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Welcome to The Highlands Community Site





Welcome to The Highlands of Channahon, Illinois, and the Three Rivers area most desirable sub-division. There are over 500 homes, parks for children and easy access to McKinley Woods and the Illinois River. The Highlands offers some of the area’s most luxurious homes in a family friendly environment. The sub-division is split between Will and Grundy Counties.

Our web site is designed to be a communication vehicle between the Homeowner’s Association and our homeowners as well as an opportunity for people interested in buying a home in The Highland’s to learn more about The Highlands.

Let this site be your virtual gateway to the local community and the internet. We encourage you to use this web site for the valuable and timely information it offers about your neighborhood - add us to your list of favorites or make it your homepage!

Do you want to get rid of some things in the garage but are too busy to have a garage sale, list your items in the free Classifieds in the Topics section. Please take a tour and see the wonderful information and services that are now at your fingertips. Come back often .

Brought to you by the The Highlands Homeowners Association. Contact Us if you have any questions.

Please register with this site to qualify for more features and access to many powerful tools. Some of these tools include a resident database, bulletin board postings, and the ability to submit classified ads. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve our site, suggestions are welcome!!!

Board of Directors

Dr. Kelly-Manning Smith President thehighlandsubdivision@yahoo.com
Paula Pfeifer Secretary/Treasurer banker1998@gmail.com
Katie Stiteley Director (non-officer position) kstiteley@gmail.com

Channahon Police Alert

The ‪#‎Channahon‬ Police Department has responded to multiple reports involving criminal damage to property in the areas of Hunters Crossing and the Highlands subdivisions over the course of the last 2 weeks. Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call the Channahon Police Department at 815-467-5152


ADVISORY

Hail damage solicitors need to have a permit from the Village. Ensure anyone @ your door is permitted, licensed, and bonded.

With yesterday's hail and storm damage, Channahon will likely see an increase in solicitors assessing homes for repair.

All solicitors in Channahon need to first be permitted through the Village and display their permit(s) when soliciting door to door.

With any work done to your home, please ensure any contractor is licensed, insured, and bonded.

You can contact the Village of Channahon @ (815)467-6644. For suspicious activity contact the Channahon Police through 911 for emergencies or (815)467-5152 for non-emergencies.

BOATS, CAMPERS, & TRAILERS

Beautiful weather brings many opportunities for summer activities and many Highland residents enjoy summer boating, camping, or exploring in their RV’s or on an ATV. This post is a reminder that the covenants in all of the units equally stipulate in section 3.14 that the “outside storage or parking of any mobile home, trailer (either with or without wheels), motor home, tractor, truck (other than pick-up trucks), commercial vehicles of any type, camper, motorized camper or camper trailer, boat or other watercraft, boat trailer, motorcycle, motorized bicycle, motorized go-cart or any other related forms of transportation devices are expressly prohibited.

Noncompliance with this covenant stipulation will result with Board action.

Please contact the Board if you have any questions about section 3.14 or any other section of the Highland Homeowner’s Covenants, Thank you and enjoy your summer!


ASSESSMENTS or ANNUAL DUES

As assessments have been recorded, many missing addresses have been identified. Please be advised that all addresses and new owners will be updated this SPRING and additional mailings will be sent in April.

2015 Assessment

Yes, it is that time again, assessments are due and they are in the mail. All checks need to be posted by March 1st, 2015 to avoid late charges.The good news is Dues will remain $60 for the 2015 assessment year!!! Unfortunately, the PAYPAL credit card option will not be available to homeowners this year. We are attempting to establish a "business account" for the HOA, but the previous PAYPAL account was a personal account and cannot be used this year. The new business account will be established by next year so we appreciate your patience.

2015 Assessment Notice

2015 Notice of Assessment Letter


NEW SPRING PROJECT?

It feels like Spring has finally sprung and the Board is being contacted by many residents with new spring/summer projects. It is important to understand the convenant for your Unit in the subdivision. Additionally, please note certain limitations outlined by the Village of Channahon's local ordiances may interfere with your construction plans. Please join our website to download a new copy of your covenant, a construction form, or get information about the architectual review committee before you start planning your new projects.

New Facebook Page

"Like" and "Follow" us on our new FACEBOOK page The Highland Subdivision!

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Highland-Subdivision/1545730262342143

Dr. Kelly Manning-Smith
HOA President

HOA Covenants

You can click on 'documents' and locate the covenants for the Highlands. 

Each set of covenants is based on where you live. You must know your 'unit' number (1 to 9) to select your correct covenant. 
When you purchased your home, you shuld have received a copy of your covenants.


Construction

If you are planning on any construction projects in 2015, you will be required to submit a Homeowner Construction Submission Form with your plans.  The form is available in the Documents section (upper left side of the home page

    August Meeting Outcomes
Posted by tchadmin on Tuesday, September 01 @ 22:36:14 CDT (0 reads)
Announcements The Board listened to many ideas at the August meeting and are looking into ways to implement the suggestions shared. The Board has decided to post meeting minutes on the website after the minutes have been approved. However, the Board has approved the following statement in regards to the revitalization of the Highlands HOA covenants.

* Due to the soft data provided from units 2 & 3, public discussion at the August meeting, and direct feedback from HOA members, the Board of Directors decided not to make an independent decision regarding the revitalization of units 1,2, & 3 covenants without further input from HOA members. Therefore, at that time a motion was made by Dr. Kelly Manning-Smith to poll the HOA members to provide the hard data needed to make an informed decision. The motion was seconded by Paula Pfeifer and the motion was carried.

All HOA members will receive a poll through the mail, in order to ensure that all members have a voice in the revitalization process.
 
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    Pond Notification
Posted by tchadmin on Friday, July 31 @ 15:14:26 CDT (8 reads)
Announcements Jacob Pond was treated for trace algae on 7/30/2015! There are no water use restrictions according to Ken Ponds.
 
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    SHOULD THE HIGHLANDS SUBDIVISION BE GOVERNED BY ONE COVENANT INSTEAD OF NINE?
Posted by tchadmin on Friday, July 31 @ 13:07:10 CDT (20 reads)
Announcements SHOULD THE HIGHLANDS SUBDIVISION BE GOVERNED BY ONE COVENANT INSTEAD OF NINE?

Currently the subdivision is divided into 9 units. Each unit has a unique covenant that governs that section. Many members have inquired if the entire HOA should be governed by only one covenant. Would it be possible or even wanted by the membership. The Board would like additional feedback from the members prior to moving forward on this idea.

Thank you,
Dr. Kelly Manning-Smith
HOA President
 
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    August Meeting
Posted by tchadmin on Friday, July 31 @ 13:04:39 CDT (21 reads)
Announcements The Highland’s HOA Board will be meeting on August 17th at 6:30pm at the Resurrection Lutheran Church on Rt6 /Bluff Rd in Channahon. The meeting’s agenda includes, Legal update, Treasure’s report, ARC report, LPC report, Communications report, and New Business including a Ballot request for a change in the Highland's Covenants for Units 1, 2, & 3. Any additional new business may be brought forward to the Board at that time.

We look forward to seeing HOA members and are requesting their input as we move forward.

Dr. Kelly Manning-Smith
HOA President
 
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    POND TREATMENT 7/23
Posted by tchadmin on Friday, July 24 @ 20:09:30 CDT (8 reads)
Announcements All of the ponds were treated again and have drinking and irrigation restrictions for two days. Please keep your pets away from the water for a few days.

If you drive by the Highland Detention Pond, you will see Premier Ponds clean up adventure is underway!
 
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