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PRESIDENTS REPORT
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NORTHVILLE
RESOLUTION REGARDING
SILVER SPRING DRIVE
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PROPERTY TAX INFO
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SHARE THE LOVE STORIES
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VALENTINE LUNCHEON
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HAVE YOU SEEN OUR
RESIDENT HAWK?
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WHATS COOKING
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WOMENS CLUB LUNCHEON
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FOUR TIPS TO HELP
MAXIMIZE SOCIAL SECURITY
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HAVE YOU HEARD
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CRAFTERS NIGHT
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SNOW REMOVAL FAQ
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FEBRUARY 2014
HIGHLAND LAKES CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION
20301 Silver Spring Drive Northville, MI 48167
Phone: (248) 349-4006 Fax: (248) 349-8821
Website: www.HLCA.us
NOTE:
Deadline for the 2014
HLCA Telephone Directory
is FEBRUARY 15th; Please
contact the Clubhouse to make
sure we have the most current
information for you on record.
Thank you in advance!
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Highland Lakes
Management Section
Highland Lakes Board of Directors

Kathy Baldwin, President
Michelle Todorov, Vice President
Tom Byrne, Treasurer
Sandy Nolan, Secretary
Kathleen Connor, Director
Judy Nakdimen, Director
Guy Balok, Director

This section of the Herald contains minutes of the Board of Directors meetings
and management information. This section is the offcial medium of communica-
tions of the Association as prescribed by Board Resolution R-6, March 22, 1976.
We recommend that you not only read but save this section of the Herald for future
reference. Resolutions and Regulations approved by the Board become part of
your Association By-Laws.
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HIGHLAND LAKES CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION DIRECTORY
20301 Silver Spring Drive, Northville, MI 48167
Phone: 248-349-4006 E-mail: clubhouse@hlca.us
Fax: 248-349-8821 Web: www.HLCA.us
After Hours Emergency Maintenance Phone: 248-349-4043
COMMITTEE INFORMATION
COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON PHONE BOARD LIAISON
Clubhouse Judy OConnor 248-344-6600 Judy Nakdimen & Sandy Nolan
Court Captain Joel Lutz 248-349-6782 Kathy Baldwin, Sandy Nolan
& Kathleen Connor
Engineering Tom Werner 248-349-4459 Kathy Baldwin & Kathleen Connor
Community Social Brad Todorov 248-380-1611 Guy Balok, Judy Nakdimen
& Michelle Todorov
Finance Joyce Elvy 248-349-1747 Tom Byrne, Guy Balok
& Kathleen Connor
Grounds Joel Lutz 248-349-6782 Tom Byrne, Kathleen Connor
& Judy Nakdimen
Herald Marty Tingstad 248-344-4928 Kathleen Connor & Sandy Nolan
Insurance ----- ------ Kathleen Connor & Kathy Baldwin
Lakes Ecology ----- ------ Tom Byrne & Michelle Todorov
Pool Rosemary Campion 248-349-8227 Guy Balok, Sandy Nolan
Cheryl Huizing 248-347-1539 & Kathleen Connor
RV Hugh Battley 248-349-4841 Michelle Todorov
Sprinkler ----- ------ Tom Byrne & Kathleen Connor
Tennis Carol Shields 248-305-7123 Michelle Todorov
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
After Hours Emergency ................................................................................... 248-349-4043
Northville Township Police-Non-Emergency...... ........................................... 248-349-9400
Northville Township Fire Department. ......................................................... 248-348-5807
Northville Township Police and Fire Emergency. .......................................... 911
After Hours Maintenance Emergency .......................................................... 248-349-4043
Assessment/Billing Inquiries ..................................................................... 248-349-4006
Consumers Power Company ....................................................................... 800-477-5050
DTE-Electric Company................................................................................ 800-477-4747
Hazardous Waste Information ..................................................................... 734-326-3936
HLCA AT&T Account Rep (Denise Smith) ..................................................... 810-265-4946
AT&T Sales & Support (Phone or U-Verse) .................................................. 800-288-3466
HLCA Comcast Account Rep (Fred Campbell) .............................................. 248-953-7380
Web site ...................................................................................................... www.HLCA.us
Association Facebook Page .......................................................................... facebook.com/hlca.mi
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kathy Baldwin, President ........... 248-380-6429
Michelle Todorov, Vice President . 248-380-1611
Tom Byrne, Treasurer ................. 248-349-6924
Sandy Nolan, Secretary .............. 248-349-3587
Kathleen Connor, Director .......... 248-349-8264
Judy Nakdimen, Director ............ 248-344-0336
Guy Balok, Director .................... 734-667-3507
PERSONNEL
Joe Poma......................................Property Manager
Shannon Crowley........Administrative Asst. (NOTARY)
Sharon Englund....................................Bookkeeper
Guinevere Eatmon..................Receptionist (NOTARY)
Emily Lutzenkirchen............................Receptionist
Ken Wiewiora............Maintenance Superintendent
Mike Francis.....................Maintenance Supervisor
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Editor
Shannon Crowley
shannon@hlca.us
Herald Committee
Marty Tingstad, Chairman
Wilma Leonard
Robert Armstrong
Joy Gaskin
Herald Staff
Ray Parzych
Betty Parzych
Joel Lutz
Tom DeGalan
Gloria Janks
Marty Tingstad
Ilio Alessandri
Barbara Evans
Highland Lakes
Herald
The Highland Lakes Herald is the official news medium of
the Highland Lakes Condominium Association, serving
all residents, groups and organizations.
The Association and its Board of Directors control and
are responsible for the contents of the Herald.
The staff of the Highland Lakes Herald serves on a
voluntary basis. Editorials reflect the opinions of the
staff and are not construed as representative of the general
membership of the Association.
The Herald welcomes comments, suggestions and articles
from its readers. All material submitted for publication
in the Herald must be true, factual, and newsworthy.
The editor reserves the right to withhold items from
publication pending verification of facts. In some cases
where items are of a critical or controversial nature, the
editor reserves the right to solicit comments from those
with opposing viewpoints.
Materials submitted for publication are to be given to the
receptionist in Highland House. All materials submitted
must be signed, but signatures will be withheld upon
request. Communications to the Herald should be in
writing. No material will be accepted for publication in
the upcoming issue after the 20th of the month.
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AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION
1-2-3 Taxi Travel ....................................... 32
APPLIANCE REPAIR
Masters in Trade ....................................... 2
APPLIANCE SALES & REPAIR
Carmack Appliance Service .................... 42
ATTORNEYS / LEGAL
Kelly & Kelly ............................................ 34
BARBECUE GRILLS
American Gas Works LLC ...................... 26
BEAUTY / SKIN CARE
Avon ........................................................... 42
Mary Kay ................................................... 42
BUILDING & REMODELING
Rob the Builder ......................................... 34
CABLE & INTERNET SERVICE
AT & T ...................................................... 40
CARPET & FLOORS
Klean-Rite Carpet Cleaning .................... 38
Masters in Trade ....................................... 2
Simply Floor Coverings .......................... 30
DRYER VENT CLEANING
Roger the Handyman .............................. 28
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS
OBrien Sullivan Funeral Home ............. 32
GAS FIREPLACE REPAIR
American Gas Works LLC ...................... 26
HEALTH & FITNESS
Northville Hearing Aid ........................... 30
Northville Physical Rehab ...................... 34
HEATING & COOLING
HOME REPAIR & HANDYMAN SERVICES
D&G Heating ............................................ 38
Andy Wright ............................................. 32
Mark Adams Painting ............................. 38
Masters in Trade ....................................... 2
WINDOWS/WINDOW REPAIR
R&H Glazing ............................................ 38
Rob the Builder ......................................... 34
Roger the Handyman .............................. 28
Simply Floor Coverings .......................... 30
HOME TELEPHONE SERVICE
AT & T ...................................................... 40
INSURANCE
Merrick Maris Insurance ......................... 43
LIMO SERVICE
1-2-3 Taxi Travel ....................................... 32
PAINTING & WALLPAPER
Mark Adams Painting ............................. 38
Masters in Trade ....................................... 2
PARTY STORE / ICE CREAM
Good Time Party Store ............................ 30
PERSONAL ASSISTANCE
Senior Companion Care .......................... 34
PLUMBING
Evans Plumbing ....................................... 22
REAL ESTATE
Coldwell Banker ...................................... 28
Real Estate One ......................................... 30
Northville Condominium Value ............ 22
REAL ESTATE TAX CONSULTANT
Tom Goebel (Taxes) ................................. 28
SENIOR COMPANION CARE
Senior Companion Care .......................... 34
WINDOWS/WINDOW REPAIR
R&H Glazing ............................................ 38
SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS
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BOARD COMMENTS
NEW FACEBOOK PAGE:
We encourage all residents to stay up to date with important announcements, events, and updates, along with
other fun things by liking our new facebook page: Facebook.com/hlca.mi
COLD WEATHER & SNOW:
We have selected a group of volunteers who wish to discuss our snow removal policy and procedure. We are
hoping lo gel conslruclive ideas vhich nighl heIp expedile lhe cIearing of lhe snov in an efhcienl nanner.
