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July 2019

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Phone: (248) 349-4006 Fax: (248) 349-8821
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Water and Sewer Rate Information:
Water and sewer rates to remain unchanged for 2019
Bi-Monthly Bi-Monthly
Water Water Sewer Sewer
Ready to Serve Rate Usage Ready to Serve Rate Usage
Charge* Charge** Charge* Charge**

$35.94 $6.53 $24.90 $5.09


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charge based
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(1,000 gal) + + (1,000 gal)
charge based
on 3/4 -1”
per unit

meter size meter size


Monthly
Utility
Bill *The ready to serve charge is assessed to cover a portion of the Township’s debt to pay for
improvements to the water & sewer system as well as cover the Township’s departmental costs to
Analysis serve the needs of each customer of the system.
**The rate usage charge will remain at $11.62/1,000 gallons.

twp.northville.mi.us/WaterReport Effective July 1, 2018


Updated July 1, 2019

Over 40% of larceny from auto, home invasion, and stolen vehicle offenses reported to Northville
Township Police in 2018 occurred between June and September. Avoid being swept up in this seasonal
trend by locking your homes and vehicles and being aware of your surroundings. Also, keep exterior
lights on from dusk to dawn. For more tips, visit twp.northville.mi.us

“Working for a Safer Community”

Upcoming Party Dates:

July 5th - Movie Night on the Pool Deck


July 10th - 26th Annual Northville Garden Walk
presented by the Country Garden Club of Northville
July 13th - Hot Dog Daze
July 27th - Adult Karaoke Party
August 10th - Hot Dog Daze
August 23rd - Movie Night on the Pool Deck
September 1st - Pool Closing Party
December 7th - Adult Christmas Party

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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
Randy Blaylock, 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 Randy Blaylock, Director..............734-673-8733
Margaret Zonca, Secretary.......... 248-348-5283

PERSONNEL
Joe Poma........................................Property Manager Linda Nugent........................................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 & Ann Creviston

Court Liaison Joel Lutz 248-349-6782 Peggy Zonca, Michael Baynes, & Guy Balok

Engineering Lorraine Scully ----- Guy Balok & Randy Blaylock

Community Social Brad Todorov 248-380-1611 Guy Balok & Michelle Todorov

Finance ----- 248-349-1747 Michael Baynes & Ann Creviston

Grounds Joel Lutz 248-349-6782 Sandy Nolan & Peggy Zonca

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

Ecology Cathy Watkins 248-765-2327 Michael Baynes & Michelle Todorov

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

RV Hugh Battley 248-349-4841 Randy Blaylock

Tennis Carol Shields 248-756-7066 Michelle Todorov

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
After Hours Emergency/Security (Jasmine Weddington)..................................................................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
Website .......................................................................................................................................www.HLCA.us
Association Facebook Page ..............................................................................................facebook.com/hlca.mi
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HIGHLAND LAKES CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES - June 17, 2019
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 June 17, 2019 regular meeting of the Board of Directors to order at 7:08 p.m.
Attendance
The following Directors were present: Guy Balok, Michelle Todorov, Peggy Zonca, Sandy Nolan, Randy
Blaylock, Ann Creviston and Michael Baynes. Also present were Joe Poma, Property Manager, and Emily
Lutzenkirchen, Publications and Records Assistant. Approximately 13 Co-Owners attended.
Approval of Minutes: Clubhouse Committee Report: page 9
Board Action: Motion by Ann Creviston, support by Discussion: The books have been placed on the shelves in
Michelle Todorov, to approve and file the minutes of the May the library. Plans are in place to purchase shelf clips which
20, 2019, executive session of the Board of Directors. All in will showcase the categories of the books. The committee is
favor. Motion passed. now accepting books no older than the year 2000. The light
bulbs above the shelving units have been changed to add
Financial Report: more light.
Joe Poma reported. Board Action: Motion by Sandy Nolan, support by Ann
The income account is favorable $3,486 mainly due to the Creviston, to approve the Clubhouse Committee report of
recurring AT&T check and interest from investments. June 3, 2019. All in favor. Motion passed.

The administrative expense account is unfavorable $884 Court Liaison Committee Report: page 10
mainly due to the annual invoice for black and white and Board Action: Motion by Michelle Todorov, support by
color copy charges. Administrative payroll is favorable Sandy Nolan, to approve the Court Liaison Committee
$2,012 because the cleaning position had to be re-expensed report of June 6, 2019. All in favor. Motion passed.
to the maintenance wage category per CPA. Engineering Committee Report: page 11
Clubhouse and pool are favorable $281. Clubhouse supplies Board Action: Motion by Michelle Todorov, support by
were unfavorable $526 from a large Weiskopf order for the Sandy Nolan, to approve the Engineering Committee report
locker rooms. Pool supplies and repairs are unfavorable of June 12, 2019, and the recommendations to approve
$1,051 due to pool start-up expenses. modifications #1-9. All in favor. Motion Passed.

