The Chesterfield Board of Directors recently had a contractor repair all of the common area fencing. The next phase is to have the fence power washed, primed and stained. Also any new repairs that are needed will be completed.
The work will begin in the few days. It will be done in sections starting on the east section closest to Michelle Road. The work will continue over the next 90 days.
The contractor will also need to access your back yard in order to complete these needed improvements. The contractor will be using water from the fire hydrants. This has been approved by the Village of North Aurora. They will be running a hose from the fire hydrant nearest your home to your back yard.
It is very important that all homeowners that back up to the common area fence remove all personal property from the fence area. If items are not removed, the association will remove them and cannot be responsible for any damage
All bushes, vines or trees must be trimmed back at least 6 inches from the fence. If the contractor has to trim any of these items in order to do the necessary paining the homeowner will be charged for these services.
It has also come to our attention that some residents have painted the inside of the fence. Please be aware that moving forward any resident who paints or stains any common area fencing will be charge for restoring it back to the original color and condition.
In addition, residents are not allowed to hang any items or attach any items to the common area fencing. All of these items must be removed and may not be put back on the common area fencing.
Please feel free to contact the board if you have any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The association would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation.
The Chesterfield Board of Directors
Now that warm weather is here, all residents need to start looking for repairs and/or maintenance that may need to be done on their homes. Living in a community that has a homeowner association insures that residents are making the necessary repairs and maintenance to keep the values of our homes.
Currently there are many homes that are in need of having maintenance/cleanup work done.
- Power washing - many homes have black or green staining on their homes
- Painting trim – many homes have never had the trim painted and are in need of being painted
- Rotting/missing wood around windows, garage doors, front entrance, bay windows and fascia trim, etc.
- Missing siding or lose siding
- Missing shingles
- Screens that are ripped or have holes in them
- Dented garage doors
- Vents – Birds living in dryers/air vents - side of the home is stained from birds
- Mail box repairs – rusted or peeling paint, or leaning post
- Yard maintenance - includes mowing, trimming, and weed removal. If your property has a fence you must weed whack around the inside and outside of your fence. Many residents who do not have fence but are surround by their neighbors fences do not need to do the trimming. It is the responsibility of the owner of the fence to insure that both sides are being done every week.
- We have received many complaints about back yards that need to be cleaned up. Your back yard should not be a storage area for trash or other items.
- Storing trash cans/recycle bins/yard waste bags/wood/basketball hoops/bricks/firewood or other items on the side of homes. Homeowners are not allowed to store any items on the side of homes.
- Fences that are leaning or boards/posts that need to be replaced. Many fences need to be power washed and stained. Your color must be approved by the board. There are a number of fences that the homeowner have only painted the front boards and not the sides or bracing boards. These fence painting jobs need to be completed. Those who are in violation will be receiving notices.
Many homeowners have received letters in regards to preforming many of these repair/maintenance items. But many residents have chosen to ignore these warnings. Moving forward, homeowners who do not comply to fix the volition within a reasonable time frame will be fined as outlined in the rules and regulations posted on our website. These are not new rules. They have been in place for years.
Renting your home:
- There are a number of homes that are being rented and owners are not following the by-laws.
- If you are renting your home, you must submit a copy of the lease to our management company.
- Effectively immediately any owner who has not supplied a copy of the lease to the management company will be fined until a copy of the lease is received. A homeowner can and will be fined $25.00 a day until a copy of the lease has been received.
- We have been receiving lots of complaints on homes that are being rented. It is up to the owner to make sure that the renters are aware that there is a homeowner association and they must follow all the by-law and rules.
- Many rental properties are not being maintained.
- We have receivied lots of complaints on the number of people living in these homes to the number of cars that are at these homes.
- There are rules and regulations that must be followed if you plan on renting your home.
LATE FEES FOR ANNUAL HOMEOWNER ASSESSMENTS
The annual fee for 2016 is $300.00.
Assessment fees were due by March 31, 2016.
For each month that assessments have not been paid there will be a late fee charged.
Credit Card payments are
on Baum Property Service web site. Extra fees do apply.
If you are having
paying the fee, please contact Kelly Henry at Baum.
If you have any questions, you can send email to email@example.com