Fox Point Update: October 2022 Edition
- On October 6, 2022
By Abe Ryder | Email
By the time you are reading this, temperatures have been dropping and it is starting to feel like fall. For the Board, fall is the time that we are beginning our budgeting process. The Reserve Study that concluded over the summer has helped frameup our priorities over the next few years and the amount of capital spending required in additional to our continuing operations. This means hard choices given our set of priorities. We strive for financial sustainability and living within budget for the long-term which has been challenging this year given the rate of inflation. One project in the future years will be the wood fence replacement that outlines our neighborhood on Lake Cook Road. New monument walls, new Lake Cook Road, new fence. More communication to come.
One of the goals the Board had this year was to re-invigorate Social – a goal I believe we have achieved so far this year. A huge THANK YOU to Rena Slovick for her stewardship in guiding Fox Point through the pandemic when social activities were limited and rebuilding in-person activities once again as we have emerged! This has not been easy with starts and stops. Please thank her for the next time you see her. To continue to build on the legacy that all past Social Chairs have left behind requires a continuous set of rotating volunteers to build a truly sustainable Social Committee model. We invite you to volunteer your time with any social activity in any way, shape, or form. The aim is to build connections and strengthen the community within Fox Point. Again, we live in a very special place! Please contact Rena or me directly to get involved. We do need YOU!
As you read through this newsletter, please pay special attention to Andrew Schwarz’s piece. To ensure that we continue to live in a desirable community sought after by so many, please read the Fox Point: 50-Year Tradition of Good Neighbors which can be found on our website foxpoint.org. This provides guidance on our three important topics: Safety First, Pride of Ownership, and Respect. The Board asks that ALL neighbors follow these guidelines. They have been established over many years by previous Boards and are our foundational operating norms as the Fox Point Neighborhood. Please read and reflect on these guidelines. Personally, for me it is a good reminder on how I want to / should act and behave in the neighborhood. For example, I need to ensure that my front yard lamp is in good repair, dead landscaping that fronts the street is removed or replaced and what is parked in my driveway and for how long, as all of this has a reflection on the neighborhood.
Our next Board Meeting will be in person on Monday, October 17th @ 7 pm at the Village Church. As always, we encourage homeowners to attend our monthly Board Meetings. We welcome ideas, suggestions, and feedback as we all have a vested interest in this community we call home.
All the best.
Safety & Welfare
By Bill Graff | Email
Since our last newsletter, the days have gotten shorter, the leaves are beginning to turn, and it’s getting darker faster every day, fall is here!
With that statement said, I wanted to remind everyone about a few things to think about as we enjoy our neighborhood during these fall months. Here are a few things to remember:
- Carry a flashlight or wear a headlamp and wear reflective clothing as you are walking, running, or biking before sunrise, during dusk, and beyond, this helps drivers in the neighborhood see you better, and will avoid any accidents.
- Use reflective gear for your pets as well, they too are at risk.
- Be sure to light your gas/electric lamps as they are key to keeping the neighborhood well lit which again helps everyone. Last month I gave an incorrect number and I want to include the correct number for lantern repairs; Grove Products 847-639-2544. This company will be pleased to help you and your lighting needs and are very familiar with the FP neighborhood!
- Lastly, be sure to watch out for our children during this fall time period. They are all walking to and from school for after-school activities, especially on Halloween night! (Trick or Treat hours are 3 PM to 7 PM on 10/31) So many kids in FP these days, let’s be sure to watch out for them as we drive the 25MPH speed limit in the neighborhood…PLEASE!
Enjoy these days and cherish how beautiful FP looks in the fall, we are lucky to call this our home!
By Andrew Shwarz | Email
Here is a reminder of Fox Points’ good neighbor guidelines regarding all of our properties.
- Campers, trailers, boats, and others only are stored on driveways for up to one week per year.
- Animals are not permitted to be kept/housed outdoors, including everything from dog houses to chicken coops.
- Yards should be kept in neat order, including cleaning up leaves at least weekly
- External decorations should be removed in a timely fashion following each holiday and all lights should be removed from trees and structures
These items are important as matters of kindness and consideration among neighbors but, in many cases, are also required per Village rules and regulations. If you have questions, please contact the Fox Point Board or the Village of Barrington.
By Mark Villalovos | Email
Thank you to everyone that participated in making the Annual Fox Point Garage Sale a smashing success. We had over 24 families participate and were visited by hundreds of treasure seekers from as far away as Cary, Crystal Lake, Bartlett, and Bloomingdale.
A fun and unique event is Paint the Town Barrington! A Plein Air Event from September 30 – October 8. Get more information HERE.
The Barrington Wine Walk is Saturday, October 8 and tickets are available HERE
The Chipper is BACK! Save the dates:
- Monday, October 3 – North Side of Main Street
- Monday, October 10 – South Side of Main Street
Some important information:
- Please have all your branches and material out to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your designated Monday morning
- The Chipper will make only ONE pass through your neighborhood
- Branches may be up to 10” in diameter and at least 4’ in length
- Stack branches neatly in a long, low pile on the parkway, with the cut end facing the curb. Public Works crews cannot pick up material on private property