Saturday, November 25, 2017


CIHA ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES 2017


CALL TO ORDER
Our Annual Board Meeting was called to order at 7:05 P.M. on November 14, 2017, at 7500 Highland Road White Lake, MI 48386.

IN ATTENDANCE
President: Maureen Thomas, Treasurer: Mike Williams, Secretary: Sherry Woodbeck, Board Member Dave Weber and CIHA Members: Jim & Laura LaRosa, Patrick O’Neill, Joe McGee, David & Mary Schoenegge, Tracy Hagood, Marsha Niles, Ronney & Janice Dawson, Chuck & Kelly House, Julie Grix, and Jon Karibian.

GUEST SPEAKERS
Township Supervisor Rik Kowall, Police Chief Dan Keller, and CIHA Police Liaison Sgt. Matt Ivory spoke about a variety of issues ongoing in the Township and their respective departments. Specific to our subdivision, Sgt. Ivory noted 364 police visits to our subdivision in 2016 and 302 in 2017 to date. The majority of these contacts are vacation watch home checks (284 in 2016 and 213 in 2017). There were 2 criminal contacts for vehicle theft. See attached Holiday Safety Tips attached to these minutes for suggestions to prevent crime in our subdivision.

NEW RESIDENTS
Welcome to new residents Joe & Michelle McGee 714 Ranveen

UPDATES SINCE LAST MEETING

HALLOWEEN BONFIRE
The Halloween bonfire was well attended. Thank you to Jeremy MacBeth for bringing the pallets to the park; Joe Raye and Darren Lewis for starting and tending the bonfire and Jon and Leah Karibian for the cider, donuts and other treats.


SNOW REMOVAL
We have a new snow removal contractor. Except for Island Drive, all of the roads in our subdivision are county roads and the Road Commission is responsible for snow removal and salting. Our snow removal service is only an emergency backup to clear a path to allow you to enter or exit the subdivision before the county plows show up.
We do not plow unless 4 inches of snow has fallen. The plow will make two passes only. Snow will not be cleared to the pavement and the entire roadway will not be plowed. There will likely be a buildup of snow in front of the mailboxes and driveways which YOU will need to remove. Our contractor does not salt. Members are responsible for marking their own property to prevent damage from the plow.
Contact Road Commission for Oakland County at 877 858 4804 for additional plowing and all salting.

TREASURER’S REPORT
Please see the attached financial report. We are still under budget for dues revenue. Only 106 members have paid dues this year. If you have not paid your dues, please pay today. Make your check for $100 payable to “CIHA” and send to our new Treasurer Mary Schoenegge 708 Ranveen

NEW BUSINESS

SIGNS AT THE ENTRANCE:
Small Garage Sale, Open House or other event signs may be placed at the entrance (so long as they do not block the view of oncoming traffic) on the day of the event only. All other signs will be removed. The current “For Sale By Owner” sign at the entrance belongs to the owner of that lot and is not subject to the 24-hour limit.


HOLIDAY BONFIRE & TOYS TOTS:
This event will be held Sunday, December 17 at 6 p.m. and once again we are collecting Toys for Tots. We are looking for volunteers to start and tend the bonfire, make holiday cookies, and represent Santa. Please contact our new Vice President Jon Karibian if you are willing to assist at karibian2226@comcast.net or call/text him at 224-688-8913 and include your name and what you're volunteering for.


HOLIDAY ENTRANCE DECORATIONS:
Thank you to Mary & Dave Schoenegge, Janice & Ronney Dawson and Tracy & Larry Hagood for braving the cold to decorate the entrance area for the holidays this year. Thanks also to Bill & Bev Dombrowski for donating the Christmas tree and to Maureen Thomas, Jon & Leah Karibian, and Tracy & Larry Hagood for donating funds to purchase the other decorations.


ITEMS TO BE VOTED ON

By-law Amendments: 
Those present at the meeting voted in favor of the Bylaw Amendments. 54 votes are needed. If you have not voted, please vote via email.

Board Elections: 
No contested positions. The 2017-2018 Board Members:
Maureen Thomas – President Mary Schoenegge – Treasurer Sherry Woodbeck – Secretary
Jon Karibian – Vice President
Mike Williams – Assistant Treasurer

Julie Grix – Assistant Secretary
A big thank you to outgoing Board Members for their time and dedication to CIHA. Dave Weber (10 years) Valerie Brothers (5 years) and Linda Raye (3 years).


OPEN DISCUSSION

A number of issues were discussed including the following:

TRAILERS
The deed restrictions for the subdivisions prohibit trailers (on or off wheels) from being maintained on the premises for use as a residence, camping or
any other purpose. If you have a trailer you may not store it on your property.

