November 16, 2020
Annual Membership Meeting and Board Elections:
GLNHOA Board Election Results
We had a good response from homeowners and met the required quorum for the election. Thanks to all the homeowners who took the time to vote and attend the virtual meeting.
Kevin Borgard, Eugene Bayer and Thomas Newberg were reelected to serve 2 year terms. Sarabdeep Singh was elected to serve a 1 year term as a result of an open position on the Board.
Jill Brotman - Director, resigned from her position having moved out of the area. We thank her for her service.
Board Officer Election
Following the November 16 election, the Board elected the following officers and a committee chair:
Kevin Borgard - President
Robert Sloat - Vice President
Rajeev Vasudeva - Treasurer
Thomas Newberg - Assistant Treasurer
Eugene Bayer - Secretary
Sue Serra - Assistant Secretary
Sarabdeep Singh - Director
Rajeev Vasudeva - Landscape Committee Chair
These Board officer and committee positions are for the period ending on November 15, 2021, which is the next scheduled election for open or expiring Board member positions.
GLNHOA Annual Assessment Increase for 2021
At the Board meeting on November 16, 2020, the Board unanimously voted to accept the 2021 proposed budget and to increase the annual assessment dues to $360 from $320. All homeowners were sent a letter dated October 14, 2020, from our property manager, McGill Management, Inc., with the proposed 2021 budget. It contained information on the increase. Your Association has held the annual assessment dues to $320 for the last 7 years. Prior to that, the Board was able to reduce the annual assessment dues from a historic high of $550 in 2008 and 2009.
As pointed out in the letter, increased maintenance expense for landscape replacement, irrigation system, fences, fountains and our 38 monuments is the main reason for the assessment increase. Most all of theses items are 15-20 years old. Our cash flow and reserves are fine.
April 21, 2020
A COMMUNICATION FROM WHITE DEER RUN/VILLAGE/GLNHOA ON GOLF CLUB USEAGE DURING COVID - 19 LOCKDOWN.
Hello Gregg’s Landing Residents,
We hope this finds all of you well during this unusual time. This is a joint communication from the Village of Vernon Hills, the White Deer Run Golf Club, and the Gregg’s Landing North Homeowners Association. We wish to update you on the status of the golf course and the activities that are permitted on the course at this time.
The golf course is currently closed and will not reopen until the Governor issues an order indicating that it may. That date is currently projected to be May 1, but is subject to change. Normally, the golf course is not open to the public and walking, biking, and other activities are prohibited. The golf course is private property and access, except for paying customers, is considered a trespass. However, during the time of government shut down on golf courses, the Village and the White Deer Run golf course have graciously permitted walking and biking on the golf course PROVIDED, all walking and biking is restricted entirely and exclusively to the cart paths.
The golf course is still spending lots of money on maintaining the course so that it can open in great shape when golfing is eventually permitted again. We homeowners and our guests, should respect the importance of a well-manicured golf course to maintain our property values. At a time when no revenues are coming in to the golf course, the last thing we need to do is cause it extra expenses due to damage inflicted upon the course.
There have been some individuals that have wavered from staying on the cart paths and have entered the golf course to play soccer in the fairways, hitting golf balls in the fairways, tee boxes, sand traps, and greens, and otherwise causing turf damage, bike ruts, divots, and other forms of damage to the course. Much of this damage has probably been inadvertent. Unfortunately, there have been several instances of purposeful vandalism and graffiti to course property. This cannot be taken lightly.
Until such time as the golf course reopens, you may walk or bike on the cart paths exclusively. Entering onto the golf course, especially tee boxes, sand traps, and greens, by people or pets, is expressly prohibited. When the course does open again to the golfing public, then permission to walk or bike on the cart paths will again be prohibited for safety and insurance reasons.
We residents can also self-police the protection of one of our best assets by reporting any non-compliant behavior to either the golf course at 847-680-6100 or, if necessary, to the police at 847-362-4449. Please be vigilant and help our community maintain its property values.
Currently the Lake Charles Grill is closed for pick-up and delivery, the Friday fish fry, and other activities. It will however have food preparation available for pick-up on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 10. Call 847-680-6100 for additional details. Please support our local Golf Course and Club the best you can.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and may all of you remain safe.
Mark Fleischhauer, Village Manager, Vernon Hills
Robert Malpede, General Manager, White Deer Run
Kevin Borgard, President, Gregg’s Landing North HOA
PS - If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your HOA property manager, McGill Management at 847-577-5600.
March 17, 2020
BOARD MEETING ON MARCH 23, 2020 WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. BELOW IS A COPY OF A MARCH 17, 2020 EMAIL SENT TO RESIDENTS WHO HAVE GIVEN US THIER CONTACT INFORMATION.
