Indian Creek Bylaws
Purpose of the Association:
Ensure proper maintenance of the water system and the quality
of water delivered to the homeowners.
To efficiently manage and account for the collection of
annual assessments and water bills, payments to all vendors and investment/bank
3. To preserve the natural woodlands and wildlife, and make the common areas accessible to all Association members for recreation.
Association Membership and Voting:
Owners of all lots, improved or unimproved, are members upon
transfer of title.
Each homeowner may have one vote, in accordance with Covenant
Ten members will constitute a quorum.
An annual meeting will be held each year for the election of
new officers and to present the Association's current financial status.
5. Board meetings will be held quarterly, or as needed. All interested members are invited to attend.
Officers will serve three year terms, elected on staggered
years so as to elect no more than two in any given year.
As only homeowners may vote, board members must be
homeowners. If board member moves from the subdivision, they must give up their
In cases of vacancies, the remaining board will appoint a
replacement to fill out the unexpired term.
Board members may succeed themselves if they wish to continue
to serve and are successfully re-elected.
5. An existing board member may seek a different office if he wishes. If that member is elected to the new post, the board will appoint another homeowner to fill the vacancy created.
Duties of the officers:
· Represent Indian Creek
to various outside groups, i.e., state, county, township, developers, and
future homeowners and their builders. Organize and conduct quarterly board and
· Be accountable to all
members for the board's activities, decisions, and expenditures.
· Coordinate activities of other board members.
· Maintain minutes of all
· Distribute meeting
minutes and other necessary information to all Association members.
· Organize development
social events as needed.
· Conduct board and
annual meetings in the absence of the president.
· Have a good working knowledge of the entire water system, including tap-ons and delivery capacity.
· Have a good working
knowledge of applicable EPA and clean water regulations, and cooperate with
necessary federal, state, and local water organizations.
· Work closely with ICHWA’s licensed water operator and engineering firm to ensure continued proper and safe water system operation and compliance with EPA and other governmental regulations.
· Coordinate an
inspection of the water tower by ICHWA’s engineering firm at least every five
years. This is a requirement from an EPA
audit performed in 2019/2020.
· Investigate homeowner
water problems in a timely manner.
Homeowner Chairman (Grounds Chairman)
Be responsible for coordinating the maintenance and
development of the 50 acres of common area.
Review new home plans to ensure they meet the Covenants and
county code minimums.
Have a good working knowledge of local, county, and state
regulations pertaining to rural subdivisions’ building and septic permits,
setbacks, ditch requirements, road maintenance, mail delivery, police and fire
· Preparation and mailing
of quarterly homeowner water and annual assessment billings.
· Payment of all approved
invoices in a timely manner.
· Maintenance of all
accounts payable records and homeowner receipts documentation.
· Assist and provide records
for the completion of an annual audit.
· Preparation and
submission of all tax forms necessary.
· Preparation of a complete
annual summary of expenses and income for presentation at each annual meeting.
· A Tap-on fee will be
assessed the owner(s) of each new home in the amount of $250. Monthly water and homeowner fees will
commence during the first month of occupancy.
· A yearly homeowners fee of $40 will be charged owners of unimproved lots.
· Annual assessments and water bills may be adjusted by the board as necessary, with at least a 30 day notification to all homeowners in compliance with the Covenants.
· Collected funds will be
used for maintenance, repair, and improvements to the water system and common
areas, and other expenses as needed in accordance with Covenants provisions.
· Special assessments or
major expenditures issues will be presented to the Association for majority
vote, in accordance with Covenant provisions.
· Any unpaid balance of 90 days will be subject to 9% interest penalty and a lien may be filed against the property if necessary.
· Our water system meets
the minimum codes as established by the State of Illinois.
· The water system is to
be maintained by a licensed water operator, with regular inspection by the
state EPA according to their regulations.
· Damage to the water
mains during construction or leaks detected after the tap-on is completed, must
be repaired at the homeowner's expense.
Bylaws will be in force when ratified by a majority of members present at the annual meeting. Amendments to the bylaws may be introduced and voted on only during annual meetings or special sessions that may be called for such purposes.
Adopted March 15,1990
Purpose of the Association:
Homeowner Chairman (Grounds Chairman):