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Snow Removal FAQ - page
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Mark your calendars!!
Traditional Christmas Sing-
A-Long (pg 14) December 2
Adult Christmas Party (pg
15) December 3
Gingerbread Decorating
Party (pg 16)
Happy Holidays
December 10
Christmas Un-Decorating
Party
January 7
20301 Silver Spring Drive Northville, MI 48167
Phone: (248) 349-4006
Fax: (248) 349-8821
Website: www.HLCA.us
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Do you need a venue for your upcoming event?

Consider the Highland House!

Do you need a venue for your upcoming event? Consider the Highland House! Did you know
Do you need a venue for your upcoming event? Consider the Highland House! Did you know
Do you need a venue for your upcoming event? Consider the Highland House! Did you know
Do you need a venue for your upcoming event? Consider the Highland House! Did you know

Did you know The Highland House is available for rent to Highland Lakes co-owners?

For as low as $35 (plus security deposit) you can

rent the Highland Room for your next family party or business meeting. The Highland Room rental includes the use of tables and chairs and offers a variety of lighting options as well as a projector screen for your slide shows or meeting presentations.

For larger functions, you may also include the main lounge of the clubhouse for your party. Our full kitchen, which includes a full size refrigerator, stove, microwave and buffet serving area is also available for rent.

The Clubhouse Committee has worked hard to make the Highland House an amenity you would be proud to utilize. We encourage you to visit the facility. Details about rental rates and restrictions are available at the Clubhouse, or on the Clubhouse Committee page at HLCA.us

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Highland Lakes Management Section Highland Lakes Board of Directors Guy Balok, President Kathy Baldwin, Vice President
Highland Lakes Management Section Highland Lakes Board of Directors Guy Balok, President Kathy Baldwin, Vice President
Highland Lakes Management Section Highland Lakes Board of Directors Guy Balok, President Kathy Baldwin, Vice President

Highland Lakes Management Section

Highland Lakes Board of Directors

Highland Lakes Management Section Highland Lakes Board of Directors Guy Balok, President Kathy Baldwin, Vice President
Highland Lakes Management Section Highland Lakes Board of Directors Guy Balok, President Kathy Baldwin, Vice President
Highland Lakes Management Section Highland Lakes Board of Directors Guy Balok, President Kathy Baldwin, Vice President
Highland Lakes Management Section Highland Lakes Board of Directors Guy Balok, President Kathy Baldwin, Vice President
Highland Lakes Management Section Highland Lakes Board of Directors Guy Balok, President Kathy Baldwin, Vice President
Highland Lakes Management Section Highland Lakes Board of Directors Guy Balok, President Kathy Baldwin, Vice President
Highland Lakes Management Section Highland Lakes Board of Directors Guy Balok, President Kathy Baldwin, Vice President

Guy Balok, President Kathy Baldwin, Vice President Sandy Nolan, Secretary Michelle Todorov, Treasurer Kathleen Connor, Director Margaret (Peggy) Zonca, Director Ann Creviston, Director

This section of the Herald contains minutes of the Board of Directors’ meetings and management information. This section is the official 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 Fax: 248-349-8821

E-mail: clubhouse@hlca.us Web: www.HLCA.us

After Hours Emergency Maintenance Phone: 248-349-4043

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Guy Balok, President

734-667-3507

Margaret (Peggy) Zonca, Director 248-348-5283

248-974-6688

Michelle Todorov, Director

248-380-1611

Sandy Nolan, Secretary

248-349-3587

Ann Creviston, Director

248-207-6417

PERSONNEL

 

Joe Poma

Manager

Property

Guinevere Eatmon

Receptionist (Notary)

Senior

Emily

& Records Assistant

Heather Greer Receptionist ........................................

