Sheffield Towne Association Board Metting

Schaumburg Sheffield Towne Association

A Guide for Proactive Home Ownership

Welcome to Sheffield Towne Voice – a vibrant community of 592 town homes nestled in the scenic northwest of Schaumburg. Constructed by the esteemed Levitt & Sons from 1970-1975, our neighborhood boasts forty-four acres of professionally landscaped common areas, with a history-rich clubhouse that once served as the original sales office.

Upcoming Meetings: May 28, 2024

Details about upcoming board meetings and topics of Discussion.

Do Not Give The Sheffield Towne Board Your Proxy Vote!

VOTE NO !

Giving a proxy vote to the Sheffield Towne board of directors in a homeowners association (HOA) should raise concerns for several reasons.


A proxy vote is a powerful tool in the context of an HOA, as it allows a member to delegate their voting rights to another person, significantly impacting the decision-making process within the association. Here are some reasons why a homeowner might reconsider giving their proxy vote directly to the board of directors:

  1. Concentration of Power:
       Giving proxy votes to the board of directors will lead to a concentration of power within a small group of individuals. This will reduce the diversity of opinions and perspectives considered in decision-making processes, potentially leading to decisions that may only reflect the broader interests of some homeowners.


  2. Potential for Conflict of Interest:
       Board members may have their interests that could conflict with the best interests of the community as a whole. If board members hold a significant number of proxy votes, they might be tempted to use these votes to influence decisions in their favor rather than in the best interest of all homeowners. The board has a history of self-interest.
    As when a board member prevented homeowners from getting cars towed because she had business at her home and did not want her customers to get towed. Or when they approved Randy Brown to be the property manager. Or when they took over a home on Oxford Ct and allowed their employees to live there, FREE, for years. Unfortunately, I could write about this all day long...


  3. Reduced Accountability:
       When board members hold many proxy votes, their accountability to the homeowners will be reduced. Since they have enough votes to influence outcomes, they might feel less compelled to justify their decisions or discuss their concerns and suggestions with homeowners.

    Remember the 6 million Dollar Nightmare we all paid for, but only one-third or fewer got the benefit? We promised all our would get the same upgrades, But we did not!


  4. Lack of Representation:
       Every homeowner has unique concerns, priorities, and perspectives. By delegating their vote to the board, homeowners may lose the opportunity to influence decisions that directly affect their property and community life. This will lead to decisions that must adequately represent the community's diverse views and needs.


  5. Encourages Passivity:
       Relying on the board to vote on behalf of homeowners will discourage active participation and engagement within the community. It's crucial for the health of the HOA that all members feel encouraged to participate in discussions, attend meetings, and vote on issues directly rather than delegating this responsibility.

To mitigate these concerns, homeowners who cannot attend in-person meetings could consider giving their proxy to a trusted fellow homeowner who shares similar views and interests rather than directly to a board member. This approach will help maintain a balance of power, ensure a diversity of opinions is considered in decision-making, and encourage active participation and engagement within the community.


The total votes outstanding in the Class membership equal 590 as of October 1, 1973

Sheffield Towne Board of Directors Board of Directors

  • Mark Johnson - President - 939 Cardiff Crt, Schaumburg, IL 60194
  • Scott Aldrich - Vice President - 1802 Fenwick Ct Schaumburg, IL
  • Mark McLean - Secretary - 1917 Hastings Ct Schaumburg · 60194
  • Edward Callahan - Treasurer - 1800 Fenwick Crt, Schaumburg, IL 60194
  • Tom Kunzer - Member - 1030 Denham Pl APT 1, Schaumburg, IL 60194
  • Bruce Lund - Member - 1930 Cheltenham Pl, Schaumburg, IL 60194
  • Victor Solorzano - Member - 1014 Denham Place, Schaumburg, IL 60194
  • Chuck Watson - Member - Does any one know if this person lives in the community?
  • Barbara Hopkins - Member - 2026 Oxford Ct, Schaumburg, IL 60194

Sheffield Towne is a community of 592 town homes situated on forty-four acres of professionally landscaped common areas located in the northwest portion of Schaumburg. The development was built by Levitt & Sons between 1970 and 1975. The clubhouse was the original sales office and the model homes were located on Cheltenham Court. This web site is for the people of Sheffield Towne, to express opinion about our Community and our Association.

