Aqua IL will be conducting their annual hydrant flushing beginning this week (4/22/19), and they will start in Forest Ridge. Check this page for updates!
The vote packets will be mailed out during the week of April 15 as they have to be sent out 30 days prior to the day of the vote. The vote date is May 16th. You may choose to mail in your vote, or attend the meeting on May 16 and vote then. If you plan to mail in your vote, please allow time for the mail to get it to the POA office on time. Check out our new Vote 2019 tab on this website for more information! Thank you for your vote!
LATE FEE ADDED TO UNPAID ACCOUNTS:
All unpaid accounts will be assessed a late fee on May 1, 2019. Be sure to have your maintenance assessment payment postmarked by April 30, to avoid the late fee!
COMMUNITY YARD SALES:
The Oak Run community-wide yard sales will be held on Saturday, May 4th, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Maps will be available on Friday, May 3rd, at the POA office, the general store, and the golf Pro Shop. They will also be available at the Garden Club’s Plant Sale at Brentwood on May 4th. Participants who want to be listed on the map may sign up at the POA office and pay $5 towards advertising through Thursday, May 2nd.
GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE:
The Garden Club’s annual plant sale will be on Saturday, May 4th, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. There will be a nice variety of perennials, hanging plants, and more; at very reasonable prices! Call Priscilla for more information: 309-337-2973.
U.S. COAST GUARD BOAT INSPECTIONS:
U.S.Coast Guard boat inspections will be conducted on Saturday, May 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Lakeview. Bring you boat by and have it checked out!
SUMMER POOL AND BEACH HOURS:
Brentwood Pool and both beaches will open on Saturday, May 25, at 11:00 a.m. Summer hours are as follows for the Pool: Monday through Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. For the Beaches: Monday through Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The beaches will be staffed with lifeguards as available. The pool will always be staffed with lifeguards. Come on out and take a swim!
NORTH BOAT LAUNCH GAS MARINA HOURS:
The NBL gas marina will open on Saturday, May 25, at 9:30 a.m. and will close at 4:30 p.m. Regular marina hours are:
Wednesdays: 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The marina will be open on Memorial Day weekend from Saturday through Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
KIDS’ FISHING DERBY:
The Fish & Sports Committee sponsors a yearly Kids’ Fishing Derby, that will be held on Saturday, June 8th, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Windemere Park. Children through age 15 are welcome to fish and compete for prizes! Doughnuts and milk or juice will be provided for the kids too! Bring your children or grandchildren and enjoy the beauty of Windemere Park!
MEET & GREET COOKOUT:
Spoon Lake Activity Team’s (SLAT) new summer event is a meet and greet cookout that will be held on Saturday, June 8th, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Windemere Park. Come out and mingle with your Oak Run friends and neighbors! Enjoy live music with the “Rockn’ Papas,” and hot dogs on the grill. Bring your own beverage of choice. This is a family friendly, FREE event!
IL FREE FISHING DAYS:
This year’s Illinois free fishing days are on Father’s Day weekend: Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16. On those days, you may fish any Illinois body of water without the required Illinois fishing license. Take Dad out fishing for Father’s Day!
POKER RUN ON THE LAKE:
SLAT Committee’s annual Boat Run Event will be held on Saturday, June 22nd, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. This is an adult “Meet & Greet” at various docks on the lake. Registration will be held on Friday, June 21, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Watering Hole, or on the day of the event from 10:00 a.m. to noon at Windemere.
POKER RUN DOCK HOSTS NEEDED:
The SLAT Committee is looking for dock hosts for the 2019 boat poker run on the lake! Please contact Karen at 309-337-8082 for more information!
OAK RUN MINI STORAGE INDOOR SPACES AVAILABLE:
The Oak Run Mini Storage facility now has indoor 10X30 storage spaces available. Please call the POA office for more details! 309-879-2603.
LIFEGUARDS AND CONCESSIONS WORKERS NEEDED:
Oak Run is currently looking for lifeguards and concession stand workers for the 2019 season. Please apply at the POA office. Applications are available here: http://www.oakrunpoa.com/pdf/employment-app.pdf or you may pick one up at the POA office. Thank you!
AQUA AEROBICS INSTRUCTOR WANTED:
Oak Run is looking for an aqua aerobics instructor for Mondays and Wednesdays at the Brentwood Pool. Applications are available here: http://www.oakrunpoa.com/pdf/employment-app.pdf or you may pick one up at the POA office. Thank you!
HELP WANTED AT THE WATERING HOLE RESTAURANT:
Experienced bar, kitchen, and wait staff is needed. Apply in person at the Watering Hole.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING SCHEDULE AND TIME CHANGE:
At the November 2018 Board meeting, the Board of Directors voted to change the meeting time from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the 2019 Board meetings to be held at Brentwood.
The 2019 Board meeting schedule follows:
Thursday, March 21st; Thursday, April 18th; Thursday, May 16th; Thursday, June 20th; Thursday, July 18th; Thursday, Aug. 15th; Thursday, Sept. 19th; Thursday, Oct. 17th; and Thursday, Nov. 21st.
AQUA IL BILLING CHANGED:
Aqua IL is no longer billing those people who have empty lots. Their Board voted to discontinue to bill for lots not using the water. Therefore, unimproved lot owners will not be receiving water bills from now on!
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!
THE WATERING HOLE RESTAURANT HOURS:
The Watering Hole restaurant spring/summer hours are as follows:
Sunday through Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday through Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 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:
Current POA office hours are: Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Sundays.
OAK RUN FOOD MART SPRING/SUMMER HOURS:
The Oak Run Food Mart’s fall hours are as follows:
Sunday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 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.
OAK RUN LAKE 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 2019:
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.
AMEREN CONTACT INFORMATION:
If you have questions or concerns about the Ameren Natural Gas proposal, please contact Kent Kowalske at firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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!