Announcements

BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S MEETING:
The next regularly scheduled Board meeting will be held on Thursday, September 21, at 7:00 p.m. in the Brentwood Lounge.

SCAVENGER HUNT:
The SLAT Committee’s annual Scavenger Hunt will be held on Saturday, September 30, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Watering Hole restaurant. Registration forms are located in the Communicator; please get your teams of 2-6 people together now! The cost is $10 per person and all participants must be at least 21 years old. You will need a camera or phone that takes pictures to participate in this event! Call Lori Kohl for more information: 309-335-2091.

GOLF COURSE BEAUTIFICATION FUNDRAISER:
The Oak Run Golf Course’s annual Beautification Fundraiser will be on Saturday, October 14, with a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start. The cost per person is $40, which includes golf, cart, and prizes! If you wish to sponsor a hole, it is $50. All proceeds go toward the improvement of your golf course! Sign your team up today at the Oak Run Pro Shop. Call 309-879-2582 for more information.

FALL ROADSIDE CLEANUP:
This year’s annual fall roadside and ditch cleanup event will be on Tuesday, October 17. Meet at the Watering Hole restaurant at 9:30 a.m. for road assignments, coffee, and donuts! No rain date. Sponsored by the Garden Club

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERSHIP:
Oak Run’s Annual Meeting of the Membership will take place on Saturday, October 28, at 11:00 a.m. at the Brentwood Lounge. Please plan to attend and elect your new Board members!

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 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.

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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