GARBAGE PICKUP IS ON MONDAY AND THURSDAY MORNINGS. IF IT IS A FEDERAL HOLIDAY THE PICKUP WILL BE DELAYED ONE DAY. RECYCLABLES ARE PICKED UP ON THURSDAY. IF IT IS WINDY PLEASE WAIT UNTIL THE MORNING OF PICKUP TO PUT THEM OUT. YOU CAN ALSO PUT A BRICK OR STONE ON THE PAPERS TO KEEP THEM FROM BLOWING. LARGE PICKUPS ARE USUALLY ON THURSDAY. IF IT IS LARGE ENOUGH TO REQUIRE TWO MEN TO LOAD IT INTO THE TRUCK YOU WILL NEED TO SCHEDULE A PICKUP WITH WASTE MANAGEMENT. THEY WILL BILL YOU BASED ON SIZE OF THE PICKUP.
YOU DO NOT NEED A GARBAGE CAN BUT IT IS HELPFUL ON WINDY DAYS TO KEEP TRASH FROM BLOWING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. PLEASE KEEP OUR NEIGHBORHOOD LOOKING NICE AND CLEAN. YOU MAY NOT KNOW THIS, BUT WESTGATE HAS RULES ABOUT LEAVING GARBAGE CANS, WOOD, CARDBOARD, TOYS AND SO ON IN YOUR DRIVEWAY. THESE TYPES OF THINGS NEED TO BE CLEANED UP AND STORED IN THE GARAGE OR DISPOSED OF PROPERLY.
Who is responsible for my garage light?
THE HOMEOWNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE UPKEEP. IF IT IS NOT WORKING IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO CLEAN OFF THE END OF THE LIGHT SENSOR. SENSORS CAN BE REPLACED, YOU CAN FIND REPLACEMENTS AT LOCAL HARDWARE STORES. YOU MAY NEED TO CHANGE THE BULB. IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO GET A LONG LIFE BULB. PLEASE KEEP OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SAFE AND KEEP YOUR LIGHT WORKING. INSPECTIONS ARE A FEW TIMES A YEAR AND A HOMEOWNER CAN BE FINED IF THE THE LIGHT IS OUT.
CAN I HAVE A PET?
YES YOU CAN!! WE LOVE PETS AT WESTGATE. PLEASE BE A RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER. KEEP YOUR PET ON A LEASH AT ALL TIMES. PICKUP PET WASTE IMMEDIATELY. EVEN IF THE PET WASTE IS IN YOUR YARD PLEASE DISPOSE OF IT AS SOON AS YOU CAN. PLEASE TRY AND RESPECT YOUR NEIGHBORS AND BE A RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER.
Many of our homeowners have questions about parking. From the homeowner's manual. Chapter 10. Parking 3. Guest Parking A. Due to the shortage of guest parking, homeowners must use all of their garage and driveways before using any guest parking. Owners violating the guest parking areas are subject to fines. Please try to follow the parking rules and be considerate of our neighbors
B. Unusual circumstances may occur where a homeowner may require use of a guest parking space. Such circumstances must be approved by the Board.
4. Court Parking The Village of Gurnee has designated the courts as ‘Fire Lanes’. Court parking is prohibited at all times. Violators will be ticketed by the police and subject to Village fines.
5. Abandoned Vehicles A. A vehicle shall be deemed abandoned if both of the following are met: 1. It has not been used or moved for seven (7) consecutive days or more and appears to have been deserted. 2. It does not have a current, valid license plate. B. Any vehicle that has been abandoned may be removed by the Association without notice to the owner of said vehicle at the owner’s expense. 6. Recreational Vehicles A. Vehicles which will not fit in garages. No trailer, boat, motor home or other recreational vehicle shall be placed or parked upon any portion of any Lot or Common Area. B. Vehicles which will fit in garages. Trailers, boats, motor homes or other recreational vehicles shall only be parked in garages. C. Vans with RV plates which fit in garages. Notwithstanding the aforementioned, vans with RV plates shall park in garages or upon the driveway adjacent thereto.
7. Commercial Vehicles A. Vehicles which will not fit in garages. Said vehicles are prohibited from being placed or parked upon any portion of any Lot or the Common Areas. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary aforementioned, vehicles being used by serviceman doing work for residents on the Association shall be permitted to park on driveways or in guest parking areas while performing said services. B. Vehicles which will fit in garages. Said vehicles shall only be parked within garages. C. Definitions. Commercial vehicles are defined as any vehicle with a business name or advertising displaced on the vehicle, or any vehicle without advertising or business name on it which is primarily used for industrial or business purposes, regardless of size.