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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
CANCELED-Easter Egg Hunt and Potluck
Saturday, April 4th, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Loch Alpine Park
Unfortunately due to the recent "Stay Home/Stay Safe" order, this year's event has been canceled. 
LAIA Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, April 8th, 6:30PM at Virtual via Zoom
Regular monthly meeting of the Loch Alpine Improvement Association (LAIA) Board of Direictors.

Board Journal
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.
 
 
 
 
Board Bulletin: March 5, 2020
Posted on Mar 5th, 2020
Annual Meeting Reminder
LAIA Annual Meeting is Wednesday, March 25, at Webster Township Hall. Sign-in starts at 7:00 p.m., the meeting will convene at 7:30. All association members should have received the Annual Meeting packet, which includes the formal notice and meeting agenda, the proposed budget for the fiscal year April 2020 – March 2021, brief bios on each of the candidates for the Board of Directors Committee reports, and the absentee/proxy ballot. 
If you have not received your Annual Meeting packet, call Select Community Management (734) 663-1900 or email secretary@lochalpine.org.
 
A Fish Story
The results are in for the Loch Alpine Lakes Fishing Survey, which was promoted to the community in December and January. There were a total of 20 respondents from all over the neighborhood and with varying experiences and opinions about fishing on our lakes. 
The collective responses will help determine whether there is a need to improve fish management in our lakes, such as restocking or habitat changes to support feeding and spawning. 
To read the responses to the survey, please click here.
 
LASA Changing Plant Operations
After several months seeking a new systems operator, Loch Alpine Sanitary Authority (LASA) will enter into a contract with F&V Operations and Resource Management, based in Grand Rapids, effective April 1. 
LASA contact numbers for emergencies and billing will remain the same until further details are communicated from LASA. To learn more about F&V Operations, please see the website at www.fv-operations.com. 
The Board is very appreciative of the many years of dedicated service from Magnum Plant Services Manager Dan Geyer and LASA Plant Operator David Ruhlig!
 
Farewell Linda, Hail Dino!
Longtime Loch Alpine resident Linda Goldberg resigned from the Board of Directors last month preceding her move to Oregon to enjoy much more time with her grandchildren. We are happy for her, but her intelligence, expertise in legal matters, assistance with the Communications Committee, and her pleasant company shall be missed. 
At the February Board meeting, former director and past president Dino Anastasia accepted appointment to the Board to fulfill the remaining year of Linda’s term. Thank you, Linda and Dino!

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
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.