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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!
 

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Board Journal
Board Bulletin: April 4
Posted on Apr 6th, 2020
New LAIA Board and Committee Leadership
At its transition meeting on March 30, the LAIA Board of Directors made the following decisions:
  • Officers elected for the 2020-2021 fiscal year are Brian Daugherty, President; Glenda Haskell, Vice President; David Stockson, Secretary, and Lucy Cohen, Treasurer.
  • David Navarre accepted reappointment as LAIA representative to the Board of Directors of the Loch Alpine Sanitary Authority (LASA).
  • Board Director Dino Anastasia was reappointed as LAIA webmaster.
Committee appointments are:
  • Architectural Control Committee – Board Director David Stockson, Richard Reichman, Jim Schulz (the ACC will select its chair at its next meeting)
  • Communications – Sheila Waterhouse, Chair; Dino Anastasia, Board Liaison
  • Grounds – Board Director Bob Sendra, Chair
  • Lakes and Dams – Bob Sendra and Peter Logan, Co-chairs
  • Roads – Brian McCall, Chair; Bob Sendra, Board Liaison
  • Safety and Security – Board Director Roger Fraser, Chair
  • Social – Katie Roycroft, Chair; Glenda Haskell, Board Liaison
  • An ad hoc Legal Committee was approved for the ongoing litigation between LAIA and A2C2 Partnership, with Peter Logan named as Chair; Brian Daugherty, Board Liaison.
The new Board agreed to continue regular monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each month, at 6:30 pm, at Webster Township Hall.  Due to current restrictions of public meetings, the next monthly meeting of the LAIA Board of Directors will take place via tele-conference on Wednesday, April 8. Residents who wish to submit questions to the Board for the meeting, or who desire to be included in the tele-conference should contact the Board at lochalpineboard@gmail.com.
 
New LASA Operator
F &V Operations and Resource Management, Inc (FVOP) is the new contract operator for the Loch Alpine Sanitary Authority (LASA) as of April 1. The partnership ushers in a new era of customer service for LASA water and sewer users. More information about the change in LASA operations can be found on the LAIA website, in the Water/Sewer section, by clicking here. This page includes the following important new contact information:
 
Loch Alpine Sanitary Authority (LASA)
827 N. Zeeb Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Ph: 734.369.9400
•         Email: LASA@fv-operations.com
•         Water or sewer emergencies (backups or leaks) call 517.715.9739
•         Non-emergencies (next business day response) call 517.715.9739
•         Account Management/Billing (office hours M-F, 5-8 p.m) 734.433.0835
 
Clean Up After Fido
Please properly dispose of your pet's waste and waste bags. Don’t leave bags by the road.  We're all outside a lot more now and we all have to do our part to clean up after our pets. Thank you!
 
 
Board Bulletin: March 28, 2020
Posted on Mar 28th, 2020
Annual Meeting Results
On Wednesday evening, March 25, the Board of Directors convened, via teleconference, the 2020 LAIA Annual Meeting.  Usually our annual meetings are a grand gathering of Association members, as much a social occasion as a business meeting.  This year’s meeting, due to the prohibition of public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, was a sad exception.  The Board is extremely grateful for the Members’ understanding and cooperation to allow us to proceed with a “closed” meeting and continue the business of Loch Alpine.  But we missed you.  Especially, we thank the 211 members who submitted their votes on Board candidates and the annual assessment with absentee or proxy ballots.  This more than fulfilled our quorum requirements of 160 members by “…presence, by proxy, or by written absentee ballot.”  And here are the results of your votes:
  • The 2020-2021 assessment of $775 per Category A (house) lot was approved 208 to 3. 
  • Incumbents Lucy Cohen, Brian Daugherty and David Stockson were re-elected to the Board of Directors for another two-year term.  Glenda Haskell was also elected to a two-year term.  Welcome Glenda!
  • Winning by random drawing a 50% waiver of their annual assessment are lot 111, Eileen Bond and Lucinda Orwoll, and lot 368, Bob Shuchman.
We appreciate Jonathan Rodgers and Joseph Neely for their willingness to be candidates for election to the Board.
 
Finally, the annual Loch Alpine Award for exemplary volunteer service to the community was given to each of two remarkable individuals: Sue Inderhees and Linda Goldberg.  See accompanying article about them and the Loch Alpine Award on the home page of this website.
 
Thank you again, Loch Alpine, for helping us to move forward through a very strange, anxious and hopeful time.  Let’s hold strong and healthy together, and make next year’s annual meeting a real celebration!
 
Yard Waste and Large Items Pick-up Suspended
From our carrier Waste Management: “Effective immediately, we are temporarily suspending the collection of bulk waste, e.g., furniture, mattresses, appliances, toilets. Additionally, we will be delaying the start of our yard waste collection season. Furthermore, all solid waste should be bagged tightly and placed in a Waste Management or personal container at your curb.  Waste Management will continue monitoring the nation’s and state’s response to this public health emergency. When the situation normalizes, we will return to regular service. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and solidarity and we apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause you.”
 
Please do not leave yard waste bags or bundles at the street. It may be weeks before they are picked up, and meanwhile they should be stored along the side or behind your houses.  Please help keep Loch Alpine’s “curb appeal” looking good.
 
Playground Germs
Local municipalities have closed off children’s playground equipment because they may transmit the COVID-19 virus.  Think about it… swings, slides, climbing bars and ladders handled by many, many different children have surfaces that can transfer the virus from one child to another to a family in the course of a few days.  Loch Alpine asks parents and youngsters to practice caution and hygiene during this infectious time.  Please avoid using Loch Alpine park playground equipment.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
      
 

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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 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.