Board Journal
Loch Alpine Bulletin - April 28, 2021
Posted on Apr 28th, 2021

LAIA annual assessment invoices were mailed out in early April. if you haven’t received yours, please contact Angela Webb at Select Community Management, (734) 663-1900.
Leash Dogs in Loch Alpine
Please keep your dog on a leash when walking anywhere in Loch Alpine. Unleashed dogs can create mischief with other loose dogs, as well as make children and pedestrians anxious or scared. Michigan law requires all dogs over 6 months to be on a leash at all times if they are off of their own property. Michigan law also requires all dogs over 6 months to be licensed annually. Licenses may be obtained on-line from Washtenaw County. Residents should call 994-2911 or 911 to report a loose dog. Call at any time, and provide the address where the dog resides. County Animal Control officers will follow up with a warning and/or ticket. 
If you are interested in letting your dog off leash, please visit one of the local dog parks:
Swift Run Dog Park, 4000 Platt Rd., Ann Arbor, 48108
Olson Dog Park, 1551 Dhu Varren Rd., Ann Arbor, 48105
Broadway Park, 800 Broadway, Ann Arbor, 48104
Paw Run Private Dog Park, 6886 Zeeb Rd., Dexter, 48130
Paw Run Recreation Area, 5365 N. Territorial, Dexter, 48130
Arise Church Dog Park, 11211 Dexter-Pinckney Rd., Pinckney, 48169 
Garlic Mustard Pull Date May 8
Please join your LA Lakes Committee and neighbors for some quality time with nature – help in our essential annual project to control some highly invasive wild plants seen now emerging in our parks and roadsides, yards, wood lots and gardens: Garlic Mustard, Hedge Parsley, Bittercress and Motherwort. These nasty plants do “take over” if not pulled now, the time before seeding, and especially easy to pull as the “tap roots” aren’t established. And best not spray with herbicides, in order to save surrounding beneficial vegetation, bee and butterfly habitats, and our lakes.
Meet us SATURDAY, MAY 8th from 10 a.m. to Noon at the upper lake Park Pavilion to pick up a map of the LA areas needing work and some yard bags. If you can’t make that day, please spend a few hours when you can - soon. (Pullers’ rain day: May 9) The Association is looking to employ some teens (family, club or team members) to help in this important work; it’s a few weeks at best, as many hours as are available until reasonable progress is made. Instruction and guidance will be given. Interested parties should contact any Lakes Committee member or Bob Sendra, Comm. Chair. 
WHY WE SHOULD CARE: Garlic Mustard is an invasive plant over-running LA common areas and yards. It's aggressive and toxic to native plants and wildflowers, things you may have planted. We have been “after it” for many years. Now it’s joined by some newcomers, many from former golf course areas no longer being maintained. 
THIS IS THE PROPER TIME to pull them out – before flowering, seeds and spreads. THEY MUST BE REMOVED from the ground, not left to seed out after pulling. The Lakes Committee has identified common areas where invasives are growing now that we can work to clear. When you see them, please yank out and bag! If you compost, shred or separate the roots from the leaves and flowers so they won’t re-grow. It’s best to place this material in yard waste bags for removal by our waste collector.
Garlic Mustard
Hedge Parsley 
May be very close to the ground. Later resembles ‘Queen Anne’s Lace’. Spreads all over, prefers shade. 
Many plants may sprout around an area, full sun to shade.
Lakes Treatment Schedule
Loch Alpine lakes are treated annually to control algae and aquatic weeds. This year’s scheduled treatments will occur, weather permitting, on May 13, June 3, July 15, August 10 and September 8. The contractor will post notices around the lakes on the days the lakes are treated. There is a minimum 24-hour No Contact with the lakes water, for people and pets, after each treatment. Treatment details can be found on our website.   
Please Remove Yard Signs
The Loch Alpine Restriction Agreement (RA) prohibits all yard signs except signs indicating a house for sale or actively under construction. 
If you have yard signs other than those, please remove them. 'Slow Children Playing' indicators should only be used when kids are actively playing and removed when the children are no longer present outside. The Board of Directors respectfully asks members of the community to honor this restriction. Limiting signs to only what’s allowed not only complies with the legal standing of the RA, but also adds to neighborhood aesthetics. 
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Loch Alpine Board of Directors
President - Brian Daugherty
Vice President - Glenda Haskell
Secretary - David Stockson
Treasurer - Lucy Cohen
Board Member - Robert Sendra 
Board Member - Allison Bishop
Board Member - Bryan Cole