Sharon Englund

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Bookkeeper

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Alexis Jackson

Receptionist

COMMITTEE

COMMITTEE INFORMATION

CHAIRPERSON

PHONE

BOARD LIAISON

Clubhouse

Barb Balok

734-667-3507

Sandy Nolan & Ann Creviston

Court Liaison

Joel Lutz

248-349-6782

Peggy Zonca & Sandy Nolan

Engineering

Tom Werner

248-349-4459

Kathleen Connor & Peggy Zonca

Community Social

Brad Todorov

248-380-1611

Guy Balok, Kathy Baldwin, Sandy Nolan & Michelle Todorov

Finance

Joyce Elvy

248-349-1747

Kathleen Connor & Ann Creviston

Grounds

Joel Lutz

248-348-9811

Kathleen Connor & Peggy Zonca

Herald

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Kathleen Connor & Sandy Nolan

Ecology

Cathy Watkins

248-765-2327

Guy Balok & Michelle Todorov

Pool

Rosemary Campion

248-349-8227

Guy Balok, Kathleen Connor, & Sandy Nolan

Cheryl Huizing

248-231-7603

RV

Hugh Battley

248-349-4841

Michelle Todorov

Tennis

Carol Shields

248-305-7123

Michelle Todorov

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

After Hours Emergency

248-349-4006

248-349-9400

248-348-5807

911

After Hours Maintenance Emergency

248-349-4006

Assessment/Billing Inquiries

248-349-4006

Consumers Power Company

800-477-5050

DTE-Electric Company

800-477-4747

734-326-3936

248-808-9872

1-866-496-9669

810-265-4946

800-288-3466

Web site

www.HLCA.us

Association Facebook Page

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facebook.com/hlca.mi

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Highland Lakes Herald

Highland Lakes Herald Herald Committee Joy Gaskin (looking for volunteers) Herald Staff Ray Parzych Betty Parzych

Herald Committee

Joy Gaskin (looking for volunteers)

Herald Staff

Ray Parzych

Betty Parzych

Joel Lutz

Gloria Janks

Ilio Alessandri

Barbara Evans

Marty Tingstad

Beverly Dudley

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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HIGHLAND LAKES CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES - November 21, 2016

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 Guy Balok called the November 21, 2016, regular meeting of the Board of Directors to order at 7:40 p.m.

Attendance

The following Directors were present: Guy Balok, Kathy Baldwin, Michelle Todorov, Sandy Nolan, Ann Creviston, and Peggy Zonca. Also present were Joe Poma, Property Manager, and Emily Lutzenkirchen, Publications and Records Assistant. Approximately eight Co-Owners attended.

Approval of Minutes:

Board Action: Motion by Michelle Todorov, support by Sandy Nolan, to approve and file the minutes of the October 17, 2016 executive session of the Board of Directors. All in favor. Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report:

Michelle Todorov reported.

The report represents the first month of the fiscal year which shows the Association favorable $8,517. The receivable balance continues to trend downward and is at its lowest in 15 years.

repair costs are overtaking the value of keeping it. The Association needs a van with 4x4 capabilities, a large tow rating, and has three to four row seats.

Board Action: Motion by Kathy Baldwin, support by Peggy Zonca, to approve the Treasurer’s report of November 21, 2016. All in favor. Motion passed.

Clubhouse Committee Report: page Barb Balok reported.

Board Action: Motion by Michelle Todorov, support by Sandy Nolan, to approve the Clubhouse Committee report of November 7, 2016. All in favor. Motion passed.

Income is favorable largely due to the AT&T commission received for their ability to access our property and market their services here.

The administration expense account is over budget due to computer software upgrades including Quickbooks and Filemaker along with a large purchase of office supplies.

The vehicle expense account is over budget due to the 2003 van needing a new radiator and a transmission cooler which cost $1,700. Also, the 2007 pickup truck needed a new oil pressure sensor which cost $523.

The grounds maintenance account is over budget due to the rental of a commercial air compressor. This is a yearly rental but because the budget isn’t bell curved to accept the isolated expense it puts it over for that month.

