We are a beautiful and thriving community located approximately 35 miles Southwest of Chicago in the village of Oswego, Illinois where route 30 and 34 intersect. Ogden Falls consists of 162 single family homes, 30 condominiums and 128 town homes with a population of approximately 1,000. Our community is ideally located in close proximity to schools, shopping, village services, and rail transportation to Chicago.
June 14, 2019 - new community liaison officer
At the June 12, 2018 Ogden Falls Homeowners meeting Officer A. Snow introduced himself as our new community liaison officer and addressed some of the concerns of the subdivision. He assured everyone that the Oswego Police Department was aware of our issues and actively addressing our concerns by providing additional police presence in the subdivision. He emphasized that it is important that if you see something say something as the safety of the community is a team effort. He distributed his card and encouraged residents to call or email him on any police issue that he could be of assistance in resolving. Phone (630) 551-7365 and his E-mail is [email protected]
May 23, 2019 - Notice to residents, Basement sump pumps
The Master HOA is trying to make your hook up of your basement sump pump to the storm water sewer as inexpensive and simple as possible. In the next week or two weather permitting Stanley Company will be out running the connector pipe in front of your residence for your sump pump discharge in the Wingate Drive and Waterbury Circle area by the pond. At this time, you will be asked to connect to the connector for a fee of $13.50 per foot payable by cash, check or credit card to Stanley Company. Most Homes are either 55 feet or less from main connector with your approximate average cost for the job being around $750 dollars. If you do not connect at this time the cost to you will almost certainly be higher at $20.00 to $25.00 per foot or more to do this on your own. You decide!
Be aware the Village is stepping up enforcement of basement sump pump water being discharged into the street that causes damage to the roadway as well as picks up contaminates from lawns that eventually pollutes waterways. The HOA will also be increasing its enforcement for standing water from sump pump discharge that creates wet muddy lawns that creates lawn mowing problems and damage to lawn from standing water as well as standing water on sidewalk resulting in slippery sidewalks.
It behooves you to take advantage of this opportunity to avoid higher costs for doing this work later or fines from Village and/or HOA. If you haven’t already contacted Will Stanley of Stanley Company at (630) 461-6014 or ACM at (630) 620-1133 to make arrangements for the work you should do so now.
May 15th - 2019 Subdivision Improvement
The HOA Master Board had 8 posts and some plants put in to create a barrier to prevent cars from cutting across the community property tearing up the grass. You are not allowed to park or drive on any lawns in the subdivision.
May 10th, 2019 Notice to Owners Subject: Basement sump pump discharge
If you have a basement and are discharging water from your sump pump via a hose running into the street or on your lawn be aware there is a village ordinance that prohibits you from doing this and failure to comply will result in fines from the Village of Oswego. The purpose of this ordinance is to prevent the polluting of rivers and streams from the lawn chemicals as well as damage to streets and alleys from runoff and dangerous slippery surfaces when wet or frozen. Please find attached an example of the warning issued by the village and note that the fine is $250 for each occurrence.
In addition to the village ordinances the Master Homeowners Association does not allow hoses run across lawns that interfere with the mowing of lawns, cause pooled water on lawn that causes damage to lawn when mowers run into these mudholes and also these black hoses simply look bad. Failure to comply with HOA rule results in owner receiving a warning and if not corrected a fine is assessed with second warning and so on per the schedule outlined in Master HOA rules and regulations.
