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ANNOUNCEMENTS

► A REMINDER TO ALL MEMBERS WHO HAVE NOT YET PAID YOUR LEPOA OR SUB-ASSOCIATION DUES -  If your name is on THIS LIST  you are currently over 60 days past due. You are no longer considered a member in good standing.  If you're having a problem paying your dues in a timely manner, please contact the office via email (locherinproperty@gmail.com) at your earliest convenience to make payment arrangements.  Otherwise, please send your payment now.  You can also pay your dues with the attendant at the launch facility. 

MANY THANKS TO RYAN HAGAN FOR SETTING UP THE PONTOON PARADE THIS YEAR!!  Lots of members enjoyed seeing the parade go by and sharing it with their family and friends.  Many others got into the spirit of the holiday and participated in the parade! Whether you particpated or just watched I would be happy to share some of your family holiday fun here on the website including shots of the parade going by your shoreline.  If you're willing, please forward to me at kakanable@aol.com and I will post for all to view in the coming days.  Thanks, Kathy

The LEPOA Community Garage Sale has been moved to the 2nd MIS race weekend this year, August 7th and 8th.

President’s Message – Summer 2020



While we were excited to have the existing board re-elected at the annual meeting in May (held via Zoom), June dealt us a slightly disappointing hand; Tom Kanable resigned from the board, and his position as President. While I was happy to step-up into the President position after being nominated to do so, I’m sad to see Tom go. Tom has always been a friendly face at meetings and went above and beyond, making our parks and lake a better place. On behalf of myself, the board and the entire community, thanks so much for all of your time and help over the past several years!

On a brighter note, I’m happy to report that the fireworks will go on as scheduled! The show will start at sundown on Saturday, July 4th. If the weather isn’t cooperative, the rain date is Sunday, July 5th.

A few notes/reminders: 

 

►The garage sales are scheduled for August 7th and 8th.
►Suspected by-law violations, concerns or complaints should be submitted via the Compliance Form below.
►Administrative questions (non-complaints, non-bylaw violations, etc) should be emailed to our Loch Erin secretary, Jordin Stark (
locherinproperty@gmail.com)

Enjoy your time on the lake! Please be safe and respectful while using our lake and amenities, ensure visitors using your motor craft know the rules of the water, and have fun. See you on the water!

Best,
Christian Malcolm

                                                                       

From the Desk of Compliance Chairman Eric Cullum:  If you need assistance from the board with a complaint, issue, concern or suspected violation of our bylaws, neighborhood rules or building restrictions, please download & fully complete the Property Owners Request for Assistance form and mail or email to me at dsgtcullum@yahoo.com.   You may attach any additional information, pictures or video to the form or email however this form MUST accompany your request in order to initiate the investigation process.  Incomplete, Anonymous or Missing forms will not be addressed.   You are encouraged to address your issue with your neighbor before submitting the form.  If this is not possible, and you check NO on the RFA form, please be aware that at the discretion of the Compliance Officer your request may not be addressed by the board until you do.


2020/2021 LEPOA Board Members/Committees:
Christian Malcolm, President - Fish and Wildlife
Rod Kurowski, Vice President -Parks
Lee Prettymen, Treasurer
Phil Kittredge, Trustee- Water Quality
Eric Cullum, Trustee- Compliance
Joe Richard, Trustee- Parks

                                                            
Not yet a member of our private website?:  Please email our webmaster at kakanable@aol.com and request an invitation to join.  Any LEPOA member in good standing may join. A private link to join will be included in the invitation.  Just complete the short profile and email verification process. 

The men’s and women's golf league has openings for new members of all skill levels. The only requirement is a desire to have a good time and good fellowship. The league plays every Tuesday morning 9am at Hills' Heart of the Lakes in Brooklyn starting with the official practice round on the last Tuesday in April. Competition begins the first Tuesday in May and continues for 20 weeks, followed by an outing and banquet. If you are interested in joining the league or even just getting on the mailing list to join us occasionally, contact  Jim Thomas 843-532-1515 or jwthome@live.com.

Open Play Pickleball Play Times - Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings starting at 8:30 AM.  Girls League on Tuesday mornings. Anyone interested in playing at other times can contact Patrick Coulter at 734 812-7758 p.a.coulter0@icloud.com.


Available Now in the Lake Logowear Store!




From the desk of Board Secretary Jordin Stark.....           

Dock Lease Program -  If you are interested in securing dock space at one of our Association Parks please email me at locherinproperty@gmail.com. The Dock Lease process begins in January each year.  Please refer to the Dock Lease Agreement link to the left for addtional information if you are considering leasing a space in 2020.

Annual Dues are $175.00 Per Lot Owned..  Our dues are accepted each year beginning in January and up to the due date of May 1st to be considered on time.  Members not meeting the May 1st deadline by June 1st are over 30 days past due no longer a member in good standing. Per the Association By-laws and Policies, Members not in good standing for 30-90 days are not eligible to participate in any association benefits (including parks, lake, launch, dock lease and website privledges) until their dues are paid in full.  After 90 days, a lien will be placed on your property and the associated costs will be added to your overdue balance.  Please be aware of these policies. Paying your dues on time saves unnecessary administrative time and money that gets charged to all members.  Your cooperation in keeping those costs as low as possible are greatly appreciated.

