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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   
LAIA Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, March 10th, 6:30PM at Virtual via Zoom
Regular monthly meeting of the Loch Alpine Improvement Association (LAIA) Board of Directors. Please email board@lochalpine.org if you are interested in joining the meeting.

   Board Journal   
Board Bulletin March 2
Posted on Mar 4th, 2021
LAIA Annual Meeting March 24
Mark your calendars… Loch Alpine’s annual meeting for Association Members will be held Wednesday, March 24, beginning at 7:30 pm. Look for your LAIA Annual Meeting packet in the mail. Due to continuing public health restrictions on indoor gatherings, this year’s meeting will be held online only and all voting completed by absentee ballot. The link for registration is in the information packet, and can be found on the 2021 Annual Meeting page in the Documents section of this website.
 
The Annual Meeting packet includes your Absentee Ballot with Proxy option, as well as the agenda, summary budget, candidates for Board of Directors, year-end reports from LAIA committees, and more. This year, the proposed annual assessment is $775.00, the same as it has been for the last three years. There are three openings for directors. Please read the meeting materials before casting your votes for the assessment and Board candidates. (Casting your vote puts you in the pool for one of two 50% waivers off your annual assessment!) Also, the committee reports will provide good information on all the important work done for your neighborhood by resident volunteers.
 
All ballots must be received by March 22. For your convenience, ballots may be mailed to Select Community Management; or scanned and emailed to SCM at management@thecondopros.com; or sent by fax to (734) 663-0809, or dropped off at one of three Loch Alpine officer addresses listed on the ballot. If you have not received your Annual Meeting packet, contact SCM at (734) 663-1900 or login to the Documents section of this website to access the meeting materials and the ballot.
 
LASA Contact Information
A number of Loch Alpine Sanitary Authority customers have questioned their most recent billing, following the installation of new water meters in their homes. LASA has been replacing old water meters to upgrade the metering system and to obtain more accurate records of water usage.  Questions or concerns about your water bill, usage records, or the installation of a new meter should be directed to LASA. See the LASA page in the Water/Sewer section of this website for important and useful information and contacts.
 
Progress on the B2B Trail
Washtenaw County and partners continue to plan and build out sections of the Border to Border (B2B) Trail, a network of non-motorized pathways connecting cities, parks, and many destinations throughout Washtenaw County. The next section of the B2B underway will connect the Dexter-Huron Metropark trail end at Zeeb Road with Delhi Metropark, where a portion of the trail was completed last fall. 
 
This is of particular interest to Loch Alpine because the trail will run along the south side of Huron River Drive from Zeeb to the Delhi Metropark. There are crosswalks planned to connect the trail to The Preserve and Loch Alpine where the neighborhoods connect to Huron River Drive. Brush and tree clearing was to begin in February -- the work has to be done prior to March 31 to comply with regulations from the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Michigan DNR regarding federally protected bat species (they are not currently roosting). Construction is anticipated to start later this year, finishing in 2022. This will complete the link between all three Metroparks within Washtenaw County. For more information about the project, click here.
Board Bulletin January 29
Posted on Jan 29th, 2021
GFL Rate and Billing Cycle Change
GFL advises that all Loch Alpine residents (including those in Webster) are now on the Scio contract billing cycle and rates. The new quarterly cycle starts with Jan/Feb/Mar (Old cycle is Dec/Jan/Feb). Residents are now receiving a bill that includes a discount credit for the months already paid (Jan/Feb), plus the new lower rate for March. Note also that seniors may request a further discount. Contact GFL customer service if you have questions.
 
Public Information Meeting regarding Border-to-Border Trail projects
Monday, February 1, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86959262637
To join use a web browser to visit zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the following information: Webinar ID: 869 5926 2637
 
This public informational meeting will discuss an upcoming Border-to-Border Trail (B2B) project between Zeeb Road and Delhi Metropark in Scio Township. The meeting will be virtual via Zoom and will consist of a presentation followed by a question and answer session.  This proposed trail project begins at the corner of Zeeb Road and Huron River Drive and ends in Delhi Metropark (1.1 miles), joining two recently completed sections of B2B Trail. The trail is on the south side of Huron River Drive and within the road and railroad rights-of-way before crossing the Huron River with a single span pedestrian bridge and entering Delhi Metropark. The project vegetation removal will begin in February or March 2021 to comply with environmental regulations.  The actual trail construction is anticipated to begin in the summer/fall of 2021. The trail work includes grading, vegetation removal, paving of an asphalt trail, construction of retaining wall, a pedestrian bridge, restoration and planting, and other related improvements. Construction is expected to be completed in 2022.
 

Community Connection
Pet Photo Contest!
We know you have them, and we know you love them!
Send us your favorite photo of your pet for the Winter Blues Pet Photo Contest. Let's get though the long winter months with some great pictures of our favorite pets!
Send contributions to chair-communications@lochalpine.org.
 
      
 

Social Networking Sites
Do you follow Loch Alpine on social media? This is a great way to stay connected to your neighbors, receive board updates and important notifications, and post information.
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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 2020, two members of the community were recognized:
  • Sue Inderhees and her family have lived in Loch Alpine since 1997. As a Mom's Play Group member, she became active in neighborhood social affairs, managing the Christmas season luminaries as an annual fundraiser for the playground initiative. For the past 15 years, Sue has been the coordinator/manager of the annual Loch Alpine Neighborhood Yard Sale. With her help, the advertising and finances are placed, the Members informed, and Boy Scout Troop 477 connected to collect the unsold left-overs for their benefit rummage sale. Thank you, Sue, for your wonderful service and for keeping our homes and garages neater, cleaner and better organized.
  • Linda Goldberg is a long-time resident who raised a family here.  She served on the Board of Directors several years ago, and was elected last year for another term on the Board.  Her knowledge of law and litigation has been invaluable to the Board during the lawsuit over the country club property.  Someone who can engage with our attorneys and interpret pleadings and briefs! In addition, Linda joined the Grounds and Communications committees, making contributions such as editing and refining the Loch Alpine welcome packet for new homeowners. Thanks to Linda as she transitions to a life in Oregon to be near her family there.
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.