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HIGHLAND LAKES

CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION
January 2019
January 2019

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Snow FAQ
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Tax Information
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Resident Directory
Update
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What’s Cooking
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Candle Safety
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Toy Safety
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Women’s Club
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20301 Silver Spring Drive Northville, MI 48167


Phone: (248) 349-4006 Fax: (248) 349-8821
Website: www.HLCA.us Facebook: www.facebook.com/hlca.mi
During the weekend, how much snowfall is required before maintenance will be called in?

Removal
Snow
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 fit 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?

F
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 finish snow removal efforts?

A
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?

Q
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)

S now R emoval P RoceduRes


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 traffic 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, traffic lanes and main sidewalks open to emergency
traffic 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.
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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Highland Lakes
Management Section
Highland Lakes Board of Directors

Guy Balok, President


Michelle Todorov, Vice President
Margaret (Peggy) Zonca, Secretary
Ann Creviston, Treasurer
Michael Baynes, Director
Sandy Nolan, Director
Kathy Baldwin, 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 E-mail: clubhouse@hlca.us
Fax: 248-349-8821 Web: www.HLCA.us
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Guy Balok, President................... 734-667-3507 Sandy Nolan, Director................. 248-349-3587
Michelle Todorov, Vice President...248-380-1611 Michael Baynes, Director..............248-826-9435
Ann Creviston, Treasurer..............248-894-4961 Kathy Baldwin, Director.............. 248-974-6688
Margaret Zonca, Secretary.......... 248-348-5283

PERSONNEL
Joe Poma........................................Property Manager Alexis Jackson......................................Receptionist
Emily Lutzenkirchen.....Publications & Records Assistant Terry Duke............................................Receptionist
Sharon Englund.......................................Bookkeeper Aishia Anderson...................................Receptionist

COMMITTEE INFORMATION
COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON PHONE BOARD LIAISON
Clubhouse Barb Balok 734-667-3507 Sandy Nolan, Michael Baynes, Kathy Baldwin,
& Ann Creviston

Court Liaison Joel Lutz 248-349-6782 Peggy Zonca, Michael Baynes, & Ann Creviston

Engineering Tom Werner ----- Guy Balok & Kathy Baldwin

Community Social Brad Todorov 248-380-1611 Guy Balok, Kathy Baldwin, Sandy Nolan, &
Michelle Todorov

Finance ----- 248-349-1747 Guy Balok & Ann Creviston

Grounds Joel Lutz 248-349-6782 Guy Balok, Sandy Nolan, Peggy Zonca, &
Michael Baynes

Herald ----- ----- -----

Ecology Cathy Watkins 248-765-2327 Michael Baynes, Peggy Zonca, Michelle Todorov,
& Guy Balok

Pool Rosemary Campion 248-349-8227 Guy Balok, Peggy Zonca, & Sandy Nolan
Cheryl Huizing 248-231-7603

RV Hugh Battley 248-349-4841 Michelle Todorov

Tennis Carol Shields 248-756-7066 Michelle Todorov

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
After Hours Emergency ...................................................................................................................248-349-4006
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 ..........................................................................................248-349-4006
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 WOW! Account Rep (Bob Sivori) ........................................................................................248-808-9872
WOW! Sales & Support .............................................................................................................1-866-496-9669
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 (Erin Timmermann)..............................................erin_timmermann@comcast.com
Web site ......................................................................................................................................www.HLCA.us
Association Facebook Page ..............................................................................................facebook.com/hlca.mi
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Highland Lakes
Herald

The Highland Lakes Herald is the official news medium of


the Highland Lakes Condominium Association, serving all
Herald Committee
residents, groups and organizations.
(looking for volunteers)
The Association and its Board of Directors control and are
Herald Staff responsible for the contents of the Herald.
Ray Parzych
Betty Parzych The staff of the Highland Lakes Herald serves on a voluntary
Joel Lutz basis. Editorials reflect the opinions of the staff and are not
Gloria Janks construed as representative of the general membership of
Ilio Alessandri the Association.
Barbara Evans
Marty Tingstad The Herald welcomes comments, suggestions and articles
Beverly Dudley 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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2018 TAX
INFORMATION Highland Lakes Condominium Association
paid $7,666.57 for Real Property Tax on the
common ground for 2018. The following
is a breakdown of the percentage of
taxes you paid. For example,
if you live in the Belfast
model, you paid $9.58.
Any tax questions are to be
directed to your personal tax
representative. The office cannot
answer such questions. Thank you.
Belfast $9.58 0.1250%
Brigadoon $9.87 0.1287%
Canterbury I, II $10.17 0.1326%
Canterbury III $10.45 0.1363%
Dundee $10.76 0.1403%
Edinburgh $11.15 0.1454%
Falstaff $11.15 0.1454%
Glasgow $11.92 0.1555%
Highland $10.17 0.1326%
Highland I, II, III $11.54 0.1505%
Loch Lomond $11.15 0.1454%
Loch Lomond II $11.43 0.1491%
Loch Lomond III $12.32 0.1607%
Loch Lomond III $12.60 0.1644%

