Q. Who owns the detention
ponds in Augusta Village:
A. The Augusta Village Homeowners’ Association owns
and is responsible for the maintenance of all of the detention
ponds on our property. The association is also responsible
for maintaining two wooden fences, a circulating pump, well
and the entire stream along Augusta Boulevard. The circulating
pump keeps the water flowing through the stream between the
pond near Hassert and Kings Road to the pond at Palmer and
Honeysuckle (which is not ours). These ponds help prevent
flooding of our basements.
Q. What can be done about damaged/broken
A. If the mailbox was damaged by a snow plow, the homeowner
should call the village to have it replaced at the village’s
expense. If the post office is responsible for the damaged
mailbox, the homeowner should call the post office to make
a report. If the damage is due to usual wear and tear or vandalized
by someone unknown, it is the homeowner’s responsibility
to replace the broken mailbox at his or her own expense.
It should be noted that there are restrictions on the type
of mailbox permitted. The Postmaster General has specified
that Augusta Village will be restricted to black, aluminum
boxes and set up three to five boxes per post.
Q. Do I need to submit an approval
form for landscaping?
A. If your landscaping plans do not include hardscaping (structures,
decks, patios, etc.) or changes to the grade of your lot,
it is not necessary to submit an approval form.
Q. How / when do Board members get
A. There is a nominating committee that will collect and bring
names to the Board. The committee will see that names and
bios of the candidates are published and distributed to all
homeowners in advance of the annual meeting. Nominations are
also taken from the floor. Two Board members are elected for
a three-year term at the annual meeting of the homeowners.
Q. How many times a year does our
A. The Board holds open quarterly meetings and one open Annual
Q. How many Board members are there?
A. Six (6), two are elected each year for a three-year term.
Q. Is it possible to amend the Association
A. Yes. Any change requires a two-thirds (67%) approval vote
by the homeowners. There may also be a requirement to get
written approval from any mortgagee holding at least fifty-one
percent (51%) of the outstanding mortgages on the Property
as well as a requirement to get FHA or VA approval. See section
16.4 of our current Declarations.
Q. What schools would my kids go to?
A. Pioneer Elementary School
Brooks Middle School
Bolingbrook High School
Q. How big is the Augusta Village
A. There are 723 homes. The North Links are on the North side
of Boughton. The Greens which are on the south side of Boughton
are bordered by Kings Road on the west, Augusta Boulevard
on the South and Palmer up to Honeysuckle on the East. The
South Links are south of Augusta Blvd., bordered on the West
by Kings Road and on the East by Palmer Drive and Marshall
Ash (and one home on Raven Drive).
Q. Who built Augusta village?
A. Pulte Homes, Inc., (NYSE: PHM), based in Bloomfield Hills,
Mich., is a FORTUNE 200 company with operations in 53 markets
and 27 states. In 2005, the company delivered 45,630 homes
in the U.S. During its 56-year history, the company has constructed
more than 450,000 homes.
Q. How do you submit approval for
A. If you are interested in doing “hardscaping”
(decks, patios, etc.), you may obtain the form to submit to
the management company. If you would like to plant trees,
flowers, shrubs, etc., nothing is required by the HOA.
Q. Do I need a building permit if
I make improvements to my home?
The Building Department will help residents and/or their contractors
in planning certain improvements and addi-tions to their properties
so that they will be safe and meet build-ing codes. Building
permits are required for many installation/construction projects:
including Air Conditioners, Decks, Fences, Garages, Patios,
Pools and Spas, Roofing, Room Addi-tions, Satellite Dishes,
Sheds, Sidewalks (on private property) and Siding. This is
only a partial listing. A list of locally licensed contractors
is also on file in the Building Department. For more information,
please call the Building Department at 630-226-847.
Q. What kind of basketball hoop is
allowed in my driveway?
According to the Village of Bolingbrook ordinance basketball
hoops are permitted in residential driveways, but permanently
installed posts and hoops must be at least six feet behind
the sidewalk (closer to the house). Portable basketball hoops
may not be placed on the sidewalk, parkway or in the roadway.
Q. Is there a community center or
clubhouse in Augusta Village?
Q. What types of social activities
are planned for Augusta Village residents?
A. There is a Social Committee that helps to plan activities;
they send information out on our web site.
Q. Is there a management company overseeing
A. Yes, currently:
Caruso Management Group, Inc.
800 W. 5th Ave. Suite 110B
Naperville, IL 60563
Q. Is there any limit on the Board’s
ability to increase the annual budget of the association?
A. Yes. If the budget increases by more than ten percent in
any year, a majority (2/3) of all the owners must approve
Q. Can Board meetings be recorded?
A. Yes, as long as it does not interfere or disrupt the meeting.
Q. Do homeowners have the right to
speak at Board meetings?
A. No. However, most associations provide a certain time during
the meeting for homeowner participation, usually 10 –
15 minutes. Our Board has a 20 minute open forum for homeowners.