|STEEPLE RUN HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
June 16, 2020
Page updated 06/24/2020
In attendance: Arlanda Brantley, Janice Hudson, Steve Kadish, Herb LeBlanc, Karen Malcolm, Jill Peterson,
and Crystal Senyshyn.
Call to Order:
Meeting was called to order by Board President Steve Kadish at 7:00 p.m. and a quorum was established.
Approval of Minutes:
Approval of the March 11, 2020 Board meeting minutes was previously made via email and the minutes
emailed to residents on March 13, 2020.
The balance sheet for recently completed Fiscal Year 2019-2020 was presented. After discussion and
tweaking, the Budget for FY 2020-2021 was approved.
Invoices for the FY2020-2021 $85 Dues Assessment were emailed (and 1 mailed) to all homeowners. 26
residents, about 35%, have already satisfied their obligation and $2210 was received. The due date is June
30; a week before the deadline, Janice will email reminders as needed.
Architectural Committee Report:
The driveway expansion approved for 4802 Steeple Run has been completed. No new requests were
Communications Committee Report:
The renters at 4307 Church Hill have moved and the homeowners will move in shortly. Next week is the real
estate closing for 3911 Steeple Run. A new directory will be emailed to residents once contact information
for our newest members has been received.
Compliance Committee Report:
No written formal complaints were received.
Landscaping Committee Report:
The barberry shrubs at the Smith and Crystal Lake Avenue entrance had a considerable amount of dead
wood removed last year; they are now rebounding nicely from their renovation. All 4 entrance monuments
have been mulched.
Preferred Contractor Report:
The pandemic caused our spring Arrow Septic pump outs to be rescheduled. 20 households participated in
this successful endeavor.
Additional estimates are needed for the wood repair/replacement in the Crystal Lake Ave. entrance.
The Algonquin Township has not yet acted to reposition the right turn sign on Crystal Lake Avenue or the
street sign at the western end of Steeple Run and Church Hill; pruning the evergreen to increase visibility
might be a possible option. Herb will check with Mr. Grasser again.
Complaints have noted mowing contractors creating loud nuisances in the early morning and evening
hours. Section 4.05 states:
No noxious or offensive activity shall be carried on upon any Lot, nor shall anything be done thereon which
maybe or may become an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood.
County noise ordinances will be checked.
Four different garbage haulers operate in our subdivision; these multiple trucks are increasing the noise
and damaging our streets throughout each week. Ideally, residents would agree to be serviced by the same
contractor; with the power of numbers, we might be able to ask for a preferred rate.
Steeple Run Estates has no common property. Please note that all retention areas and slopes are part of a
homeowner’s property. Wading, swimming, frog-catching, ice skating and sledding in these areas without
the homeowner’s permission is trespassing.
Homeowners along Crystal Lake Avenue need your assistance in identifying the address of the operator of a
red 4 wheel ATV who has been speeding through a good portion of their backyard properties and on our
streets while our children are out playing. Seen most frequently afternoons between 2-7 p.m., the driver is a
white male, 24-28 years old, approximately 130 pounds, with black hair and a goatee. The sheriff’s office
will try to address the issue if we can locate his residence. It is possible that this man is unaware that his
reckless actions are illegal.
Residents should refer to the Covenants (Article 4.09) concerning temporary storage of trailers, RVs, boats,
jet skis and stored cars in driveways and on lots within Steeple Run, other than for short transitional periods.
No signs are allowed in Steeple Run (Article 4.08), other than one sign advertising a home for sale. Please
remove political signs within 2 weeks after an election; all others should be removed promptly when an
event or celebration is completed.
The next SRHA Board meeting will be held Tuesday September 22, at 7:00 p.m. The decision to hold a
Zoom meeting or to secure a location will be determined closer to the date. All residents are welcome and
encouraged to attend.
A motion to adjourn was made by Janice at 7:58 p.m., seconded by Steve. Motion passed.