We invite all residents in our community to get involved to make Old Oaks the best place to live in Plainfield. We know everyone has a busy schedule but if we all can pitch in were we can, our little area can be a clean, safe and family friendly environment. The more volunteers we have, the better our community.

We try to e-mail everyone with notices, newsletters etc. but we also want to have a central information place where you can find: past newsletter, detailed information on upcoming events, Waste Management information, local vendor information , budgets and more.

If you have any questions or comments, please e-mail our Board of Directors at: info@MyOldOaks.Com

 
2019 Events

Board of Directors
Meetings

Thur Feb 28, 2019 5 PM
Foster Premier Office
456B N. Weber Rd
Romeoville, IL
Past Newsletters
2018 Winter
2018 Spring
2015 Fall
2015_Spring
2014 Winter
2014 Spring
2013 Spring
 
Old Oak Vendors
Utility Information
JULIE Information
2019 Old Oaks Vendors
Other Information
Architectual Request Form
 
Bylaws
 
Delinquency Policy
Census Form (Word)
Census Form (PDF)
 

Foster Premier (our property manager)
456 B N. Weber Road
Romeoville, IL 60446

Gina Cashman CMCA
Licensed Community Mgr
P 815.886.6241
F 815.886.8480
gcashman@fosterpremier.com

 

Recent Information from our Board of Directors

Roofing and Insulation Projects

Landlords are required to notify their tenants of any and all activities within the community.  The association does not provide mailers to tenants however, we still want everyone to be aware of and participate in community events and activities.

Included with this mailer are a couple of flyers in regards to the roof project.  The first contains useful information regarding insulating your attic.  The community has made this mandatory – meaning you are required to fulfill this obligation whether you use S&D Roofing or an outside company.  You are required to provide proof of insulating if you use anyone outside of S&D within four (4) months of completion of the insulation installation.  Proof includes a copy of your invoice noting the work performed and payment in full.  Since this is our first roofing project in Old Oaks it has gone fairly smoothly and we learned a couple of things along the way. 

For important information on your responsibilities and items to note for 2019 - Click Here.

For Benefits of Blown-In Insulation - Click Here

Snow Removal                    

Hartman Landscape and Snow Removal is contracted to remove snow within our community.  As a reminder, snow is not removed until there is at least a two inch (2”) snow fall.  This does not count snow that has drifted after accumulation and clean up.  Removal shall begin within 4 hours of accumulation.  Snow is not removed if it is less than 2” or if vehicles are blocking driveways.  After each snow removal the streets are salted only at the entrances and the three turns.

The board of directors authorizes additional salting on the property on an as needed basis.  This is based on several factors including temperature, upcoming snow falls, and amount of snow/ice planned in the service area.  As a reminder, owners can purchase ice melt to use sparingly around their units.  Excessive use of salt on the property will damage and possibly kill plant material and lawns.  For these reasons owners are expected to drive slowly and walk carefully through the subdivision at all times and to consider the Chicago Area conditions when walking through the property.

Leasing / Assessments

If you are leasing your unit, you are obligated to provide current leasing documents to be on file at all times.  Landlords are responsible for the actions of their tenants including all fines.  The fine for not having a current lease on file is $50 per month.  Month to month leases require a new lease every month.  No lease may be for less than 6 months.

If you haven’t caught up on your assessments be aware that accounts will be turned over for collections after you miss the second payment  In the past a board member may have left a statement on your door, however, that is no longer the case.  If you have received a 30 day notice from management the next step is legal.  All legal costs are processed under your account and become the homeowners responsibility.
The 2019 coupon books have gone out, if you didn’t receive yours please contact Gina Cashman and she can reorder you a new one.  gcashman@fosterpremier.com

The new assessment will be $207.20 and is due January 1.  Late fees in the amount of $25 are applied if not received by the 15th of each month.


Coyotes


Coyotes have always been a part of our neighborhood at Old Oaks.  We are surrounded by wooded areas and plenty of wildlife to sustain them.  We see them walking down the middle of the street, running around the pond, traveling across the ice, and we see them in the day and night.  You are responsible to make sure your pets are on leashes and you are with your pet when he/she is outside.  If you are worried one is nearby, you can clap your hands and make some noise to try and scare them.  If you are new to the neighborhood or an old timer you should always be aware of the surrounding wildlife including deer, snakes, possum, raccoons, mice, moles, and spiders (big ones)!

Link to good conservation areticle re: Coyotes

2019 Garage Sale

We will definitely have a garage sale in 2019, there has already been a few residents interested in doing this.  Plan this winter season to pick through closets and attics to prepare for your sale.  Remember that garage space you can’t use because it’s full of “stuff” you haven’t seen in years?  Let it go!  How about those closets full of clothes you know you will never wear again??  Let it go!  What else could be more fun than letting the kids get rid of some of their toys and make a couple dollars for themselves?  A date will be determined later this spring but if something works better for you let us know and we can try to coordinate.

 

City of Joliet Information

We have added new information regarding the City of Joliet. Though we have a Plainfield mailing address, we are subject to the City of Joliet's regulations.

New Resident Information PDF file with an overview of the City (can also be found at www.CityofJoliet.Info).

Joliet Pet Regulations PDF file

Fire Pet Safety Information PDF file.

Latest Electronics Recycling From the City of Joliet Website

(http://cityofjoliet.info/residents/garbage-recycling)

Residential recycling and garbage is picked up weekly.  Yard waste pickup will resume on Monday, March 11, 2019.  Once it resumes, yard waste is picked up weekly on the same day as garbage and recycling.  

Christmas Tree Pickup Information:  Live trees may be placed at the curb after Christmas for removal on your regular garbage day.  Please be sure that there are no decorations on it and that if it is taller than 5 feet in length, you cut it in half. 

Please remember to always have your garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the curb by          7 a.m. on your pickup day.

For garbage, recycling, and yard waste questions contact Waste Management at 815-280-7854.

Electronics and household hazardous wastes can be disposed can be disposed of for free through Waste Management’s At Your Door Special Collection program picks up electronic wastes and household hazardous wastes from your home for free if you pay for municipal waste on your water and sewer bill.  Call 1-800-449-7587 or go to the websitewww.wmatyourdoor.com to schedule a pickup.   More information can be found by going to the electronics wastes and household hazardous wastes information pages.   See links on the left of this page. 

 

Important Insurance Notification

Effective September 22, 2016, the Farmers Insurance Group became the insurer for the Old Oaks Townhome Association. The Association policy covers the buildings and common area liabilities. (Note - not personal contents). If your mortgage company is requesting common area insurance information please contact Farmers directly at John Kisbac, our Farmers agent. You need to fill it out and return to him ASAP so that he can forward to your mortgage holder. If you didn't receive or can't find the letter, you can download a copy by clicking here.

You can also reach John directly at 847.891.3755. Their fax number is: 847.891.5597

Hartman Landscape Notes

 We will walk the property in the spring to determine replacements and removals.  No landscape work will be completed in areas that are being roofed in 2019.  If there is time later in the season those areas will be reviewed by the board and landscape company.  We are still working on removing dying junipers and replacing with perennials and bushes in the front yards.  The association is not replacing bushes in the rear of units due to owners removing bushes to build patios and decks in the past.  The association will remove dead bushes as determined by spring walks.

 The color for the front doors is Benjamin Moore – Chrome Green #PM-10 

If you have to repaint the door be sure to use the correct color as they all must be the same.  Storm doors also must be green.  The hardware for the door can be whatever you would like to change it to.