IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS AWAITING THE INSTALLATION OF LEPOA DOCKS; the Board has been notified by the installation contractor that "dock installation is not an essential service" and he will therefore be unable to install docks in any LEPOA park until the "stay at home" order has been lifted. Your board will keep you advised as the status of this situation changes.
► NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS: Due to the current virus restrictions, the LEPOA Board will not be holding it's normal public meeting at the township hall on Monday, April 13th. Instead the board will be meeting via teleconference. The minutes of the April 13th meeting will be posted on the website as soon as possible thereafter.
Spring Message from Vice President Christian Malcolm ......
The winter months are dwindling down and spring is right around the corner, at least according to Punxsutawney Phil. We were busy this winter, especially with our continued water quality efforts. Loch Erin is collaborating with The City of Adrian, The Lenawee County Health Department and other key stakeholders in creation of a Wolf Creek Watershed Management Plan; the hope is that taking a larger scale approach will help get us the funding and support necessary to improve our water quality issues. Phil and I have also been working with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) to ensure we’re taking the proper steps to continue to bring awareness to Loch Erin’s water quality issues. Many local politicians have offered their support and have been willing to work with us as well, which we’re very thankful for.
The Annual LEPOA Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 17 at 2:00 at Cambridge Township. Restorative Lake Services, the consultants that were hired to devise a lake management plan, will give a brief presentation on their initial report. I urge all of our LEPOA members to attend; it’s a great opportunity to meet other members, your board and hear about what we’ve been up to. Thanks to the Riggle Team for sponsoring our meeting again this year!
We’re lucky to have a great board, committee members and volunteers that continue to spend their time making Loch Erin a great place to live! Looking forward to another year of improvements and projects.
Need Help from the Board?
If you need assistance from the board with a complaint, issue, concern or suspected violation of our Bylaws, neighborhood rules or building restrictions, please complete the Property Owners Request for Assistance form and mail or email to The Compliance Committee Administrator, Eric Cullum at email@example.com. The mailing address for Eric is P.O. Box 302 Onsted, MI 49265. You may attach any additional information, pictures or video to the form however this form MUST accompany your request to Eric 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 compliance until you do.
Never too early to think Spring!! The men’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 Jerry Barron at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-345-2362
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 email@example.com or Bob Jacobs at 517 260-3652 firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the desk of LEPOA Board Secretary Jordin Stark.....
Our LEPOA Dock Lease Program - If you are interested in securing dock space at one of our Association Parks please email me at email@example.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. The 2020 Agreement will available to download the first of December.
LEPOA Annual Dues are $175.00 Per Lot Owned beginning in 2020. 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 also be placed upon 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 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.
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 anymember 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 Jodi at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
►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 or park facility 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.