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Current Assoc. Projects

2014 PLANNED COMMUNITY PROJECTS HIGHLIGHTS
 
Snow Removal of Easement sidewalks & front 20ft side only
Legal written government documents. Phase two ( legal amending/restating with rewritten CCICA law included)
Add additional landscaping mulching to front area entrance area ( Bulbs, Bushes, Trees & install Fall  bulbs)
Increase reserve funding contributions to a 12K Min Winter 2013
Add one more Community event. Arbor Day, Bark at the Park, Spring 2014 
(TBD) 
General seeding, on all wetland easements areas as needed   Spring 2014
Install Resin Park Benchs on South Castlewood Rest Area    Spring 2014
Install Decorative Cropping Rocks installed on Sundance entrance & switch grasses around  Spring 2014
Plant Fall Mums up front entrance areas   Fall 2014
Install New trees on Sundance observation area fencing.
 
 
                                      2013 PLANNED COMMUNITY PROJECTS HIGHLIGHTS COMPLETED
 
Install new split rail fencing on front Castlewood & Tallgrass Easements (project completed Oct. 2012)
Convert front entrance area on South Castlewood with cropping rocks & native landscaping by new fence areas.
Institute Quarterly Inspections conducted by Management Company.
Legal rewriting of government documents. Phase one ( lawyer rewrite) (easements).
Install Split Rail Fence on Tallgrass Easement front lot between (963  &  969) 
Install Split Rail Fence on front Easement area of Castlewood Wetland Area.  
Install Split Rail Fence on front Easement area of Sundance Native Garden Easement  
Reseed both Castlewood  Sundance, and Tallgrass conservation easements
Install Rest areas Doggie Waste station, Park bench, (1) Tallgrass Easement Cropping Sitting Rocks
Add additional mulch to west side front to front area entrance area     
Conducted the Annual Easter Egg Hunt in April with 70 kids attending...                                         
Increase reserve funding contributions to a 10K Min
Installed outlet area of South Castlewood 168ft parkway section with PARKWAY trees on front apron area 
Planting of Fall Mums up front entrance areas in late September.             
Add additional landscaping bulbs to front area  entrance area ( Tulips)
Worked through the Village MAYOR-TRUSTEES & Bartlett Public works to repaint subdivision fire hydrants.@
Mailed/Hand out  new conservation easement Documents to all homeowners in the fall.
Update look and feel of Community Website.
Snow removal off for easement sidewalk areas only on a as needed basis.
Board Members attending extensive association mangement training & certification....
 
 
South Castlewood Drive Rest Areas located with new cropping sitting rocks (planned bench for 2014 install)
Perimeter fencing around front wetland area as well.
 
 
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  New Fencing on Sundance native Garden Area around observation area & rest area.
 
 
9 ft tall Giant Sunflower dot the landscape of Tallgrass Easement withover 75 types of native forbs
 
 
Center shhoy from Tallgrass Easment looking out    Tallgrass Drive Easement Giant Sun Flowers
 
 
Spring Board Training in Schaumburg  May 2013      Winter Board Training in Arlington Heights in Jan 2013
 
  
Worker Install Joint Village & Association Trees        Tallgrass Drive Rest Area & New Native Garden Easement
                                                                              including perimeter fencing.
 
  
Controlled Wetland Areas Burn in May 2013               Annual EASTER EGG HUNT
 
 
New fencing on Sundance Observation area boundry area.  New plugs and Seeding on Castlewood East Area
 
 
NEW RESIN BENCH INSTALLED                                      Easter Egg Hunt 2013
 
 


 
                     2012 PLANNED COMMUNITY PROJECTS HIGHLIGHTS COMPLETED
          

 ï§ Convert front entrance grass area from turf grass to mulched area thus reducing mowing contract by 50%.
 ï§ Convert Sundance peninsula native area to rear observation area with Q- tip mulch path & two benches.
 ï§ Legal rewriting of government documents. Phase one ( lawyer rewrite) (easements, rules, banking,
      reserve funding. common use areas, improved community operating standards. (deferred to 2013)
 Mailed out new governing documents, bylaws and community rules to all homeowners in spring of 2012.
     Phase one ( lawyer rewrite) (easements, rules, banking, reserve funding. common use areas,
     improved community operating standards.* (printing)
 Reseeding of both Castlewood and Sundance conversation easements      
 Repair plastic drain pipe on front Castlewood retaining wall.
 Add bench
 Snow removal off for easement sidewalk areas only on a as needed basis.
 Investigate  a new online web based proxy voting system options for fall 2012 board elections.
 Add on more seasonal holiday lighting to our inventory.
 
 
 TALLGRASS HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION completed several successful restoration projects COMPLETED during 2011 season !
 
 
Here are some examples of native plants plugs installed into both the Castlewood & Sundance native easements and Front entrance areas!
 
 NAVY DAISES
 
 BLAZING STARS
   
 Brown Eye Susans
 
 
 Purple Cone Flowers Installed:
 
 
Trilluim Native Landscaping installing plugs and seeding in 2011:
 
 
Installed New fencing & Native Plugs landscaping:
 
 Installed security fencing to protect native plugs landscaping:
 
Installed new conservation pathway on Sundance Easement
 
 
                        INSTALLED NEW LANDSCAPING FRONT AREAS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Installed native plugs landscaping to Purple cone flowers, Blazing Stars and Red Tomato Cone Flowers:
 
 
 Installed New native grasses to front entrance area 
 
 
New installed Native landscaping is growing quickly:
 
NEW BLAZING STARS IN FULL BLOOM, ALSO PURPLE CONE FLOWERS & TOMATO SOUP CONE FLOWERS TOO!
 
 
TALLGRASS HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION  completed several successful  restoration projects during  2010 season !
 
                                              Front Entrance Signage Repainting & Updating:
 
 
                                                                    RODDED SIGN POST
 
                                          
                   REPAIRED SIGN  & PROFESSIONAL PAINTED ENTRANCE SIGNS 
                    * NEW POST WILL BE PAINTED AFTER 3 MONTHS TO LET IT DRY OUT!
 
 TALLGRASS HOA  UPDATED THE LOOK OF OUR FRONT STEARNS ROAD ENTRANCE AREA:
 
 
NATIVE PRAIRIE GRASS :
 
RESEEDING SUNDANCE EASMENT WITH NATIVE PRAIRE GRASS & 40 Different Native Different Flower Plants 
 
 
          RESEEDING                                             REMOVAL OF TURF GRASS OFF OF CASTLEWOOD