The Board of Ogden Falls Master Homeowners Association has been working with the Village of Oswego to come up with a solution for some time to resolve this problem. We will be contracting to install three Ogden Falls subdivision community access points to the storm drains to address the issue for those homeowners who do not have easy access to the storm sewer and hope to have these in place early summer. The major cost of installing the access points will be borne by the Master Association but the homeowner will be responsible for final hook up of the line from basement sump pump to the storm water access point. Many of the residents have access to these or existing close storm water sewers and this hopefully will both resolve the problems referenced above. The Board has received rough estimates that the cost to the home owner to run from your sump pump discharge to the storm water hook up point or to your local storm drain will be around $18.00 to $27.00 per foot with total cost varying depending on the length of the run. The lower and best cost for this hook up will be if you can arrange to have the work done while the contractor is onsite doing the install of the three storm water drain access points. The contractor the Master HOA is using is Stanley Company Concrete and the contact is Will Stanley at (630) 461-6014. Feel free to use any contractor you wish but make sure they obtain a no charge permit from the village and that the work is in compliance with Village of Oswego building department. Again, it will be less expensive to have this work done when the contractor is onsite doing the three-group storm drain access lines than doing it later. If you have any further questions on this or need additional help on this matter contact the management company, ACM at (630) 620-1133.
Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.
April 13 2019 - NOTICE to Owners Subject: Basement sump pump discharge
The practice of running black hoses or PVC pipe from basement sump pumps and discharging on your lawn or into public alleys or street is causing some major problems for the subdivision. In addition to being unsightly this practice causes dangerous slippery ice buildup on sidewalks and streets in winter as well as wet spots on lawns that make it impossible for landscapers to mow in summer without damaging lawns or their equipment.
The Village of Oswego has an ordinance against discharging runoff water from car washing or basement sump pumps into the street as the runoff after picking up lawn chemicals and other pollutants contaminates runoff water thus polluting rivers and streams. It is also illegal to discharge this sump pump discharge into your domestic sewer as this overburdens the water treatment facility creating problems. The only satisfactory legal way to discharge your basement sump pump discharge water is to pipe it directly into the storm sewer.
The Board of Ogden Falls Master Homeowners Association has been working with the Village of Oswego to come up with a solution for some time to resolve this problem. We will be contracting to install three Ogden Falls subdivision community access points to the storm drains to address the issue and hopes to have these in place early summer. The major cost of installing the access points will be borne by the Master Association but the homeowner will be responsible for final hook up of the line from basement sump pump to the storm water access point. The Board has received rough estimates that the cost to the home owner to run from your sump pump discharge to the storm water hook up point will be around $18.00 to $27.00 per foot with total cost varying depending on the length of the run. The lower and best cost for this hook up will be if you can arrange to have the work done while the contractor is onsite doing the install of the storm water drain access point. We will provide you with contact information and installation dates at a later date so you can make arrangements for the work. Again, it will be much cheaper to have this work done when the contractor is onsite doing the drop lines than doing it later.
We encourage your cooperation in correcting this problem as failure to do so will eventually result in fines from the Village and/or from the Homeowners Association. Be aware a number of residents have already received warnings from the Village of Oswego and if not corrected will be receiving fines from the village.
April 10, 2019 - Spring Walk Through
Last Monday members of the HOA Board and ACM property management walked through the entire subdivision and found the community to be in pretty good shape. we found a few driveways that need attention, some minor cleanup/paint issues and some basement sump discharge hoses that were causing some problems. You will be receiving courtesy letters detailing any shortcomings in the coming weeks requesting your assistance in correcting or resolving specific problems.
May 25, 2018 - Notice of Alley Repair
The following is the alley repair schedule for Ogden Falls subdivision.
PLEASE NOTE; The following schedule and locations are contingent on the weather conditions and may change with little or no notice.
June 6 to 21, 2018 - West side of Ogden Falls Blvd.
Location of repair;
Primrose alley, address 44 to 10,
Ogden Falls Blvd. alley, address 313 to 361.
June 21 to 28’ 2018 - East side of Ogden Falls Blvd.
Location of repair;
Wingate Dr., 44 to 72 and 26 to 30,
Ogden Falls Blvd. alley, address 336 to 362
Waterbury Circle, address 22 to 26.
