May Newsletter

Golf Course News 

Construction Set to Begin on Illinois’ Atkins Golf Club; Troon Management Company Selected 

For more details please check out the link below.

The University advises the public to stay off the golf course grounds, including golf course cart paths, while maintenance and construction are ongoing. 

For more information, contact Cassie Arner (217) 300-2714 or

Local Park District News 

The Urbana Park District is planning to construct a Health & Wellness Center. The Parks Foundation is looking for contributions to aid in financing this project. If you have any interest in this, please check out this link. 

Anyone interested in finding out more, or making a gift, can contact Caty Roland, Urbana Parks Foundation, 303 W. University Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 or by phone at (217) 367-1536. 

University of Illinois Updates on the Undeveloped Areas 

The University of Illinois, University of Illinois Foundation, and Spencer Atkins have made the following tentative arrangements for the 2021 planting season: 

  • The two large eastern tracts (#2 and #4), which were formerly planted with sunflowers, will be planted with prairie grass and wildflowers. 
  • The other large non-developed tracts (#1, #5, #6, #8, and #9), which border the golf course and total approximately 54 acres, will be planted with soybeans or hay/alfalfa. 
  • A map showing planting locations has been included for your reference.
    Map of Planned PlantingsPDF • 216KB

These undeveloped areas within Stone Creek are a portion of the land donated by TAG to the U of I in 2020. These areas do not include any of the vacant lots that were part of the same gift that are being actively marketed for sale. This undeveloped land is owned by the U of I and not by the HOA.  As such, the HOA is not responsible for its maintenance/mowing nor is the HOA responsible for mowing any of the vacant lots that are for sale or that may be privately owned. The U of I has retained a lawn care service that will be handling the maintenance on the unsold lots, mowing twice a month. 

Grounds Committee Update 

  • The Grounds Committee would like to remind homeowners and lot owners not to leave grass clippings in the streets or sidewalks or deposit them on adjoining vacant lots.  If a landscaper/mower is employed, please remind them.
  • Garbage containers shall be kept out of the front yard except on collection day. Storage of garbage containers shall be in the garage or shall be screened from view.
  • You may have noticed that several of the trees that were donated through the cooperative program with the City of Urbana are small.  In a follow up conversation with City Staff, it was noted that they are at the mercy of the nurseries supplying the trees.  However, despite their size, they have had good luck when planting native species from these nurseries.  All trees are guaranteed for one year.
  • If a donor requested a specific location for their tree, the City attempted to get as close to the location as possible.  Additionally, several trees were spaced throughout Stone Creek Blvd. in an effort to provide trees in areas that were barren.  Once planting is completed, the donor will receive a letter regarding the care and watering of the tree. If a resident cannot maintain the watering schedule, they should contact Kevin Sanderson, City Arborist,, (217)384-2303.
  • Tree List Chart.pdf
  • Thanks for Greening up Stone Creek Blvd.

  • 2021 Annual Meeting Scheduled

The Board tentatively set the date for the Annual Meeting of home and lot owners for Tuesday, October 19, 2021 to begin at 7pm.  More details will be available as we approach that date.

April Updates

From the Grounds Committee: Clean Up Day Report, Volunteers Needed and Tree Planting            

Thank you to all the volunteers whose hard work made our April 17th Spring Clean-up Day very successful. I think we all enjoyed the perfect weather and being able to work alongside our friends and neighbors. We were able to spread mulch, pull weeds, edge part of the boulevard walk, define garden edges, clean storm drains, and seed some bare areas. Thank you to Don Pilcher for graciously providing the funds for snacks and water to keep us going. 

The Windsor Road Crew – Jessica LaRosa, Paulette and Jim Cantrell, Chad Beckett, John and Therese Quarton, Doug West, Ching Muyot, Janis Grace, and Phil Huchel along with his very helpful son and daughter.                 

The High Cross Crew – Diane Durbin, Dave Tjaden, Cindy Capek, Ed Harvey, Otis Williams, Suzanne Leifer, Randy Blackman, and Carolyn and Jim Wanagat                 

Storm Drain Crew – Dolly and David Strausser.                                 

The grounds committee currently has two tasks for which we a seeking volunteers: 

  • There are several locations where the Stone Creek Blvd. sidewalk intersects a street.  Some of these locations have small stop signs attached to wooden posts.  We are seeking a volunteer to scrape and paint these posts.  The HOA will supply the materials necessary.
  • The ornamental crab trees on the boulevard grow many troublesome suckers from their roots.  One way to stop this problem is to cut the suckers and then apply a product called “Sucker Punch” to the exposed area.  The product is applied to each cut with a small brush – a somewhat tedious job; but could be enjoyable on a nice day with some good music, or a friend to work with. We are looking for a volunteer to take on this project.

The Grounds Committee work continues throughout the growing season, so let us know if you are interested in being on our list of helpers.  We have something going on every week. Contact Jessica LaRosa,, to volunteer. 