Dear Greggs Landing North Homeowner,
With recent updates regarding closures due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, legal counsel for our community associations have recommend that we not hold any “public” meetings at this time for any of our community Associations.
Therefore the March 23rd Board of Directors meeting will not be open to the public. The Board however under the Associations Legal Counsel has been directed to meet by telephone conference to conduct any pending business of the community association, as we must move the community forward during this difficult health safety situation. Minutes of this telephone conference meeting will be available after the they are approved at the next Board meeting. Should you have any concerns in this regard, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Additionally, concerns were brought to the Board of Directors attention about the number of signs that accumulate in the green belt areas. The attached Resolution is being considered by the Board of Directors, the Board would like your feedback on this resolution. Please send any comments or concerns in regard to the Resolution to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep the following in mind:
Thank you for taking the time to review the proposed Resolution and provide us with your feedback.McGill Management and the Board of Directors would like to remind all owners to visit the CDC.govwebsite for official updates on the COVID-19 Virus.
Regards,KimKim Merrigan, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM® PresidentMcGill Management, Inc. | Phone: 847.259.1331, ext. 110 | Direct Dial: 847.577.56001314 North Rand Road | Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
February 17, 2020
GREGG'S PARKWAY AND HUNTINGTON DRIVE Update
Below are reports recently posted on our Village website covering this intersection. Your Board has given input to the Village on some of the items covered in the study and the Technical Report. The Village will likely hold public hearings on any implementation plan at which time public comments from residents can be made.
Gregg's Pkwy and Huntington Intersection Study Update:
Gregg's Pkwy and Huntington Intersection Civiltec Engineering, Inc. Technical Report:
January 25, 2020
Our next Board meeting is at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at White Deer Run Golf Club clubhouse.
January 6, 2020
GREGG'S PARKWAY AND HUNTINGTON DRIVE Update
Below is a summary of a published Village report on the Gregg's Parkway and Huntington Drive Intersection. Watch for a west bound Gregg's Parkway traffic pattern change turning on to Huntington Drive North at this location.
The intersection of Gregg’s Parkway and Huntington Drive has been studied on a regular basis to improve its safety and operational aspects. As background, the major roadways within the Gregg’s Landing development are subject to the provisions of the 3 Party Agreement between Lake County, the Village of Vernon Hills and Zale (developer). The agreement requires concurrence of LDOT and the Village to modify the original design. A recent study was conducted in November of 2019 by Civiltech Engineering, Inc. The study reviewed a number of alternatives such as:
Maintain Existing Conditions
Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacons
Temporary Right Turn Removal
Permanent Right Turn Lane Removal
All-Way Stop Control Installation
Traffic Signal Installation
Compact Urban Roundabout
The highlights of the study are:
The traffic volumes do not vary substantially from prior counts. The 2014, 2017 and 2019 traffic counts reflect traffic volumes on the east leg at 14,400; 11,100 and 12,500 vehicles per day respectively.
The All-Way Stop Control is not warranted. Additionally, very few opposing left turn movements onto Huntington occur.
The Traffic Signal Installation is warranted. A few warrants are met but this does not improve the safety aspects as compared to other alternatives.
The accident history of both pedestrian and vehicular accidents reflect difficulties of drivers viewing westbound vehicles when a vehicle is present in the right turn lane.
The Civiltech Engineering, Inc. study was reviewed and discussed at length with LDOT. Afterwards, we received concurrence from LDOT to install the Temporary Right Turn Removal alternative. The merits of this improvement is reflective of the review of police crash reports since 2011. This alternative was subsequently approved by the Village Board and staff will implement this alternative on January 6, 2020.
The temporary lane removal would be accomplished vis-a-vis the installation of delineators thereby removing the existing right turn lane. The existing thru lane would then function as a combined thru and right turn lane consistent with most of the other intersections within the larger Gregg’s Landing subdivision. The installation would be reviewed for approximately 6 months and based on the outcome, the Village and LDOT would review its merits prior to the consideration of permanently removing the right turn lane.
GREGG'S LANDING LIFE MAGAZINE September 2019 Update
Latest word from Gregg's Landing Magazine management is that Eric Landoll will be the new content manager for GLL and the magazine will continue publication to residents in single family home neighborhoods. The September issue of GLL has just be sent out.
NEW PROPERTY MANAGER effective July,1 2019
Your Board has chosen a new property manager, McGill Management, Inc., to help us manage the common property of the Association. McGill is a local operation and more suited for our Association’s activities. This became effective July 1, 2019. All homeowners received a mailing dated July 1, 2019 from McGill giving important McGill contact information and also asking for updated homeowner contact and emergency contact information. Please return the information sheet with the requested information so McGill and your Board can better serve you. McGill uses this information to keep contact information current so we can email homeowners on important HOA matters. Please keep the letter with all the McGill contact information for future reference.