The tree and shrub account did not have a budget for the month of October but the tree removal and trimming was done. This is an isolated occurrence and is a product of the way the budget is spread.

The maintenance account is favorable because the budget is divided evenly over 12 months even thought the work fluctuates with the season.

There were some basement repairs that occurred in November which will be reflected in next month’s report.

Discussion: The replacement of the van was mentioned. It is budgeted for this fiscal year. There is $40,000 available to purchase a low mileage van. The current van is rusting from the ground up and it is time to replace it since the

Court Liaison Committee Report: page Joel Lutz reported.

Board Action: Motion by Sandy Nolan, support by Peggy Zonca, to approve the Court Liaison Committee report of November 3, 2016. All in favor. Motion passed.

Grounds Committee Report: page Joel Lutz reported.

Discussion: In regards to #4, Michelle asked Joel if the committee is asking for permission to move forward on getting a new plan including the south side of the clubhouse entrance. They are asking for approval to tell Plymouth Nursery that the Association will be moving forward with them without attaching an actual date of when the work is to be done. She asked if he would be willing to meet or speak with a landscaping company that Guy spoke to and got some preliminary plans from. Joel said he is fine with that but is concerned that Plymouth Nursery will charge them $500 for the plans they submitted if they do not win the bid. A resident asked if it is standard for them to charge for plans which Joe replied that is becoming the standard. The companies lose money spending their time coming to look at the property and drawing plans if they do not win the bid. Michelle suggested to Joel that he goes back to Plymouth Nursery and request a plan showing both the North and South side since that will be the plan that the Board will consider. Also to let them know that exterior work to the clubhouse is being done in early spring which means the plantings will have to wait until the end of May.

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Board Action: Motion by Michelle Todorov, support by Sandy Nolan, to approve the Grounds Committee report of November 14, 2016, and to table the recommendation to approve items #3-4. All in favor. Motion Passed.

Engineering Committee Report: page Tom Werner reported.

Discussion: There are no qualifications needed to join the Engineering Committee but a little knowledge of the structures and knowing the Association By-laws would be helpful.

Action: Motion by Kathleen Connor, support by Ann Creviston, to approve the Engineering report of November

15, 2016, and the recommendations #1-7. All in favor. Motion Passed.

Ecology Committee Report: page Cathy Watkins reported.

Discussion: The difference in the wooded area where the Buckthorn was removed is remarkable. The committee is planning on putting the butterfly garden in that area along with some seating in the future.

Board Action: Motion by Michelle Todorov, support by Sandy Nolan, to approve the Ecology Committee report of November 15, 2016. All in favor. Motion Passed.

she did not have this problem before her neighbor’s new patio was installed.

The same resident commented that the neighbor that Joe previously spoke to in regards to the use of polyurethane is once again using it without ventilation. It is a very strong chemical that has caused her to lose her voice, have headaches, and be nauseated. Joe commented that it really comes down to whatever the manufacturer’s application process recommendations are which can usually be found on the back of the can. If it is made to be applied in a closed environment and meets the specs for that then they are not doing anything wrong. Over the years the buildings shift and there are microscopic openings. Odors can go through the attic access hatch in the closets, the switch plates, and above the sill plate in the basement. Joe will contact the neighbor again.

A resident asked if shade structures are now allowed since he is seeing some out. Joe said they are not and to please give him a list of where he sees them so he can address the matter.

The next Public Board meeting will be taking place in January.

The Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

The Community Social will be having their Gingerbread Decorating Party on December 10th at the clubhouse starting at 1 p.m. The Bell Choir will be December 2nd at the clubhouse at 7 p.m., and the Adult Christmas Party will be on December 3rd at the clubhouse at 7 p.m.

