36 Ash trees in the neighborhood. The board has been treating the Ash trees in 2012 and 2014 and will continue the recommended treatments in 2016. The treatments will occur after June 1st, once the contractor has been able to do an assessment of the 36 Ash trees, and determine they are all healthy enough for the treatments. It is unknown to arborists whether the Emerald Ash Borer can sustain on the smaller Ash trees, or vacate due to lack of sustenance. Glenmore Woods is continuing the fight to keep the Ash trees alive that are in our neighborhood.
Glenmore Woods Home Owners Association meeting was held on April 5, 2016 at 7:00pm . The meeting was at the Mariani offices at 900 North Shore Drive, Lake Bluff, IL 60044. The meeting lasted 60 minutes. The minutes from the meeting follow.
Native Restoration has begun the first stage of the Buckthorn Eradication project between the two ponds (referred to as Area 2 in the aerial map from the October board meeting) and then will proceed to Area 3, the area between Ashford Drive and Windmere Court. As a reminder, these areas were chosen first due to the atheistic appeal it could bring, as well as the safety implications especially for areas 2 and 3. The safety implications are noted due to the lack of illumination at night due to the over growth of buckthorn blocking illumination from street lights and homes.
The Glenmore Woods Homeowners Association announced an assessment increase. The Glenmore Woods board has been able to achieve a reserve equal to nearly one year of operating income over the last 11 years, whereas 11 years ago we had nothing in reserves. We have taken a very conservative approach to building up reserves without any special assessments or unreasonable increases in monthly assessments. This reserve is essential to protecting the interests of our community from unforeseen events.
Glenmore Woods Home Owners Association meeting was held on October 26, 2015 at 7:00pm at 900 North Shore Drive, Lake Bluff, IL 60044. The meeting lasted on hour and fifty minutes. The meeting agenda was as follows
Guest Speaker: Ryan Stanley and Larry McCotter from Native Restoration Services, Inc. on Buckthorn eradication.
Glenmore Woods Homeowners Association held a meeting on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 7:00pm. The meeting was at the Mariani offices at 900 North Shore Drive, Lake Bluff, IL 60044. The meeting lasted 55 minutes. The minutes from the meeting follow.
Glenmore Woods Homeowners Association HOA Meeting 900 North Shore Drive Lake Bluff, IL 60044 Monday, June 1, 2015
Glenmore Woods has traditionally covered pond maintenance for the two ponds on the property that involves treating them for algae. The ponds are treated because the algae builds up and makes for unsightly ponds if they are not treated. There has been a new maintenance item that has come up. After the winter of 2014, which was very cold, the ponds froze solid for at least a month. This depleted oxygen from the fish which cause many fish to die.