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Annual Chili Cook-Off and Halloween Extravaganza!
Posted on Oct 6th, 2019
Join us for the annual Chili Cook-Off/Halloween Event in Loch Alpine Park! 10/26 4pm-dark. Costumes are encouraged at this family friendly event.
Think you’ve got what it takes to be Loch Alpine’s 2019 Chili Champ? Contact Katie at rsvplochalpine@gmail.com to enter. (Usually one crock-pot-worth is enough to serve the 40+adults who will judge the competition).
**Hotdogs and Pasta will be provided for those not participating in the Chili tasting. BYOB**
For some added fun, a small bonfire and movie will begin at dusk!
 
It's Time for the Holiday Plant Sale!
Posted on Oct 6th, 2019
The Loch Alpine Garden Club’s Holiday Plant Sale is coming in November!  The Garden Club raises funds, through this annual poinsettia and holiday greenery sale, to purchase plants and materials for the pollinator garden located in Loch Alpine’s park.  The garden is meant to be a place of beauty for the community and a source of nourishment for all types of pollinators. Please visit the garden at your leisure anytime from spring through fall.  It is located just down the hill from the soccer/baseball field, along the west side of the upper lake.  A walking path along the lake leads to the garden area and a comfortable bench provides a nice resting place. Please see the flier for details of the upcoming sale. 
The order deadline is Friday, November 15th.  Poinsettia and greenery items will be available for pick up on Wednesday, December 4th.
The order form can be found here.
 
External Structure Requirements
Posted on Sep 10th, 2019
The Architectural Control Committee (ACC) would like to remind owners that in keeping with the LAIA Restriction Agreements (RA's) all home remodeling additions, including decks, above ground patios and fences, and the installation of play structures, gazebos, hot tubs, and other recreational structures may be permitted following the proper application for ACC review (as to location and setbacks, materials, nuisance) and then Board approval prior to construction. Note that detached structures on LA lots are not permitted, and that all above ground structures, such as sheds, gazebos, hot tub enclosures and the like must be attached or directly adjacent and architecturally "tied-in" to the house.
The ACC has recently updated their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document which resides on our LAIA website's Document Section along with the ACC application materials.
 
Reminder: Garbage Vendor is Waste Management
Posted on Sep 10th, 2019
LAIA is under contract with Waste Management for our garbage and recycling services. They are the only waste hauler authorized to service our neighborhood. There has been some confusion from Scio Township about a mandatory residential contract with GFL, which has not yet been negotiated. Loch Alpine's contract with Waste Management continues to July 2020, and will remain in effect for the contract period, regardless if Scio reaches an agreement with GFL.
This serves as a reminder to residents to work with Waste Management and do not contract with other garbage services. And Waste Management is obliged by contract to serve Loch Alpine residents. We want only one waste and recycling hauler in order to control traffic, noise and curbside containers on our street.
 
Scio Trash & Recycling Notice
Posted on May 29th, 2019

Very recently, Scio Township residents living in Loch Alpine received a “Trash & Recycling Service Questionnaire” from the township manager, giving notice of the township’s contract with GFL Environmental USA. The questionnaire asks for information from residents about their current trash and recycling service, as well as other information. This has caused some confusion for residents who know that Loch Alpine has a service agreement with Waste Management.

 

Loch Alpine's contract with Waste Management continues to July 2020; therefore, Loch Alpine will not be changing service to GFL at this time.  The Scio Township manager knows this and agrees that our contract with Waste Management will remain in effect for the contract period.  Further, there is the possibility the LAIA Board will renew with Waste Management next year, because the Scio contract with GFL does not apply to the Loch Alpine residents in Webster Township. We want only one waste and recycling hauler in order to control traffic, noise and curbside containers on our streets.  The Board will continue to explore the best option in the months ahead.

 

We believed we had the township manager’s agreement that the questionnaire would not be sent to Loch Alpine residents because of the confusion it would cause.  Apparently not.  In the meantime, you can either ignore the survey, or send it back that you have a contract with Waste Management until July 2020.  The township and GFL know that they have to stay out of Loch Alpine for trash service -- at least until July 2020.

 
Lakes Treatment Notice
Posted on May 3rd, 2019
Every year our lakes are treated for algae and milfoil to maintain appropriate water quality.
 
Our treatment season begins in May and may continue through October depending on the treatment program that has been selected.  The pond will be evaluated at the beginning of each treatment to assess growth patterns as well as target weeds, and will be treated accordingly.
 
Included in the notification is a sample of the yellow posting signs installed around the shoreline, which includes a list of potential water treatment products and their corresponding swimming and water-use restrictions. These signs should NOT be removed until all restrictions have expired.
Notification on the treatment can be found on our website here.
 
Loch Alpine Bulletin - March 29, 2019
Posted on Apr 2nd, 2019
In this issue:
  • LAIA Annual Meeting Recap
  • Newly Elected Board Members
  • Waste Management Contract Issues
  • Check out the website!
  • Did you update your contact information?
  • LAIA Easter Egg Hunt
  • Yard Waste Collection Resumes
Clich here for the entire issue: Loch Alpine Bulletin - March 29, 2019