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   
Holiday Lighting Competition
Friday, December 1st to Sunday, December 31st
Our 2nd annual Holiday Lighting Competition is almost upon us. If you would like to participate please send a photo of your lighting display to social@lochalpine.org An announcement will be made by the end of the year, and bragging rights will be had.
Pavilion Decorating & Winter Caroling
Sunday, December 3rd, 3:00pm at Loch Alpine Park
Join us in Loch Alpine Park for cookies & cocoa! We'll be making ornaments/decorations to hang in the pavilion. Winter caroling to follow.  Want more caroling? Signup here to let us know when you're available.pavilion decoration
December LAIA Board Meeeting
Wednesday, December 13th
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, December 13th 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
Posted on Nov 16th, 2023
Final Yard Waste Pick-Up December 12
The last GFL yard waste pickup of the year is Tuesday, Dec. 12. After that date, bags at streetside will not be collected. Be sure to have your leaves and gardens cleaned up and the bags at streetside 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. 
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. 
As part of your routine lawn maintenance and fall clean-up, 
  • Open burning of leaves and yard debris is not permitted by Scio Township in our subdivision. Open burning in Webster Township requires a burn permit; but leaf burning has not been an accepted practice in Loch Alpine for a long time, for air quality reasons.
  • 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.
Thank you for cooperating.
LAIA has New Legal Counsel
Zelmanski, Danner, Fioritto PLLC (ZDF Attorneys), which had represented our homeowner association for several years, informed the LAIA Board at the end of May that its firm was closing, and it could no longer provide legal services to LAIA after June 30. 
After reviewing the credentials of two other firms experienced in homeowners association legal services, the LAIA Board of Directors has retained a new law firm, Makower, Abbate, Guerra, Wegner, Vollmer PLLC (MAGWV). The new firm will serve as legal counsel for Association business matters, while the firm of Secrest-Wardle will continue to be our lead counsel in the litigation between A2C2 Partnership and LAIA.
With offices in Ann Arbor, Farmington Hills and St. Clair Shores, MAGWV represents many homeowner and community associations across Michigan. They are leaders in community association advocacy and education. MAGWV is experienced in the wide-ranging legal services that associations such as ours require, including document and policy reviews, collections and litigation. We look forward to a dynamic and productive relationship with our new legal counsel.
Winter Road Safety
Those out walking on streets in non-daylight and snowfall times should have reflective clothing and/or lights to be seen by motorists. With snow plow/salt truck drivers concentrating on the road surface in front of and at the side of the truck, a walker or jogger is almost impossible to see without reflective and illumination gear.
Residents are advised (and must advise their driveway plowing contractor) that snow cleared from their driveways should not be piled onto the street, to prevent it being plowed into an adjacent driveway or left as an obstacle on the street.  Residents might place reflective stakes along their front yard road edges about 12" back to help protect the grass from plow blades.
About Those Yard Signs...
The Loch Alpine Restriction Agreement limits signs on a private lot to only a single sign advertising the property for sale or rent. Yard signs for political, festival, school/student activities, contractor work, etc. are not allowed and are removed from LA property, including the road right-of-way adjacent to lots and the entrances.


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
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 his exemplary efforts to the community, the Loch Alpine Board has selected John Posch for the 2023 Loch Alpine Award.  John has been on the Grounds Committee for many years and quickly started contributing right from the start…building and painting emergency ladders for our lakes, installing our boulder sign lights, assisting with the sanding and re-staining of our picnic tables, fixing our park water fountain whenever it had leaks. Last year he recruited Tom Bellisario and led two great projects, building a large new sandbox for our playground (later adding a sun cover as well) and fixed our Rock Park fence which had been an eye sore for many years. John also volunteered for a Lakes Committee project and installed the 4 life rings around our lakes.  He has also been an active participant on the Communications Committee. 
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.