Co-Owners Forum:

A resident is concerned about the amount of bird feed and feeders her neighbor has out on her patio area. This is an ongoing issue that has been causing many problems. She is also trapping and killing chipmunks on her own. Joe has already spoken to her and when told to clean up the area she does so but eventually ends up going back to her ways. Other residents throughout Highland Lakes have bird feeders so she should also be allowed to have one bird feeder. The Board agrees that she should be allowed to have one feeder and any more will be confiscated.

A resident has a neighbor who had a new patio installed. The patio has a slope to it which is causing water to drain towards her patio which she believes is causing the bricks on her own patio to heave. The maintenance staff has found that based on the engineering guidelines the way it is sloping is not in violation of the guidelines and if the owner installs a proper drainage system he will not need to tear out the whole patio. The Association is waiting for the owner to let them know the work is done and to schedule an inspection with our maintenance staff. One of the maintenance inspectors did say that he does not believe that the water draining from the patio is close enough to the bricks to cause the heaving. The resident stated that

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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT

COMMITTEE: Clubhouse Committee MEMBERS PRESENT:

Barbara Balok - Chairperson Cheryl Huizing

Betty Parzych Elaine Anderson Judy Nakdimen Rosemary Campion Tom Werner

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED:

MEETING DATE: November 7, 2016 GUESTS PRESENT:

Sandy Nolan - Board Liaison

Kathy Baldwin - Board Vice President Ann Creviston - Board Liaison Guy Balok - Board President Michelle Todorov - Board Treasurer Peggy Zonca - Board Director Joseph Poma, Property Manager

Ilio Alessandri

Rob Berlin

Art Baynes

Joyce Elvy

Don Loudy

Ray Parzych

  • 1. Civic Concern Collection. Cheryl Huizing was thanked for coordinating this event. Although fewer items were collected than expected, it was a significant donation and much appreciated by Northville Civic Concern.

  • 2. Holiday Decorating. Everyone is encouraged to join the Clubhouse and Community Social Committees from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, November 26, to decorate the Clubhouse for the holidays and share pizza afterward.

  • 3. Take-Down Party. Decorations will be taken down and packed for storage from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, January 7,
    2017.

  • 4. Decorating Purchases. Members will purchase a new 9 - foot tree for the Library and LED lights.

  • 5. Library Maintenance. Members will meet at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 10, to shelve books.

  • 6. Clubhouse Renovations Update. Rob Berlin and Ilio Alessandri presented an overview of proposed plans for improve- ments to the Clubhouse which will be implemented in three phases. It is anticipated that the first phase will include ADA compliance and flooring for some areas.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD: There were no recommendations to the Board

NEXT MEETING: Monday, January 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Submitted by Barbara Balok, Chairperson

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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT

COMMITTEE: Court Liaison Committee MEMBERS PRESENT:

Joel Lutz - Chairperson Diane Pittaway – Co-chair person Dianne Hartman Carolyn Thayer

Stan Savitskie

Tom Werner

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED:

MEETING DATE: November 3, 2016 GUESTS PRESENT:

Peggy Zonca - Board Liaison Ann Creviston – Board Director

  • 1. Joel started the meeting by asking for observations on how the trash carts are working in the corrals. The carts are being returned to different locations inside and even outside the corral. Sometimes the lid is out of reach. Consensus was that the return position should be consistent. Perhaps an X could be painted on the floor of the corral to identify where the cart should be returned. Residents are still confused about trash pickup days which are now Tuesdays and Fridays instead of Mondays and Thursdays. A separate truck comes by for yard waste.

  • 2. A brief discussion ensued about items that are placed outside the corrals. Most agreed that this is okay because outside people/groups drive through our complex and pickup items that can still be used.

  • 3. Electronic and toxic items should be discarded appropriately, not in or outside our trash corrals. Hazardous Waste drop off dates are scheduled throughout the year. The most recent one was in September at the Northville DPW yard. Northville Township residents are part of this multi-community service.