 

Annual Stickers:  Annual watercraft Stickers are required by all members using the lake.  Vehicle stickers are required by all members using our parks. To receive either sticker you must pay all dues and provide a valid watercraft and/or vehicle registration copy every year. No stickers will be issued without a valid copy of your registration(s). Watercraft or vehicles without a vailid sticker will be denied launching and may be ticketed or towed. Vehicle stickers are not issued or valid on any ORV including golf carts which are illegal on all LEPOA roads or in our Parks. 

Annual Fireworks Show: Loch Erin offers members the option of a longer larger Fireworks show.  In past years many members have asked if they could donate to our annual fireworks display to make it bigger and even better than it already is. In 2018, the board voted to accept donations to the budgeted amount from any member wishing to do so.  If you'd like to make a donation you may include it with your annual dues or forward it to me at anytime before May 1st for the current years show.  To keep our records accurate, when donating please indicate the 2020 Fireworks Event and the exact dollar amount of your donation.


LOCH ERIN IS A PRIVATE LAKE.  KEEPING IT PRIVATE IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL MEMBERS. BELOW ARE SOME OF THE MOST COMMON ABUSES OF OUR LAKE AND COMMON AREAS DURING THE SUMMER SEASON. PLEASE BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR. HELP KEEP OUR COMMUNITY STAY PRIVATE AND SAFE.   BE AWARE AND INSURE ALL FAMILY MEMBERS AND GUESTS ARE AWARE AND OBSERVE THE INFORMATION BELOW; 


The lake is patrolled by the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Marine Division and the DNR. Report Violations and dangerous situations to them directly at 517-263-0524 for the Sheriff and 1-800-292-7800 for the DNR.  These are not LEPOA matters but your Board works closely with these agencies to address the issues associated with any violation or abuse of our lake rules.  Pictures or video are often helpful in identifying and prosecuting violations.

Traffic around the lake is counter-clockwise and the 100 ft. NO  WAKE rule is observed around the entire shoreline regardless of whether it is posted or not.  The State of Michigan defines NO WAKE as the slowest speed possible as to not create a wake within a 100'ft of any shoreline (including the islands), dock or swimming area, other watercraft, or persons fishing, swimming, skiing, kayaking or engaged in any other lawful activity on the lake.  The County Sheriff, DNR Officer or Cambridge Township officers can cite persons violating these very important safety rules.  Please contact them directly (with pictures or video) if you witness such activity on our lake.


Members with Guests enjoying the use of our lake, community facilities or common areas MUST accompany guests at all times. There are no exceptions to this rule. Day passes for guest watercraft can be purchased in advance by contacting Jordin at locherinproperty@gmail.com.  New Michigan Boating Law this year prohibits all watercraft from entering any Michigan Lakes, Streams or waterwways without taking steps to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Anyone fishing with live or cut bait or practicing catch-and-release fishing must also take precautions to limit the movement of invasive species and fish diseases.  To view the new law in detail please click here.

►Speed Limits: Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit on all roads in our residential community is 25 MPH. 

►Watercraft and Parking Stickers are required on all watercraft using the lake and all vehicles parked in any of our Parks.  The Cambridge Township Police are increasing patrols and enforcing our Sticker Program.  Loch Erin Watercraft stickers should be placed next to your MC#, vehicles stickers on the driver’s side windshield where they can be easily viewed by passing patrols.  Non-members using our facilities should be immediately reported to the Township Police at 517-467-4737.  Recording the MC or License plate # is helpful when making your report.

►ORV's (including) Golf Carts are prohibited in our community.  This means they are not allowed to be operated on any LEPOA roadway, path, park or common area without exception. LEPOA Stickers will not be issued for any ORV.  Violators should be reported to the Cambridge Township Police at 517-467-4737.  This is not a LEPOA matter.  It’s a township law and citations may be issued.  If you are operating an ORV in our community or parking in any of our parks or common areas you are breaking the law and in violation of our Park Rules and Regulations which may result in the loss of your privleges as a member in good standing.

Dogs must be leashed at all times and members are expected to clean up after their animals. Waste is not to be left in parks or common areas nor placed in port-a-potties.

Report unleased dogs, parking, park facility or lake use violations to the Cambridge Twsp. Police Dept  517-467-4737. Phone pictures or video of violators are helpful when reporting such issues.


Hunting is never permitted on the 40 acres or any Association Park or Island.    
  

If you have not already realized it, your LEPOA EXECUTIVE BOARD IS A VOLUNTEER WORKING BOARD. All officers are required to Chair a Committee and contribute to the overall growth and improvement of our community. Community volunteers are always needed to assist board and committee members with activities and projects meant to improve our community and benefit our property owners. Please consider offering to assist when you can. Going forward and in addition to the Goose Round up and Fireworks activities that always require a few extra hands, you will also be seeing improvement projects on the lake, throughout our parks and entranceway, to specific activities or facilities, that could be made easier sometimes if the burden is shared.