Those who volunteered include Sandy Nolan (chair), Guy Balok, Kathleen Connor, Tom Byrne, Donna
McNally, and Joyce Elvy. If you are interested in participating in this discussion to share your ideas, please
contact Sandy Nolan. This subcommittee will offer their recommendations and proposal to the Board and
Management for consideration.
AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR (AED):
There was a lively discussion regarding the AED equipment, which has been suggested we purchase for the
clubhouse. Weve asked Joe and Ken to investigate costs. More to follow.
SILVER SPRING DRIVE RESOLUTION:
Northville Township adopted a resolution that was sent to Wayne County expressing their support to prioritize
the repair of Silver Spring Drive. The resolution was read at our January Board Meeting. See Page 8.
Residents are reminded to call TERRY SPRYSZAK, Director of Public Services & Environment for Wayne
County at 313-224-7600 or 888-762-3273.
REVISED BALLOT FORMAT:
The oard has adopled a nodihed laIIol fornal in response lo a suggeslion ly a co-ovner. The nodihed
format combines the Ballot and Proxy on a single page instead of separate pages. A sample copy of the ballot
can be found on page 21.
If you are considering running for the Board, its not too early to begin putting together your resume.
The Notice of Election for 2014 will be published in the March Herald.
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Even though its cold, Community Social continues to host activities at the Clubhouse.
- VALENTINE'5 DAY LUNCHEON: February 8 at 12:00 p.m.
- FRIDAY MOVIE NIGHT: March 21 at 6:00 p.m.
- EA5TER BREAKFA5T: April 12 at 10:00 a.m.
The Craflers Nighl viII conlinue every Tuesday al 6:OO p.n. unliI lhe pooI re-opens.
Stay Warm!
Kathy Baldwin, Board President
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Resolution No. 2013-148
Silver Springs Road Improvement Project

At a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Northville, held on
Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Northville Township Hall, the following
information was offered:

WHEREAS; Silver Springs Road from 7 Mile Road to 8 Mile Road (henceforth referred
to as Silver Springs Road) is under the jurisdiction of Wayne County and is located in
the Charter Township of Northville; and
WHEREAS; the Wayne County Federal Aid Committee has identified Silver Springs
Road as a Federal Aid Eligible Road and listed the project on the Proposed Federal Aid
Project List as Project 126; and
WHEREAS; Silver Springs Road is in poor condition which hampers its use as an
emergency access route for Public Safety; and
WHEREAS; Silver Springs Road provides mile road access to approximately 2,200
residents as well as access to Silver Springs Elementary School;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT;
The Charter Township of Northville does hereby support the improvement of Silver
Springs Road and further requests that this project be moved up on the list such that if
additional funding becomes available from the State, be earmarked for this project;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT;
The Charter Township of Northville does hereby request that Wayne County proceed
with the design of this project such that if additional funding becomes available, the
project is ready to move forward.
RESOLUTION DECLARED ADOPTED:
I, Sue A. Hillebrand, Clerk of the Charter Township of Northville, County of Wayne,
State of Michigan, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and complete copy of
a resolution of action approved by the Board of Trustees at their regular meeting held
on November 21, 2013 at 44405 Six Mile Road.


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HIGHLAND LAKES CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES - January 20, 2014
The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of Highland Lakes Condominium Association was held on the third Monday of the month, in
accordance with the By-Laws of the Association. President Kathy Baldwin called the January 20, 2014, regular meeting of the Board
of Directors to order at 7:30 p.m.
Attendance: The following Directors were present: Kathy Baldwin, Michelle Todorov, Tom Byrne, Guy Balok, Sandy Nolan, Judy Nakdimen,
and Kathleen Connor. Also present were Joe Poma, Property Manager, Ken Wiewiora, Maintenance Superintendent, and Shannon Crowley,
Administrative Assistant. Approximately 10 co-owners were also present.
Court Captain Committee Report: See pages 16-17
Joel Lutz reported to the Board. The CPR training
classes in January were successful and well-attended.
Joel said that at the CPR events and subsequent Court
Captain Meetings, the question was raised of whether
or not Highland Lakes should have an AED device
;avtovatea eterva aefbriator) in the clubhouse. The
instructor said that the clubhouse is the most densely
used facility in the Township that does not have one.
They recommended that we should put one in place.
Joel said that the Committee discussed fund-raising
efforts to purchase the device, or recommend to the
Board that the Association make funds available for
the purchase. Nothing ocial has been decided by
the Committee. Michelle asked about the cost for
an AED machine. Joel said that hes seen them for
$1200-$3000 for the kind of machine we need. Tom
asked whether the machine would require annual
maintenance. Joel said that batteries and electrical
pads would have to be replaced every other year
(approx. $150). Tom asked whether special training
would be required to use the device. Michelle said
that shes been told that no special training is required
because the device has voice-prompts that walk the
person through the steps of properly using it.
Joel added that its important to also call 911 and the
operator will also walk you through what to do until
EMS arrives.
Tom asked about the response time for EMS. Joel said
that if a truck is available at in Northville, it would take
up to 5 minutes for them to arrive, however if theyre
already dispatched, we may need to wait for a truck to
come rom another rehouse. Joel added that this is
why learning CPR is so critical to keep a persons heart
going and increasing the chances of saving them.
Tom asked why the Committee did not make a
recommendation to the Board. Joel explained
that because the January meeting was so poorly
attended due to the weather, they ended the meeting
early. Joel said he hoped to get better attendance in
February so that the Committee could vote to make a
recommendation.
Robert Armstrong commented that he attended one
of the CPR training classes offered at Highland
Lakes. Many years ago, he had taken a class for
CPR certication. Ie discoered that the new CPR
method is much different than he had previously
been taught, including the elimination of mouth-to-
mouth resuscitation. With regard to an AED device
at the clubhouse, he said that if someone needed the
device because of emergency in their home, he didnt
Approval of Minutes:
Minutes of the November 18, 2013, regular meeting of
the Board of Directors, and minutes of the November
18, 2013, executive session of the Board of Directors.
Board Action: Motion by Tom Byrne, support by
Sandy Nolan, to approe and le the Minutes o the
November 18, 2013, regular meeting of the Board
of Directors, and minutes of the November 18,
2013, executive session of the Board of Directors as
presented. All in favor. Motion passed.
Northville Township Resolution:
For the record, Kathy asked Michelle to read aloud
Resolution 2013-148 from Northville Township
dated November 21, 2013 regarding the Silver Spring
Drive Improvement Project. ;ee age )
Kathy remarked that Guy Balok has been instrumental
in working with the Township to get Silver Spring
Drie xed. She added that many residents went
in October to meet with State Representative, Kurt
Heise, and then Guy, Maureen Osiecki and she went
to the meeting in November where the resolution was
adopted. Kathy said that the Board has not forgotten
the Silver Spring Drive issue, and we now seem to have
the support of the Township to get it repaired. Guy is
going to continue to work with the 1ownship to nd
out how to get the project shovel-ready. Kathy said
the Board will keep the Community informed as we
move forward. She said that this is still a top-priority
for the Board of Directors and the Association.
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imagine that someone running to the clubhouse to get
the deice would be aster and more ecient than the
4 minutes EMS response time, especially in a high-
pressure situation of trying to save someones life.
