COUNTY 12 ROAD WORK – ROAD CLOSED THROUGH JUNE 1:
County Hwy 12 by the Appleton railroad tracks is closed for extensive road work. The Knox County road division estimates that the road will re-open by June 1st, 2018.
Oak Run patrons may use the following alternative routes to get to Oak Run while the road is closed.
From Peoria (East):
Take I-74 to Exit 71 toward Canton/Kewanee; then take US-150W to (County Road) CR-15, Dahinda. Turn left on Oak Run Drive to enter the Oak Run development.
From Galesburg (West):
Take I-74E to US-150E; then turn on 1250E to Old Wagon Rd. Turn left onto (County Road) CR-12 to Oak Run.
Take Knox Hwy 7 (Fremont Road) to CR-12. Turn right and follow the road to the Oak Run entrance on the left.
From the Quad Cities (North):
Take I-74E to Exit 46B to Wataga. Then turn right onto 167E and keep to the left after going through the underpass. Turn right onto CR-12 and continue until you see the Oak Run entrance on your left.
Thank you for your patience and understanding!
WATER USAGE STAMPS DISCONTINUED:
According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Public Act 100-0469: Effective June 1, 2018, canoes, kayaks and non-powered watercraft will no longer be required to purchase a Water Usage Stamp. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will no longer sell Water Usage Stamps after May 31. Non-motorized watercraft will no longer need to be registered with the State of Illinois.
BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S MEETING:
The next regularly scheduled Board meeting will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the Brentwood Lounge.
SPRING BASS TOURNAMENT:
The Fish & Sports Committee’s annual spring bass tournament will be held from 7:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 21, at Lakeview. Sign up and pay your fee at the POA office by Tuesday, April 17, at 5:00 p.m.
VISIT THE NEW GOLF COURSE WEBSITE:
Are you curious about upcoming events at the Oak Run Golf Course?
Are you hungry and want to know what the specials are at the Watering Hole restaurant?
Visit the Oak Run Golf Course’s new website: www.oakrungolfcourse.com and please sign up for their newsletter! Thank you!
ARBOR DAY EVENT:
The Oak Run Garden Club is holding an Arbor Day event on Saturday, April 28, at 10:00 a.m. at Brentwood park.
DOCK HOSTS NEEDED:
The SLAT Committee is looking for dock hosts for the 2018 poker run on the lake event to be held on July 28th. Please contact Karen at 309-337-8082, if you are interested, or if you have any questions about the event.
GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE:
The Garden Club’s annual Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 5, from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the Brentwood Lounge. There will be perennials, hanging plants, and more; at very reasonable prices! Call Priscilla at 309-337-2973 for more information!
2018 OAK RUN COMMUNITY YARD SALES:
Oak Run’s community yard sales will be held on Saturday, May 5, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at various locations throughout the development. A map of the locations will be provided at the POA on Friday and Saturday, May 4-5, during regular office hours. Sign up at the POA office to be included on the map. A $5 fee will be charged to help cover the cost of advertising the sales. May 3 is the sign up deadline.
U.S. COAST GUARD BOAT INSPECTIONS:
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be conducting voluntary boat safety inspections at Lakeview on Saturday, May 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bring your boat out and have it inspected for safety issues before going on the lake!
GOLF SWING INTO SPRING:
Oak Run Golf Course’s annual Swing into Spring golf outing will be held on Saturday, May 19, at the Oak Run Public Golf Course, beginning at 9:00 a.m. with a shotgun start. This event is a 4 person superball, 18 hole flighted event. There will be prizes, games on the course, beer carts on the course, DJ music all day, and a live band at 5:00 p.m. in the pavilion. Call the Pro Shop at 309-879-2582 for information and to sign up for the event. Entry Fee: $50 per person ($32 for golf, $8 for food, and $10 goes towards merchandise prizes).
BRENTWOOD POOL AND BEACH HOURS:
The Brentwood pool will open on Saturday, May 26, at 11:00 a.m.
Regular hours will be Monday through Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Weather Permitting.
The Beaches are open 11:00 a.m. to &:00 p.m. daily Weather Permitting.
NBL GAS MARINA HOURS:
The North Boat Launch (NBL) Gas Marina is open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. Hours for Memorial Day Weekend are Saturday, May 26, through Monday, May 28: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Regular hours are Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 12:00-2:00 p.m. Hours for the 4th of July week are Wednesday, July 4 through Sunday, July 8: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Now accepting credit cards at the pump!
THE WATERING HOLE RESTAURANT HOURS:
The current Watering Hole restaurant hours are as follows:
Closed on Mondays until spring.
Closed on Tuesdays until spring.
Wednesday through Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Come and see the new building and enjoy a great meal!
Hours are subject to change. Check this page for updates.
