Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Goose Nest Relocation

We have a permit from the DNR/USDA for Goose Nest Relocation. 

If you have a goose nest on your property and would like to have it removed, please email me this week.  Timing is important to ensure the geese do not lay more eggs or come back next year.  About 1,000 nests have been permanently removed so far.

April 2012 Newsletter

Please Pay Your Dues
Don’t forget the park is closed DUSK to DAWN


BOARD MEMBERS

President:  Maureen Thomas
Phone:  248-698-0965
Vice President:  Craig Leonard
Phone: 248-321-9969
Treasurer:  Dave Weber
Phone: 248-698-7797
Secretary:  Denise Adams
Phone: 248-698-1229
Email

CIHA MEETING NOTES

March 27, 2012 @ 7:00pm @ Maureen’s house


Members present: Maureen Thomas, Craig Leonard, Denise Adams, Renee Brodie, Barb Marowski, Sherry Woodbeck, Judy Paulson, and Sue Tonkovich


BOARD ACTIONS

Linda Tolman hired again to do landscaping.  Lawn Stars (Dan LaFontaine) hired again to do lawn and mulch.  No other bids received. Tru Green bought Masters Green. Hired again to do two weed and feeds. We did not bid that out this year.


PARK CLEAN-UP

Scheduled for April 28th. If you’d like to help with the clean-up, contact Craig Leonard or email us.


BOAT LAUNCH

We are trying to establish a special assessment district for our lake to pay for the DNR to have summer rangers stationed at the public access on weekends and holidays between Memorial Day and Labor Day beginning in 2013.  An email survey will be sent out soon with more details. We estimate the cost to be approximately $25 in the first year and $13 per year after that (this is per home on the lake) which would be collected by the Township in your tax bill.


TREASURER’S REPORT

2012 Budget approved as presented. Only 62 homes have paid dues as of the end of March. Please mail your dues and fireworks contribution (payable to “CIHA”) to Dave Weber @ 10033 Cedar Shores.


GOOSE NEST RELOCATION

We have a permit for Goose Nest Removal.  If you see any nests, please send an e-mail.


FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS

Board meetings are open to the entire association and are held quarterly.  Dates will be published in the newsletter and/or reminders posted on the park sign.  We welcome your attendance and are interested in your opinions.  If you have an item to add to the agenda, please contact a board member a few days prior to the meeting.


UPCOMING EVENTS

****GARAGE SALE****
MAY 17,18 AND 19 2012


If you plan to participate please send us an email so we can add your address to the map.  If you have any special or unique items to sell, let us know so we can list them in our ads.  Denise Adams will be organizing this event.


ADDITIONAL CONCERNS



DOG OWNERS: PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF YOUR NEIGHBORS

Keep your dog on a leash when outdoors. It's the law in Michigan. When you look at your dog you see the beloved family pet that would never hurt anyone. But kids walking to the bus stop or a friend's house and folks walking or jogging through the subdivision for exercise see an unleashed, barking animal racing at them ready to attack.  And don't forget to take the pooper scooper when you walk your dogs or take them to the park.


NO SOLICITATION

White Lake Township is working on a NO SOLICITION ORDINANCE.  We have advised the Township Supervisor and Township Lawyer that we believe the ordinance should state where an Association has posted a “No Solicitation” sign that no solicitation is permitted in that subdivision.  We will follow up on this and report back when we know more.


HEDGE BLOCKING VIEW AT ENTRANCE

We continue to receive complaints that the folks cannot see when turning left out of the subdivision due to the hedge at Cliff and Janice Carne’s home at 245 Oxbow Rd.  We have spoken with the Carnes and written them letters asking them to trim the hedge lower.  We have complained to the Oakland County Road Commission (the hedge is within the right of way so they can remove or trim it) but they have done nothing. We have complained to the Township and they indicate it is a road commission issue.  The Police Chief came out here last November and said he did not think the hedge was too tall.  We marked the height of the hedge on the utility pole so that when it grows taller this spring we can ask the Police Chief to come back out and take a second look.


To complain, please contact the OCRC at: dcsmail@rcoc.org or 877-858-4804.


FUTURE TREE PLANTING

We obtained an application for the DTE/DNR tree planting grant program.  The application will take some time and effort to complete and we will need to obtain approval from Oakland County to plant trees in the cul de sac islands.  We plan to apply in December and hope to be awarded a matching grant of up to $3000.00 for tree planting in 2013.


ENTRANCE SIGN

We are investigating whether we can run an electric line at the entrance to light up the sign at night.


Respectfully Submitted,
Denise W. Adams, 
Secretary
April 16, 2012