Guy said that he was part of the Northville Township
pilot studies many years ago, and worked training
reghters to use debrillators. Ie recalled that
the rst time they went out and had to use the
debrillator, they saed a man`s lie, which was
wonderful. However, he said that not all cardiac
victims will have a heart rhythm that would respond to
a debrillator. ,I a person has nat-lined, you wouldn`t
use a debrillator on them,. Guy added that some
Michigan municipalities require and AED on site
based on the number of people in a certain area at a
given time. Also, all the Northville Twp. Paramedic
trucks are equipped with AEDs. Guy agreed that
someone put in an emergency situation who is not
trained is unlikely to have a better response time than
someone who has been trained, like EMS. Also the
machine would have to be checked and maintained
on a weekly basis. Guy said he felt AEDs are good
machines and it would be a benet in the clubhouse,
especially if there is an incident at the clubhouse.
Joel said that the Committee had discussed the fact that,
especially during the summer, there is a lot o trac,
and sometimes as many as 300 people in the building
or at the pool, which increases the odds that an AED
would be necessary on site.
Donna McNally said that she was one of the people
who started the discussion about getting an AED; she
said that saving one life would be worth the cost of
getting and maintaining the device. She added that
her consideration was the high-trac eents at the
clubhouse in the summer, not to bring the device to a
persons home who may be in need.
Guy said that with the number of people we have at
the pool during the summer, at some point it will be
required that we have and AED. He said they do save
lives. He recommended that when it is purchased, it
should be a reputable brand-name machine so there is
no problem ordering replacement parts and batteries.
Donna suggested a fund-raiser or issuing a request
for donations from the residents. Joe said that the
purchase could be included in the budget as a pool
expense.
Ken said that he was in favor of purchasing an AED
for the clubhouse. Guy said that it would be a public-
access AED, kept in a lock-box in a central location
in the clubhouse. (The lock-box would be a break
glass to access box so that it stays stationary and
secure while not in use). Guy suggested checking
with our insurance provider because many insurance
underwriters offer grants/programs for AEDs.
Kathy said that, since there was such a good response
for the CPR training class, the Court Captains should
consider doing a second round of classes closer to the
summer time when more people are available.
Robert reiterated that the instructor stressed the
importance of CPR, even in the event that an AED is
used because CPR (chest compressions) will help keep
blood nowing and get oxygen to the brain.
Board Action: Motion by Michelle Todorov, support
by Guy Balok, to accept the Court Captain Committee
reports dated December 5, 2013 and January 2, 2014.
All in favor. Motion passed.
Lakes Ecology Committee Report: See page 18
Robert Armstrong reported to the Board.
Board Action: Motion by Tom Byrne, support by
Kathleen Connor, to accept the Lakes Ecology
Committee report dated January 7, 2014. All in favor.
Motion passed.
Herald Committee Report: See page 19
Marty Tingstad reported to the Board.
Board Action: Motion by Sandy Nolan, support by
Kathleen Connor, to accept the Herald Committee
report dated January 13, 2014. All in favor. Motion
passed.
Engineering Committee Report: See page 20
Terry McNally reported to the Board. Terry added
that, due to low attendance at their meeting,
recommendations for updated door designs were not
discussed. It will be addressed at the next Engineering
meeting.
Board Action: Motion by Kathleen Connor support by
Judy Nakdimen to accept the Engineering Committee
report dated January 15, 2014, approe modication
request #1-2. All in favor. Motion passed.
Community Social Committee Report: 1erba
Michelle Todorov reported to the Board. Michelle
inited eeryone to attend the rst Iighland Lakes
Movie Night on January 24th. There will be two
movies shown: a G-Rated show at 6:00 p.m. and a
PG-13 show at 8:00 p.m. Popcorn and pop will be
provided. Also the Valentines Pasta Luncheon is
scheduled for Saturday, February 8th at 12:00 noon.
Lunch will be $3.00 per person. All are welcome.
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Co-Owner Forum
Robert Armstrong: Robert reminded everyone that
there were still plans for a group outing to the Tipping
Point Theatre on March 1st, ;a. avvovvcea iv tbe ]avvar,
eraa). Deadline to submit your reservation and
pay for your ticket is February 10th. He said that
reservations and payments are due by the deadline so
he can reserve the block of seats. Robert is holding 50
seats at the theatre. So far there are 14 people signed up
with payment, 12 people have submitted the form, but
have not paid for their seats, and 5 people have verbally
expressed interest, but have not paid or completed the
form. Completed forms and checks can be dropped
off at the clubhouse.
Robert is hoping that all who have expressed interest
will be able to come. He said the group is going to
go out to dinner after the show, but the restaurant
hasnt been chosen because he is unsure how many are
participating yet. ;ove re.tavravt. ri vegotiate a better
aea ritb a vivivvv vvvber of aiver.).
The Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
Property Managers Report: See page __
Board Action: Motion by Michelle Todorov, support
by Judy Nakdimen, to accept the Property Managers
report dated January 20, 2014. All in favor. Motion
passed.
Maintenance Superintendents Report:
See report on page __
Ken reiterated the importance residents cooperating
in moving their cars during a snow event so that
the court lots and parking spaces can be cleared.
Ken said that 3 days after the heavy snowfall at the
beginning of the month, there were still 250 cars
that neer moed. 1his makes it ery dicult or
maintenance to complete the job of clearing the lots
and dramatically slows down the process.
Joyce Lly said that when she rst moed to Iighland
Lakes, there was a procedure in place to call the
residents to alert them to moe. 1he oce would
call the court captains with a time frame of when the
trucks would be in the court, and the court captains
would contact the residents in their court to try to
clear the courts. She said that this procedure is no
longer being followed, and residents dont know
when to move. She said that she personally helped to
move cars for elderly or sick neighbors that couldnt
get out to move the cars for themselves.
Tom supported Joyces remarks, saying that he
experienced the same thing during the recent snow.
(He had to park his car elsewhere for most of the
day because he never knew when the truck would be
there to clear the lot). He agreed that there would
be a better response if there were some kind of
notication o when to expect the truck.
Kathleen said that the plow trucks used to be equipped
with sirens that would sound in the courts, and the
residents knew the sirens meant that the trucks were
returning to clear their court shortly. Joe agreed that
it would be better to notify a block of courts at a
time rather than trying to evacuate the cars in all the
courts at the same time.
Kathy suggested that, i the residents are notied,
when the plows come to clear the centers, they could
also clear the parking spots at that time; this would
eliminate the trucks having to return 4-5 times to the
same court.
Since the snow removal policy could not be resolved
in the setting of the public Board meeting, Kathy
requested forming a sub-committee. The Sub-
committee will address the issue of the snow removal
policy and procedure to make recommendations
to the Board. She asked for volunteers who were
interested in participating.
Those who volunteered were: Sandy Nolan (chair),
Guy Balok, Kathleen Connor, Tom Byrne, Donna
McNally, and Joyce Elvy.

Board Action: Motion by Michelle Todorov,
support by Sandy Nolan, to accept Maintenance
Superintendentss Report dated January 20, 2014. All
in favor. Motion passed.
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MANAGEMENT REPORT
TO: Board of Directors, Co-Owners
FROM: Joe Poma, Property Manager
RE: Property Managers Report
DATE: January 20, 2014
1. Just a follow up to my last report about snow removal proceduresI encourage residents to
review the snow policy listed in the Herald, but remember that it is a summary and not the
entire policy. You will see that the procedures change with the amount of snowfall. During
heavier snow events, front walkways and porches are done as late as day 3 or 4, and during
extreme weather events, the handicap clearing priority is suspended in favor of clearing the
main roads and courtyard centers. Residents have been more than patient with our staff as we
clear the property, but there is a lot to be done. Once the roadways and courtyard centers are
completed, main sidewalks are done; then approach walks. During this time, we attempt to
clean parking spaces, but there are always a few residents in every courtyard that leave their
vehicIes and nake il difhcuIl for lhe snov renovaI equipnenl lo access lhe parking spaces. Al
that point, we have to use snow blowers and hand shovels and it takes days.
The snow policy is based on our attempt to strike a balance between over-spending and
reasonable snow removal procedures. I know it may seem tasteless to talk about money in
these reports, but since it is yours that we are talking about, I want to explain why we have set
lhe poIicy al ils presenl IeveI. As lhe ludgel lookIels indicale, HighIand Lakes is silling on
150 acres, with 4-5 interior roads, miles of main sidewalk, 92 buildings, 48 courtyards and 691
separate approach walkways. We have 11 maintenance staff members to clear this snow, using
4 trucks, 2 John Deere utility vehicles, 1 tractor, 2 snow blowers and a compact skid-steer (like
a small bulldozer). During the ordinary work week, the staff is here to clear snow and puts in
roughIy 4O hours per enpIoyee ly lhe end of lhe veek. As Iuck vouId have il, il aIvays seens
to snow on Saturday night or on holidays, so when the staff comes in, there is overtime or
double time involved. For this reason, the threshold is set at 4 inches of snow, but even when
we reach that point it takes time to do a property of this size.
