- On January 4, 2020
By Mike Moran | Email
It has been an exciting year in Fox Point!!
As we get ready for 2020, the board has been busy planning events, budgets, and a general game plan for the 2020 calendar year for Fox Point. Our year begins with our annual January meeting which will be held on Monday January 20th at the Village Church. The two things that make this meeting special each year is the approval of our 2020 budgets for the coming year and the election of new officers to the board for that same period.
This year we have (4) four excellent candidates running and we need your help!!! In order for this process to work, we need a certain number of homeowners to vote in the election eaxh year otherwise it is not a valid election. Each home in Fox Point gets one vote so we hope to see at least one member of each home voting in the election.
Please try to come to the meeting in person to vote between 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM on the 20th, or send in your ballot in advance of the meeting.
This meeting is also a great time to ask questions of the board regarding the goals and plans for 2020. Here’s a brief synopsis of the agenda for the 1/20 meeting:
- 6-7PM Homeowner Voting & January Board Meeting (Current Board)
- 7-8PM FPHA Annual Meeting
- 8-9PM January Board Meeting (New Board)
Happy New Year!
Board of Directors Election
Return to the Fox Point Homeowners Meeting
Monday January 20st, 2020
Voting opens at 6:00 PM and closes at 7:00 PM
Get Details by downloading ballot below!
By Stephanie Paine| Vice President | Email
December was full of holiday spirit around Fox Point! I’d like to send a big thanks to Jennifer Livingston for coordinating four nights of Santa visits around the neighborhood! This involves a significant logistical effort at Jen’s busiest time of year, so I am grateful for your efforts Jen! I’d also like to thank Kristin Cannon for co-hosting the Fox Point Ladies Holiday Social at my home. Many of our new neighbors attended and we had fun getting to know them. The highlight of the night was the custom (creepy?) Abraham Lincoln portrait brought by Lynn Douglas for the favorite things gift exchange. Nikki Dimucci was ruthless in her pursuit of the painting and walked away with a new piece of art to hang over her fireplace.
As many of you know, my Fox Point board term comes to an end on January 20. What an eventful three years it’s been since I joined the board and agreed to oversee our neighborhood’s social activities. It’s been an honor to serve all of you – but the volunteers who stepped up to coordinate events did the real work. Thank you to everyone who contributed time and energy to our social events (during my term and prior). I hope to leave the next social chair with all the tools they need to carry the torch!
Upcoming events include the Annual Progressive Dinner (Feb Date TBD), Easter Egg Hunt (April Date TBD) and the annual card party. I look forward to continuing to attend and assist with our neighborhood events!
By Margaret Graff | Email
Just a friendly reminder to VOTE at the Fox Point Homeowners Association Annual meeting!
By Jay Roberts | Email
Hope everyone had a great Christmas!
I don’t have many updates this month. For the next couple of months, I will be looking at projects that we hope to complete in 2020. High on the list will be the monument walls, the completion of the cul-de-sac project, and the renewal of our contract with the landscaping crew.
A couple of weeks ago, I did have the huge tree over by the tennis courts removed. By now, you may have noticed the big hole in the sky! It was removed due to the problems that the roots have caused or could potentially cause down the road. If you’ve been over there, many of the roots are exposed. Just this year, we had some removed over by the playground to keep that area safe when the kids are playing. There was also some concern that the roots could cause some damage to the pathway and the tennis courts as well. With the tree gone, the roots will slowly start to die and should be completely decayed in three years.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.
By David Jobes | Email
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and is enjoying the weather by getting out an exploring what a mild winter offers in Barrington.
2019 was my first year serving on the Board and heading up our lake committee team. I want to take a moment to recognize and offer a sincere thank you to Jeff Dahnke, Henri Kokke, Staci Wescott and Geoff Ommen. From spending evenings in our planning meetings, attending other local neighborhood lake committees, meeting with and attending seminars with government organizations responsible for the local watersheds, to doing research on what constitutes the making of a healthy lake, they are a committed group of people who genuinely care about our lake. It can take years to learn/understand the very complex issues facing our Lake/watershed. Having their commitment for the years ahead is critical to guide us.
The team in 2020 will be focused on developing a long-term game plan for us, and future teams to follow in regards to making the most of the pond, Lake Louise and portions of Flint Creek. We are in the process of reviewing long term projects for their viability, cost effectiveness and protection of this incredible asset of our community.
Some of the long term plans are focused on reviewing the benefit of dredging the pond and lake, erosion management on portions of Flint Creek, rebuilding and protecting the island, redevelopment of the marina area and boat storage options.
Our Committee has adopted the goal of getting more members on, in and around the lake. And to do that we know the lake and surrounds need to be a healthier more welcoming place.
Please let me know if you are interested in becoming a Lake Committee member.
In the meantime, have a healthy, happy and fulfilling new year. Get out and enjoy the lake.
By Horace Seely-Brown | Email
The pool house renovation project is under way and great progress is being made. We have been given a 90-day construction timeline, which means a completion date around April 1st. We are certainly cognizant that nothing is certain in construction but hope any “surprises” are kept to a minimum! Stay tuned for more updates in future newsletters.
I would like to personally thank the many families (Sivrais, Cannon, Dimucci, Fleming, Paris and Keanan) that assisted with packing up the facility and clearing out years of “clutter”! We saved boxes of memorabilia and plan to showcase some of these items in the remodeled facility; however any excess will be available to homeowners for their own collections.
Enjoy these mild winter days and in the blink of eye, pool season will be upon us yet again!
This is my final newsletter, as I will be retiring from the Board in January. While I will be leaving the post, I will certainly be hands-on with the renovation project thru its finality. It has been a pleasure to represent you and I look forward to seeing you all around the neighborhood!