Sunday, October 1, 2017


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.


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. 

Monday, August 7, 2017


Meeting called to order on May 11, 2017, at 7:08 P.M.
Present: Maureen Thomas – President, Linda Raye – Vice President, Mike Williams – Treasurer, Sherry Woodbeck– Secretary, Valerie Brothers – Board Member and members Judy Paulson, Dave Schoenegge

Treasurer’s Report: 

See attached year-end Financial Statement. The May 2017 financial statement will be sent later this month as it is being updated to show the 2017 budget. If you have not paid your dues, please do so this month. Make you check for $100 payable to “CIHA”. Fireworks donations may be made at same time. Mail to: Mike Williams at 430 Coledale Dr.

Updates Since Our Last Meeting:
  1. Lawn Mowing & Mulching Contract: Renewed as the pricing was the same as last year.
  2. Goose Nest Removal: Dave Schoenegge removed 1 nest with 9 eggs which was reported to the USDA & DEQ.
  3. Mute Swan Nest Removal: We will talk with Golden Shores and discuss this at the CIHA Annual Meeting. We need a Township resolution to participate in this program, so a formal CIHA vote is required.
  4. Common Area Clean Up: Ranveen cul de sac island was cleaned up thanks to Dyanna & Scott Schnell. Coledale Ct. island has been cleaned up thanks to Maureen Thomas. Burgess Dr. island is being attended to by several residents who live on that cul-de-sac.
  5. Fireworks Contract: A contract was signed and deposits paid for the 2018 and 2019 dates that received the most votes. We are hoping to secure a July 4th date for 2020. New members, please see the attached Fireworks Flyer which provides important information about the Fireworks.
  6. Holiday Bonfire & Toys for Tots: An abundance of toys were donated. Thank you, Linda Raye for organizing the bonfire and toy collection.
  7. Easter Egg Hunt: A fun time was had by all. Thanks to Valerie Brothers for organizing the event & Linda Raye for the decorations.
New Business:
  1. Budget Review: All items reviewed and discussed. Changes were made to several items as approved by the attendees and later emailed to the general membership. No objections were received. The 2017 Budget numbers will be reflected in the May 2017 financial statement which is forthcoming.
  2. Park Clean Up: As we were unable to secure volunteers to paint the swing set, park bench and special events signpost, and to perform additional landscape work in the park, we are accepting bids. If you want to bid the work (adults only) please send an email request by Friday June 9th to Creating a volleyball area in the park was discussed. Valerie Brothers will look into it.
  3. Road Repairs: The dip in the road at the subdivision entrance by the drain continues to be an issue. Please call to complain as multiple calls are required. Oakland County Road Commission - 877-858-4804.
  4. Snow Plowing Reserve: If we don't use all of the funds we have budgeted for snow removal in a given year, we will place those funds in a separate reserve for future winters when we have more snow that we can otherwise afford to plow.
  5. Tree Trimming: Big Twigs had the lowest bid and will be out June 5th to do the trimming in the park. The property owner next door has been notified.
  1. Leash your pet! State law requires your dog to be on a leash at all times when it is outside, even if you are in the yard with it.
  2. Please be considerate of your neighbors. Voices and barking carry across the bays and waterways. When you go out on your boat, please either take your dog with you, or keep your dog inside your home – to prevent it from disturbing others whilst you’re gone.
  3. Also, when left outside for extended periods, please check on your dog to make sure that it is not barking non-stop and that its leash will not allow it access to your neighbors’ property.
  4. If you are storing your garbage cans and/or other items outside of the garage, please be sure that the storage is screened and cannot be seen from the street or your neighbors’ property.

Monday, February 13, 2017

CIHA Annual Meeting 2017

Meeting called to order on November 10th at 7:00 PM at the White Lake Township old town hall. Present: Maureen Thomas – President, Linda Raye – Vice President, Mike Williams – Treasurer, Kelly House – Secretary, Valerie Brothers – Board Member, Sherry Woodbeck , Janice and Ron Dawson, Mary and Dave Schoenegge, Pat O’Neill, Mike & Brenda Simpkins, Scot Page, Linda Tolman, Mark Marcum, Joe Raye, Stan Crane, Tracy Hagood, Dave and Pam Gourwitz, Chuck House and Jeff Johnston

Old Business

Neighborhood Directory
The new directory is finished. Look for it in your mailbox this week. We sold $1695 in ads. It cost $550 to print for a profit of $1145!

Halloween Bonfire 
The Halloween bonfire was a big success thanks to beautiful Halloween weather and a great group of volunteers. Thank you to Freeride Marine for donating the cookies and cider and to Joe Raye and Darren Lewis for tending the fire. Also thank you to Lewis Bros. for providing the pallets. Thanks to our generous volunteers the association’s cost of the bonfire was $0!

Weed and Feed
As approved at the Summer Meeting, we have hired a weed and feed service for the subdivision entrance and the cul de sac islands. We have contracted with “Go Green” who was recommended by several members.  They did a late fall application and will do four treatments next year.

Snow Plowing 
The snow plowing contract has been signed. We are using the same company as last year. Last year we had an early snowfall before the ground was frozen and there was damage to sod near the road where members did not place stakes. This year we will pay the snow plow company to stake the neighborhood which should avoid sod damage and improve the clean up on the cul de sacs and narrow areas.

Park Insurance
 We have renewed our policy with Auto Owners insurance for coverage at the park. 

Treasurers Report
We have collected $10,900 in dues so far this year with 109 of 146 members paying. Please see attached Financial Statement for details. Please note that although we have $6500 in the budget that has not yet been spent, we have several large bills to pay in the last quarter and we also need to fund our reserve.  We expect to use almost all of this “excess” by year end. 

New Business

Holiday Bonfire
The Holiday Bonfire will be Sunday December 18 at 7:00 pm. This year we will again be collecting Toys for Tots. The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.  Donations should be dropped off in the collection box at the Holiday Bonfire.

Entrance Sign
As you may have noticed our entrance sign is ready for the holidays. Thank you to Brenda Simpkins and Linda Raye for decorating the entrance. Also thank you Freeride Marine for paying for the decorations. 

Board Elections
Annual elections were held. All of last year’s officers ran unopposed and were reelected with the exception of the secretary position. Kelly House stepped down as secretary and Sherry Woodbeck was elected to the position.

2016-2017 Board Members
  • President - Maureen Thomas 
  • Vice President - Linda Raye
  • Treasurer - Mike Williams
  • Secretary - Sherry Woodbeck

A few members had questions about the status of the petition drive to start a SAD to bring sewers to our subdivision.  Pat O’Neill was at the meeting and responded to the questions.   Everyone should have received petitions via email.  A corrected copy of the petition was mailed to Burgess Court residents as that street name was left off the SAD description in error.  About 50 of the 92 required signatures have been collected.  If enough residents sign the petition, the Township Board will hold a public meeting so that all sides may be heard before the Township Board votes on the issue.  Pat and others will be conducting a door to door petition drive to collect additional signatures. 

We were advised by the Township that once the sewers are installed at the street, residents would be required to tie into the sewer if their septic system failed.  There was a question as to whether this was a Township or County Health Department requirement and whether it could be waived.  Pat O’Neill is checking on this and will report back.  

Thank You Kelly House
A big thank you to outgoing secretary Kelly House.  Kelly has served as both Vice President and Secretary for 7 years and is taking a well-deserved break from the Board.