The ultimate decision of how the policy is carried out is up to the residents and the Board. We
have the ability for instance, to start clearing snow at 1 inch, just as much as we have the capacity
to work on weekends regardless. We could also hire 5 more people or even an outside company
to do it. This has all been researched as a matter of fact, but the cost for an outside contractor
as of 2008 was $108,000, and was limited in scope to a certain number of occurrences. With
lawn and snow combined (and only lawn and snow), it was going to be $314,015 by 2012. I have
lhe lid in ny ofhce. When deaIing vilh oulside conpanies, you aIso have lhe added concern
of being cheated when it comes to salt application. I can remember years ago, when working
in the apartment industry, a situation where a contractor claimed to have dumped 17 tons of
salt on parking lots surrounding an apartment building. We received an invoice of $12,000 for
2 nonlhs of snov renovaI (aloul 2 acres of Iand). When queslioned aloul il, and afler leIIing
them that the county trucks dont even carry that much, they said o.k., we will cut it in half. If
I wouldnt have said anything, they would have taken the money; some people are counting on
any lack of knowledge they can take advantage of. On weekends here, when the staff comes in,
it costs several thousand, over and above fuel and salt.
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MANAGEMENT REPORT
As slaled lefore, ve received very fev conpIainls and lhis is nol a defensive poslure, lul ralher
an attempt to let you know how we operate with a major weather event. The residents and Board
have lhe hnaI say as lo hov nuch shouId le ludgeled for snov renovaI, incIuding addilionaI
slaff. ased on lhe currenl resources and IeveIs, lhe slaff is handing snov renovaI as quickIy
and efhcienlIy as possilIe. IIease le conscious lhal no naller vhere ve slarl on lhe properly,
someone will be last, and one of the areas to be cleared whether it be walkways, sidewalks or
parking spaces, may not happen until day 3-4 during a heavy snowfall.
2. With every snowfall, the maintenance machinery in subjected to whatever is buried beneath
the snow including rocks, pavers, landscape, dog leashes and newspapers. Recently, one of the
snow blowers hit a brick paver that was near a main sidewalk, in a place where it shouldnt have
been anyway. During the summer, as you landscape around your home, be careful where you
pIace anylhing lhal couId le hil ly our equipnenl. The snov lIover / lraclor lhal hil lhe paver
sustained damage to the frame and fan assembly totaling $800 as a result and the paver could
have hit someone or it could have gone through a window.
3. During the severe weather and snow that came our way in January, an odd thing happened.
We received calls from about 15 residents claiming that their roof was leaking. The ceiling
was dripping or otherwise the drywall was soaked. Upon investigating, we discovered that
il vas lhe hunidily inside of lhe hone. You nay have a hunidiher on your furnace, vhich is
controlled by a device called a humidistat. Just like a thermostat, the humidistat regulates the
amount of water that is placed in the heated air leaving your furnace. The humidistat is usually
nounled on lhe side of lhe furnace, cIose lo lhe hunidiher unil and nosl IikeIy has a diaI and
reference sellings lhal shov vhal selling lhe hunidiher shouId le al reIalive lo lhe oulside
lenperalure. A lypicaI selling is lo nake lhe hunidily IeveI in lhe hone aloul 3O (during
winter, cold air dries up the humidity in the house and the problem is compounded by warm air
from the furnace. You may experience dry skin and a sore throat), and with typical temperature
uclualions, il does nol need reguIar adjuslnenls unliI il is line lo lurn lhe hunidiher off for
lhe season. When you have a sudden uclualion in oulside lenperalure hovever, lhe selling
is no Ionger vaIid. Lels say lhal you sel lhe hunidiher according lo a 2O degree lenperalure,
but for the next 4 nights, the temperature drops to negative 20 degrees. The humidistat doesnt
recognize the change in outside temperature, but only the setting that it was placed at, so you
will get the opposite effect; the furnace is running more often and water is being injected into
the ductwork. If your windows are fogged, walls are dripping, ceiling is forming water droplets,
etc., this is a sure sign that your humidity setting needs to be dialed down (back it off to at least
15 and vail 24 hours lo see hov lhe vindovs Iook).
4. Our vacant unit inventory and winterization program proved to be successful this year (so far).
I want to thank all of the residents for turning off the water pressure to the outside spigot and for
shutting down the main water pressure when leaving on vacation. We have a great insurance
policy for the property, and we are covered in the event of a burst pipe, but this sort of a loss
can easiIy exceed $5O,OOO and ve run lhe risk of an insurance price hike. AIlhough ve are nol
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MANAGEMENT REPORT
out of the woods yet, I think that if a pipe would have burst, it would have happened during the
negative temperatures in January. Keep an eye on the water pipes until spring.
5. There were some local condominium communities that made the news in January for all of the
vrong reasons. There vas crine and hre, sonelhing lhal you hear us preach aloul in Courl
Caplain neelings and in ny reporls. As lhe oId saying goes, crine has no address and il
can happen in an upper class neighborhood just as in the inner city. Make sure your exterior
is well lit, lock the doors to your home, lock your car and remove valuable items from view. If
you suspect illegal activity, or even suspicious people loitering on the property, call the police.
Al lhe very vorsl, il viII lurn oul lhal you vere nislaken, lul ils far leller lo le vrong, lhen
realize in hindsight that you were right and didnt make the call.
As far as hre safely, eighl (8) unils venl up in anes in dovnlovn NorlhviIIe. The cause` A
carelessly placed candle. If you light a candle in your home, many people will place them in
the bathtub with the curtain open or on the sink, with nothing above them, like an overhead
bookshelf. Keep them at least 3 feet away from anything combustible and check on them often.
If the candle is placed on a shelf or cabinet, make sure that it is not anywhere near the drywall
ceiling, walls or window coverings. Since we live in a community where homes are attached,
you not only have to worry about your own safety procedures, but also the common sense of
your neighbors. Watch out for scams too. People are getting creative with the internet, phone
and mail. Over the last year, our residents have been subjected to everything from people selling
insurance for underground piping, lo soneone seIIing sleak oul of lhe lack of a lruck. Anyone
cIaining lo le fron a uliIily conpany, or olhervise requesling access lo your hone shouId le
vieved vilh suspicion. If il occurs during lhe day, caII lhe ofhce and ve viII check inlo il. If
it is during the evening, think twice about answering the door and call the police if necessary.
6. The Associalion is veII avare lhal Iurking lenealh aII of lhal snov are lhe lree slunps lhal vere
left behind after the huge storm in September. We will get to those in spring and we know there
is a lot of work to be done. If you see any branches that are dangling high up in a tree, let us
know.
7. It takes several days of sub-zero weather for the lakes to freeze, so please be careful and tell your
chiIdren lo le carefuI vhen vaIking on or around lhe Iakes. A leller praclice is lo slay off of
them.
Joe Poma, Property Manager
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MAINTENANCE REPORT
TO: Board of Directors, Property Manager, Co-Owners
FROM: Ken Wiewiora - Maintenance Superintendent
1. UNIT / BUILDING REPAIR: Over the past two months we have been very fortunate, during our extreme
cold spell dished out by Mother Nature. As of today, we have had only one minor pipe freeze and burst,
causing basement damage. The co-owner has taken care of the clean up and restoration which their insurance
company. Reminder to all Co-Owners, if you sustain water damage due to flooding within your unit, you
must notify and keep the clubhouse informed of the loss and contact your insurance company promptly.
Prompt remediation and cleanup will always reduce the total cost to the loss. Before allowing any cleanup
/ restoration company into the unit, you must first get approval from the Clubhouse. Many insurance
companies will try to push a contractor, remember the contractor selection lies fully with Highland Lakes
Condos, as well With The Co-Owner of the unit where the loss occurred.
2. SNOW: SNOW SNOW AND MORE SNOW. That seems to be what is in tune for us this winter, Over the
past 47 days starting back on November 29th we have had 11 major and minor snow fall dates, totaling for
the season 35 of snow, as of 1-17-2014. This includes two 6 events, one 8 event and one 10 event. Last
season we had a total of 39 for the complete winter.
