Snow Removal

Management has received several complaints about the way people are cleaning their driveways and sidewalks. No snow should be pushed into the street as this is a hazard and a violation of the city’s ordinance (below). Please respect your neighbors. We have had 37.4″ over the last 22 days and zero days of temperatures over freezing.  From the City’s website: City of Darien Snow Ordinance City Code Ordinance 9-3-1G prohibits parking on public streets or rights-of-way within the City during a snow emergency. A “snow emergency” shall be declared when the snowfall… Read More

Today’s Zoom Link

Darien Club HOA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Darien Club HOA’s Zoom Meeting Time: Feb 2, 2021 07:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82715489260?pwd=Z0FocEVBRWFyQ0YzSlFJcVN2dEg3QT09 Meeting ID: 827 1548 9260 Passcode: 911062 One tap mobile +13126266799,,82715489260#,,,,*911062# US (Chicago) +13017158592,,82715489260#,,,,*911062# US (Washington DC) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

We Need Your Help to Update Driftwood Park

Driftwood Park was built in 1999 on land donated from the Darien Club subdivision to the Darien Park District. Since then it hasn’t seen a makeover and it’s nautical theme is old and outdated, so old in fact it is older than the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise. While Driftwood may be the newest addition to the Darien Park District, with more and more young families moving into the area, the time is now for a new playground.  With more families having more time to spend around the house and around… Read More

New Year Update

Happy New Year to everyone! As we begin 2021 we wanted to share a couple updates with the community: Our next meeting will be held via Zoom on February 2 at 7:30. Check back here on the day of the meeting for the link. Over the next few weeks you will see crab apple trees being pulled from the islands and common areas on Darien Club Drive and Sweetbriar. Most of the trees have either died or are diseased. As the weather warms up, we will be planting new trees. We are… Read More

Summary from 2020 Annual Homeowners Meeting

The annual homeowners meeting had a great turnout with homeowners providing feedback, voting, and offering up time to help improve the community. The board messaged all the projects that were completed and others that are on the docket for 2021. Some of the takeaways from the meeting included: Targeting Q1 2021 for replacing the trees that are dying on the islands of Darien Club Drive Start to work on community building events Continue to look at modifications for signage Further enhance the seasonal decorations at the entrances Look at adding cameras to… Read More

Mailbox Parts

At the most recent meeting, a homeowner offered mailbox parts to any homeowner on a first come basis. Please reach out to Ellen at Oak & Dale for more information.

End of Summer Update

With summer coming to an end, we wanted to provide an update on what is being worked on. Given all the positive feedback the board has received in regards to the monuments, we are continuing to look for ways to enhance the entrances. The latest improvement will be spot lights on the middle island. Over the years we have received communication from concerned homeowners in regards to the algae and water flow problems. We are now treating the water and removed tree trunks from the water. We are gathering information from vendors… Read More

Birthday Celebration Drivers Needed

In these difficult times of social distancing, it is important that we celebrate the important moments in life and support our community. One neighbor, Sebastian, is celebrating his FIRST BIRTHDAY on May 4th! At 6:00 the Darien Police and Fire Department will be starting at the park and driving east to wish him a very happy birthday. He lives at the fifth house on the right as you drive towards Cass Ave. We are asking volunteers to join the parade via car or foot (while keeping proper distance) with signs and warm… Read More

Commissions – Last Call

We have received a few applicants who are interested in joining select commissions. This is the final call for all those looking to have input into various aspects of our subdivision. Below are a few commissions the board is looking to form: Landscaping – could include season plantings, common area maintenance and lighting and watering new plants Wetlands – the wetlands are in need of a lot of work. Anyone with experience in wetlands would be a huge asset Community – could include social activities such as block parties, book club, running/walking… Read More

Commissions

The 2020 Board of Directors is looking to form commissions to help keep the Association and property up to its highest standards. Below are a few commissions the board is looking to form: Landscaping – could include season plantings, common area maintenance and lighting and watering new plants Wetlands – the wetlands are in need of a lot of work. Anyone with experience in wetlands would be a huge asset Community – could include social activities such as block parties, book club, running/walking club Subdivision Appearance/Compliance/Enforcement – suggested by homeowners regarding other… Read More