Illinois Department of Financial
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Professional Regulation Division of Real Estate

Which Law Governs My Association? Most homeowners associations are governed by either the Illinois Condominium Property Act or the Illinois Common Interest Community Association Act. Which law applies to your community depends on whether the homeowners association is a condominium association.

In a condominium, each member owns his or her own private residence – called a “unit” – in one or more buildings containing other units. Each member also co-owns the parts of the development that are not units – called “common elements” – together with the association’s other members. Condominium associations charge a monthly fee – called “assessments” -- that covers the cost of maintaining and operating the common elements.

Usually, but not always, the word “Condominium” will appear in the name of a condominium association, and the association’s key legal document will be called a “Declaration of Condominium”. All Illinois condominiums are subject to the Illinois Condominium Property Act.

If your homeowners association is not a condominium, it is a non-condominium common interest community association. In a non-condo common interest community association, each member owns his or her own land and the private residence built on that land.

Members living within a defined area or community pay annual or monthly fees or assessments for maintenance of shared community facilities, and must also comply with architectural and other restrictions spelled out in a document typically called a “Declaration of Covenants”. If a non-condo common interest community association includes at least 11 private residences and annually collects more than $100,000 from its members, it is subject to the Illinois Common Interest Community Association Act.

If you are a member of a non-condominium common interest community association that is too small to be subject to the Illinois Common Interest Community Association Act, the Illinois General Not-forProfit Corporation Act will apply if your association has been incorporated.

It’s no surprise, therefore, that more and more homeowner associations are implementing technology solutions to help them better serve their communities and maximize their time, money and energy.

Empowering Homeowners: Your Voice Matters

Proxy Voting: A Deliberate Choice – Proxy voting is a pivotal tool within any homeowners association (HOA), offering a way to voice your decisions even in your absence. However, entrusting your vote to the board may not always align with the community's best interests. We advocate for a balanced power distribution, urging you to consider assigning your proxy to a trusted neighbor who shares your viewpoints. This fosters diverse decision-making and enriches our community dialogue.

Failed Renovation Projects

Information on Phase I renovations and future projects.

Projects implementation by the Current Property Manager, Roy Porter.

Sheffield Towne Association Trash Can Labels

Projects success by the Current Property Manager, Roy Porter. These include the Recycling Container Address Labels program, the tree and stump removal initiative, the landscape repair project, and the tree replacement program. Recycling Container Address Labels. Forty percent of the receptacles checked still need to include this Sheffield Towne Address Label. The program started in 2021. Why hasn't the Sheffield Towne Property manager fined or picked up all such trash cans on the property?

It's deeply concerning to witness a recurring pattern of failure in various programs, including tree and stump removal, landscape repair, and tree replacement. These failures have not only resulted in a significant waste of resources but have also compromised the safety and aesthetics of our property.

Given these past failures, it's crucial to question why we should trust Mr. Porter and the board to complete this Major Project without significant problems. VOTE NO on Proxy Voting!

This situation is eerily reminiscent of the renovation project that failed in 2004-6, and I am still waiting for my home improvements.

Another program that has yet to be implemented by the current management and board is the registration of all vehicles on the Sheffield town property.

Sheffield Towne Association Missing Auto Decal for leagal parking

Shockingly, we found that about 46% of the vehicle stickers this Schaumburg Association requires have been missing since 2018. This lack of accountability is a serious concern. Why has there been no action taken against Roy and his crew when they roam the streets of Sheffield without the required stickers? It's high time we enforce accountability.

Homeowner Concerns

Insights into homeowner concerns regarding proxy votes and board decisions.

Local Services and Merchants

Listing of local services, including appliance repair and dryer vent cleaning.