TOWNSHIP ROAD WORK CONTINUES:
Road Commissioner, Milo Gibbs, reported that on Thursday, July 13, through Monday, July 17, grinding and packing of the Oak Run roads will be done. After the grinding and packing, they will apply a biodegradable coating to keep the dust at a minimum. In August, they plan to oil and chip the roads. The culverts that were replaced will be blacktopped very soon. Please slow down and watch for trucks and heavy equipment during this time. 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!
BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S MEETING:
The next regularly scheduled Board meeting will be held on Thursday, August 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the Brentwood Lounge.
JR. GOLF CAMP:
Jr. Golf Camp begins on June 8, and runs through July 27, on Thursdays. The cost is $3 per class and is payable at the Pro Shop. The Thursday meeting schedule follows:
Ages 6-9 meet from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Ages 10-13 meet from 10:30 a.m. – noon
High School Ages meet from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
For more information, call Brett at 309-879-2582.
TASTE OF GALESBURG:
Please attend “The Taste of Galesburg” on Thursday, July 27. Visit the Watering Hole restaurant’s table and show your support! Location: East Simmons Street between Seminary Street and Kellogg Street in Galesburg, IL.
OAK RUN GOLF AND BEACH APPAREL AVAILABLE AT THE GOLF PRO SHOP:
Visit the new golf Pro Shop for all of your Oak Run logoed golf and beach apparel!
SECOND SESSION SWIM LESSONS:
Oak Run’s second session of swim Lessons will be held at the Brentwood Pool every Monday and Wednesday beginning July 10 through July 26. The cost is $25.00 per person for property owners and $30 per person for guests. Classes will meet at the pool according to the following schedule:
Guppy – 9:00-9:30 am
Minnow – 9:30-10:00 am
Fish – 10:00-10:30 am
Jr. Lifeguard – 10:30-11:00 am
RUN FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Pick up the application and petitions to run for the Board of directors at the POA office from Tuesday, August 1 through Tuesday, August 15. The deadline to return your application and signed petitions is Tuesday, August 15, at 5:00 p.m.
22ND ANNUAL KNOX COUNTY GOLF AMATEUR:
The 22nd Annual Knox County amateur will be held on Saturday and Sunday, August 5-6, at the Oak Run Golf Course. This two-day stroke play tournament is flighted. Registration deadline is Friday, August 4th. Contact Brett for more information at 309-879-2582.
LABOR DAY BOAT TIE-OFF:
Oak Run’s annual Labor Day Boat Tie-Off will be held on Sunday, September 3rd, in Party Cove. Line up beginning at 1:00 p.m.; Aerial Photo to be taken at 2:00 p.m.; Live music 2:00-6:00 p.m. Come and celebrate the end of summer with your Oak Run friends and neighbors! Sponsored by the SLAT Committee.
WOMEN’S AQUA AEROBICS:
The Women’s Aqua Aerobics classes will be held at the Brentwood Pool from 6-7 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday through August 30th. The cost $3.00 per class, payable at the pool. The class includes balance and flexibility segments and focuses on cardio with fun moves combined with energetic music. We combine all of the benefits of working out with fun, laughter and fitness! Water shoes are recommended, but not required.
NBL GAS MARINA HOURS:
The North Boat Launch (NBL) Gas Marina’s Hours are as follows:
Open Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
BRENTWOOD POOL HOURS:
Summer Pool hours are: Monday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m.
Friday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Weather Permitting)
Property Owners swim for free at the pool! (All family members must show their current Membership card for free admittance.) Accompanied guests pay $2 per person, per visit, at the pool.
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 – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Sundays.
OAK RUN FOOD MART SUMMER HOURS:
The Oak Run Food Mart’s spring hours are as follows:
Sunday-Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The Frozen Spoon Window Hours are as follows:
Sunday-Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Evening pizza hours are until a half hour before closing.
Phone: 879-3069 Hours subject to change.
ATTENTION BRENTWOOD POOL PATRONS:
Brentwood pool admittance is FREE to property owners! Each member of your immediate family must show a current membership card for free admittance.
All membership cards will be checked at the pool entrance.
Please request your children’s current membership cards at the POA office before going to the pool. We will be happy to assist you!
7/10/17 – CARP INFORMATION:
You may have noticed a number of dead fish in the lake beginning this past week. The cause of this phenomena is a Carp Virus. This disease only impacts the Carp species and is not harmful to humans. Oak Run staff is scouting the lake daily and removing the fish as they are found. We will provide updates as more information becomes available. Please use care when tubing or skiing.
CALL “JULIE” BEFORE YOU DIG:
Stay safe! Be sure to call “Julie” at 811 before you dig!
PERSIFER TOWNSHIP ROAD WORK:
Tree trimming began in February and will continue until all of the marked areas are completed. Starting June 1st, rock will be delivered. In July or August, new blacktop will be placed over all of the new culverts on Oak Run Drive. In August, the road crew will begin grinding, oiling, and chipping the roads.
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.
CATFISH DAILY LIMIT CHANGED:
Per the Oak Run Board of Directors, effective May 19, 2016, the catfish daily limit changed from 5 per day to 10 fish per day, per property owner.
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 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.
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 deadlines for 2015 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.
NEW CLUBHOUSE PICTURES ONLINE:
Visit the Pictures page of this website to see photos of the new clubhouse!
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.
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!