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Community Resources
Did You Know?
 
You can find valuable resources on our website's Documents page.  
Are you interested in learning about our lakes or how to reserve the Park Pavilion? Want to check out the Resident Directory? Maybe review 17 years of board meeting minutes?
The documents page has a wealth of information for our community!
 

   Upcoming Events   
Decorations and Caroling
Saturday, December 3rd, 4:00 pm at Loch Alpine Park
Join us fireside in Loch Alpine Park on Saturday, December 3 at 4:00 pm. We will be creating decorations to hang in the pavilion. Neighbor Cat Carty-Buswell will be setting up a festive photo op, with professional photos available for free download. Please RSVP if you plan to do pictures.  After sunset we will depart on foot to do some caroling around the neighborhood.
 
Interested in doing a Cookie-Exchange this holiday season? Contact Katie at social@lochalpine.org for more information.
LAIA Board Meeting
Wednesday, December 14th, 6:30 pm
The next meeting of the LAIA Board of Directors will be online via Zoom conferencing. Residents who are interested in attending the meeting should request the Zoom access link from the Board, email lochalpineboard@gmail.com.

   Board Journal   
LASA Boil Water Advisory Lifted
Posted on Nov 20th, 2022
We are pleased to report that the Boil Water Advisory for Loch Alpine Sanitary authority has been lifted as of 10:00 a.m. on November 20, 2022. It is no longer necessary to boil your water before using.

Bacteriological Samples were collected from the affected area and analyzed at a certified laboratory. All samples returned Non-Detected.

Please share this information with your neighbors who may not have received this notice directly.
LASA apologizes for any inconvenience, and thanks you for your patience.
Board Bulletin November 15
Posted on Nov 15th, 2022
Final Yard Waste Pick-Up December 13
The last GFL yard waste pickup of the year is Tuesday, Dec 13.  After that date, bags at streetside will not be collected. Be sure to have your leaves and gardens cleaned up and the bags at street side no later than 7 a.m. 
  • Yard waste may be placed in large, craft/paper bags or loose in your own, reusable container with a "yard waste" or "compost" sticker on the container (available from GFL or Scio Township). Please do not tape yard bags -- fold them closed or leave them open at the top.
  • GFL will also pick up properly bundled branches no thicker than 3 inches in diameter tied in bundles no greater than 4 feet in length and 18 inches in diameter. 
As part of your routine lawn maintenance and fall clean-up, please remove leaves and debris from ditches, and clear as much debris as possible from culverts adjacent to your lot. This will help proper drainage and reduce water and ice on our streets.
  • No dumping of yard waste material is allowed on any LA property, such as around the lakes and natural areas.
Please do not place waste containers out on the curb earlier than the afternoon before pick-up, and don’t leave containers out past pick-up day. This is especially important as we get into snow-plowing season.  Residents on narrow streets should advise their work contractors to not park equipment that would impede GFL access on waste pick-up days. Thank you for cooperating.
Staying Safe on Loch Alpine Streets 
With darkness coming earlier in the evenings, the LAIA Safety Committee and our winter roads maintenance contractor urge residents to observe the safety guidelines below.
Pedestrians are strongly urged to wear some reflective clothing and/or wearable lights to make themselves (and their dogs) clearly visible. This is especially important during hours of darkness and in heavy snow. Since the drivers who plow our roads must concentrate on the road surface in front of their trucks while also driving safely, such enhanced visibility is very important.
  • It’s also especially important for pedestrians to walk on the left side of the road that has you facing oncoming traffic. By observing this rule, pedestrians are in a far better position to keep themselves safe.
Motorists, please drive with extra care in the dark and when streets are icy.
OOPS… 
The email contact for the GFL route manager was incorrect in the previous Bulletin. For service concerns, Route Manager Mark Robinson can be reached at mrobinson@gflenv.com and (734) 406-7666.  
 

Community Connection
An Open Letter to Dog Owners
Most of you leash your dogs while walking them on Loch Alpine streets, parks and pathways. The entire Loch Alpine community thanks you for being law-abiding and courteous in this way.
 
To those who sometimes take your dog off leash, we have a short but earnest request: Please don’t. Even good dogs need to be leashed at all times.
  • Dog owners who always leash their dogs even when they wish they didn’t have to
  • Neighbors who are frightened by unleashed dogs -- even “friendly” ones
  • Dogs who tend to be frightened by other dogs (or act aggressively toward them) 
  • The animals, birds, and other wildlife with whom we share this special place.
Respectfully yours,
The Loch Alpine Board of Directors
 

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The Loch Alpine Award
LOCH ALPINE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION 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.
 
In recognition of his exemplary efforts to the community, the Loch Alpine Board is awarding Doug Ellmann the 2022 Loch Alpine Award. Doug is a founding member of the LAIA Legal Committee and in that role he has worked diligently to:
  • Dedicate significant time to discuss issues with the legal team and the LAIA board.
  • Offer innovative strategies related to our lawsuit and pursued research into those strategies.
  • Help the board, legal committee, and our legal team get better prepared for our upcoming trial.
Thank you, Doug, for all of your contributions to our Legal Team on behalf of all Loch Alpine residents.
 
The Loch Alpine Improvement Association is proud to have honored recipients of the Loch Alpine Award since 2001 (prior to 2013, the award was designated the Sendra Award).  The previous recipients can be found here.