Second notice: Annual Members Meeting and Election of Directors, May 24, 2017

Our Annual Members Meeting, which includes the election of the directors to serve on our Association’s board, is scheduled to take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Round Lake Police Station/Public Works Building, 751 W. Townline Road, Round Lake, IL 60073.

All homeowners are invited, indeed urged, to attend the meeting. It is essential that we have a quorum of homeowners voting either in person or by proxy to conduct an election. If we fail to achieve a quorum of homeowners, the election will be deferred and our Association will incur additional expenses to reschedule another meeting.

Homeowners should have received the second notice of the annual meeting, the candidates’ applications, and the proxy statement form with instructions on how to complete and return it. There are currently five (5) director positions open for election. Cumulative voting is not permitted. The following homeowners submitted their names to run for the open director positions: William DeBlase, Andrea Jourdain, Kathy Pegg, Tyrone Seymour, and Stacy Tillotson.

If you are unable to attend this meeting in person and haven’t mailed your completed proxy statement to Premier Residential Management Company (deadline for Premier to receive your proxy is today), you may give your completed proxy to a neighboring homeowner to bring to the meeting on the 24th. Again, in order to achieve a quorum to be able to legally conduct the election of directors, it is essential that you either attend the meeting in person or submit your proxy statement. If you have already sent in your proxy and decide to attend the meeting in person, you can revoke your proxy and cast your vote at the meeting.

If you have any questions regarding the proxy or voting, please contact Premier directly:

Premier Residential Management Company
4180 Route 83, Suite 14
Long Grove, IL 60047
847-415-2540
Fax: 847-415-2541
customerservice@premierresmgt.com

Notice: Annual Members’ Meeting and Election of Directors

The Annual Members Meeting, which includes the election of the directors to serve on the Association’s board, is scheduled to take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Round Lake Police Station/Public Works Building, 751 W. Townline Road, Round Lake, IL 60073.

There are currently five (5) director positions open for election. If any homeowner is interested in serving as a director on the board, he or she must complete a candidate form, which was sent in the mail to each homeowner recently. The completed candidate form must be returned to Premier Residential Management Company via mail, email or fax by Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The contact information for Premier is below.

All candidates that express an interest will have their applications sent to the homeowners along with a proxy form, so candidates should complete their forms legibly.

If there are any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Premier directly.

Premier Residential Management Company
4180 Route 83, Suite 14
Long Grove, IL 60047
847-415-2540
Fax: 847-415-2541
customerservice@premierresmgt.com

Reminder about following regulations for property improvements

The Board of Directors would like to remind our fellow homeowners about the rules and regulations that need to be followed when a homeowner wishes to make improvements to their building or site. The Village of Round Lake has building codes that require building permits for almost any project one can think of. Please see the Building Department’s Webpage for more information on permits.

Before getting a building permit, a Lakewood Orchard homeowner is required to get approval of the Homeowners Association Board for most property improvement projects. Details about project approval are found in our HOA documents on this Webpage: Documents. On this Documents page you’ll also see a link to the Alterations & Additions Application, also known as an ARC form, which must be filled out and sent to our management company for review by the Board acting as the Architectural Review Committee (ARC). The ARC will review the application and either approve it or disapprove it according to the HOA regulations. The vast majority of the time the ARC grants approval; the rare times that the ARC disapproves is when the application is in obvious violation of either the HOA regulations or the Village code. The ARC typically turns around an application in a day or two. We urge all homeowners to follow proper procedures before beginning any building or site improvement project. Those homeowners who do not follow code and regulations are subject to fine by both the HOA and the Village.

Report from Annual Homeowners Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting May 18, 2016

The annual meeting of the homeowners of our association was scheduled to take place on May 18, 2016 (see previous post), but it was unable to be legally convened because of a lack of a quorum of homeowners present either in person or by proxy. The result of no annual meeting is that the current board members will remain in place with all seats on the board up for election in May of 2017.

Since no annual meeting was possible, the board convened its regular business meeting. The major item of business the board acted on was the approval of a landscaping improvement plan that would, among other things, add more plantings to our various islands in the subdivision and to the playground. The current board members then elected new officers from among themselves:

  • Andrea Jourdain, President
  • Stephen Bero, Vice-President
  • Tyrone Seymour, Treasurer
  • Kathy Pegg, Secretary

As there was a vacancy on the board, the board appointed Stacy Tillotson, who had volunteered to fill the vacant director position. We welcome Stacy and congratulate all the board members as they begin this new year of service to our homeowners!

Annual Members Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting 5/18

The annual meeting of the members of the Lakewood Orchard Homeowners Association will take place on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Round Lake Public Works and Police Facility, 741 W. Townline Road, Round Lake, IL 60073. We encourage all homeowners to attend this meeting, since the election of board members is on the agenda and a quorum (22) of homeowners or their proxies must be present for this election to take place. There will also be a homeowners’ forum when those in attendance can voice their concerns and ask questions of the board and management. A regular business meeting of the board of directors will then follow the members meeting; homeowners are welcome to stay and witness the proceedings of the board meeting.

2016 Annual Statements & Board of Directors meetings

Please check your mail for your statement of the 2016 annual assessment, which was mailed on December 3rd. Note that your annual assessment is due January 1, 2016, with a grace period given until January 31, 2016. Any assessment received after January 31, 2016, will be considered late and subject to a $150.00 late charge.

The Board of Directors has set its meeting dates for 2016. All meetings will be held at the Round Lake Police & Public Works Facility, 751 W. Townline Road, Round Lake, IL 60073.

  • Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 7:00 p.m. This is the annual homeowners’ meeting that includes the election of directors to the board. After the annual meeting and the election, a regular board meeting will follow.
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 7:00 p.m. This is the meeting for approval of the budget for 2017.