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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 Meeting
Wednesday, August 19th, 6:30PM at Virtual via Zoom
The regular monthly meeting of the Loch Alpine Improvement Association (LAIA) Board of Directors has been rescheduled to take place on 8/19/2020. Please email board@lochalpine.org if you are interested in joining the meeting.
LAIA Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, September 9th, 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, October 14th, 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, November 11th, 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, December 9th, 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 July 22, 2020
Posted on Jul 22nd, 2020
GFL Transition Update
The batch exchange for the 21 owners who signed up will occur tomorrow, July 23. They have been notified individually. If you are NOT part of the batch exchange please move your containers away from the street, so the driver doesn't remove them in error.
The GFL "transition" period has ended. Scio Township has passed a waste hauler vendor ordinance, but has not yet signed a contract with GFL (or any other hauler); so LAIA residents are operating as independent subscribers and should contact "Customer Support" for questions and needs. 
Some collection details:
  • GFL collection in our neighborhood starts around 7 am, the route is flexible so no exact time per street is dependable
  • Large items should be put out at the road the night before or very early on collection day
  • GFL waste and recycling carts must face the street and be slightly spaced to allow the mechanical arm to get in and lift the can
  • Please, no car parking around waste and recycling containers on Tuesdays.
Members of the Grounds and Roads committees are meeting with a GFL site supervisor to discuss and brainstorm ideas for eliminating damage to the road surfaces. This will likely entail a need for support from residents, so look for information in future bulletins on ways we can help.
 
Next Lakes Treatment July 23
July 23 is the next scheduled treatment of our lakes to control algae and aquatic weeds.  
Minimum 24-hour no swimming in the lakes -- people and pets. Keep your pets from drinking lake water for 14 days following treatment.
Please also refer to the notices posted around the lakes and on many mail-posts for important details. Treatment details can be found on our website. If you have neighbors who don't use internet communication, kindly share this information with them. Future treatment dates are August 12 and 27, depending on weather.
 
Lakes E. coli Tests
Lakes Committee volunteer Cynthia Walton completed lakes sampling for E. coli bacteria on a clear, sunny July 14. The results show that Loch Alpine lakes are safe for swimming, fishing and boating:
  • Upper lake at Rock Park -- 16 (parts/100 milliliter)
  • Lower lake at East Loch Alpine boat storage -- 6
  • In Boyden Creek (adjacent to Bridgeway Drive) -- 520
The acceptable level of E. coli is determined by risk analysis based on statistics to protect human health. Drinking water should have no E. coli after treatment. E. coli levels at designated swimming beaches should not exceed 88 per 100 milliliter (mL) in any one sample, or exceed a three-sample average over a 60-day period of 47/100mL. Recreational waters that are not designated beaches should not have more than 406 E. coli/100mL in any one sample, or more than 126/100mL in a 60-day, three-sample average. Occasional higher numbers are not unusual, particularly after storm events and where urban or agricultural runoff occurs. These levels are generally not considered unsafe unless investigation indicates the source to be sewage. Source:  http://eai-labs.com/services/recreational_water.html
GFL Recycling Container Swap and Return of Unwanted Containers
Posted on Jul 12th, 2020
In response to a number of owners who emailed me that they did not want the 96 and 65 gallon containers delivered by GFL, preferring to either obtain a smaller recycling bin or use their own containers, the LAIA Board has arranged a one-time batch exchange and/or take-back event. This exchange is limited to trading the large wheeled 65 recycling container for an 18 gallon bin and/or have one or both containers taken back.
 
If you wish to participate in this batch exchange, then reply to secretary@lochalpine.org with your choice(s) of:
  1. Exchange the GFL 65 gal recycling container for a 18 gallon recycling bin (with no wheels or lid)
  2. Give back the 65 gallon recycling container.
  3. Give back the 96 gallon trash container
No other options are available as part of this exchange. Once I have passed on the list to GFL, I will contact the owners who reply with the anticipated delivery/retrieval date.
 
Dave Stockson

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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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.