  • 4. Joel announced that the Ecology committee has scheduled a buckthorn removal date for Saturday, November 5th @ 11:00 a.m. Originally, volunteers were going to meet to spray mark the buckthorn for Davey Tree Co. who has been contracted to remove buckthorn in one section of our woods by the beach. However, the plan for Saturday has been extended to start into another section not designated for Davey Tree with the help of volunteers. Joel will forward Liz Gannon’s email to court liaisons.

    • 5. The excellent pruning by our own maintenance crew has impressed everyone as it improves the appearance of the entire Highland Lakes area.

    • 6. Stan asked if we still had a security person. This provision may have been extended into October but is discontinued now.

    • 7. The excitement of the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series was shared briefly before the meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD: There were no recommendations to the Board NEXT MEETING: Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Submitted by Diane Pittaway, Co-chairperson

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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT

COMMITTEE: Grounds Committee MEMBERS PRESENT:

Joel Lutz - Chairperson

Barb Balok Judy Nakdimen Rosemary Campion Earl Smith

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED:

MEETING DATE: November 14, 2016 GUESTS PRESENT:

Sandy Nolan - Board Secretary Peggy Zonca- Board Liaison Ann Creviston - Board Director

  • 1. Marty Tupper has resigned from the committee. Joel Lutz will assume chairmanship for the time being.

  • 2. All of this year's annuals have been pulled, Earl Smith.

  • 3. Recommend that the re-landscaping plan for the front of the clubhouse foundation be extended to include the area south of the entrance walkway.

  • 4. Recommend that the Plymouth Nursery plan submitted for the front of the clubhouse foundation area be approved with implementation contingent upon completion of upgrades to the clubhouse building.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD: To approve items #3 - 4

NEXT MEETING: April 10, 2017

Submitted by Joel Lutz, Chairperson

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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT

COMMITTEE: Engineering Committee MEMBERS PRESENT:

Thomas A. Werner - Chairman

Art Baynes, Co-Chairman Lorraine Scully

MODIFICATION REQUESTS REVIEWED:

MEETING DATE: November 15, 2016 GUESTS PRESENT:

Kathleen Connor - Board Liaison Peggy Zonca - Board Liaison

  • 1 Satellite dish

Unit 4

Installation by:

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Unit 418

(12) Windows & Doorwall PD-1

DirecTV Meets HLCA Requirements

Installation by:

Wallside Meets HLCA Requirements

Notes:

Notes:

Unit 28

  • 2 Patio

Installation by:

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Unit 592

(4) Windows

MetroStar Meets HLCA Requirements

Installation by:

Wallside Meets HLCA Requirements

Notes:

Notes:

Unit 353

  • 3 Storm Door SD-1

Installation by:

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Unit 663

Railing

self Meets HLCA Requirements

Installation by:

Novi Fence Meets HLCA Requirements

Notes:

Notes:

Unit 367

  • 4 Storm Door SD-1

Installation by:

Notes:

Home Depot

Meets HLCA Requirements

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD: To approve modifications #1 - 7 NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Submitted by Tom Werner, Committee Chairman

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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT

COMMITTEE: Ecology Committee MEMBERS PRESENT:

Cathy Watkins - Chairperson

Liz Gannon – co-chair Barb Balok

Sharon Smith

Judy Nakdimen

Jeff Fidge

MEETING DATE: November 15, 2016 GUESTS PRESENT:

Guy Balok - Board Liaison Michelle Todorov - Board Liaison Joe Poma - Property Manager

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED:

  • 1. Jeff Fidge is the horticulture co-chair for Ecology Committee.

  • 2. Discussed the eco-grass test plots.

  • 3. Trash receptacle lids and monofilament containers will be installed.

  • 4. Thanks to all volunteers who helped with buckthorn removal on a Saturday afternoon, we removed some buckthorn in a small area in the woods and from the cement circle on Valiant Court.

  • 5. We will have another volunteer invasive species day in place of our December meeting. It will be on December 11th at 11 a.m. The location is the common area between Aqueduct Court and Dearborn Court. In this area there are three abandoned planting areas that need to be cleaned out.

