►Reminder from the LEPOA Board - 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.
►Hunting Information - The 40 acre woods, owned by Loch Erin Property Owners Association is a NO HUNTING ZONE. It is surrounded by private property. All Loch Erin islands are also NO HUNTING ZONES. If you feel any hunter is putting you or your property in danger call the Police. This is not a Loch Erin issue. CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!
A Minute with LEPOA President Tom Kanable ......
The next LEPOA Board meeting is Monday, November 12th. All board meetings are held at the Cambridge Township Offices, the corner of M-50 and Onsted Hwy at 7:pm. Members are encouraged to attend. There is no board meeting in December. All meeting minutes are adopted at the meeting following the month in which they were recorded and are available to members under the Minutes & Newsletters Link.
If you need assistance from the board with a complaint, issue, concern or suspected violation of our Bylaws neighborhood rules or building restrictions, please do not use the "contact us" form. Instead, complete the Property Owners Request for Assistance form and mail or email to The Compliance Committee Administrator, Eric Cullum at firstname.lastname@example.org. The mailing address for Eric is P.O. Box 302 Onsted, MI 49265. You may attach any additional information to the form however this form MUST accompany your request to the Board. Incomplete, Anonymous or Missing forms will not be addressed.
As we move into the fall and winter season remember to report Suspected Poaching on our lake directly to the DNR at 1-800-292-7800. You can also call DNR Officer Andy Monnich at 517-648-5847. If you can not immediately report illegal fishing, taking a picture of either the MC# or Vehicle License Plate will greatly assist the officers and reduce the instance of this activity. If you SEE something, SAY something.
Other important things to remember;
Loch Erin is a Private Lake, patrolled by the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Marine Division and the DNR. Violations and dangerous situations should be immediately reported directly to them at 517-263-0524 for the Sheriff and 1-800-292-7800 for the DNR.
Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in residential areas is 25mph. Watercraft and Parking Stickers are required on all watercraft on the lake and all vehicles parked in any of our Parks. The Cambridge Township Police are increasing patrols in our community 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 reported to the Police at 517-467-4737.
A few seasonal reminders:
►Members with Guests enjoying the use of our lake or community facilities must accompany guests at all times.
►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.
►DEQ Permits are required for any shoreline improvements. Permit Info can be found here.
►Hunting is not permitted on any Association Park or Island.
LOCH ERIN LOGOWEAR IS FINALLY HERE!
At the October 8th meeting the LEPOA Board approved a vendor for Loch Erin Logowear just in time for Christmas! Click "SHOP NOW" to find a special gift for those hard to find people on your list.
Bob Jacobs Building Restrictions Committee Chairman....
Hi. I'm Bob Jacobs, your friendly Loch Erin Building Committee Chairman. My Committee is responsible for insuring that our community members are in compliance with all required permits and document restrictions when thinking of building or improving upon a property located within our community.
The Loch Erin Community was developed in phases over many years. As a result, there are 10 individual subdivisions that surround our Lake and they all have very specific rules and restrictions to that neighborhood. This is in addition to the Loch Erin General Bylaws, Lake Rules and any Township, County or DNR/DEQ Rules and restrictions. Whether you are a current property owner, looking to own property or build on property you already own, or a Realtor showing a home or property in our community it is important for you to identify your neighborhood and thoroughly read through these documents before starting your project or purchasing a lot or home.
If you are new to our community, or thinking of purchasing a lot or home in an HOA community, it can be helpful to read and understand "Six Reasons to Read your HOA documents BEFORE you purchase". Many of the issues included in this article mimic some of the situations you will encounter in our General Bylaws and Neighborhood Restrictions.
Because our development is split between two townships it is also suggested that you determine which township (Cambridge or Franklin) governs the home or property that you are interested in to insure that the township ordinance/restrictions also meet your goals.
This information is provided for you in an effort to eliminate the "surprises" that sometimes accompany moving into a new area. Please also visit the "Building Restrictions" page for Committee Contact and more detailed information about the process.
From the desk of Jodi Lewandowski.....
All property owners are required to include a valid registration copy annually with your dues payment by May 1st. Stickers for watercraft (or vehicles that use our parks), will not be issued to anyone that does not include this information with their payment. Launching will be denied to anyone not able to meet these requirements. For our off water members the 2019 Dock Lease Agreement and Instructions will be posted here in early December. Annual requests for dock space must be postmarked after January 1st and if your lease agreement does not meet all the Check List requirements the package will be returned to you and your request delayed. LEPOA does not collect any sub-association dues. If you live in Gilgal Pointe or Irish Mist your subdivision dues must also be paid before your request will be processed.
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. Below is a list of board and/or committee members and their contact information that would be happy to hear you say "how can I help".
2018-2019 Board Members
Tom Kanable - President - email@example.com
Christian Malcolm - Vice President/Chairman Fish/Water - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lee Prettymen - Treasurer - email@example.com
Bob Jacobs - Buildings Committee and Fireworks - firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Richard - Parks Chairman and Bylaws Review -email@example.com
Rod Kurowski - Co-Chairman Parks - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil Kittredge - Co-Chairman Water Quality - email@example.com
Don Deneweth - Co-Chairman Buildings Committee - firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Cullum - Chairman Compliance Program Administration - email@example.com
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