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.
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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