Loch Alpine Events

LAIA Board Meeting

When: 7:30 PM, Sept. 11, 2014
Where: Webster Township Hall
Contact LAIA President Marvin Boluyt (boluytm@gmail.com) for more information.




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Ryan McGinnis is getting ready to put in three pieces of stationary exercise equipment in the Loch Alpine Park as his Eagle Scout project.  Members of Dexter Boy Scout Troop #442 will be the primary source of labor, but some tasks, such as cutting treated lumber and pouring concrete into drilled holes require the aid of more experienced adult labor. 


Volunteers of all ages are welcome!  Feel free to bring tools such as shovels, rakes, pickaxes, and spades.  Anyone who shows up to work on this project are asked to bring basic safety gear, such as eye protection, work gloves, and substantial shoes.  The work site is in the ball park, near the intersection of Bridgeway Drive and West Loch Alpine Drive. 


Work dates are Sunday, the 24th of August, Monday, the 25th, and Tuesday, the 26th of August.  Work hours Sunday are from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. On Monday, work starts at 1:00 PM and ends at 7:00 PM. 


Water will be provided on all days to workers on the project, and lunch will be provided on Sunday. 



Update from the Citizens for Oil-Free Backyards re: a special meeting on Wednesday, August 20 at 7pm.

We've been in constant touch with the board, providing relevant information and pushing for action. Last week we asked for a special voting session, and today the board agreed to hold one this Weds. Sadly, the drilling rig for the Wing well went in today. Please plan to attend the meeting at 7 pm on Weds to let the board know you support them immediately taking strongest action possible, including a moratorium.

With Drilling Rig in Place, Scio Township Board of Trustees Listens to Citizen Pressure and Agrees to Vote in Special Session

The Scio Township Board of Trustees has decided that they will hold a public special session Weds., Aug. 20, at 7 pm, to vote on a moratorium and other matters relating to oil and gas development in the township. Citizens for Oil-Free Backyards had requested during a presentation to the township board last week that a special voting session be held.

Yesterday a drilling rig was installed at the Wing well site at Miller and West Delhi Roads.Laura Robinson, president of COFBY, states: “We commend our Township Board for listening to concerned citizens and recognizing the importance of voting in a timely manner. The issue of oil and gas development in the township is urgent, and the board’s choice to vote this week is commensurate with the seriousness of the situation. We hope that the board will exercise all its options, including enacting a moratorium, to address not only the first oil well but also any subsequent wells. We believe that it is an essential step for the board to take the time provided by a moratorium to examine the ways in which ancillary aspects of oil drilling can be appropriately regulated, as they should be for the health, safety, and well-being of residents and the environment.”