Reminders to all co-owners, please assist our cleanup crew by having obstructions removed from the
sidewalks. This includes dog leashes, paver bricks, mail, telephone books, front door mats, low voltage or
solar lighting, ect. All these items can cause damage to our equipment, which reduces our level of service
due to down time making repairs. Additionally, all of these items can cause harm to bystanders, as well
as cars, and glass. Spread the word, anyone out of town please leave your car keys with a neighbor that
can move your car for snow plowing. During our last snow fall we had over 250 cars that never moved for
plowing the parking spots. This greatly slows down the plow trucks. Of the 250 cars, they an additional 130
+ cars moved on the 4th day after the storm, leaving around 125 cars that never moved.
3. ICE & SALT: In the winter months please be on the lookout for ice, treat all concrete that it may be slippery.
The ice melt salt, does take time to set in and work. Typically we see the results from the ice melt salt to
effectively work between 4 to 8 hours after application with a 20 degree outdoor temperature. Located at the
clubhouse is salt for co-owner use. Please stock up and use on your front porch or walk way where needed,
especially on the weekends. Over the past few weeks we have had temperatures well below zero. With these
cold temperatures the road salt just will not work for us, as well as the sidewalk salt is slow to react.
4. EQUIPMENT: Our equipment is gone through, preventative maintenance repairs after every snow fall. As
of last month, the John Deere snow blowers have repeatedly broke down due to various issues. Also we had
suspension and brake work done on the Dump truck, fuel pump replaced on the 2007 Ford, and many minor
repairs that were done in house.
Thank You,
Ken Wiewiora, HLCA Maintenance Superintendent
If there are any ground or building concerns, contact the Clubhouse at 248-349-4006
and request a work order to be submitted.
Please review the proper disposal procedures of trash, compost, and building materials, And Paints, located on all
of the trash corrals on the property. Waste Management our trash hauler WILL NOT PICK UP IMPROPERLY
BAGGED COMPOST OR TRASH, AND IMPROPERLY PLACED BUILDING MATERIALS.
Lets all step-up to keep our community clean, & please report trash violators to the clubhouse. Thank You
RE: Maintenance Report
DATE: January 20, 2014
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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT
COMMITTEE: Court Captain Committee
MEMBERS PRESENT
MEETING DATE: December 5, 2013
SUBJECTS DISCUSSED:
1. }oeI dispIayed lhe nev CIR lraining ier. He aIso senl enaiIs lo lhe originaI responders lo renind
them to sign up. Interest from 37 residents had been equally divided between the two sessions,
and, hopefully, all or most will follow through with their intent. The instructor, Brent, will need an
outlet for his laptop which is available in the room.
2. All welcomed Catherine Frazier, new resident and court captain for Inlet Court. Captains are still
needed for Dearborn, Lagoon, and Savoy.
3. Diane reported that the new resident interviews are progressing. Another resident asked about
recycling. Many of our new neighbors are interested in the environment, and she encouraged
members to keep this issue in mind for future consideration. Though the cost is currently prohibitive,
she reninded everyone lhal she and }oeI had visiled lhe Duncan recycIing sile, vilnessing hrsl-
hand lhal lhe process is Iegilinale and lenehciaI for proper disposaI of vasle, and nol a rip-off
or unnecessary as some had charged previously. Catherine suggested that we could arrange for a
lruck lo pick up recycIing naleriaIs on designaled dales al a Iocalion vilhin HighIand Lakes. Diane
will investigate this possibility.
Diane thanked members for their positive attitudes toward solving problems, recalling several
projects such as Terrys investigation into lighting and the subcommittees implementation of pet
waste containers which have made a difference.
4. Donna McNally stated that the clubhouse should have an AED for a community this size. Joel
reported that he had been told that the probability of use didnt seem worth the cost. Though many
nay lhink lhe quick response of our lovnship LMU is sufhcienl, Donna slressed lhal ninules are
crucial in preventing brain damage. Members agreed that access to an AED should be a priority.
Donna and }oeI viII invesligale fund raising, donalions and granls as a neans of hnancing and
report back next month.
5. Joel explained the Grounds Committees plan to combat the invasive species common buckthorn
and garIic nuslard vhich is deslroying our originaI ora. Lveryone agreed laking sleps nov is lhe
right thing to do and will help to protect our property values. Diane will notify the committee of
lhe Arlor Day SapIing Civeavay hosled ly lhe eaulihcalion Connission in ApriI so lhal ve can
conlrilule lenehciaI lrees for areas vhere lhe lucklhorn has leen renoved.
After adjourning, members socialized while enjoying homemade cookies.
RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD: None.
NEXT MEETING: Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Submitted by: Diane Pittaway, Co-chairman
Joel Lutz, Chairperson
Diane Iillavay, Co-chairperson
Barbara Evans
Catherine Frazier
Don Loudy
Donna McNally
Terry McNally
Charles Weidner
Thomas Werner
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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT
COMMITTEE: Court Captain Committee
MEMBERS PRESENT
MEETING DATE: January 2, 2014
SUBJECTS DISCUSSED:
1. LIeclion of Ofhcers is deIayed unliI lhe nexl neeling due lo Iack of nenlers presenl.
2. CIR Training evenl. }oeI is Iooking for HeIping Hands lo keep lhe evenl organized. arl Lvans
voIunleered lo le avaiIalIe al lhe Salurday, }anuary 11lh lraining cIass.
3. arlara Adans voIunleered lo deIiver HeraIds lo Lagoon Cl. unliI a nev Courl Caplain cones forvard.
Nancy Schneider has voIunleered lo cover Dearlorn Cl. unliI a voIunleer cones forvard in lhal courl.
4. We adjourned al 7:2O due lo Iack of nenlers
RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD:
None.
NEXT MEETING: Thursday, Ielruary 6, 2O14 al 7:OO p.n.
Submitted by: Barb Adams, Secretary
}oeI Lulz, Chairperson
arlara Adans
Chuck Weidner
arl Lvans
Nancy Schneider
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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT
COMMITTEE: Lakes Ecology MEETING DATE: January 7, 2014
On one of the coldest nights in years, 6 brave souls come together for our meeting. It was not canceled (as
some thought) but the feeling was that the super cold temps kept the attendance down.
Since the last meeting was in November (with a break for Christmas) we did a short review of the items
discussed al our hrsl neeling.
We also touched on the 95 page study prepared by Environmental Research Group, Inc. From Ann Arbor
in 1979. This vas given lo lhose vho allended our hrsl neeling. Rolerl Arnslrong caIIed lhe nunler Iisled
for that company and learned that it had been disconnected. A web search turned up a company with a
similar name, but since it was founded in 2000 in Baltimore, it is not the same.
Sone addilionaI naleriaIs (safe hsh guideIines) vere ollained ly }oe Iona lo give lo lhe connillee. Since
the attendance was so low, we decided to wait till the next meeting to give these out.
There vas a discussion aloul lhe infornalion }oe had ollained aloul lesling of lhe hsh in our Iakes. MicheIIe
runeau of lhe Slale of Michigan LnvironnenlaI HeaIlh Division advised againsl lhe idea. Her professionaI
opinion vas: since lhere is nolhing lhal nakes our Iakes unique and differenl fron olher Iakes in Michigan
we would obtain the same results that the State does when they do many, many testings all around us. She
indicaled lhal il vouId le a vasle, as ve vouId have lo exanine severaI hsh fron each of lhe species, fron
aII of our Iakes lo have an average for good dala. The cosl of each lesl is $125 per hsh. The group discussed
lhe suljecl and decided nol lo pursue lesling of lhe hsh any furlher.
There was a suggestion by Elise Brady to look into dedicating more of the shorelines as a natural non mowed
buffer, between the lawn and the lake. We will look into this at a future meeting.
Topics of loal docks, & goaIs for our connillee vere lroughl up for fulure consideralion. Maureen Osiecki
suggested looking into creating a waterfall like path, to guide the discharge of the well into the lake at Silver
Spring Lake.