Additionally, tree planting has begun. Locations are being marked and planted based on scheduling. The City is watering and mulching trees as they are planted and will continue watering the first year. After all planting has been completed, individuals who purchased trees will receive a letter from the City concerning long term care.

Thanks to everyone for making Stone Creek a little greener! 

Your Grounds Committee,   

Jessica LaRosa, Diane Durbin, Isabel Cole, Cindy Capek, Paulette Cantrell, and Chris Billing

Golf Course Update

Improvements and construction have begun on the Golf Course. Residents are reminded to refrain from walking on the golf course cart paths or anywhere on the course grounds. There is heavy equipment working in many areas and it can be potentially dangerous. Please use the sidewalk in the median of Stone Creek Blvd. for walking and jogging!  It is anticipated that the course will reopen for golf in late summer or early autumn.  

Welcome Letter

Dear New Stone Creek Homeowner,

On behalf of the Stone Creek Subdivision Homeowners Association (HOA) and its Board of Directors, we would like to welcome you to our wonderful community. We are so pleased that you decided to live in Stone Creek, and we hope that you will enjoy the many amenities close to us such as walking and biking paths, and our proximity to many local parks, grocery stores, pharmacies, downtown Urbana, as well as the University of Illinois. Below is some important information about our subdivision and HOA.

The HOA has an annual assessment that is used primarily for the maintenance of the Commons Areas, which are principally the medians along Stone Creek Boulevard as it winds its way from Windsor Road to High Cross Road. We maintain one pond at the Windsor Road entrance and some of the flower beds at the Windsor Road and High Cross Road entrances. The annual assessment is presently $125 and is payable in January of each year. The HOA meets in October to discuss pertinent subdivision business.

Homeowners and vacant lot owners are reminded that all lots (whether occupied by a residence or vacant) shall be maintained at all times free of weeds, high grass, and debris. Neither the Golf Course nor the HOA is responsible for mowing vacant lots as this is the responsibility of the owner of the lot.

We have an Architectural Committee, which reviews not only your initial building and home plans but also must review and approve any significant changes to the outside of your home that might occur in the future. The Covenants and Bylaws are available on the website to allow you to familiarize yourself with them (see the tab "Covenants & Bylaws"). There is a section about the role of the Architectural Review Board and Architectural Restrictions that we would like you to read carefully.

Other Important Information:

  • The City of Urbana provides us with Recycling Services on Tuesday of every week unless there is a holiday.  Garbage pickup is the responsibility of the individual homeowner.  Pickup is generally on Tuesdays along with recycling.  There are many excellent providers at
         On the above website, you can also find information about The City of Urbana’s Recycling Program under Recycling (U-Cycle), Refuse,                and Sustainability.  The city will provide you with a large recycling cannister called a U-Cart that is listed under, ‘Need a Recycling Cart.’  A          Monday or Tuesday holiday postpones the recycling pickup day to Wednesday of the holiday week.  The charge for recycling is billed                every other month on your sewer bill, which is issued by the Urbana and Champaign Sanitary District.

  • There are several Internet Groups that often have information about service providers in our area.  They are Nextdoor Neighbor, Nextdoor Stone Creek, and Nextdoor Digest and all have websites that you might find helpful. 

  • Please make sure that we have your contact name, address, phone number, and primary email address. You can send your information to our treasurer, Michael Krickl, at

We are so happy to have you as a member of the Stone Creek community and for you to join us in our efforts to maintain and beautify this area that we all call home.

The Stone Creek Subdivision Homeowners Association

Covenants & Bylaws

Click on the link below to access a copy of the Covenants.

Covenants (Revised March 11, 2020).pdf

Click on the link below to access a copy of the Bylaws.

Bylaws (Revised February 14, 2020).pdf

Maps & Plats

Board of Directors

Tom Roth     (President)

Chad Beckett     (Vice President)

Jessica LaRosa    (Chair of Grounds Committee)    217-840-7429

Jon Reichard     (Chair of Architecture Committee) 

Brandyn Mason     (Secretary)

Spencer Atkins     (Director/Member of Architecture Committee) 

Michael Krickl    (Treasurer/Director of Communications)    815-404-6762   


The Grounds Committee oversees and facilitates maintenance of all common areas of the Subdivision.

The Architecture Committee reviews all proposed building plans for new homes and modifications to existing homes for compliance to the Covenants and restrictions, and any waivers granted by the Architecture Committee.


Please make checks payable to:

Stone Creek Subdivision Homeowners Association

c/o Michael Krickl CPA, Treasurer

2410 Stricker Lane

Urbana, IL 61802

If you have any questions about the HOA, our website, annual assessments, or if you need a paid assessment letter at the time of selling your home or lot, please direct your inquiry to Mike at or call him at 815-404-6762.

Article Archive

Document Archive

Click on any of the links below to access copies of original governing documents before being replaced on May 5, 2020.

These documents are no longer in effect.

Subdivision-No.-1(dated 8/21/1997).pdf

Subdivision-No.-1-First-Amendment(dated 1/9/1998).pdf

Subdivision-No.-2(dated 8/16/2005).pdf