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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   
LAIA Board of Directors Meetings
Wednesday, September 8th to Wednesday, March 9th, second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm
The regular monthly meetings of the LAIA Board of Directors are held the second Wednesday of each month, commencing at 6:30 pm.  The remaining monthly meetings during this fiscal year are Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Jan. 12, Feb. 9 and Mar. 9.  (Individual meeting dates may be subject to change.)
 
All Association members are welcome to attend the monthly meetings.  Due to public health concerns during the pandemic, the monthly meetings are being held online only.  Members may request the unique link for each meeting from the Board, lochalpineboard@gmail.com, prior to each meeting.

   Board Journal   
Board Bulletin January 18
Posted on Jan 18th, 2022
The next meeting of the LAIA Board of Directors will be Wednesday, February 9, 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 lochalpineboard@gmail.com.
 
LAIA Annual Meeting
Mark your calendars… Loch Alpine’s annual meeting for Association Members will be held Wednesday, March 23, beginning at 7:30 pm. Due to continuing public health concerns about indoor gatherings, the meeting will be held, again, online only and all voting completed by absentee ballot. 
 
At least 20 days prior, members will receive the Annual Meeting packet including 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. There will be four openings for directors.
A link to register for the online meeting will be provided in the coming weeks.
 
LAIA Seeking Candidates for Board
The Board of Directors manages the assets and finances of the Loch Alpine community for the Members. Directors and committees volunteer their time and skills to keep the roads in good condition, the lakes clean, parks and greenspaces attractive, social events happening, safety and communication proactive.  Directors serve a 2-year term of office. Candidates are elected (or re-elected) and announced at the March Annual Meeting. This year, there are 4 Director openings to be filled. As the LAIA By-Laws specify that 2 candidates should be presented for each opening, we are encouraging LAIA Members to consider running for the Board.  It’s a limited amount of time required: a monthly 2-1⁄2 hour meeting plus regular email correspondence to discuss issues and conduct business. If you can devote a bit more time and energy, perhaps you’ll lead a committee or a special project.
 
We hope you’ll consider -- it may be your time to help manage our unique neighborhood. Many of you moved into Loch Alpine just a few years ago, or longer. You may have ideas to make the community more welcoming and active for residents young and old. Please contact LAIA Board of Directors President Brian Daugherty, president@lochalpine.org, (734) 426-7858, or any current Board Director to discuss this opportunity. Add your name to the list of many special Loch Alpine volunteers. Your friends and neighbors will sincerely thank you.
 
Please Help our Recycling Efforts
GFL thanks you for placing recyclables in the respective curb bin loose, not in plastic bags. Bagged recycling cannot be processed easily and any plastic bags mixed in with recycling may cause the machinery to jam, a problem that can bring the entire operation to a halt. 
 
Many of the materials that get away from the GFL trucks on a windy day are from open recycling containers or bins overstuffed with their lids partly open. Please try to secure your recycling materials before putting them out at the curb when the weather is windy.  Waste and recycling bins may be placed curb-side the evening before pick-up, and should be removed from the curb by the morning after pick-up.
Board Bulletin November 25
Posted on Dec 2nd, 2021
The next meeting of the LAIA Board of directors will be a Zoom meeting on December 8 at 6:30 PM.
 
Final Yard Waste Pick-Up December 14
The last GFL yard waste pickup of the year is Tuesday, Dec 14. 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 and dispose of leaves and debris from ditches and also clear as much debris as possible from culverts adjacent to your lot.
 
LASA Operations Personnel Change
Effective November 18, Brandon Damon is the operator in charge for LASA operations. The numbers on the LAIA website, Water/Sewer section, have been changed to reflect this personnel change. Please note the new phone number and email address to use for next business day (non-emergency) response is: Brandon Damon (operator in charge) 517.673.9369, email: BDamon@FV-operation.com.  LASA emergency contact and billing/accounts numbers remain the same and are posted on the LASA page. Click here for the latest LASA information.
 
No Action on Power of Attorney
At its meeting on October 20, 2021, the LAIA Board agreed that, based on the observations of members of the LAIA Safety and Security Committee, there is no need for action at this time on the idea of filing a Power of Attorney (trespassing only of non-residents) with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. If a need arises in the future to reconsider the matter, the Safety & Security Committee and the LAIA Board of Directors will re-examine it.
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.
B2B Trail Update for Huron River Drive
Construction was initiated this spring on a one mile segment from Zeeb Road to Delhi Metropark which will also include the fourth B2B bridge over the Huron River. All project elements within local control were completed last March and the required permit approvals came through in early May. A final letter of approval from a federal agency is needed prior to the project going out to bid, which is what caused the delays seen in 2021. The goal is to have the contract in place this winter with the contractor working toward completing the job, including Bridge #4, next summer.  Click here for more information on the B2B Trail.

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.
 
Respectfully yours,
  • The Loch Alpine Board of Directors
  • 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
 

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 2021, Sheila Waterhouse was recognized for leading our Communications Committee since April, 2018, and in that time she worked diligently to:
  • Set up processes to simplify our regular Board Bulletin
  • Cleaned up our email lists and set up processes with our management company to upload new resident information
  • Provided training to committee chairs and Board members on the use of the Google drive for better efficiency
  • Led a subset of the committee to complete a special outreach to residents who did not have emails on file, which also led to numerous individual arrangements to resolve these issues
  • Enhanced the look and frequency of our regular communications and website for Loch Alpine residents
Thank you, Sheila, for all of your contributions to our communication efforts for 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.