November 15, 2017 - Management Company change
At the November 14th Master Homeowners Association meeting among other things discussed the Board voted not to renew the contract of the current management company but has decided to change to ACM Community Management beginning January 2018. The Townhome Owners Association at their meeting also voted not to renew and to also go with ACM. A meet and greet get together will be held on December 6th, 2017 to allow ACM to introduce themselves as well as answer any questions the owners of the subdivision might have. You will receive further details on this change in the mail soon and do plan to attend the meet and greet on Wednesday December 6th where any questions you may have can be answered.
November 12, 2017 - MEETING REMINDER
The Ogden Falls Townhome Owners Association meeting will be at 6PM followed by a meeting of the Master Association at 7PM on Tuesday November the 14th, 2017 at the Oswego Fire Station #1 located at 3511 Wooley Road. The 2018 budget will be approved at this meeting as well as some other issues will be discussed that are relevant to the subdivision in 2018 will be discussed. Please plan to attend.
October 31, 2017 - NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Possibly interested parties from the Ogden Falls subdivision would be interested in attending the public hearing to discuss the noise issue that effects Townhomes on the east side in the back on Waterbury circle. A public hearing is scheduled on Thursday Novembers 9th, 2017 at the Oswego Village Hall located at 100 Parker Mill at 7:00 PM.
The hearing is concerning the property at 378 Ogden Falls Boulevard (Oswego Water Tower Facility). The hearing concerns the leased area 50’X50” with a shelter (12’X28’) with a 12’x12’X15’ sound barrier fence.
Metro Fibernet, LLC., (DBA Metronet) has built a Sound Barrier Fence - 3 panels 12 feet wide and 15 feet in height for the purpose of redirecting/ reducing the noise levels away from the residences affected.
Additional information regarding the requested action is available through the Village of Oswego Community Development Department located at Village Hall, 100 Parkers Mill, Oswego, IL 60543 or by calling 630-554-3622.
August 19, 2017 Subdivision Walk-through
The management company accompanied by a few members of the board conducted a walk-through of the subdivision the other day and found few issues but not all that many compared to prior walk-through's. One big issue was green mold on the vinyl siding that not only looks bad but if not cleaned off can damage your siding. It is relatively easy to clean it off with a number of cleaning solutions available at most hardware stores or you can make your own solution using white vinegar, bleach and water. You can apply the solution using a Hobart sprayer or brush then hose off or use a pressure washer but as the siding is old and may be brittle don’t get carried away with spraying to close or using to high of pressure setting. Also don’t spray up on the siding as you can inject water under the vinyl that can also damage your siding. A few homes needed some basic clean up, wood trim painted or replaced, some trees needed to be trimmed and some gardens weeded. We observed a few lawns that had pet damage as well as some dog waste that had not been picked up. This seems to be a reoccurring issue in the subdivision and we ask that owners of pets please pick up your dog waste and repair damage done by your dog to lawns. Home owners will be receiving courtesy letters detailing any shortcoming found in the coming weeks. Please take action on these items as we all want the Ogden Falls Subdivision to look its best and be proud of the appearance of the community.
June 21, 2017 - Street lights and Sidewalks
The Board is pleased to announce the Oswego Village Board voted last night to accept the responsibility to maintain streets and sidewalks in the Ogden Falls subdivision.
This project began early last year and required the Master Board to obtain signatures on a petition of 75% of the 320 owners of property in the subdivision in order to proceed. This was not easy but with a lot of effort from the Board members knocking on doors and making contact with non-resident owners the requirement was finally met. The petition was then certified and the complicated legal process began to transfer responsibility to the Village.
The result of this being the expense of repair and maintenance will now become the responsibility of the Village and no longer be an expense of the members of the Master Home Owners Association. As our subdivision ages more money has to be spent to maintain what we have and to keep our community a well maintained nice place to live that we are all proud of. This savings can be used toward that goal as well as help prevent the need to raise Master Home Owners Association assessments.
May 10, 2017
The last of the alley concrete repair on the East side of Ogden Falls Boulevard to the North of Mandy will begin on Thursday May 11, 2017 - WEATHER PERMITTING. Thank you for your cooperation.
