From Farnsworth Group, the Village consultant on their stormwater master plan:
This Wednesday from 6-8pm is the Open House for the Stormwater Master Plan where we are asking for input from Savoy residents, business owners, and visitors to share with us drainage issues you have observed or experienced. There is an online survey version below if you are unable to make the open house.
Dear Prairie Fields, as many of you know, the existing detention basin on the southeast corner of our subdivision, along South 1st Street, is not functioning properly. Stormwater does not efficiently exit the basin, which leaves the ground saturated. This has been an ongoing issue for many years, which inhibits our ability to maintain the area and control volunteer growth. Recently, there have been some complaints from residents near the basin about vegetation on the periphery growing unchecked. These complaints prompted the board to enlist the expertise of an engineer to review deficiencies in the original basin design and to provide remediation solutions. The design drawings for repairs and a cost estimate are downloadable below. Since the deficiencies in the basin have been known for some time, the HOA has been budgeting for their eventual repair and none of this work would require a special assessment. We encourage interested residents to review and to provide comments to the board via email, email@example.com. We would like all comments by March 9th, 2022. The board will then discuss your comments with our engineer and continue to provide updates to the HOA as the project progresses. As a board, we feel this project is worthy of undertaking and represents the best long term interests of the neighborhood. After reviewing feedback from our residents, assuming the project moves forward, our next anticipated step is going out for public bid.
We value your feedback and look forward to your input.
This Thursday night, please join us for the Prairie Fields Homeowners Association Annual meeting, starting at 7pm. The meeting will be held on ZOOM. To access the meeting, please use the link and login information below.
Update on the Energy Policy Statement - An updated version of the Energy Policy Statement has been added to our 2022 minutes page, and is attached below. Please review and send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Topic: PFHOA Annual Meeting
Time: Jan 27, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 874 3117 4397
The Village of Savoy changed the posted hours for Trick or Treating, and they are now from 5 to 7 PM on Sunday October 31st, this Sunday. The costume contest will still be at 5pm, and the parade will be at 5:15pm, as planned.
Come join us at Bill Smith Park, starting in the parking lot, for our annual PFHOA Halloween Parade and Costume Contest on Sunday October 31. The judging for the costume contest will begin at 5pm sharp, so get there early to participate. Amazon gift cards will be awarded to the Best Family Costume ($75), and Best Kids Costumes (top 2 - $50 each). Immediately after judging, a parade around the neighborhood will commence, led by the Champaign County Sheriff's office. Trick or Treating hours in Savoy are from 6 to 8 pm. You must be a Prairie Fields resident to be eligible for the prizes.
From Sam Smith, Acting Savoy Fire Chief:
I would like to invite you for an exciting training opportunity with AirLife Helicopter and Savoy Fire Department on Monday July 19th. Weather and emergency call dependent the helicopter will be landing at Bill Smith Park around 7:15PM. Spectators are able to watch the landing from the west parking lot off of Prairie Rose Lane. After landing and shut down, there will be an opportunity to view the helicopter as well as a question and answer session with the flight crew.
More information on AirLife:
AirLife is stationed at Carle Foundation Hospital with an air medical transport team on duty around the clock, providing complete air medical transportation services throughout east central Illinois. As the region's Level I Trauma Center, it is imperative to bring critically ill or injured patients to the highest level of care as safely and quickly as possible. The 22-member flight crew consists of experienced EMS pilots, critical care flight registered nurses, neonatal nurses, and critical care flight paramedics. AirLife currently operates one single-engine Eurocopter EC130 with a travel speed of 150 miles per hour. Its interior is fully medically configured and equipped with the very latest patient care equipment, GPS, satellite tracking and avionics. The large cabin acts as an airborne emergency room allowing the flight team full access to the patient’s entire body so that critical care procedures can be performed en route.
Sounds like a great opportunity!
You should have received your 2021 dues invoice in the mail this past week. The website was updated today, and everyone should be able to pay their dues online this year.
2020 Dues statements should be mailed out soon. These statements should arrive by May 1st and due June 1st. Please visit our Dues payment page to pay online.
2019 statements for Prairie Fields HOA dues will arrive in the mail this week. Please keep an eye out for them.
The Prairie Fields HOA board has been made aware by the US Postal Service that a document with Prairie Fields letterhead has been placed in at least one resident's mailbox without postage. This message did not come from the board. Mailboxes are federally owned and it's illegal to place notices in mail boxes without using the USPS. Any future notices found by the USPS will be collected and disposed of. If you would like to communicate a message to a neighbor please do not leave notes in their mailbox.