  • 6. A buckthorn removal form will be added to the shrub removal form and will be removed throughout the year.

  • 7. Davey Tree has finished clearing out the area along the path near Curtis Lake, opening views to the lake and areas to plant with meadow and forest plants.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD: There were no recommendations to the Board

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Submitted by Cathy Watkins, Chairperson

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St. Priscilla Bell Choir

Director, Pat Knorp

presents

St. Priscilla Bell Choir Director, Pat Knorp presents Traditional Christmas Sing-A-Long December 2, 2016 7:00 p.m.
St. Priscilla Bell Choir Director, Pat Knorp presents Traditional Christmas Sing-A-Long December 2, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Traditional Christmas

St. Priscilla Bell Choir Director, Pat Knorp presents Traditional Christmas Sing-A-Long December 2, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Sing-A-Long

St. Priscilla Bell Choir Director, Pat Knorp presents Traditional Christmas Sing-A-Long December 2, 2016 7:00 p.m.

December 2, 2016

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Refreshments provided

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You’re invited to the Highland Lakes Annual Adult Christmas Party Saturday , December 3, 2016 Beginning
You’re invited to the Highland Lakes Annual Adult Christmas Party Saturday , December 3, 2016 Beginning

You’re invited to

the Highland Lakes Annual

Adult

Christmas Party

Saturday,

December 3, 2016

Beginning at 7:00 p.m.

in the Clubhouse

The perfect way to get in the Holiday Spirit and celebrate the season with your neighbors!

You’re invited to the Highland Lakes Annual Adult Christmas Party Saturday , December 3, 2016 Beginning

Bring your favorite dish to share.

$1.00 per person at the door

BYOB

Prizes & 50/50 Raffle

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Get Your G umdrops READY! Join us for Highland Lake’s Gingerbread Decorating Event! Saturday, December 10:

Get Your

G

umdrops

READY!

Join us for Highland Lake’s Gingerbread Decorating Event!

Saturday, December 10:

1:00 PM

- 4:00 PM

Get Your G umdrops READY! Join us for Highland Lake’s Gingerbread Decorating Event! Saturday, December 10:

We hope you join us for community fun and maybe some friendly competition. All ages welcome!

Get Your G umdrops READY! Join us for Highland Lake’s Gingerbread Decorating Event! Saturday, December 10:
Get Your G umdrops READY! Join us for Highland Lake’s Gingerbread Decorating Event! Saturday, December 10:
Get Your G umdrops READY! Join us for Highland Lake’s Gingerbread Decorating Event! Saturday, December 10:
Get Your G umdrops READY! Join us for Highland Lake’s Gingerbread Decorating Event! Saturday, December 10:

THIS DECORATING PARTY WILL BE FUN AND DELICIOUS

Get Your G umdrops READY! Join us for Highland Lake’s Gingerbread Decorating Event! Saturday, December 10:

FOR

Get Your G umdrops READY! Join us for Highland Lake’s Gingerbread Decorating Event! Saturday, December 10:
Get Your G umdrops READY! Join us for Highland Lake’s Gingerbread Decorating Event! Saturday, December 10:

THE WHOLE FAMILY!

Come make some Holiday inspired Gingerbread Houses, snacks will be provided. Completed Houses will be displayed around the Clubhouse for all to

enjoy. Put all your creative juices together to make your own edible art! Houses can be picked up between

December 21-23.

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Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast Ingredients: 1 (5 lb) bone-in beef pot roast salt and pepper

Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast

Ingredients:

  • 1 (5 lb) bone-in beef pot roast salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour, or as needed

  • 2 tbsps vegetable oil

  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tbsp butter

Preparation:

1 ½ tbps all-purpose flour 1 tbsp tomato paste

2½ cups chicken broth 3 medium carrots, cut into chunks 2 stalks celery, cut into chunks 1 sprig fresh rosemary 2 sprigs fresh thyme

1.

