Sheffield Towne Association Board Metting

Question for the Sheffield Towne Board

Eyes Wide SHUT Property Management

The increase in rents (over 28%) has created a mess because the SHEFFIELD TOWNE ASSOCIATION refuses to address this problem by EDUCATING all new tenants via an ORIENTATION program and requiring all LANDLORDS to comply with and take responsibility for all NON-Compliance issues. The Voice reported on this way back in 2010! Why did the Sheffield Board of Directors take so long to act?

What Happened in 2008?

Phase I Renovations, WHAT DID THE OTHER 65% OF US GET FOR THE $5,000,000? They said it would only cost $2,000,000. From 2008 to 2018, the WHOLE community suffered due to corruption and poor execution. And nothing has changed!

Architectural Drawings, How Much Did We Spend, What Did We Get?

Village Inspection Report, Let's get the VILLAGE more involved. IT'STIME to hire a REAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY!

That which we have relied on for so long is broken and not getting fixed. It is only a matter of time before thenext financial crisishits our community due to the lack of aprofessional property management company running things and taking responsibility and accountability.

Let's Keep our Eyes Open to Opportunities to Improve Sheffield Towne

Homeowners and Renters of Sheffield Towne. A Message from a Concerned Sheffield Towne Homeowner.

Our open forum for questions and answers was very productive. So many great questions were asked, and I have solutions for most of them. Now I have some questions for you.

  1. How is the current board working out for you?
  2. How is maintenance plan going?
  3. Are you happy with the landscaping?
  4. Do you have issues with how our neighborhood's landscaping looks?

Where's the Money Going? Have you noticed how much time the employees spend doing NOTHING? They drive around the neighborhood and then return to the sanctuary their predisposes created.

Questions for the Sheffield Towne Homeowners

  1. How many rentals are owned by corporations?
  2. How many homes have Current or Pass Sheffield Towne Employees or Board Members purchased?
  3. Should Homeowners who have LIVED in the community for, say, twenty years or more be exempt from any rental restrictions?
  4. Instead of stopping rentals, we need to institute a rule that you must LIVE here for at least ten years before eligibility to rent.
  5. Why did Roy Porter, the Sheffield Towne property manager, make so many attempts to complete the paving of dozens of homes in Oxford, CT?
  6. Why does the Sheffield Association have such a lousy reputation among the vendors?

Association President, Mark Johnson

ANIMALS/PETS: No pet is allowed on another person's property without the owner's consent. Pets must be leashed any time they are outside the confined areas of the pet owner's home or enclosed backyard. Pet owners must immediately clean up after their pets, including that area in the enclosed backyard. (Note: Report violations to the Schaumburg Health Department and Police Department.) Additional rules governing animals are in the "Declarations."

BACKYARDS: Backyards must be kept free of debris and clutter. Homeowners must regularly mow backyard grass and trim grass and weeds around fences, flower gardens, shrub beds, and tree rings during the growing season. Failure to mow and trim backyard grass will result in the Association mowing and cutting the grass and charging the homeowner for the service. Example

FENCES: Homeowners are responsible for maintaining their fences in a reasonable condition per the Declaration.

GUTTERS, DownspouSt, Building and Ground Cleanup: Why does the propert manager do this incorrectly? Here's what Home Depot says.

  • Garden Hoses
  • Garden Trowels
  • Leaf Blowers
  • Large Wooden Spoons
  • Plastic Trash Bags
  • Buckets
  • Caulks
  • Extension Ladders
  • Gutter Scoops
  • Plumber's Snakes
  1. Gain access to the roof with a ladder. Don't lean the ladder against a downspout or gutter, which can easily bend or break.
  2. Remove leaves and twigs from gutters by hand or with a large spoon, a gutter scoop or a small garden trowel.
  3. Wet down caked-on dirt, which can be difficult to emove without damaging the gutter itself, then remove it with the gutter scoop or trowel.
  4. Put debris in a bucket or plastic trash bag placed on the roof or ladder. If you use a bag, you can just drop it when it's full.
  5. Check that the downspouts aren't clogged. Use water to unclog your downspouts by placing a garden hose in the opening. But be gentle at first; downspouts aren't designed to withstand the same pressure as a house drain. If a plugged downspout can't be cleared with a hose, use a small plumber's snake or an unbent clothes hanger. Again, be gentle. Gutters are not as strong as house pipes.
  6. Alternatively, use a leaf blower to clean the gutters; however, remember that you'll be high up, often in awkward postures, and carrying a good-sized machine that not only is awkward to use but also can blind you with dust.
  7. Use the hose to flush the gutters with water after cleaning. (This is also the best time to find out if there are any leaks in the system.)

Please Check with Your Association Property Manager to verify proper Gutter Cleaning procedures. Remember your property is at risk damage if left unchecked.

What would a professional management company cost?

We Encouraged Roy to do this when he came onboard

Would you like to get?

Integrated Management System –This software tool has the ability to integrate your new Web site with Industry standard financial management software, allowing residents to access their account including current balance, account register, violations, architectural requests, service requests, and much more. Residents can even make online payments using any major credit card, debit card or an eCheck.

Save costs and make ancillary revenue – Reduce time and money spent by streamlining the day-to-day operations. Our online Payment Services can even be used as a source of ancillary revenue.

Click to Visit the ASSOCIATION VOICE Website to learn what I did and then ASK our association to get on board. I presented this to the board last summer while serving on a Committee to update the Sheffield Decks and Bylaws.

IS OUR ASSOCIATION WORKING TO IT'S POTENTIAL?

Contact the Sheffield Association today and ASK the Property Manager and the the Association President to use this tool for managing our property more effectively and at a lower cost!

What are the REAL COSTS of Operation? Were is the Money Going?
  • Mark Johnson - Past President - 939 Cardiff Ct, Schaumburg, IL 60194 - [email protected]
  • Scott Aldrich - Current President - 1802 Fenwick Ct Schaumburg, IL
  • Mark McLean - Secretary - 1917 Hastings Ct Schaumburg 60194
  • Edward Callahan - Treasurer - 1800 Fenwick Ct, 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 - Not a Homeowner. Should renters be the board? They cannot and should Vote!
  • Barbara Hopkins - Member - 2026 Oxford Ct, Schaumburg, IL 60194
  • Roy Porter - Propert Manager - [email protected] - Does not have a Illinois Community Association Manager (CAM) license!

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Sheffield Towne MAINTENANCE POLICIES

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Sheffield Towne ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL

Condominium Property Act

Not For Profit Corporation Act of 1986

Property Management Organizations

Rights and Responsibilities of Association Board Members

Question for the Sheffield Towne Board

The Sheffield Towne Voice News

Architectural Control Rules, proxy votes and board decisions.

Sheffield Voice for Homeowners