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Community Resources
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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   
Next Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, August 14th
The monthly meetings of the Loch Alpine Improvement Association Board of Directors will continue to be held the second Wednesday of each month (subject to change as needed). The next LAIA Board meeting will be Wednesday, August 14, at 6:30 pm online via Zoom conferencing. Residents who are interested in attending the meeting should request the Zoom access link from the Board, email board@lochalpine.org.

   Board Journal   
Board Bulletin July 9
Posted on Jul 10th, 2024
Another fantastic Independence Day Celebration was held in Loch Alpine on June 30th. Our thanks go out to Social Chair Katie Roycroft and her committee of hard working volunteers, especially: Paul Roycroft, Cat & Colby Buswell, Stephanie Sanders, and Tim & Heather Kipp! A big thank you to Bob Sendra for coordinating another wonderful fireworks display for all to enjoy!
 
Assessment Update
The first late fee was added after the assessment due date of June 6, 2024 and invoices were mailed on June 12. If you haven’t already paid your assessment and first late fee you can avoid paying a second late fee if you send your payment now and it reaches Select Community Management’s office by July 15, 2024.
 
If you did not receive an invoice, or have any billing questions, please contact Jenna Kidder at Select Community Management (jkidder@thecondopros.com). If anyone needs a special payment plan to meet their assessment obligation, these can be requested either through contacting LAIA’s Treasurer or Select Community Management.
 
Contact for Priority Waste
Scio Township’s new waste hauler, Priority Waste, will completely assume Loch Alpine waste and recycling collection on July 15. Customers with concerns about service or billing can contact their customer service office, (586) 228-1200. Click here for more information
 
Roadway Trimming
Loch Alpine road "shoulders" must be trimmed back at least 5 feet from the pavement and maintained for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. If not maintained, the Association will trim this area back as part of LAIA property maintenance. If you have something special planted in this right-of-way, please trim it now.
 
Lakes Get Good Test Results
Recent tests for E.coli in Loch Alpine Lakes show a level of 15/100 ml in the upper lake and 81/100 ml in the lower lake. Anything above 300 E.coli/100 mL for a single sample is considered "unsafe" for swimming at the time the sample was collected. Thank you Lakes Committee member Cindy Walton for conducting the tests.
 
Check Your Boats
Loch Alpine residents who store canoes, kayaks, rowboats and other watercraft at one of the locations along our lakes, take a moment to check that your watercraft is secure. At the end of June, a rowboat was stolen from the storage area along East Loch Alpine Drive near the LASA treatment plant. If your watercraft is missing or moved or tampered with – or if you have information about the stolen rowboat – please report it to safety@lochalpine.org.
 
Board Bulletin June 18
Posted on Jun 19th, 2024
Safety Reminders
School is out, summer is here, and our children are playing outdoors. Bicycles and walkers are on our streets from early morning to twilight. Motorists, please respect speed limits and stop signs. Pedestrians, please keep to the left side of the streets, facing traffic; and at night, wear light-colored garments or reflective accessories that can be seen in the dark. Children should be taught the “rules of the road” and to be extra watchful near the streets. Traffic safety in Loch Alpine is everyone’s responsibility. Reminder that the use of unlicensed motor scooters and motorcycles is not permitted on Loch Alpine streets at any time.

GFL sells contract to Priority Disposal, LLC
Scio Township leaders, and everyone else, were surprised to learn that our waste hauler, GFL Environmental, has sold Scio's waste contract to Priority Disposal. At the end of May, it was discovered that GFL sold all of its residential waste contracts with its 73 communities, including Scio, across southeast Michigan. 

The LAIA Board contacted Scio directly and learned that they recently met with both GFL and Priority Disposal and secured an agreement that the current GFL contract will be honored with the same services and costs. The Scio Board voted to move forward with Priority Disposal. Scio expects the change in ownership to be seamless, to be effective 7/1, and for information about the change to be communicated directly to customers.

Community Connection
Looking to make Community Connections...
The Social Committee has compiled a list of Babysitters/Pet-sitters within Loch Alpine. The link can be found on the Directory page, in the password protected section of our website. If you would like to add someone to the list please contact social@lochalpine.org
 
The Bi-Annual Loch Alpine Lore is always looking for new content from our neighbors: 
Follow this link to our GoogleForm and find the applicable box.  This will help us create content for our e-newsletter as well as the website.
 
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 and appreciation of her exemplary efforts for the community, the Loch Alpine Board has selected Janet Torno for the 2024 Loch Alpine Award.  She has generously donated her time welcoming Loch Alpine newcomers for many years.  With a greeting card and a call, a home visit to present a LA Welcoming Mug and making sure they have received the Newcomers Welcome Package, Janet provides information that new residents should know about living in our neighborhood. She answers questions they may have and offers suggestions based on her many years  enjoying living here and also being very active in both Ann Arbor and University of Michigan life. Her spouse, Randy, was a recipient of the award in 2019.
 
Thank you, Janet!
 
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.