Board Journal
Board Bulletin Sept. 29
Posted on Sep 29th, 2020

Halloween During the Pandemic
In keeping with guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Loch Alpine Board of Directors is not scheduling a neighborhood trick-or treat nor sponsoring any Halloween activities, and recommends against trick or treating from door to door this year, which is among the activities the CDC considers as “high risk.” Also included in the high-risk category are “attending crowded, indoor costume parties, visiting indoor haunted houses or going on hayrides or tractor rides with strangers.”
This doesn’t mean, however, that children (and big kids alike) can’t celebrate Halloween at all. Among activities the CDC identifies as low-risk activities are carving pumpkins and decorating one’s home, outdoor scavenger hunts, virtual costume contests and hosting a movie night with household [or pod] members. The CDC also describes moderately risky activities, with more information online:
Another important piece of CDC guidance is not to use a costume mask as a substitute for a cloth mask unless it meets the same standards, and also not to wear a costume mask over a cloth mask, which can make it hard to breathe.  The LAIA Board asks everyone to make the health and well-being of our community a priority in making decisions about Halloween and other upcoming holidays. Together, we can protect ourselves and each other during this challenging time.
Water Meter Replacement to Begin in October
Loch Alpine Sanitary Authority (LASA) has contracted with PMI to install new water meters in every home served by LASA. The new meters will provide more accurate readings of water usage, and they will be read remotely from outside. You will be receiving a flyer in the mail from PMI , asking you to call them and set up an appointment date and time for the new meter installation. You must be home to let the contractor in the house. The time required in the house is 15 to 20 minutes. Another 15 minutes outside the house to set up the antenna (in the same location as the current outdoor transmitter). Please make sure you respond to the flyer and call PMI to set up the installation appointment.  Please refer to the Water/Sewer section on this website. Click on the FAQ for more information.
Safety & Security Committee Needs a Few Good People 
The LAIA Board of Directors is looking for a few people to revitalize the Safety & Security Committee. The members of this group serve as a contact for residents to report concerns about traffic safety in Loch Alpine, the use of our parks and grounds by non-residents, and any other matters related to safety and security. This includes activities that occur on Ann Arbor Country Club property. Committee members keep the community informed about safety and security topics, and they call law enforcement to ask for assistance and information. Residents are encouraged to call 911 directly to report suspicious activity in Loch Alpine.  To volunteer or learn more, write to    
LAIA Website Registration and Password Help
The LAIA website is full of useful and important information about our community. Some of the website pages are password protected, accessible only to Members who have registered accounts on the website.  
To create a new Member account on the LAIA website, a resident should click on the Register link at the top right corner of the main page, and then fill out the registration page and click Continue to complete the registration process. Once you complete your submission you will see a page that states: Your Registration is Complete. Your login details will be emailed to the email address you provided, once your account is approved by the [website] administrator.
For members who have forgotten their account or password, they can go to the Login page and click on the Forgot Password or Forgot Username links.