- On November 6, 2019
By Mike Moran | Email
What an absolutely incredible Halloween in Fox Point this year!! With 4” plus of snow and very frigid temperature the neighbor still enjoyed a wonderful holiday. It has been years since I saw snowplows competing for space on the streets with the trick-or-treaters as they meandered from door to door with their friends and families. It was surely a great sight to see the hundreds of families and kids walking the neighborhood and enjoying each other’s company.
In the Pool Report, Horace provides an update on the Pool House remodeling project. Demolition has not yet begun for several reasons as explained in his report.
At its November meeting, the Board expects to approve the Publication of the proposed 2020 Budget with the December News. The Board will take final action at its January meeting, immediately before the Annual Meeting.
As many of you know who have had children that attended/attend Lines Elementary School, 2020 is its 50th Anniversary. The committee is hosting a fundraising gala in February to raise funds for a new playground, and as part of that, they are looking to collect photos from Lines over the years. One of our neighbors, Jenny Postma is spearheading gathering photos from the 70s and 80s. If you have photos you’d be willing to share, here is the upload link: https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/1-Ivs9_Y6IoGT-AMrA3cYdJ1p8lDqfGFH?usp=sharing
Every ten years the Village of Barrington undertakes a review of its Comprehensive Plan in order to take stock of where the Village is to date and where it would like to go in the future. The meetings are divided into neighborhoods and the meeting that includes Fox Point is on November 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Barrington Village Hall. This is an open forum meeting for the residence of the village to share their thoughts with village officials regarding anything within the village. They welcome your participation and your sharing of your thoughts and suggestions regarding our great city. Please try to make an appearance if your schedules allows as it would be great to see a sizable showing of Fox Point residents at the Village open forum meeting.
By Stephanie Paine| Vice President | Email
Happy fall neighbors! Before I lay out the upcoming holiday social events below, I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Tim Twitchell for coordinating the golf outing on October 12 at Makray. The event went off without a hitch, and winners included:
- Best Dressed Foursome: Stacy Boyum, Julie Gwiasda, Kristin Nuzzo, Krista Roberts
- Male Longest Drive AND Closest to the Pin: Mark Johnson
- Male Lowest Score: Tony Trainor
- Male Highest Score: Greg Salter
- Female Longest Drive AND Closest to the Pin: Julie Gwiasda
Upcoming Social Events:
Santa will be making the rounds in Fox Point again this year! Jennifer Livingston is coordinating and she has arranged for 4 nights of visits – December 18, 20, 23 and 24. Thanks to Jen and the other volunteers who make this neighborhood favorite happen each year!
RSVP at the SignUpGenius link below – Sign-Up will go live on November 11 at 9 am. Be sure to list your kids’ names in the comments so Santa has them! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C48A8A92FA4FA7-foxpoint23
Grandparents are welcome to schedule visits with their grandchildren. You may leave a gift for your child on your front porch so Santa can pull it out from his Santa bag. Please write your child’s name clearly and in large print on the gift. If you choose not to leave a gift, Santa will have a small item for each child he visits. Have your camera ready to take pictures as the visit goes by quickly.
This is a very popular event so we are unable to honor special requests for time slots. Once the schedule is sent out, no changes will be made.
Please contact Jennifer Livingston at 312-909-1451 or email@example.com with questions.
Ladies Holiday Social – Save the Date for Saturday, 12/21!
I am bringing back the Fox Point Ladies Social! I’ll be hosting this at my home on the evening of December 21. This was an annual tradition for many years – it’s a great opportunity to catch up with neighbors you haven’t seen since the summer pool days. Stay tuned for final details in early December!
By Jay Roberts | Email
Get your snow blowers tuned up and ready to go!
This month I have a couple of updates as we head into winter.
Our landscaping crew will be wrapping up for the season this month. They still have a couple of weeks left including a detailed fall cleanup. Hopefully, everyone noticed the seasonal mums that were planted by the entrances? I thought they did a great job with the choice of coloring as they really stood out! In addition to the mums, we did do some spring bulbs that will pop next year.
In early October, we also completed three more cul-de-sacs for the renovation project. At Lake Shore Court, we removed some old shrubs and a Colorado Spruce. We added, 21 weigela wine & roses and 250 daffodils. For Fox Hunt Trail South, we removed the existing shrubs and installed 42 annabelle hydrangeas and 250 daffodils. The third renovation was at Old Mill Court, on the south side. There we removed existing shrubs but left the daylilies. We installed 45 mohican viburnums and 250 daffodils. Again, the purpose of this project is to add some color and give each cul-de-sac a different look. Next year, will be the final phase, as we will complete three more.
Now, to the monument walls and the black fence… If you’ve read my newsletter for the last couple of months, you hopefully understand that is a project that we’ve been working on for a while. As a final update for this year, we’ve decided to push this project to next year. I do have a good idea with how we should proceed but feel like it’s better served for 2020. Our focus has been on the pool house renovation and what we are hoping to accomplish there. I did do a “band-aid” fix for the black fence so that it is no longer falling over and an embarrassment. I’m sorry it looked the way it did for most of the summer, but I was waiting to see what our permanent fix might be for the whole project. The fence will stay upright now throughout the winter.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.
By David Jobes | Email
I wanted to share a couple of brief articles that were in this month’s village newsletter. Both pertain to how we can help keep Lake Louise and the Flint Creek Watershed healthier. Let’s all do a part and taking care of our wonderful amenities at Fox Point. It would be great to see Fox Point lead the way…. It would help the quality of water in Flint Creek and Lake Louise.
Special thanks to Bob Lee who helped contribute to this month’s newsletter.
It’s Leaf Season – Let’s Go Green!
Autumn is a time of year when those beautiful leaves begin to fall to the ground and need to be disposed of. In order to be more environmentally friendly, we are asking that you consider mulching or composting your leaves.
Being “green” will help to reduce the energy expended for transportation, processing, and disposal. If you have leaves that cannot be mulched or composted, you may utilize your large green yard waste tote or purchase leaf bags at most local grocery and hardware stores.
Please do not rake or blow your leaves on to the street, as this can create safety issues and clog storm drains and pipes.
Be a Part of the Solution to Storm water Pollution
As storm water flows over driveways, lawns, and sidewalks, it picks up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants and can flow into lakes, streams, rivers, or wetlands. Untreated storm water is used for swimming, fishing, and providing drinking water. Polluted runoff is the nation’s greatest threat to clean water.
By practicing healthy household habits, homeowners can keep common pollutants like pesticides, pet waste, grass clippings, and automotive fluids off the ground and out of storm water.
By Horace Seely-Brown | Email
Pool House Update
Due to unforeseen circumstances involving delays in permitting, timeline differences and contractual discussions with the vendor, the Pool House remodeling project has been delayed and the demolition work has not yet begun.
We are exploring all options to keep this project on track and completed by the 2020 pool season. Obviously this is a fluid situation that is changing weekly. We will keep you updated on the progress of this project. Please stay tuned to NextDoor for more timely updates.
If you have any specific questions on this project or the 2020 pool season, please don’t hesitate to reach out.