April 20, 2017
The Pond pumps are all up and running with Gazebo repaired for the 2017 season. Enjoy!
April 19, 2017 Spring 2017 Ogden Falls Homeowners Association Walkthrough
On Tuesday April 11th 2017 a few members of the Board accompanied a representative from the management company on a complete walkthrough of the subdivision. All in all the Ogden Falls subdivision looked good and we think the practice of a minimum of two formal walkthroughs a year has improved the overall appearance of Ogden Falls and plan to continue this program. We found some issues that require attention in the townhomes that the management company and/or townhome Board will resolve with a few instances of issues that owner is responsible for who will receive letters with details. In respect to the single family homes the management company will be sending out courtesy letters to homeowners detailing specific issues requesting they be resolved.
In general we observed some driveways in need of replacement, some moss growing on siding that needs to be removed, some trim needing paint or repair, some items stored on decks or on side of house that needs to go in garage out of sight, and a few roofs with missing shingles from wind damage that need replacing. In the alleys we noticed several homes that do not have house numbers on their garages that could present problems for fire and/or emergency vehicles responding to a call. We request that all owners ensure their homes are clearly identified with house number unobstructed by trees or bushes that can be easily seen from a vehicle driving down street or in alley.
Please take the time to inspect your property as I am sure we may have missed many things that need your attention or your standards for appearance may be higher than ours. Understand if you receive a letter from Management Company the intent of this letter is to help you improve the overall appearance of your property and the entire subdivision. Also these letters are sent out to absentee property owners to assist them in maintaining the appearance of their property. Thank you for your participation in making the Ogden Falls Subdivision a place we are all proud of.
April 4, 2017 Muskrat in Pond update
The Muskrat in the West retention pond was eliminated only to find it had a friend living in the East Pond by the Gazebo. A second baited trap was set and it too was eliminated a couple of days after the trap was in place. Work is under way to repair the damage to the bank by the Gazebo and hopefully we have no more unwanted inhabitants doing damage to the pond.
Mar 22, 2017 - Muskrat in Pond
Don’t be alarmed by the floating object in the West retention pond. It is a trap intended to eliminate a Muskrat that has been living and destroying the banks of the pond. We have only spotted one of these destructive little guys thus far but will leave the floating trap in place until we are sure the pond no longer has guests.
February 10, 2017 - Update on Sidewalk/ Streetlight transfer
The legitimacy of petition signatures has been reviewed, deemed acceptable and passed to the Village of Oswego along with appropriate fee’s and required paperwork by Ogden Falls Homeowners Association lawyer and the Village is reviewing paperwork for the transfer of subdivisions sidewalks and street lights. The Board will continue to keep you apprised of progress.
In respect to the one inoperative street light on Waterbury Circle that has been out for awhile the issue is much more complicated than just changing a light bulb. The Village attempted to repair the light but found it had no power going to the pole. In investigating the problem it is possible that the electric power line was somehow severed when new cable was being installed for subdivision. At this time the Village, the management company, and the Board have requested the cable contractor to please check into this. We would hope that we hear something early next week and as soon as a determination is made on why light has no power the responsible party will proceed with repairs to the light. Again, The Board will keep you informed on the progress of this issue.
January 30, 2017 - Reminder and Heads up
The streets of the Ogden Falls subdivision are now the responsibility of the village and they maintain them as well provide snow removal services. The alleys continue to be the responsibility of the Master Homeowners Association and they are responsible for all maintenance and snow removal services. The petition that was signed has been submitted to the Village on sidewalks and street lamps and in the process of being transferred to the Village of Oswego. The Board will keep you appraised on the progress of this transfer.
All residents should be aware the Village of Oswego police department is patrolling the subdivision and writing parking tickets for illegal parking. Please observe rules pertaining to where you park as well as overnight and snow related parking restrictions. Parking rules for the streets are per Village of Oswego and enforced per those regulations. Parking in the alleys is restricted to driveways only and no parking is allowed in the alleys other than in your driveway.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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