POA OFFICE HOURS:
Beginning Saturday, April 7, current POA office hours are: Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Sundays.
OAK RUN FOOD MART FALL HOURS:
The Oak Run Food Mart’s fall hours will begin on October 2, and are as follows:
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday-Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Evening pizza hours are until a half hour before closing.
Phone: 879-3069 Hours subject to change.
INTERESTED IN LEARNING TO PLAY BRIDGE?
Anyone who is interested in learning how to play bridge, please contact Pat at 309-335-1686. Thank you!
PLEASE REPORT FALLEN TREES ON THE ROADWAYS TO YOUR ROAD COMMISSIONER.
You can find the township road commissioner’s phone numbers on the Utilities page of this website!
CALL “JULIE” BEFORE YOU DIG:
Stay safe! Be sure to call “Julie” at 811 before you dig!
WATER METER EXCHANGE PROGRAM:
Oak Run Homeowners: Has the water meter in your house been changed in the last two years? If not, please help Jeremy with Aqua IL’s ongoing meter exchange program. Please call customer service at 877-987-2782 and set up a meter exchange appointment. The meter change will take about 30 minutes to complete.
NEW OAK RUN BOATING RULE:
Effective March 21, 2016, when the water level of the lake, measured at the dam, reaches 8″ over normal pool and is rising, the lake is closed to all motorized watercraft.
BOAT REGISTRATION FOR 2018:
Again this year, all watercraft to be registered at Oak Run must have a copy of the current state registration card before boat stickers will be issued. We can no longer accept titles or pull them from previous years. We can pull current registration card copies from last year.
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ACCEPTED:
Credit card payments will be accepted for all Oak Run assessments and fees. A 3% convenience fee will be charged for each credit card charge processed. Debit cards will not be accepted.
2018 PERSIFER SUMMER ROAD WORK SCHEDULE:
Looking at the road work map that was provided by Persifer Township Road Commissioner, Milo Gibbs, you can get an idea of the work to be done on the Oak Run roadways, and an approximate time-frame for the work to be done.
Work will begin sometime in July on Lakeview Road, both North and South, to complete a first time rock and grind, oil and coat on the blue shaded areas of the map.
In August, a portion of Valley View Circle that is shaded orange, along with part of Oak Run Drive that is also shaded orange on the map, will receive a second coat of oil and chip.
Please plan your travel routes within Oak Run accordingly. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this work schedule!
AMEREN CONTACT INFORMATION:
If you have questions or concerns about the Ameren Natural Gas proposal, please contact Kent Kowalske at email@example.com or call 309-677-5327.
NEW WEBSITE EMAIL SUBMISSIONS:
Please submit your email address through the new website section for emails IF you have not already submitted yours to us! You may also use the website to submit your email address if it has changed. Thank you for your submissions!
BUILDING PERMIT INFORMATION:
If you are applying for an Oak Run building permit that also needs a Knox County building permit, please WAIT to apply for the county permit until you have been approved by Oak Run. Thank you!
LABOR DAY BOAT TIE-OFF PICTURE REQUESTS:
The aerial photos taken of the Labor Day boat tie-off may be viewed by emailing the following for a link to the photos: firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATED FISH ATTRACTANT MAPS AVAILABLE:
The Fish & Sports Committee’s updated map of the new fish attractant structures is now available at the POA office and on the website forms page.
THE RECIPE BOX:
Submit your favorite recipes to the “Recipe Box” for the Communicator. You may submit any recipe at any time. Email your recipe to email@example.com using “Recipe Box” as the subject line, or mail your recipe to the POA office. Let’s work together to build an interesting recipe box!
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS:
Free monthly blood pressure checks are conducted on the fourth Saturday of the month from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at the First Responder’s Garage. Sponsored by the Oak Run First Responders.
SLAT COMMITTEE REMINDER:
“Like” us on Facebook at “Spoon Lake Activity Team” or visit us online at www.slatnews.com to see pictures of our past events, to register for current events, and to get more information on upcoming events!
COMMUNICATOR SUBMISSION DUE DATES:
Submit your human interest stories, photos, random acts of kindness, or bits & pieces articles to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Communicator article deadlines are:
February 25 for the April/May Issue
April 25 for the June/July Issue
June 25 for the August/September Issue
August 25 for the October/November Issue
October 25 for the Dec./Jan./Feb./March Issue
Copy must be received by 5:00 p.m. at the POA office, on or before the due date for inclusion in the Communicator relative to that issue.
A newer version of the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Manual is in the library at the POA office for your use. February is the month you should trim some of your trees and shrubs. This manual will indicate which trees, shrubs or vines to prune in the winter and which to prune in the spring. It has other great gardening information; such as when to sow seed, when to fertilize, etc. Stop by the POA office and take a look at it!