Generously season both sides of roast with salt and pepper. Sprinkle flour over the top until

well coated, and pat it into the meat. Shake off any access.

2.

Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Sear the roast on both

sides for 5-6 minutes each, until well browned. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

3.

Reduce the heat to medium and stir in mushrooms and butter; cook 3-4 minutes.

4.

Stir in onion; cook for 5 minutes, until onions are translucent and begin to brown. Add garlic,

stir for about a minute.

5.

Stir in 1½ tbsps flour; cook and stir for about 1 minute. Add tomato paste, and cook for an-

other minute.

6.

Slowly add chicken stock, stir to combine, and return to a simmer. Remove skillet from the

heat.

7.

Place carrots and celery in the slow cooker. Place roast over the vegetables and pour in any ac-

cumulated juices. Add rosemary and thyme.

  • 8. Pour onion and mushroom mixture over the top of the roast. Cover slow cooker, turn to

high and cook the roast for 5-6 hours, until the meat is fork tender.

  • 9. Skim off any fat from the surface and remove the bones. Season with salt and pepper to

taste.

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Highland Lakes Women’s Club Luncheon SAVE THESE DATES: December 1, 2016 at noon : Genetti’s ($22

Highland Lakes Women’s Club Luncheon

Highland Lakes Women’s Club Luncheon SAVE THESE DATES: December 1, 2016 at noon : Genetti’s ($22

SAVE THESE DATES:

December 1, 2016 at noon:

Genetti’s ($22 per person, IN ADVANCE, make checks out to Highland Lakes Women’s Club or cash) 108 E Main St Northville, MI

Arranged by Peggy Zonca

January 5, 2017 at noon:

Deadwood Bar and Grill 18730 Northville Rd. Northville, MI

Arranged by Sandy Nolan

All adult female residents of Highland Lakes are invited to meet with us

Highland Lakes Women’s Club Luncheon SAVE THESE DATES: December 1, 2016 at noon : Genetti’s ($22

on the first Thursday of each month.

For further information about the Highland Lakes Women’s

Club, you can contact

Bev Dudley at (248)349-4139 or leratcat@aol.com

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Highland Lakes Women’s Club Luncheon SAVE THESE DATES: December 1, 2016 at noon : Genetti’s ($22

Removal

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 fi t 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.

How long should it take Maintenance to completely fi nish snow removal efforts?

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

– Streets

  • 1 5 – Approach Walks

– Clubhouse

  • 2 6 – Porches

  • 3 7 – Parking Spaces

– Main Sidewalks

  • 4 – Centers of Courts

(Only if courts are clear of cars)

S NOW R EMOVAL P ROCEDURES

Removal During the weekend, how much snowfall is required before maintenance will be called in? A
Removal During the weekend, how much snowfall is required before maintenance will be called in? A
  • 1. NORMAL SNOW EVENTS:

1 ½ - 4 inches - Clearing will begin during normal work hours following the established Snow Policy.

  • 2. LARGE SNOW EVENTS: • 4 inches or more - Maintenance will begin clearing main sidewalks and traffi c lanes 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 start sidewalks and courts until they are cleared, or until 8:00 p.m. • 4 inches or more – Maintenance may clear on weekends, nights, and holidays following the Snow Policy depending on forecasted conditions. Day 1 Start times may vary and may work up to 12 hours.

  • 3. SNOW EMERGENCIES/BLIZZARDS: More than 10 inches - Efforts will be focused on keeping main roads, traffi c lanes and main sidewalks open to emergency traffi c only. Once those elements are clear, work may 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. ** Handicap list will be suspended during blizzards and large snow events.

  • 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.

Removal During the weekend, how much snowfall is required before maintenance will be called in? A
  • 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.

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Snow Removal Request Form

Handicapped/Disabled List If you are in need of special attention with snow and ice removal, as a courtesy, the Association maintains a list of those Co-Owners and residents that need this service,

forms can be obtained at the Clubhouse offi ce.

