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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   
LAIA Board Meeting
Wednesday, October 12th, 6:30 pm
The next regular meeting of the LAIA Board of Directors will be Wednesday, October 12, 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.

   Board Journal   
Board Bulletin Sept. 26
Posted on Sep 26th, 2022
Hydrant Flushing
Loch Alpine Sanitary Authority (LASA) began flushing and winterizing hydrants last week, and will continue through the end of September. Flushing of the hydrants will be conducted between 7 am and 3 pm. Please be advised that you may experience some discoloration of household water during this process. The discoloration is only temporary and does not indicate a problem with the water. If your water does become discolored, turn on an outside faucet to clear the water line before doing any laundry or cleaning. The LASA water department will continue to monitor the water quality during this period to ensure that the water remains safe to drink.
LASA apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause, but flushing is an important part of its system maintenance. Please contact the water department at (517) 673-9369 with any questions or concerns you may have.
GFL Service Contact
Our waste and recycling hauler, GFL Environmental, strives to provide thorough, weekly curbside pick-up service. Occasionally trucks may miss pick-up at one or more addresses. If you experience a missed pick-up, the following is a direct GFL contact to report the oversight and request follow-up service:  email and/or text to Route Manager Mark Robinson, robinson@gflenv.com  (734) 406-7666
Loch Alpine Drinking Water is Safe
Has Loch Alpine drinking water been affected by the chromium and PFAS in the Huron River or the dioxane from Gelman? The short answer is NO. Our drinking water comes from Loch Alpine Sanitary Authority (LASA) wells located within the subdivision. The Huron River is not a source of water for the LASA well fields and therefore has no chance of affecting the LASA water quality. LASA continually monitors its water to assure the safety of its customers.
The dioxane from Gelman has also been determined to be downstream of the LASA well fields, so water quality has not been affected by the Gelman release. For more info on the latest water quality issues in Michigan, go to the following website https://www.michigan.gov/egle
Report on Lakes Water
Lakes Committee member Cindy Walton conducted a second round of E.coli bacteria testing in both Loch Alpine lakes on August 12. The readings showed a level of 19 E.coli/100ml in the upper lake, 5/100ml in the lower lake. The safety standard is 100/100 ml in any one testing. 
Board Bulletin August 4
Posted on Aug 10th, 2022
The next meeting of the LAIA Board of Directors will be Wednesday, Sept. 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 lochalpineboard@gmail.com.
 
No Motorized Vehicles on Paths and Parks
A reminder for the safety of residents and guests: golf carts, ATVs, motorbikes and other motorized vehicles are not allowed in Loch Alpine parks or on the pathways in the parks and around the lakes. The Board also asks, for safety reasons, that there should be no ATVs or motorbikes on the former golf course, which is private property.
A New Sandbox!
Thanks to Grounds Committee member John Posch and the excellent assistance of Tom Bellisario, the Loch Alpine play area now has a larger sandbox. The Loch Alpine community is made better and even more beautiful by all of our many volunteers!  
Report on Lakes Water
Lakes Committee member Cindy Walton conducted E.coli bacteria testing in both Loch Alpine lakes on June 23. The readings showed a level of 96 E.coli/100ml in the upper lake, 6/100ml in the lower lake. The safety standard is 100/100 ml in any one testing. Another test will be conducted this month.
Protect Your Valuables
If you park your car in your driveway, please remove valuables and lock the car doors. While Loch Alpine is a very safe neighborhood, there have been a few instances in the past of late-night larceny from unlocked vehicles in driveways.  
Airbnb not Legal in Scio
The Board was recently informed by Scio Township that rental of rooms in a single-family home, short term, for profit is a violation of the Scio Township’s Zoning Ordinance’s definition of a family. Short-term rentals of residential properties for Airbnb, VRBO, bed & breakfast, and other vacation or hospitality operations are not permitted. The Board has inquired to Webster Township of any similar ordinance, but we have not received an answer.
Update on the B2B Trail
Construction on another B2B Trail segment is officially underway! A groundbreaking ceremony was held on July 14 at Delhi Metropark for the much-anticipated second phase of the Zeeb Road to Delhi project. Read more on the B2B Trail News page.

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.
  • 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 of his exemplary efforts to the community, the Loch Alpine Board is awarding Doug Ellmann the 2022 Loch Alpine Award. Doug is a founding member of the LAIA Legal Committee and in that role he has worked diligently to:
  • Dedicate significant time to discuss issues with the legal team and the LAIA board.
  • Offer innovative strategies related to our lawsuit and pursued research into those strategies.
  • Help the board, legal committee, and our legal team get better prepared for our upcoming trial.
Thank you, Doug, for all of your contributions to our Legal Team on behalf of all 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.