Lincolnshire Fields Homeowners Association History and Purpose
The Lincolnshire Fields Homeowners Association (LFHA) was incorporated on January 26, 1967 as a 501(c)4 Social Welfare Organization to promote the health, safety, and welfare of the residents within the subdivision. Its membership is comprised of the owners of the some 458 properties in the Lincolnshire Fields Subdivision located in Champaign County, Illinois. When by-laws were adopted on May 31, 1967, the board was increased to six members. When the by-laws were revised for the first time on April 30, 2005, the all volunteer board was increased to allow for up to seven members serving a term of three years.
As of April 1, 2006, the Lincolnshire Fields Homeowners Association consisted of homes in 12 subdivisions. All of these properties are within an area of approximately one square mile located west of the City of Champaign and bounded roughly by Windsor Road on the south, Kirby Avenue on the north, Duncan Road on the east, and Staley Road on the west.
Residents are required by covenant to become members of LFHA when they have purchased property within the defined boundaries of Lincolnshire Fields and have agreed to be subject to the levy of assessments not to exceed $50 per year. Unpaid assessments will result in liens being placed upon delinquent property.
The LFHA provides electric pole lighting through the local power company at ten of the subdivision entrances. Free yard waste pickups have been provided twice each year since 1999. A Lincolnshire Fields Homeowners Association Newsletter is published twice a year. Newsletters are distributed via email to all homeowners who have provided their email contact information and available in printed format to those owners who've requested such..
When covenant violations are referred to the LFHA Board, letters are written to violators and follow-ups made until remedial action is achieved. Originally, there was an Architectural Control Committee for each of the twelve subdivisions. As of May 23, 2001, the twelve Architectural Control Committees were merged into a single committee consisting of three members with responsibility for review and approval of submitted proposals for additions or modifications of property to include sheds, pools, fences, etc. This function of the Architectural Control Committee is to maintain the integrity of the neighborhood and the value of the several properties.