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Trash Disposal
Due to day light savings hours beginning in March and ending in October, the Board has voted that trash should be brought to the curb no earlier than 7:30 pm on Sunday evening.  This rule has been adopted to preserve the beauty of the property on Sunday when homeowners have guests and visitors.
Spring Mulching Coming Soon…A Common Sense Safety Remindertulips
As we look forward to the emerging tulips and daffodils, our planting areas will soon be receiving a springtime topping of mulch.  There are many advantages to mulching, but there is also a safety suggestion that we all should be aware of.  If you have mulch in your planting areas, and also have landscape lighting, this would be the perfect time to do a walk–around inspection.  By adding this extra step and uncovering any decorative light fixtures that might be hidden by leaves, mulch, or debris, you will be taking an extra measure of safety by preventing the overheating, and a possibility of combustion, of this organic material.  Of course, the disposal of matches and cigarettes in combination with mulch are to be avoided as well.  By using common sense we can keep our plants happy and our homes safe!


CTHOA Definition of Homeowners and Association Maintenance Responsiblity
Please click here to read the document.


Window Glass Replacement Program
On February 23, 2019, the Crystal Tree Country Club and the Crystal Tree Homeowners’ Association agreed that the glass replacement program would no longer be funded.  For this reason, the glass replacement program has been discontinued.  The CTHOA will not reimburse homeowners in the future beginning with the 2019 golf season.


Notice of Board of Director’s Meetings for the Year 2020
The Board of Directors conducts four Board meetings meeting each year that are noticed to the general population.  The last Board meeting of the year is combined with the Annual Homeowner’s meeting.  In addition to these meetings, the Board meets monthly on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm at the office of Schrank & Associates, Inc., 8831 W. 159th Street, Orland Hills, IL.  These Wednesday meetings are subject to change.   Homeowners may attend these meetings; however, the Board will adjourn to conduct their Executive Sessions which are not open to Homeowner attendance.  Should you wish to attend the working sessions, please confirm the date and time with the office of Schrank & Associates, Inc. at 708–349–3133.


man planning changes Planning any Exterior Improvements for Your Home?
Click here to be sure you are following the required architectural procedures before you begin your project.


Coyote Awareness…
We continue to have coyote sightings within our community.  Be sure to follow safe procedures for your pets and remember that people can adversely affect the harmonious co–existence with coyotes by feeding them (even if unintentionally).  For further information on this subject, click here.


Proper Gatehouse Procedures

What you need to know…click here.



Maintenance of Driveways
Preserve and protect, while enhancing your home’s curb appeal…click here.



Proof of Homeowners’ Insurance is Required Annually

Here’s what you need to know to meet this important requirement…click here.



 
Neighborly Matters
Please…
  • do report any street light outages on your block to our Property Manager.  Your help in keeping our community safely lit is greatly appreciated.

  • do remember that written approval from the Crystal Tree Homeowners’ Association is required prior to proceeding with any exterior improvements.  For your protection, please do not place a down payment with any contractor prior to completing the approval process and receiving a written approval.

  • dogdo walk your pet on a leash within common area property only, while keeping in mind that immediate clean-up is mandatory and greatly appreciated. Please respect private property.

  • do make sure that your transponders are working properly when entering the front gate. If they are malfunctioning, contact our Property Manager immediately to obtain a replacement.

  • don’t park your vehicles overnight on the streets of Crystal Tree.

  • don’t place your garbage cans curbside before sunset on the day prior to scheduled pick up. Please be a considerate neighbor to our residents, their guests, and our Sunday sidewalk strollers by keeping our curbside aesthetically pleasing the day before garbage pickup.

  • garbagedon’t cast your garbage to the wind on stormy days. Please take the time to secure all trash and recycle containers.

 
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