Subdivision residents wish they’d been warned better before lakes’ sale (IL)

Sure, Holly Jones said, Champaign County did everything required by law to notify her and Timberline Valley South residents before auctioning off two of the neighborhood’s lakes.  That doesn’t keep her from thinking that the county should have done more.  “How much time would it have taken for a representative to stuff our mailboxes or go door to door?” Jones said. “I would’ve paid taxes out of pocket to keep the lakes.”…..The unusual case received widespread attention after a May 21 News-Gazette story detailed how, unbeknownst to many residents, the subdivision’s lakes were sold to Delaware’s Nasty Joe’s LLC because they weren’t under the control of a homeowners association and modest drainage taxes hadn’t been paid.   Read the article……………

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