The neeling vas adjourned al 8:O2 IM
RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD:
- None
NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted by: Robert Armstrong
MEMBERS PRESENT:
Robert Armstrong
Maureen Osiecki
Elise Brady
GUESTS PRESENT:
MicheIIe Todorov, oard Liaison
Tom Byrne , Board Liaison
}oe Iona, Iroperly Manager
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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT
MEMBERS PRESENT:
Marty Tingstand, Chairman
Wilma Leonard
GUESTS PRESENT:
Kathleen Connor, Board Liaison
Sandy Nolan, Board Liaison
COMMITTEE: Herald MEETING DATE: January 13, 2014
DISCUSSION:
1. Marty was very pleased with the response to the special feature honoring residents who served in
the armed forces. The response made it possible to recognize the veterans with three pages in the
November Herald in honor of those who served.
2. The committee complimented Shannon Crowley, our editor, for her efforts to publish an attractive
and informative newsletter.
3. An arlicIe vas sulnilled regarding naxinizing ones SociaI Securily lenehls. Such infornalion
vouId prolalIy le lenehciaI lo our residenls. Marly viII le checking lo nake sure lhal lhis
infornalion and, perhaps, fulure sulnissions do nol lake lhe forn of adverlising of a parlicuIar
hnanciaI service.
4. Arl aynes of LiedeI Courl sulnilled a series of piclures of lhe residenl goshavk. We viII le
printing the picture that shows the majesty of this bird but does not show the bird with its prey .
5. Marty is hoping for more submissions for a special featureShare the Love, that hes planning
for our February issue and Valentines Day.
6. Wilma commented that she has run out of submissions for both Know Your Neighbor and
Whals Cooking. olh of lhese fealures have received posilive revievs, so ve need your recipes
and we need for you to share a shining moment in your familys life. If you e-mail your submission
to Wilma, be sure to include your name and court. She recently received, via e-mail, some really
tasty sounding recipes but has no idea the name of the contributor.
RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD: None
NEXT MEETING: Monday, February 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Submitted by Wilma Leonard
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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT
MEMBERS PRESENT:
Thomas A. Werner, Chairman
Terry McNally, Co-Chairman
COMMITTEE: Engineering MEETING DATE: January 15, 2014
1. Unit 494 Storm Door SD-2
Installation: Wallside Windows
Meets HLCA Requirements
2. Unit 628 Doorwall PD-1
Installation: MPM Products Inc.
Meets HLCA Requirements
RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD:
- Reconnend approvaI on nodihcalion requesl #1-2
NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Submitted by Tom Werner, Chairman
MODIFICATION REQUESTS REVIEWED:
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1. Mark your ballot selecting no more than 3 candidates.
2. Complete your Proxy below. Do this whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting.
Please Note: There is a difference between a proxy and a voter designee. A voter designee form is used to give someone the authority to vote instead
of you. A proxy is your statement that you waive your right to be at the annual meeting, but you want your vote to count. The proxy statement is
required, because under our bylaws, the presence of at least 30% of the co-owners at the annual meeting is required in order for the election to be
valid. It is either a "physical presence" or presence "by proxy", meaning that a Board member or another individual can represent you, even though
your ballot is still the official vote.
3. Place your completed Ballot and Proxy form into the Election Committee Envelope. Make certain to sign and enter your unit number on
the back of the sealed envelope.
PROXY
I hereby assign my Proxy for the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Highland Lakes Condominium Association members as
follows:
I do hereby grant my Proxy to _______________________________________________.
This Proxy is executed for the 2014 Annual Meeting of the members of Highland Lakes Condominium Association, Inc.,
to be held on Monday, May 19, 2014. The person named as my Proxy is authorized to exercise all powers I would
possess if personally present at the meeting. I revoke all proxies previously given by me for use at any meeting of the
Association members. In the event that the above named person acting as my Proxy is unable to be present at this
Annual Meeting or if no person is named above, I appoint Kathy Baldwin, the President of the Association, to act in my
behalf for the purpose of constituting a quorum.
Highland Lakes Condominium Association, Inc.
BALLOT
*Incumbent
Unit: 1
Voting Instructions
Kelly Smith*
Joe O'Reilly*
Becky Brady*
Jim Disney
Paul White
Maria Hernandez
Celeste Griffin
For the election of 3 Board members. Each to serve a two year term.
7. Ballot must be returned by, 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 16, 2014.
Voting Instructions
1. Mark your ballot selecting no more than 3 candidates.
2. Complete your Proxy below. Do this whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting.
Please Note: There is a difference between a proxy and a voter designee. A voter designee form is used
to give someone the authority to vote instead of you. A proxy is your statement that you waive your right
to be at the annual meeting, but you want your vote to count. The proxy statement is required, because
under our bylaws, the presence of at least 30% of the co-owners at the annual meeting is required in
order for the election to be valid. It is either a physical presence or presence by proxy, meaning that
a Board member or another individual can represent you, even though your ballot is still the offcial vote.
3. Place your completed Ballot and Proxy form into the Election Committee Envelope. Make
certain to sign and enter your unit number on the back of the sealed envelope.
4. Ballot must be returned by 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 16, 2014
PROXY
I hereby assign my Proxy for the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Highland Lakes Condominium
Association members as follows:
I do hereby grant my Proxy to _______________________________________________.
This Proxy is executed for the 2014 Annual Meeting of the members of Highland Lakes
Condominium Association, Inc., to be held on Monday, May 19, 2014. The person named as
my Proxy is authorized to exercise all powers I would possess if personally present at the
meeting. I revoke all proxies previously given by me for use at any meeting of the Association
members. In the event that the above named person acting as my Proxy is unable to be
present at this Annual Meeting or if no person is named above, I appoint Kathy Baldwin, the
President of the Association, to act in my behalf for the purpose of constituting a quorum.
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Highland Lakes Condominium Association
paid $7994.67 for Real Property Tax on the
common ground for 2013. The following
is a breakdown of the percentage of
taxes you paid. For example,
if you live in the Belfast
model, you paid $9.99.
Any tax questions are to be
directed to your personal tax
represenlalive. The ofhce cannol
answer such questions. Thank you.
Belfast $9.99 0.1250%
Brigadoon $10.29 0.1287%
Canterbury I, II $10.60 0.1326%
Canterbury III $10.90 0.1363%
Dundee $11.22 0.1403%
Edinburgh $11.62 0.1454%
Falstaff $11.62 0.1454%
Glasgow $12.43 0.1555%
Highland $10.60 0.1326%
Highland I, II, III $12.03 0.1505%
Loch Lomond $11.62 0.1454%
Loch Lomond II $11.92 0.1491%
Loch Lomond III $12.85 0.1607%
Loch Lomond III $13.14 0.1644%
2013 TAX
INFORMATION
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Barb and I meet about 25 years ago. I was working for the
Township as a Volunteer Firefghter at that time; and working
as a Dispatcher for the Township Police Department full-time.
I was helping a friend Instruct Paramedic and Basic EMT classes
at that time. Barb was a student in one of the classes that I was helping
instruct. From the moment I frst met Barb, I wondered why SHE would
be taking THIS class.
Her quiet personality and long brunet hair caught my eye. At that time it was
apparent to me that she had more to ofer than that of a Basic EMT Working the
road. We quickly became friends and spent a lot of time together over the next few years. It wasnt Love at First Sight,
but there was something that made me want to be in her company all of the time.
Afer 3 years of friendship we both realized that we were falling in love. We were married one year later. Weve been
married 21 years, and we have created many memories together. We have been blessed with two wonderful sons,
Adam (16) and Tyler (13). While Barb and I dont always see things eye to eye, we have discovered we bring great
balance to each other. We look forward to the next chapter of our lives... Growing old together.
A Love Story as told by Guy - Guy and Barbara Balok
Ironwood Court
Romance on Neptune Court, by Robert Armstrong
Sweetheart: Liette Paiement
Learning French on my Grandmothers knee so many years ago,
there was absolutely no clue that it would play such a big part of my
life. Spanish might have been a more practical second language,
and while Spanish is one of the 5 Romance Languages it is not
Romantic enough. Not even close!
When Liette Paiement agreed to come and be my better half more
than 10 years ago, she brought joy to my heart and romance to my life.
She is a part of a big family and has 5 brothers and sisters. She lef her country
and culture behind to be mine. I am thankful for that on Valentines day and every day. We speak mostly french in our
home, not because Liette requests it, but because French is the language of love.
February is the best time of the year to speak of love to your sweetheart too, so if I may... I suggest that you whisper a
sof Darling, je vous aime beaucoup! to that special someone in your life.
