What are the association dues and what is the money used for?
Dues and fees are charged annually. Statements are mailed in late November with payment due January 1st. Actual dues are set in our bylaws at $5 for an unimproved lot and $10 for an improved lot. The association assesses an additional annual fee of $125. This fee pays for the general maintenance and upkeep of all playground equipment, the beach, the pavilion, picnic tables, benches, landscaping in all common areas, etc. This fee also covers electric, attorney fees, and insurance. A graphic explanation can be seen HERE.
Aren’t harbor expenses covered by the association fees too?
No, none of the harbor expenses come out of the association fees. All harbor expenses are covered by the fees paid by those who use the harbor. You can read more about our harbor HERE.
What are the definitions of the following terms: improved lot, unimproved lot, and being a member of good standing?
Unimproved lot: an empty lot
Improved lot: has had a house built on it
Members of good standing: property owners who are current on their association dues and fees
I need to talk to someone about my association fee. Who would that be?
Please direct your questions to our management company, Associa Chicagoland, at (847) 490-3833. You can read more about Associa HERE.
When and where are association meetings, and can anyone attend?
All members of FLHPOA are welcome at the monthly association meetings. We meet at 7pm the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Meetings are at the Lake Villa Township Community Center (37850 N. Rte. 59), but may be held virtually via ZOOM due to COVID-19 restrictions/concerns. Please watch the announcements made on our website and/or check our FLHPOA Facebook page for updates. You can see our association meeting dates and find meeting minutes HERE.
I am not an association member. Can I still be on your newsletter mailing list?
The Spotlite newsletter is only sent to our association members. Due to printing and mailing costs, we are not able to mail the newsletter to anyone else. However, the newsletter is available online in PDF format HERE.
How many parks are within the association?
There are four parks: Bayview Park, Orchard Park, Chesney Park, and John Rule Park. You can find photos and more information about the parks HERE.
I would like to reserve the Bayview Park pavilion? What do I need to do?
To reserve the pavilion and for info on available dates, please see the Pavilion Reservations page HERE.
Do I need to sign up or make a reservation in order to use the pickleball court at Bayview Park?
No reservation or sign up is necessary to use the pickleball court so long as at least one player is a resident member of good standing in our association. Please be courteous should another party wish to also use the court by not overextending your playing time.
I need more information about Harbor fees. Who do I talk to about that?
Because of the number of questions we receive related to Bayview Harbor and the Chesney Park boat launch, we have compiled those frequently asked questions on the Harbor page HERE.