You must complete and return the Special Attention Form along with a copy of your handicap sticker that is displayed in your car. (We will make the copy for you.) Anyone with a permanent

handicap plate will of course be on the list. However we will still need a completed form on fi le and

we will need to know if this condition is a temporary or permanent condition. Additionally, those residents with permanent handicap plates will need to provide a copy of their vehicle registration.

We cannot guarantee that Maintenance will be able to provide this special attention for every snow event; however, we will make every effort to do so.

If you are requesting this special service, please fi ll in the information below.

Check the box below that applies to you:

  • Co-Owner is disabled

  • Co-Owner is disabled and employed full-time or part-time.

  • Co-Owner is disabled and has regular scheduled doctor appointments, therapy sessions, chemotherapy treatments etc.

Please describe:

Date:

Co-Owner Name:

Unit #:

Address:

Phone(s):

Please fi ll out the form completely, explaining your disability and your reasons for requesting that you be placed on the Disabled List

Residents who meet the above criteria and provide a doctor’s note stating your disability will have

the snow cleared away from their porch and sidewalk fi rst, and within snow policy parameters.

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Anchor

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321-4614

Althea

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Amboy

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Andover

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Aqueduct

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734-751-7828

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Dartmouth

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Dearborn

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Renee Morris

810-334-1434

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Eddington

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Hayes

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Inlet

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207-6221

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Neptune

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880-1673

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Itham

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924-2600

 

Norwood

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946-4338

Eric Behrmann

734-934-0621

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Oakland

Kenyon

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349-6478

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349-6107

Marchelle Brotz

517-525-1661

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Pond

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Queen Anne

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974-6688

Dianne Hartman

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229-3884

 

Richards

Leidel

Ralph Downey

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974-9625

Barbara Adams

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Barbara Evans

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313-268-8516

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December 2016 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 3 Yoga 9:30 a.m. Traditional
December 2016
SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
1
2
3
Yoga 9:30 a.m.
Traditional
Women’s Club
Christmas
noon
Sing-A-Long
Adult
Christmas
Party 7:00 p.m.
Yoga 6:00 p.m.
7-8 p.m.
Court Liaison
Comm. 7:00 p.m.
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Yoga 9:30 a.m.
Ladies
Pinochle
Yoga 9:30 a.m.
& 6:00 p.m.
Clubhouse
closed at 1
p.m.
12:30 p.m.
Gingerbread
Decorating
Event 1-4 p.m.
Euchre
6:30 p.m.
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Yoga 9:30 a.m.
Ladies
Pinochle
Yoga 9:30 a.m.
& 6:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m.
18
19
20
21
22
23
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Clubhouse
Christmas Eve
Yoga 9:30 a.m.
Ladies
Pinochle
Yoga 9:30 a.m.
& 6:00 p.m.
Closed
Clubhouse
12:30 p.m.
Closed
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Clubhouse
Ladies
New Year’s
Yoga 9:30 a.m.
Christmas
Clubhouse
Closes at
Eve
Pinochle
Day
Closed
Yoga 9:30 a.m.
& 6:00 p.m.
1 p.m.
Clubhouse
12:30 p.m.
Clubhouse
Closed
Closed
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
New Year’s
Ladies
Yoga 9:30 a.m.
Clubhouse
Yoga 9:30 a.m.
Euchre
Day
Pinochle
Women’s Club
Closed
6:30 p.m.
Clubhouse
12:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m.
Christmas
Un-Decorating
Party 1-5 p.m.
Closed
Clubhouse
Comm. 7:00 p.m.
Yoga 6:00 p.m.
Court Liaison
Comm. 7:00 p.m.
CLUBHOUSE WINTER HOURS
Monday - Friday
9:00
a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday ..........
noon
Sunday
.............
noon
-
5 p.m.