A Love Story as told by Robert - Robert Armstrong and Liette Paiement
Neptune Court
Share the Love
Herman and Mildred Gilbert of Hayes Court met at a Valentines Day dance back in
1956. Herman spotted Mildred from and distance wearing a pretty yellow dress, and
walked up to her and said You are gonna be my wife.
Mildred just blushed. I would guess with Herman returning from the military, he said
it with authority and discipline in his voice. (lol) So that October they were married.
And 57 years later I am so very proud to say that they still are.
Happy Valentines Day Mom & Dad!
From all your Girls... Love U Both!
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THE VALENTINE CAKE - PART II
Ive written about the cake I made for Joannie - I fgure it was Valentines Day 1950
- it was 9 round, two-layers, white inside with white frosting, decorated with little
cinnamon hearts.
I asked her last week what she had thought about my cake - what amazed her is that I
brought it in a box, by bus, from St. Clair Shores. My folks had moved from the west
side of DEtroit to the house on Lake St. Clair in 1949. I took the Lakeshore suburban
bus to downtown Detroit - rode the Grand River bus to Joy Road, and the West
Chicago bus out to Abington... about fve blocks east of Southfeld. Altogether a two-
hour trip... if the connections were good.
I tried to duplicate the cake a few times - unsuccessfully. Ill try again this year?
Joannie just told me she would rather have a chocolate cake with white frosting!
A love story as told by Marty - Marty & Joanie Tingstad
Richards Court
I had 55 years of very happy married life. My wife developed cancer and died. I didnt
go anywhere for six years.
As time passed, my car was getting old, so I visited a Ford dealer and looked at a new
Ford Focus. I received the price and told the dealer I would contact him when I made a
decision. Two weeks afer, I took a bus trip to Canada to visit the casino; when I parked
my car in the parking lot, right in front of me was a new Ford Focus identical to the one
I saw in the showroom. Boarding the bus, I inquired who owned the car, and a woman
on the bus named Sandy said I do! Tat was four years ago, and everything is still Kopak-sthetic.
A love story as told by Al Kopak about meeting his sweetheart, Sandy
Al lives on Althea Court
Happy Anniversary to Donna & Terry McNally who
will be celebrating 27 years this Valentines Day!
Many Happy Returns!
Well the start of this love story goes back over 50 years cant believe its that long, cause Im still such a sweet young
thang! (Tee Hee). However, thats the truth. I had just fnished my frst year college & started a summer job through a
temporary agency at RCA Industrial & Automation Products Division in Plymouth, MI. An Engineer had defnitely
caught my eye, he was this very tall, dark & handsome Irishman who directed the Metal Detection Equipment Division
and I just so happened to end up as the secretary. History took its course. Much to my parents dismay I didnt return to
college that fall. We married and started our family in a little rented home in downtown
Plymouth.
Te years few by so fast its a total blur Our two little ones of ours are now married
& have had babies of their own. Te pure joy we have experienced together with these
amazing four grandchildren cannot be expressed. We fnd ourselves just looking at each
other, wondering why the Lord has chosen to bless us with such riches. My hope it that
we will continue in good health during our Golden Years, enjoying all the comforts that
come with contentedness, gratefulness, and kindness.
A Love story as told by Judith - James & Judith OConnor
Longwood Court
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Art Baynes of Leidel Court reported in about a hawk
that has taken up residence in Highland Lakes. Art
took a couple of photographs of our Highland Lakes
resident hawk. Te photos show our feathery friend
enjoying lunch at the roadside stand. Hes got it
made as he does not pay any maintenance fees and
lunch is free. He seems to be a Northern Goshawk.
Art included some interesting facts about our Northern Goshawk:
Te Northern Goshawk is well known for its ferce defense of its nest. It commonly
attacks people and other animals that approach the nest too closely.
Te Northern Goshawk can be very persistent in pursuing prey. One goshawk was
seen pursuing a snowshoe hare for 45 to 60 minutes along a hedgerow until fnally
the hare ran into a clearing and was seized. A goshawk may also chase poultry into
buildings.
Attila the Hun wore an image of a Northern Goshawk on his helmet.
Te Northern Goshawk is found across northern America and Eurasia. Most of the
Eurasian races have much more dark barring on the chest than the American form,
but about half of all Siberian goshawks are nearly white.
Te name goshawk comes from the Old English words gos, meaning goose,
and hafoc meaning hawk. It is
pronounced as if the words are still
separate, without any sh sound.
Editorial comment: Arts pictures were
fascinating, but may be of-putting for the
squeamish. In its place we have included
a photo of a hawk that is a possible close
relative, as well as a photo taken by Tom
Werner. Go to Leidel Court and maybe
catch the whole show.
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2 cloves garlic, minced
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2 (32 oz.) cartons chicken stock
1 (14 oz.) can stewed tomatoes, undrained and
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F I N A N C I A L C O L U M N
Four Tips to Help Maximize Social Security
Incorporating Social Security into a retirement strategy is a smart move. Te money taken out of your paycheck
every month may be unwelcome now, but it can give you monthly income later in life.
However, some question if Social Security will last long enough for those in the work force now to be able to
receive these benefts. According to Social Security trustees, enough reserves exist for the system to pay 100
percent of promised benefts until 2033, without further reform. Full benefts are available at age 65 for those
born before 1938, gradually increasing to age 67 for those born in 1960 or later. Tere is more to Social Security
than just applying for retirement benefts when you are eligible at age 62 or over. By waiting, you can maximize
your benefts, which will increase every year you choose to wait to fle for Social Security retirement benefts.
Trivent Financial suggests you consider these four tips before applying for Social Security.
1. Dont assume it wont be there. Social Security is projected to last at least until 2033, so the frst mistake
is writing it of as a resource that wont be available. Planning early for the role Social Security will play in
your retirement will prevent you from being caught of guard and missing out on increased benefts once
you are ready to start collecting.
2. Know your situation. Retirement income planning is critical. Social Security has many nuances, so a
personalized approach is necessary to get a better grasp of your retirement future. By using your current
information from the Social Security Administration, fnancial representatives may be able to create
scenarios to give you an idea of how the age you begin receiving distributions can afect the monthly
amounts you will receive. For example, if youre divorced or widowed, a fnancial representative will be
able to calculate the diferent ways you can claim benefts and how they can afect your retirement strategy.
3. Wait to draw. Now that you are planning for it, you can fgure out when the right time for you to start
receiving benefts. For many people, this will most ofen be afer the age that you are eligible to start
collecting full benefts. For every year that you delay, Social Security benefts will increase by a set percentage,
eventually putting your monthly beneft above 100 percent. Delaying can also multiply the benefts afer it
is adjusted for cost-of-living and can potentially reduce the number of years benefts are subject to income
taxes. Factors to consider as to when to fle for your Social Security benefts include: health status, life
expectancy, need for income, future employment, and survivor needs. A fnancial representative can help
you build all of this information into an overall retirement strategy.
4. Get your fnancial house in order. If you delay your Social Security benefts, you will need to have another
way to pay for your needs while you are not working. If you planned early enough, you will likely have
adjusted your fnances so that you are prepared. Again, talking to a representative can help you plan the
best option for the interim time before Social Security paychecks.
Social Security can be confusing, but talking to a representative can help you clarify the role it can play in your
retirement strategy. Once you have a strategy in place, you will better be able to enjoy your retirement years,
without worrying about the next paycheck.
Dan Freeman of Lehigh Court has ofered to submit a series of articles concerning fnancial and retirement planning.
Tese should prove interesting and helpful. Next month will concern taxes... April 15 is coming! Dan is a fnancial planner.
