Announcements

BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S MEETING:
The next regularly scheduled Board meeting will be held on Thursday, November 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the Brentwood Lounge.

ATTENTION DEER HUNTERS:
Due to the recent resignation of the Fish & Sports Committee President, Ron Roling will no longer accept your deer harvest photos. Please send your deer harvest photos to the following POA number: 309-368-4950. Thank you!

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!

FALL SLOW FLOW GENTLE YOGA CLASSES:
Please join Tina Hope, certified yoga teacher, for a Gentle Slow Flow Yoga Session for 3 weeks in November. November 1, 8, and 29 with No class on November *15 or 22. Classes to be held on Wednesdays from 10:00-11:15 a.m. at the Brentwood Lounge. No experience is needed and drop-ins are welcome! $10/ class. Please bring a yoga mat, yoga blocks and a blanket if you have them (there will be some available). For questions or more information, please contact Tina at tinabotanicals@gmail.com
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLASS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 15 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

MITTEN TREE:
The Community Relations & Publicity Committee is sponsoring the Mitten Tree again this year! November 14-December 8, the Mitten Tree will be placed in the POA office for your donations to the Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center in Galesburg, IL. Please place in the box provided or decorate the tree with the following items for both children and adults: mittens, gloves, scarves, hats, socks, small toys, ear warmers, blankets, and toiletries. All donations are greatly appreciated! Contact Doreen at 913-991-3941 for more information or if you are unable to bring your donation to the POA office during regular office hours. Mitten Tree 2017

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY CLOSURES:
The POA office will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 23-24, to observe the Thanksgiving holiday! Regular office hours will resume on Monday, November 27.

CAMPER’S VILLAGE CHRISTMAS PARTY:
The Camper’s Village Christmas party will be held on Saturday, December 2, at Fairview Farms in Peoria, IL, beginning at 5:00 p.m. for cocktails (BYOB). A family style dinner, including chicken and roast beef, will be served at 6:00 p.m. The cost is $22 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. Please contact Carol Brown at 309-256-8720 to sign up.

CHRISTMAS WALK & BUFFET:
The SLAT Committee’s Christmas Walk and Buffet will be held on Saturday, December 9. Four Oak Run homes will be open for the Christmas walk from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The buffet dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Watering Hole. The buffet will include sliced prime rib or lemon herb chicken, potato, salad, vegetable, and a light dessert. One glass of wine or beer is included in the cost of $30 per person. Register online at www.slatnews.com or at the POA office by December 4. Call or text Mary at 309-826-4804 or Kelly at 309-217-766-4012 for more information.

WINTER SLOW FLOW YOGA CLASSES:
The Slow Flow Yoga Session for Winter 2018 will run from January 17 through March 7. There will be a focus on mindful movement as we explore various breathing techniques and cultivate greater awareness in our bodies, hearts and minds. A special emphasis will be placed on finding ease in our hips and low back. All classes conclude with a restorative relaxation pose. the class will be held on Wednesdays from 10:00-11:15 a.m. at the Brentwood Lounge. No experience is needed and drop-ins are welcome! $10/ class or $70 for the eight week session. Please bring a yoga mat, yoga blocks, and a blanket if you have them (there will be some available). Please feel free to join at anytime! Contact Tina Hope for more information or with questions at tinabotanicals@gmail.com

THE WATERING HOLE RESTAURANT HOURS:
The Watering Hole restaurant is open daily for business!
Spring Kitchen Hours are:
Sunday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays 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:
The current POA office hours are: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Weekends.

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.

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 2017:
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 take 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 kkowalske@ameren.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: hpeanut23@yahoo.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.

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 communicator@oakrunpoa.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: communicator@oakrunpoa.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.

ATTENTION BOAT OWNERS:
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) DOES NOT send out watercraft renewal notices anymore. It is now your responsibility to make sure that your watercraft registration is current. Watercraft registration always expires on June 30th. Did yours expire this year? Information and renewal information can be found at www.dnr.illinois.gov

STATE OF ILLINOIS NON-MOTORIZED BOAT REGISTRATION CHANGED:
The state of Illinois has changed the process for registration of non-motorized boats. Boats without motors are no longer required to be titled in Illinois (unless it has a motor). These boats will now require a Water Usage Stamp, which should be available at point of sale vendors. For more information on Water Usage Stamps, visit the DNR website listed above.

2015 USAGE STAMP INFORMATION:
WATER USAGE STAMPS:

Non-motorized watercraft (canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats) in Illinois are now required to purchase a Water Usage Stamp at a cost of $6.00 per calendar year for each of the first three vessels, and $3.00 each for any additional vessels. All of the new Water Usage Stamps must be purchased at the same time to receive the discount. Water Usage Stamps are mandatory for all non-powered watercraft. Sailboards, paddleboards, kite boards, and float tubes will also be required to display the water usage stamp.

ATTENTION GARDENERS:
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!

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