Grounds expense is favorable $1,138. The month of June will Ecology Committee: page 12
reflect the costs of the algae treatments on all three lakes, Discussion: Before planting it would be beneficial to
dye treatment on Crystal lake and clasping-leaf pondweed double check to see if the plant is invasive. Invasive.org has
treatment for Crystal and Swan Harbor lakes. information on which plants to avoid. Michigan’s website
also addresses plants that are on the invasive list along with
Maintenance repair & supplies are unfavorable $1,138 plants that are outlawed. The committee recommends the
mainly due to a major fence picket purchase for fence repairs book Native Alternative Plants to the Invasive Species. It lists
throughout the property. alternative choices to an invasive plant.
The taxes-ins.-reserve account was favorable $2,579. If you are interested in volunteering for the Garden Walk
Property and liability insurance was favorable $1,441 due please contact Cathy Watkins. It has been decided that the
to no losses or use of the deductible budget. A payment of entrance to our grounds for the event will be by Rippling
Lane over the bridge. The bridge can be slippery when wet.
$427,952 was made for the asphalt and concrete program
Michelle asked if there is any type of nonslip covering we
and a payment of $9,102 for the clubhouse furniture. could put on the bridge. Joe commented that he could go get
In the month of May the Association was favorable $5,307 some diving board material strips and lay them down on the
bridge. They may not stick to the wood for a long period of
mainly due to the natural gas and vehicle repair costs. Year-
time, but they should be sufficient for the Garden Walk.
to-date the Association is favorable $20,107.
Board Action: Motion by Michelle Todorov, support by
Board Action: Motion by Peggy Zonca, support by Michelle Ann Creviston, to approve the Ecology Committee report
Todorov, to approve the financial report of June 17, 2019. All of June 11, 2019, and the recommendation that any future
in favor. Motion passed. planting on common grounds be restricted to noninvasive
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plants as referenced by State of Michigan. All in favor.
Motion Passed.
Grounds Committee: page 13
Discussion: It was decided that the junipers in the 8 Mile
entrance landscaping are suffering from some type of fungus.
Sharon Smith was cutting each bad tip off and treating the
cutting shears between each use to prevent any spreading of
the fungus. The east side garden on the 8 Mile entrance has
been weeded.
Board Action: Motion by Sandy Nolan, support by Ann
Creviston, to approve the Grounds Committee report of
June 10, 2019. All in favor. Motion Passed.
Pool Committee: page 14
Board Action: Motion by Ann Creviston, support by Sandy
Nolan, to approve the Grounds Committee report of June
11, 2019. All in favor. Motion Passed.
Co-Owner Forum:
The defibrillator unit is by the back doors next to the TV.
The lifeguard staff are all CPR trained but the administrative
staff is not. The Good Samaritan law in Michigan does not
require a person to have CPR training of any kind to use
the defibrillator unit. It is user-friendly with voice command
and a digital read out.
Residents have been attempting to enter the clubhouse by
the back door after 5 p.m. and finding the door locked. It is
always locked at 5 p.m. for security purposes. A sign will be
put on the door to reflect the hours.
The siding project is coming along on building #9 across
from the clubhouse. Joe goes out there daily to check on
the progress and make sure the company is abiding by
the proposal. They are not finding any rot except areas
immediately around the doorwalls. In those areas the
contractors are using a restoration type material that is
thicker and more durable. The only issue that has come up is
the frieze boards underneath the eaves being too thin. They
are putting thicker boards up so that it looks better.
Previously there was discussion of possibly recycling the
aluminum siding taking off the buildings. After much
research, Joe found that it is not cost effective so the
contractor will dispose of it properly.
The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT
COMMITTEE: Clubhouse Committee MEETING DATE: June 3, 2019
MEMBERS PRESENT: GUESTS PRESENT:
Barb Balok, Chairperson Guy Balok, Board President
Kathy Baldwin, Co-Chair Sandy Nolan, Board Liaison
Richard Wilson Ann Creviston, Board Liaison
Yvonne Wilson Peggy Zonca, Board
Elaine Anderson Joe Poma, Property Manager
Rosemary Campion
Cheryl Huizing

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED:
1. Renovation Update:
The Library furniture has been delivered and set up. Committee hopes to have Library back up and running soon. Until
further notice it will remain closed for book reshelving.

2. New Business :
Kathy Baldwin has agreed (committee approved) to Co-Chair this committee. Staff Appreciation plans is in the works.
Members of the Pool Committee asked that we allow them to honor the Lifeguard staff.