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Highland Lakes Court Captains
Anchor
Tracey Green.. ....................321-4614
Althea
Sue Tocco.. .........................348-3396
Amboy
Brad Todorov......................380-1611
Andover
Pam Takacs.......................374-0864
Aqueduct
Frank Eisenhauer..............348-9650
Bryn Mawr
Robert Gorczyca...........734-751-7828
Dartmouth
Sue Misiulis.......................344-4949
Dearborn
Clem Tulley........................349-3125
Dorothy Gay
Sonya Flegal.....................344-9789
Eddington
David Duey..................586-996-2098
Farragut
Lorraine Scully (B 89 & 90)....344-8703
Janice Booher (B 88)...........344-4229
Hayes
D. & G. Loudy (B 30, 31 & 32)
........................................ .349-3308
Chuck Weidner (B 28, & 29)
........................................ .946-1479
Inlet
Catherine Frazier..........313-405-3707
Iron Gate
Nancy Schneider...............797-0853
Ironwood
Esther Allison.....................880-1673
Itham
Bob Rudolph.....................924-2600
Juliet
Sandy Nolan........................349-3587
Kenyon
Elizabeth Dombles..............Unlisted
Lagoon
Chris Van Arnam ..............982-3984
Lehigh
Frances Moore.....................380-0552
Lehigh Lane
Dianne Hartman................229-3884
Leidel
Barbara Adams..................982-8247
Lilac
Barbara Evans....................348-3087
Longwood
Jim OConnor....................344-6600
Lyric
Ray Parzych......................349-9370
Madison
Carolyn Toyer ................... 348-9745
Malvern
Connie Haworth...................349-5047
Myra Santoni......................344-2568
Mann
Liz Thuss....................734-558-0220
Mariner
Douglas Perrin.....................Unlisted
Neptune
Robert Armstrong..............912-0266
Norwood
Donna McNally..................347-0999
Oakland
Earl Smith..........................349-6478
Old Bridge
Linda Tomica.....................349-6107
Pond
Diane Pittaway..................347-1078
Queen Anne
Kathy Baldwin...................380-6429
Richards
Martin Tingstad..................344-4928
Sandy
Beverly Brenner.................348-2982
Savoy
Judy & Jim Weaver.........313-613-1479
Schoolhouse
Peggy Zonca.....................348-5283
Seabrook
Anne Marie Kuneman...........719-7722
Valiant
Ilio Alessandri....................449-6959
View Point
Stanley Roberson..............596-1239
Whitman
Frank Jensen.......................880-2011
Windsor
Tom Werner.......................349-4459
NOTE: ALL AREA CODES ARE 248 UNLESS INDICATED OTHERWISE
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Murder she wrote. The worst crime imaginable has occurred
in an association very near ours. Most of you have undoubtedly
read about it or seen the news coverage on the television. The criminal
was not a resident of the community but was staying with relatives. A woman in her
eighties was savagely strangled and stabbed. Her jewelry was taken and subsequently found in the
condo where the perpetrator was staying. He has a long criminal record and was recently released
from prison in Florida. If this murderers past record had been known to local police, the outcome
of this story might have been much different. The victim had just sold her home and would have
gone to North Carolina to join her children.
This tragedy should be a wake-up call to all of us. Bad things do happen in nice places. We live
in our own little village where we share expenses for gas and water. We even share common
walls. In other words, we live in very close proximity to one another. It is so important to keep
our eyes and ears open for suspicious persons or unusual activity and report it. Never be hesitant
to report to the authorities any individual whose behavior makes you uneasy. It could be a matter
of life and death.
An important tip to prevent identity theft was passed on by Beverly Dudley, who is an avid traveler.
Never write your address on your luggage. Write your name and phone number in case of loss.
There just may be a criminal casing the suitcases for home addresses. The person is going to
know that you wont be home because youre packed and ready to take off. The worst case scenario
is that they will nd papers with your personal inormation and steal your identity while you`re
enjoying the breezes in sunny Florida.
Finally, we all want to enjoy our lives. Its unfortunate that it has become necessary to be so
vigilant in our everyday activities. However, the alternative to not practicing awareness of our
surroundings can result in dire consequences. Lets all commit to a life which includes watching
out for ourselves and our neighbors.
Sandy Nolan, Board Liaison
Court Captain Committee
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SNOW REMOVAL PROCEDURES
1. NORMAL SNOW EVENTS:
2-3 inches - Clearing will begin during the snowfall and maintenance will work normal hours
following the established Snow Policy.
4 inches or more Maintenance will clear on weekends and at night following the Snow Policy.
2. LARGE SNOW EVENTS:
6 inches or nore - Mainlenance viII legin cIearing nain sidevaIks and lrafhc Ianes during the snow
event. If necessary, they will continue the removal effort until 10:00 p.m. The next morning they will
begin a second clearing effort and work until all walks and courts are cleared, or until 8:00 p.m.
3. SNOW EMERGENCIES/BLIZZARDS:
More lhan 1O inches - Lfforls viII le focused on keeping nain roads, lrafhc Ianes and nain sidevaIks
open lo energency lrafhc only. Once those elements are clear, work will begin on approach sidewalks
and courts. Maintenance will work up to 14 hours per day, until the roads, courts and walks are
clear. Contractors may be called in if necessary. The priority treatment of the handicapped list will be
suspended during these events. Exceptions for emergencies will be handled on a case basis.
4. PARKING SPACES: After the primary snow removal efforts are completed, maintenance will begin clearing parking
spaces if cars are out of the court. Management encourages Court Captains to facilitate the removal of cars and contact
the Clubhouse to advise when their court is clear and management will then contact maintenance to begin plowing the
parking spaces within that court. If maintenance is ready to plow a court, the Association may also contact the court
captains to facilitate the movement of parked vehicles.
5. OVERALL GOAL: The Association shall have the sidewalks, courts (not parking spots), and roads, clear within 48 hours
of the cessation of a snow event.
6. HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS: During the winter, the weather conditions favor the potential
for slippery sidewalks, porches and roads. Please use due care and caution during
this time of the year and keep a supply of ice-melter, which is available at the
Clubhouse, at your home for your use.
During the weekend, how much snowfall is required before maintenance will be called in?
ANSWER: 4 inches or more measured in more than three areas on the property.
Why does my court seem to be last during the recent snowfall?
ANSWER: To attempt to bring some semblance of fairness, the starting point of snow
removal efforts change each time.
Why does it seem to take so long to clean my parking spaces?
ANSWER: Maintenance depends on the cooperation of the Co-Owners to empty the courts of cars
before plows can safely plow the spaces. The plows cannot ft in between parked cars.
Why did Maintenance leave a small amount of snow on the sidewalk this time?
ANSWER: Leaving a small amount of snow provides traction to more safely walk.
Why does the Association have an adopted snow policy?
ANSWER: (A) To keep our Co-Owners informed of what to expect from the Association
(B) It is required as part of our Risk Management procedures.
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ANSWER: 48 hours or less depending on the weather and the amount of snow.
In what order, and when, is snow blowing and plowing handled?
ANSWER: FIRST DAY SECOND DAY
1 Streets 5 Approach Walks
2 Clubhouse 6 Porches
3 Main Sidewalks 7 Parking Spaces
4 Centers of Courts (Only if courts are clear of cars)
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HIGHLAND LAKES HERALD AD RATES
The Highland Lakes Herald is distributed monthly to 691 homes. All advertising accepted on a prepaid basis.
New ads will be charged set-up fee as per the schedule below.
THE HERALD DEADLINE IS THE 20TH OF EACH MONTH
Make checks payable to Highland Lakes Condominium Association.
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FEBRUARY 2014
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
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Clubhouse
Committee
- 7:00 p.m.
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CRAFTERS
NIGHT
- 6:00 p.m.
Lakes Ecology
Committee
- 7:00 p.m.
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Ladies Pinochle
- 12:30 p.m.
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Womens
Luncheon
- 12:00 noon
Court Captain
Committee
- 7:00 p.m.
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Valentines
Luncheon
- 12:00 noon
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Herald
Committee
- 7:00 p.m.
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CRAFTERS
NIGHT
- 6:00 p.m.
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Ladies Pinochle -
12:30 p.m.
Engineering
Committee
- 3:00 p.m.
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VALENTINES
DAY
Euchre Club
- 7:00 p.m.
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PRESIDENTS
DAY
Board Meeting
- 7:30 p.m.
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CRAFTERS
NIGHT
- 6:00 p.m.
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Ladies Pinochle
- 12:30 p.m.
Finance
Committee
- 6:30 p.m.
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CRAFTERS
NIGHT
- 6:00 p.m.
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Ladies Pinochle
- 12:30 p.m.
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Euchre Club
- 7:00 p.m.
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2 3
Clubhouse
Committee
- 7:00 p.m.
4
CRAFTERS
NIGHT
- 6:00 p.m.
Lakes Ecology
Committee
- 7:00 p.m.
5
Ladies Pinochle
- 12:30 p.m.
6
Womens
Luncheon
- 12:00 noon
Court Captain
Committee
- 7:00 p.m.
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CLUBHOUSE WINTER HOURS
Monday - Wednesday.....9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday.................................Noon - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday - Friday............9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday...................................Noon - 5:00 p.m.