Sometime during the evening of March 12, or the early morning hours of March 13, both the Loch Alpine and North Delhi Hills subdivisions were vandalized. Incidents include the destruction/damage to 6 mailboxes in North Delhi Hills (by the golf cart path), one mailbox destroyed at 4405 E. Loch Alpine Dr., another mailbox destroyed at 4390 Crestline, and a third one at 4080 E. Loch Alpine Drive. Additionally, red paint was sprayed inside a mailbox and on mail at 4855 Holly Way. 4151 St. Andrews Way had a car spray painted with the word CUNT, a large penis was spray painted on the side of a garage at 4182 Glen Eagles Ct., garage doors were spray painted at 4083 and 4059 Eastgate Drive. Several signs on the curve of E. Loch Alpine Dr. (near Fairway) were spray painted red (sometimes with #11 or #40) and glass lamps were broken on yard lamp posts at 4758 Northgate Dr., 4415 and 4365 Crestline Drive.
As of April 6, Sgt. Beth Gieske reported to me that the two deputies from the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office assigned to this case have some solid leads, have conducted many interviews and they hope when high school resumes next week to finish the interviewing process. They are receiving good information following the announcement at DHS of the $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or people responsible for the vandalism. A second announcement was made at DHS when AACC added an additional $500 to the reward, as announced by Mike Weikle at the annual LAIA meeting.
The final bill was received for snow plowing and was reviewed by Pete Logan and Mindy Kerr. The total amount spent for the 2010/2011 season will be around $60,000. We received numerous compliments during the season on the condition of the roads, and 5 complaints were received. Two involved people in favor of returning to sand, two involved issues of snow being pushed into driveways or walkways due to the plowing of the roads, and one involved a private lane being skipped one of two times the plows made their rounds one day. I interviewed the bus driver to ask for feedback at the end of the season. I asked that Jennifer ask all of the drivers for suggestions or feedback. They all said the roads were generally great all but one day for an afternoon run, and the only suggested improvement would be more salt on the roadway on E. Loch Alpine Drive at the bottom of the hill by the big curve where there is water and a drop-off on each side of the road. No problems were encountered there, but apparently it is a nerve-wracking stretch to drive in a bus.
Thirteen people signed up for the Adopt-A-Hydrant Program at the annual LAIA meeting, bringing the total to 29 hydrants which have been adopted. There is some confusion on my part regarding the location of some of the hydrants and it may be necessary to consult with LASA to resolve the problem.
At the LAIA annual meeting, Frank Fike offered to help the Safety and Security Committee if needed. He is concerned about the issues of speeding. Many residents mentioned similar concerns at the meeting. Others sighted concerns of too many stop signs or speed bumps. Alex Kerr joined the committee in March and has driven the roads in the wee hours on weekends. Nothing suspicious has been spotted. Sgt. Gieske advises that if any of us are driving the roads and DO notice something suspicious, please call 911 immediately to report it.