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2019 Resident Directory Update

If the information in the Highland Lakes Directory is incorrect, or


incomplete, please fill out this form with the correct information and
return it to the Clubhouse.
The deadline for submitting changes is February 1, 2019.

Unit Number: _____________


Address: ______________________________________________

Persons living in this unit:


Name Relationship Phone Numbers

Emergency Information:
Name Relationship Phone Number

Vehicle Information:
Make/Model Year/Color License Plate

Note: All residents must obtain a new pool pass or updated this year
in order to utilize the Highland Lakes facilities. Passes can be
obtained at the Clubhouse with proof of residency.
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Beef Bourguignon

6 oz. bacon, coarsely chopped 4 large garlic cloves, minced


3 lb. trimmed boneless beef chuck, cut into 1 c. beef broth
1½-inch pieces 1/2 c. brandy
Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 750-ml. bottle red Burgundy wine
⅓ c. flour ⅓ c. chopped fresh thyme
2 medium onions, peeled and chopped 1 tbs. tomato paste
3 large carrots, peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces 2 tbs. butter
1 medium turnip, peeled and chopped 1 lb. pearl onions, peeled
2 medium parsnips, peeled and 1 lb. mushrooms, quartered
cut into ½-inch pieces

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Saute bacon in Dutch oven over high heat until brown and
crisp. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels. Season beef generously with
salt and pepper and coat with flour. Working in batches brown beef in same pot over high
heat. Transfer to large bowl. Add chopped onions, carrots, turnip and parsnip to pot and
sauté until light brown. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute. Transfer vegetables to bowl with
beef. Add 1 cup broth and brandy to pot; boil until reduced to glaze, scraping up browned
bits. Return meat, vegetables, and their juices to pot. Add wine, thyme and tomato paste.
Bring to simmer, stirring occasionally. Cover pot and place in oven. Cook about 2 hours
and 20 minutes. Meanwhile, sauté pearl onions in 1 tablespoon butter until slightly
browned. Remove. Saute mushrooms in remaining 1 tablespoon butter until liquid has
evaporated and mushrooms are golden brown. Add onions and mushrooms to beef, cover,
and cook 45 minutes longer. Serves 8.

Submitted by Judy Nakdimen


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Important Safety Information

PARENTS: Depending on weather conditions among other


things, the ice that covers our lakes during the winter may
be thin in areas and it is recommended that you do not leave
your children unattended. PLEASE BE CAREFUL!

Now that it is getting colder outside many people like to use


candles in their home. Don’t use lit candles in
bedrooms, bathrooms and sleeping areas. Blow them out
when you leave a room or home, or when you go to bed.

Source: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/media/pictographs/pictograph25.html

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bel: Balls & Balloon
Check the la Get safety gear:
Keep small balls
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Choose age- With scooters and with small parts
, and toys
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appropriate to other riding toys, from
children younge
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Check the ag get the proper Keep deflated b
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label on the to safety gear, from childeren
younger than
including helmets. 8 years old. Dis
card broken
balloons at onc
e.

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Electrical Flooring
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Molding

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Highland Lakes Women’s Club


SAVE THE DATE:
The next get-together will be
January 3, 2019 at noon
Bravo Cucina Italiana
17700 Haggerty Rd
Livonia, MI
Arranged by Ann Creviston
February 7, 2019 at noon
Deadwood Bar & Grill
18730 Northville Rd
Northville, MI
Arranged by Rosemary Campion
For further information about the Highland Lakes Women’s Club, you can contact
Bev Dudley at (248)349-4139 or leratcat@aol.com
All adult female residents of Highland Lakes are invited to meet with us!

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HIGHLAND LAKES HERALD AD RATES
The Highland Lakes Herald is distributed to 691 homes. All advertising accepted on a prepaid bases.
New ads will be charged set-up fee as per the schedule below.

