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 of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, February 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.
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 January 12
Posted on Jan 12th, 2021
Scio Publishes GFL Service Details 
In its latest newsletter, Scio Township published some Frequently Asked Questions about its new service contract with GFL Environmental, now the exclusive waste and recycling hauler in the township.  The information includes details about the new residential collection rate, which will apply to all Loch Alpine households, and how residents 65 years and older, or a disabled veteran, can apply for a 5% discount on the collection rate. There also is contact information for GFL customer service questions and complaints. 
LAIA Seeking Candidates for Board
The LAIA 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 3 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.
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 the Board at lochalpineboard@gmail.com to inquire about serving your community. Thank you!
Board Bulletin November 27
Posted on Nov 27th, 2020
Yard Waste Pick-Up Extended to Dec. 15
There is still time to rake!
GFL, the exclusive waste hauler for Scio Township, has advised us that the final yard waste pick-up for Loch Alpine this year will be Tuesday, December 15. (This extends the final pick-up three weeks beyond the November 24 date previously announced.) Yard waste should be properly bagged or bundled at streetside early that morning. Please do not place yard waste at the street after December 15. It will not be picked up, and it cannot remain at the street.
PLEASE, NO TAPE on yard waste bags. The use of masking tape, plastic packing tape, and even duct tape has been observed. The Board has received the following information from GFL: “Yard waste paper bags should not be taped closed as this material is processed with the biodegradable bags. The tape is not degradable and contaminates the process.” Yard waste bags (paper only) should be either folded closed or left open at the top. 
As part of your 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. This will help control surface water flow and prevent water from backing up onto the streets--especially problematic in freezing conditions. The Board and our entire neighborhood thank you. 

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
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.