BURN PERMITS
You must have a permit for any bonfire or burning. The permit is free and can be obtained online here or at the fire department website. A sample permit is in the side bar of this site. It sets forth restrictions on burning. Please note that burning restricted materials or creating noxious smoke or fumes is illegal and the fire department will ticket you if a complaint is made.


LEAVES
The trash collection company, GFL 844 464 3587, will continue to pick up compost materials through the end of November. Please do not blow your leaves into the lake as this is bad for water quality. Please do not burn your leaves or blow them into the street as this is illegal.


SNOW FENCING
A resident suggested installing snow fencing on certain vacant lots to prevent drifting snow on the road. After consideration, the item was tabled until next year to evaluate the need for this during the coming snow season.

HALLOWEEN DATE
A resident suggested we move trick or treating and /or the Halloween bonfire to the Saturday before October 31. After consideration, the item was tabled.


WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE CEDAR ISLAND LAKE T- SHIRTS (short and long sleeves) & HOODIES AS A FUNDRAISER FOR THE FIREWORKS. A GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA! Thank you to Mary Schoenegge for this idea and all her work in designing and ordering the merchandise. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017



CIHA SUMMER MEETING MINUTES


Call to Order: 
The Summer Board Meeting was called to order at 7:11 P.M. on September 18, 2017 at the home of Mike and Terri Williams at 430 Coledale Dr.

In Attendance:
President: Maureen Thomas, Vice President: Linda Raye, Treasurer: Mike Williams, Secretary: Sherry Woodbeck and CIHA Members: Ernie Maier – Mary Schoenegge – David Schoenegge – Tracy Hagood – Marsha Niles – Judy Paulson – Julie Grix – Jon Karibian – Frank Wimmer – Kerri Wimmer – Ronney Dawson – Janice Dawson – Joe Raye – Chuck House – Kelly House – Terri Williams

Treasures Report:
Please see the attached financial report. We are well under budget for dues revenue. If you have not paid your dues, please pay today. Make your check for $100 payable to “CIHA” and send to Treasurer Mike Williams at 430 Coledale Drive.


Updates:

Fireworks
The 2017 show was outstanding! Two-thirds of the donations came from outside of our HOA. We added 20 new donors across the lake by using volunteers to hand deliver flyers to homes that have not provided an email address. Thank you to Maureen Thomas who organized the collections outside of our subdivision and Mike Williams who handled the CIHA collections. Deposits have been paid for the next 2 years. Show dates are Friday, June 29, 2018 and Friday, June 28, 2019. These dates were selected from the dates the vendor offered based on a vote across the lake.

Progressive Dinner
This self-funding event was a big success. Residents from across the lake enjoyed traveling by boat to three homes for food, fun, and beverages. A shout out to CIHA members Steve Cooper, Mary Garrone, Mary Thayer, Larry & Tracy Hagood and Donna Bodner & Jim Kujawa for helping to make it a great evening.

Burgess Court Thefts
There have been several minor thefts on Burgess Court. Please remember to lock your car and don’t leave bikes and other valuables out in the open overnight. Always make a report to the White Lake Police – no matter how minor – as police department patrols are based on crime reports. Also if you see or hear something suspicious, call the police – 248 698 4400.

Virtual Lake Sale
This is our second time for this event. Sale items were emailed across the lake and listed on the CIHA Facebook page and another community Facebook page.

New Owners Welcome
Sherry Woodbeck delivered welcome letters and a packet of subdivision information, including our Directory to 4 new homeowners. CIHA also sent each family an “Edible Arrangement”. Many thanks to our neighbors Scott & Ginger Page who own several Edible Arrangement locations for their assistance. The new homeowners are: Brent & Michelle Mullin 600 Ranveen – Brad & Nicole Pelton 9918 Burgess Ct. – Kristopher & Taylor Coltson 9964 Burgess Ct. – Brooks & Gina Boughton 9915 Burgess Ct.

New Business: Entrance Sign
Thank you to Linda Raye for purchasing the mums and pumpkins at the entrance.

Snow Removal Bids
We will seek bids this year for plowing at 2” and 4” with both a per push and seasonal rate. More discussion on this at the annual meeting in November.

Bylaw Updates
We are working on cleanup and changes to the bylaws which will be voted on at the annual meeting.

Lawn Mowing 2018
We are looking at expanding our lawn service in 2018 and will investigate efforts to improve lawn cutting at the Burgess Drive cul-de-sac island.

Halloween Bonfire
Linda Raye will be organizing this event on Tuesday, October 31 at 7:30 in the park. Look for an email with volunteer opportunities.

Dog Issues
We continue to receive complaints from members regarding pet owners who do not keep their dogs on a leash when outside and do not clean up after their dogs when they take them out for walks. State law requires your dog to be on a leash and under your control at all times when it is outside, even if you are in the yard with it.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:02 P.M.