Fox Point Update: March 2023 Edition
- On March 5, 2023
By Abe Ryder | Email
By ABE RYDER
Greetings Fox Point Neighbors,
While as I write this month’s newsletter, we just had an ice storm in late February with downed trees and power outages, snow on a Friday night that melted the next day, a current temperature in the high 40s and the near-term forecast calls for potential snow. We must be in March – not quite out of winter yet. Regardless, the month of March is when Fox Point starts to emerge with more walkers and activity on the roads (yes, watch your speed please).
Your Board is in full planning mode for 2023. With the recent nice weather, Jay Roberts has been able to coordinate with our landscapers to continue to chip away at the monument wall project – we are almost there! Taylor Shanfeld and Criss Chang are in early preparations for tennis and the pool, respectively. Bill Graf is in contact with the Village of Barrington to understand any impacts to Fox Point residents as we begin to enter road construction season. The Lake Committee, led by Steve Kipferl, is already working on fish stocking options while Andrew Schwarz, Architecture, has formed a small committee to explore better ways of utilizing the boat dock area with erosion controls to prevent more of our shoreline from sinking into Lake Louise. Our Secretary, Lindsay Keenan will shortly be preparing our annual directory. Mark Villalovos continues to make enhancements to our website along with building community awareness around events. In addition to last month’s Card Party announcement, read on to see what Melissa Pohl has in store for the annual Fox Point Easter Egg Hunt. And finally, do not miss Kyle Powal’s Treasury report, as there is important information on our 2023 assessments.
Our next Board Meeting will be held in person on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 7PM 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.
By Kyle Powal | Email
It’s that time of the year again. Our 2023 Annual Assessment of $1,350 is due no later than March 31, 2023. Every owner of the record should have received an invoice from our accountant, Picker & Co, during the last week of February. If you have not received an invoice, it is your responsibility to contact Picker to request an emailed copy. Requests can be directed to Linda at 847-541-4000.
Your check should be mailed to:
Fox Point Homeowners Association c/o Picker & Co.
750 Lake Cook Rd. Suite 375
Buffalo Grove, Il. 60089
Should you want to use a credit card, be aware merchant banking fees apply. Click here for directions.
A reminder that the right to use Association assets or attend events can be suspended/is forfeited due to delinquent assessments.
By Melissa Pohl | Email
EASTER EGG HUNT, 4/8/2023 at 9:00am
Mark your calendars! The Fox Point Annual Easter Egg Hunt date is April 8th, at 9:00am at the Fox Point Tennis Courts. In an effort to best meet the needs of all age groups, I wanted to propose a staggered start with our oldest participants going first (secondary, 3rd grade and older) at 9:00am, and our younger participants (primary, K-2) going second 9:15am and our youngest (4 and under) participating on the tennis courts truly starting whenever they are ready since I think they tend to take their time. I am attaching a link here for you to offer your suggestions and input. Be on the lookout for the sign-up genius coming soon!
Last but not least, when FOX POINT SOCIAL releases information about events and dates, and sign-ups, we HEARD YOU that some of you’d prefer for these to arrive via your e-mail inbox! If you would like to OPT IN to social event e-mails, please fill out this form! We will try our best to keep you in the KNOW!
Last but not least, please fill out the social input form if you haven’t yet and have some ideas for the social chair… ESPECIALLY about volunteering for the Progressive Dinner committee! Thanks, Kate F. for volunteering!
By Andrew Shwarz | Email
If you are considering any exterior home improvements, please contact me to understand if the project needs to go through HOA Board approval. As a reminder, the Board never approves fences or sheds.
Work continues on our strategy to revitalize the Boat Landings area. Preliminary designs have been received by a few vendors, and the Board is currently considering solutions to more permanently fix the sagging/sinking shoreline. More information on this project direction, including the process to solicit our neighbors’ input, will be shared in the coming months.
By Jay Roberts | Email
Common Grounds was unexpectedly very busy over the last couple of weeks!
Due to the continued mild temps and lack of real snow, we were able to pick back up on the monument wall project. In just the last two weeks we accomplished a big portion of what was to be completed this Spring! This includes the installation of our new drainage system at the base of each wall, a complete regrading of the landscape slope in our mulch beds and backfilling the open trenches. The regrading of the landscape slope was a much-needed step and finalizes the project. This will level out the landscape to the existing foundation of the wall and help with future moisture. A ton of work and dirt was moved but the wall portion of the project is now fully COMPLETE!
Only one phase is left, which is new plantings. This will be a new but similar design that was there before. The plan will call for plants that offer color, are drought resistant, and provide a natural boundary for the four homeowners.
We will start this final phase in the coming weeks, once the weather allows!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!
By Mark Villalovos | Email
I just returned from Los Angeles and it was a blast watching my family and friends lose their minds at the “snow” that fell briefly while I was there. Temps hovered around a “frigid” (their word, not mine) 40 degrees F, and I went running in shorts. 🙂 Illinois Spring weather will arrive soon, and I look forward to seeing even more neighbors outdoors in Fox Point.
Local Events to get you out of the house:
Low Ticket Alert! A City Inspired Jazz Brunch – March 12, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Barrington White House
Calling all Artists! Are you an artist or do you know an artist interested in exhibiting their works at an upcoming 3rd Thursday event at Barrington’s White House? If so, please fill out this Artist Application Form!
Do you fancy yourself a good Storyteller? Check out this event: “I knew I belonged when…” An Evening of Storytelling April 28 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm at the Barrington White House. Why not participate? Casting Call for Storytellers. Share your story and for a chance to perform by filling out THIS FORM.
By Steven Kipferl | Email
Special Guest Post this month by Lake Committee Member Jeff Danke
Dear Homeowners. If you are looking for more information on our local creek and Lake Louise we have an excellent opportunity for some in-person learning on April 20 at the White House. There is a formal group called the Flint Creek/Spring Creek Watershed Partnership that is responsible for reporting on our watershed, making recommendations, and helping secure funding. Fox Point Lake Committee has leveraged some of this group’s work to secure Village funding and Lake County grants. This will be the first public conference from this group and I know it will provide excellent background and offer insight into future projects that will affect us here in Fox Point. Please review the information HERE and register if you are interested in the topics.