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The Loch Alpine Award
The Loch Alpine Award was established by the Loch Alpine Improvement Association to recognize a person or persons who have demonstrated Exemplary efforts, Commitment and Dedication to the Loch Alpine Community. The Award Plaque is presented annually at the Association Membership Meeting in March following a nomination and selection process carried out by the Association Board of Directors. Exceptional volunteer work and community support - in spirit, in works and talent - are considered.
The Loch Alpine Improvement Association is proud to have honored these recipients of the Loch Alpine Award (prior to 2013, the award was designated the Sendra Award). 
2016 -  Katie Roycroft : Social Committee Chair, LA Lore Mgmt
2015 -  Harry Rolfes : Board of Directors; Roads Comm Chair
2014 -  Peter Logan : Board of Directors, President; Project Mgmt (Lakes, Dams, Communication, Club Transition)
           -  Steve DeWolfe , Excavators, Inc.: 40 yrs of Road & Snow Mgmt
2013 -  Lucy Cohen : Board of Directors, Treasurer; Grounds Comm Chair, Project Mgmt (Management transition, Park Pavilion)
2012 -  Mindy Kerr : Safety & Security Committee Chair; Project Mgmt (Winter Snow/ice Road Manager)
           -  Lara Treemore-Spears: Lakes & Grounds Committee Contributor;
           -  Kathie Weinmann : Lakes Committee Chair
2011 -  Neil Gerl : Loch Alpine Sanitary Authority Board, 25 yrs as LA Representative; Lakes Committee Contributor
2010 -  Tom Holland : Board of Directors, President; Project Mgmt (Website development, Long-Range Planning;) Website Manager
2009 -  Laurence Carolin : For his desire to be involved, to help others and to make the most of a too short life
2008 -  Gregg Heidebrink : Board of Directors, President; Roads & Grounds Committee Chair; Project Mgmt (Capital Plan)
2007 -  LA Lakes Restoration Project Team : Wes Daining, Herb Earle, John Forrester, Neil Gerl, Bill Ince, Peter Logan
2006 -  Nona and Hugh Credille : the “Swan Lady” lake swan support team
2005 -  Christine Fitzsimons : Board of Directors, President; LA Lore Mgmt
2004 -  Bob Sendra : Board of Directors, President; Community Manager
           -  Pat Sendra : Bookkeeper; Community Management

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Board Journal
For Scio Township Residents
Posted on Feb 20th, 2018
WHEN: Monday, March 5, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Scio Township Hall, 827 Zeeb Road

Residents of Scio Township are invited to help prepare a vision for Township Hall Park. Scio Township is pursuing grant funding to develop the community’s first active-use park, and your input will directly impact the concept plan being sent to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. For questions or comments, please e-mail Hob Calhoun, Parks Advisory Board Chair, Parks@ScioTownship.org.
Feb 1 Border-To-Border Trail Meeting
Posted on Feb 10th, 2018
Nearly 100 local residents turned out at Dexter Library on Feb 1 for updates on the county’s Border-to-Border pedestrian/cyclist trail. The meeting was focused on the proposed trail stretching from Zeeb Road to Wagner, to be completed in two phases. The section from Zeeb through Delhi Metropark directly concerns Loch Alpine and was the subject of the strongest opinions at the meeting. In brief, attendees unanimously supported a trailway along the south side of Huron River Drive (HRD) that could also avoid homes near Zeeb.
Different from its 2016 master plan, the county parks commission presented their preferred trail alignment as crossing to the north of HRD immediately east of Zeeb, to return to the south side someplace just before Greenook Boulevard. Although this would avoid our entrances, it could still affect some adjacent Loch Alpine properties (as well as the entrance of The Preserve).
Residents expressed concern for bicyclists entering our community from the trail and for the danger of a trail-crossing anywhere along HRD outside of an intersection. Members of The Preserve were concerned that a north-side trail could compromise their earthen dam. Instead, attendees greatly preferred a south-side route that would respect homes near Zeeb, jogging briefly to the south, following the railroad tracks back to HRD. It would then remain on the south side of HRD until it crossed the Huron River into Delhi Metropark on a bridge yet to be built. This preference was shown through a voice vote as well as in individual comments. But because this alternative could entail a cost increase of $500,000, no guarantees were made.
The eventual route is still undecided. Peter Sanderson, Washtenaw County Park Planner (sandersonp@ewashtenaw.org) welcomes comments from residents who have not already expressed them. Construction is expected to begin 2019–20, although formal engineering for this segment of the trail has not yet begun.
See also the Feb 7 article from The Sun Times News.
Thank you to all Loch Alpine residents who attended and once again demonstrated that we are a vibrant, informed, and socially conscious community!
Loch Alpine Board Bulletin - January 19, 2018
Posted on Jan 21st, 2018
Proposed Trail Will Edge Loch Alpine - 
Important Public Meeting February 1

The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC) is working on the design and engineering for the next phases of the Border-to-Border Trail (B2B) to connect Dexter and Ann Arbor. The project area begins at the junction of Huron River Drive and Zeeb  Road and continues east along Huron River Drive to Wagner Road.
Of special interest to Loch Alpine is that the proposed pathway would run along the north side of Huron River Drive, along the entrance at Greenook Boulevard, then cross to the south side of the road just above the South Loch Alpine entrance.  This would increase cyclist and pedestrian traffic at both Loch Alpine entrances/exits on Huron River Road, raising the risk of accidents with automobiles turning into or out of the neighborhood.  Click on B2B Trail Master Plan, and see page 38, or go online to b2b.ewashtenaw.org,  click on “B2B Trail Planning and Active Projects”,  and then look for the “Master Plan Draft” link.
The LAIA Grounds Committee and a representative from The Preserve met with WCPARC this past August to express our concerns and requested that they investigate placing the Trail on the south side of Huron River Drive starting at Zeeb and certainly before crossing our entrances.  In the Master Plan for this section of the B2B Trail is an alternative pathway like the recommendation of the group.
WCPARC is hosting a public informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the Dexter Public Library, 3255 Alpine Street in Dexter. The meeting will provide a presentation with an overview of the process, description of alternative pathways that were explored, a discussion of the preferred pathway, and a question and answer session.  
We encourage Loch Alpine residents to attend this meeting as this may be one of our last opportunities to share concerns we may have about the Trail crossing Loch Alpine’s entrances. If you cannot attend the meeting and would like to get more information or provide feedback, please contact Peter Sanderson, Park  Planner sandersonp@ewashtenaw.org.