FLYERS - Let us insert your pre-printed flyers or brochures into the Herald:

JUST $50 PER MONTH


PLUS PRE-PAY FOR 4 MONTHS AND GET A MONTH FREE!
- Please provide us with 725 copies of your flyer for each month we insert. -

AD SIZE 1/8 PAGE 1/4 PAGE 1/2 PAGE FULL PAGE


3-3/4 X 2-1/2 3-3/4 X 5 7-1/2 X 5 7-1/2 X 10

MONTHLY FEE
(Add $25 Set up fee for new ads) $15.00 $25.00 $40.00 $65.00
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(PAY FOR 11 MONTHS, AND
WE’LL WAIVE THE SET UP FEE!)
$165.00 $275.00 $440.00 $715.00

THE HERALD DEADLINE IS THE 20TH OF EACH MONTH


Make checks payable to Highland Lakes Condominium Association.
For more information, contact Emily in the Clubhouse / email emily@hlca.us

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Highland Lakes Court Liaisons
NOTE: ALL AREA CODES ARE 248 UNLESS INDICATED OTHERWISE

Anchor Ironwood Neptune


Tracey Green........................321-4614 Barbara Balok.............734-667-3507 Lucy Curtis (B33)..............349-0301
Mary Kay Wimsatt (B34)...767-9846
Althea Itham Elizabeth Oliver (B35).......880-2637
Sue Tocco............................ 231-8960 Daniel Long................734-245-6191 .
Norwood
Amboy Juliet Stan Savitskie .............. ..946-4338
Brad Todorov.........................380-1611 Debra Behrmann........734-934-0625 .
Oakland
Andover Kenyon Earl Smith.........................349-6478
Pam Takacs...........................374-0864 Elizabeth Dombles..............Unlisted
Old Bridge
Aqueduct Lagoon Linda Tomica...................349-6107
VACANT Marchelle Brotz...........517-525-1661
Pond
Bryn Mawr Lehigh Diane Pittaway............... .347-1078
Robert Gorczyca.............734-751-7828 Lela Lutz............................349-6782
Queen Anne
Dartmouth Lehigh Lane Kathy Baldwin..................974-6688
Colleen Pilgrim................734-292-6885 Dianne Hartman.................229-3884
Richards
Dearborn Leidel Mike Baynes....................826-9435
June Macveigh.......................348-0113 Barbara Adams..................982-8247
Sandy
Dorothy Gay Lilac Beverly Brenner...............348-2982
Gayathri Rao.........................344-8791 Barbara Evans...................348-3087
Savoy
Eddington Longwood Jason Kraska.....................unlisted
David Duey.....................586-996-2098 Jim O’Connor.....................344-6600
Schoolhouse
Farragut Lyric Leslie Wilcox.......... .........449-6726
Beverly Dudley.........................unlisted Minda Commire.................701-0004
Seabrook
Hayes Madison Andrea Valle.....................819-0704
D. & G. Loudy (B 30, 31 & 32) Judy Nakdimen.................344-0336
..................................................349-3308 Valiant
Malvern Ilio Alessandri ................ ..449-6959
Inlet Viviana Lande ...................320-0691
Betsy Byrne...........................207-6221 View Point
Mann Stanley Roberson.....734-674-3600
Irongate Sharon Smith.....................348-0706
Diane Butkowski....................982-2689 Whitman
Barbara Evans.................348-3087
Mariner
Douglas Perrin....................Unlisted Windsor
Tom Werner.....................349-4459

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January 2019
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
1 2 3 4 5
Court Liaison
New Year’s Day Comm.
Clubhouse Closed 7:00 p.m.
Women’s Club
noon Trash &
Recycling Recycling
Pickup Pickup
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Clubhouse
Comm. 7:00
p.m.
Trash &
Recycling Recycling Recycling
Pickup Trash Pickup Pickup Pickup
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Engineering
Comm. 7:00 p.m.

Trash &
Recycling Recycling Recycling
Pickup Trash Pickup Pickup Pickup
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Finance Comm.
6:00 p.m.
Board Meeting
7:00 p.m. Trash &
Recycling Recycling Recycling
Pickup Trash Pickup Pickup Pickup
27 28 29 30 31 1 2

Trash &
Recycling Recycling
Recycling
Pickup Pickup
Trash Pickup Pickup
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Court Liaison
Comm.
7:00 p.m.
Women’s Club
noon Trash &
Recycling Recycling Recycling
Pickup Trash Pickup Pickup Pickup

CLUBHOUSE WINTER HOURS


Monday - Friday......................9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday................Noon - 9:00 p.m. Sunday..............Noon - 5:00 p.m.