President: Maureen Thomas
Vice President: Craig Leonard
Treasurer: Dave Weber
Secretary: Denise Adams
CIHA Email: email@example.com
CIHA MEETING NOTESAPRIL 14, 2011@ADAMS’HOUSE
Members present: Maureen Thomas, Dave Weber,
Larry & Denise Adams and Renee Brodie
BOARD ACTIONSLandscape bid forms were sent to CIHA members
via email and to prior bidders. "Lawn Stars" won
the lawn cutting bid. This will be their fourth
year. The remainder of the landscape work has
been contracted to CIHA member Linda Tolman.
Masters Green won the weed and feed bid.
PARK CLEAN-UPThe Annual Park Clean-up is scheduled this
Saturday May 7th, at 9:00 a.m. Please meet us
at the park with your rakes, pruning shears, hedge
trimmers, trash bags etc. We will also clean up
the entrance and 3 cul de sacs. Pet owners please
keep your dogs indoors or on a leash as a
courtesy to our volunteers while we are working.
The pergola cover was damaged during a storm
last fall and cannot be repaired. A replacement has
been purchased at a cost of $95.00.
TREASURER’S REPORTDues invoices were mailed in March. As of mid -
April only 67 (out of 145) members have paid. A
second notice will go out soon. Please mail your
check to Dave Weber at 10033 Cedar Shores.
FIREWORKSTHE 2011 FIREWORKS SHOW IS FRIDAY JULY
1ST@10:00 P.M. Mail your check to Dave
Weber at 10033 Cedar Shores. YOUR
DONATIONS MAKE THIS SHOW HAPPEN!
GOOSE ROUND-UPWe are participating in the goose nest removal
program again this year. We will evaluate in
June whether we need to do the round up.
BUDGETThe draft budget emailed out in March was
approved. We will publish a Directory only if
we can cover the cost by selling ads. We hope
to plant trees this fall on the cul de sacs on
Burgess and Coledale Court. This summer, we
will obtain estimates and member input on
number and types of trees to plant.
ADDITIONAL CONCERNSDOG OWNERS: Please keep your dogs on a
leash when outdoors, no matter how small or
friendly they may be. It's the law in Michigan!
Don't forget to take the pooper scooper or baggie
when you walk your dog or take it to the
park. We've had many complaints about dogs
running loose and owners who don’t pick up
after their pets. Report strays to ANIMAL
CONTROL (248) 391-4102.
EASTER EGG HUNTMany thanks to Val Brothers for organizing this
year’s Easter Egg Hunt. 25 kids enjoyed the
hunt, visiting with the Easter Bunny and a fun
art project. It was a little windy, but at least the
sun was out! Thanks also to Lynda Kucera and
Mike Hayes for “hopping out”.
FUTURE BOARDMEETINGSBoard meetings are open to the entire association
and are held quarterly. Dates will be emailed and
posted on the park sign. We welcome your
attendance and are interested in your opinions.
PUBLIC ACCESSWe are establishing a Public Access Committee
that will be responsible for hounding the White
Lake Supervisor (phone calls, letters etc..) and
Township Board (letters and speaking in the
public comment section of their meetings) to pass
an Ordinance permitting the Township to police
the public access site so that we can move forward
and establish a special assessment district to pay
for the monitoring the access site on weekends
and Holidays between Memorial Day and Labor
Day. To join the committee, send an email to us
CIHA 2011 DIRECTORYThe 2011 CIHA Directory will be published in
September. If you have a business or product you
would like to promote, ad space is available for
purchase.Contact Steven Cooper
Ad Rates (B&W except as noted):
$200 full page (8 ½ X 11)
$125 half page (8 ½ X 5 ½) or (11 X 4 ¼)
$75 quarter page (5 ½ X 4 ¼)
$40 business card
$250 inside cover color (8 ½ X 11)
$250 back cover color (8 ½ X 11)
SEND US YOUR EMAIL ADDRESSWe are still missing many members email
addresses. We send out important alerts,
reminders, updates and this newsletter via email.
Please send us an email so we can add you to
our contact list: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TORNADO SAFETY TIPSTornado Watch: Tornado conditions exist.
Listen to the weather. Keep watch.
Tornado Warning: A tornado has been sighted.
In Michigan, tornados usually occur in the
spring and early summer often between 3 p.m.
and 9 p.m. Look for dark (green) clouds - large
hail -low lying clouds (with or without a funnel).
and listen for a loud sound (like a freight train).
If you hear the tornado sirens, get off the lake
immediately and go indoors. Move to the lowest
level of your home and take shelter in a small,
interior room (e.g. closet or bathroom). Stay
away from doors, windows, glass and mirrors.
For more tips go to:
Denise Adams, Secretary
May 4, 2011