3. Old Business:
Budget ideas will continue to be on the agenda for the next couple of months until finalized. The group will continue to
work on revision of the clubhouse rental packet.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD: none

NEXT MEETING: Monday, July 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.


Submitted by Barb Balok

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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT
COMMITTEE: Court Liaison Committee MEETING DATE: June 6, 2019
MEMBERS PRESENT: GUESTS PRESENT:
Diane Pittaway, Co-Chair Barb Evans Peggy Zonca, Board Liaison
Barb Adams Judy Nakdimen Guy Balok, Board President
Barb Balok Sharon Smith Mike Baynes, Board Liaison
Andrea Valle Ann Creviston, Board Treasurer
Amit Srivastava Joe Poma, Property Manager
Dianne Hartman Richard Wilson
Kathy Baldwin

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED:
1. Dartmouth Court, Windsor court – temp CL’s
Still seeking a permanent liaison for Aqueduct court, Joel Lutz will deliver this month. Mike Baynes will deliver Windsor Court
and Andrea Valle will deliver Dartmouth Court this month.
Dartmouth Court still needs a permanent court liaison. Amit Srivastava is the new Aqueduct Court liaison.

2. Corral trash carts – test carts


Trash carts have been placed in Mann Court, Richards Court and Irongate Court. Richards court was just added recently.
There were extra plastic carts so they were placed in Pond Court. Sharon Smith reported that the bins have been a success on
Mann court, except that one was removed. A letter was sent to each resident of the court explaining the test of the trash carts.
A continuing issue, in terms of appearance, is the yard waste bags and large trash items that sit outside the trash corral. Joe
Poma stated that he will check the feasibility and cost of a more frequent yard waste pick up at least during the spring and fall
months and report to the Board. He stated that large item pickup typically happens on Fridays. Discussion took place about
long term ideas for trash handling and will continue in future.

3. The recent theft of tires from a car in the clubhouse parking lot was reiterated with advice to avoid leaving valuables visible in
the car.

4. Trash Talk
Judy Nakdimen presented the next Trash Talk flyer to be posted on the trash bins. Approval was proposed and approved.

5. New Business
A question was raised regarding painting of lines in parking lots. A work order should be submitted. A question was raised
regarding the pot holes on Crystal Lake Drive. Joe Poma will be contacting our asphalt contractor regarding a price to fill
potholes.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD: none


NEXT MEETING: Thursday, July 3, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. (NOTE date change due to July 4th holiday.)
Submitted by Sharon Smith

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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT
COMMITTEE: Engineering Committee MEETING DATE: June 12, 2019
MEMBERS PRESENT: GUESTS PRESENT:
Lorraine Scully, Chairperson Guy Balok, Board Liaison
Tom Werner, Co-Chair Randy Blaylock, Board Liaison
Kim Hudson, Secretary
Dave Burfoot

MODIFICATION REQUESTS REVIEWED:

1 Unit 146 Doorwall PD-1 5 Unit 414 Storm Door SD-2


Installation by: Renewal by Andersen Installation by: Home Depot
Notes: Meets HLCA Requirements Notes: Meets HLCA Requirements

2 Unit 273 (8) Windows 6 Unit 626 (2) Storm Doors SD-2
Installation by: Wallside Windows Installation by: McCarthy's Al Construction
Notes: Meets HLCA Requirements Notes: Meets HLCA Requirements

3 Unit 275 (4) Windows/(1) Doorwall PD-2 7 Unit 634 Wall Taken Out
Installation by: Wallside Windows Installation by: Owner
Notes: Meets HLCA Requirements Notes: Meets HLCA Requirements

4 Unit 401 Doorwall PD-1 8 Unit 653 Patio


Installation by: Home Depot Installation by: Five Star Concrete Solutions
Notes: Meets HLCA Requirements Notes: Meets HLCA Requirements

9 Unit 653 (2) Doorwalls PD-1


Installation by: Home Depot
Notes: Meets HLCA Requirements

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD: To approve modifications #1-9


NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Submitted by Lorraine Scully

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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT
COMMITTEE: Ecology Committee MEETING DATE: June 11, 2019
MEMBERS PRESENT: GUESTS PRESENT:
Cathy Watkins, Chairperson Michael Baynes, Board Liaison
Diane Pittaway Michelle Todorov, Board Liaison
Sharon Smith
Yvonne Wilson
Judy Nakdimen
Stan Roberson

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED:
1. Discussed logistics in preparing for Garden Walk on July 10th.

2. Discussed invasive plants and impacts on the environment and the statewide efforts to control use of these plants and the
role we can take in this initiative.

3. There will be no July meeting due to the Garden Walk being the next day.

4. Volunteers are welcome for the Garden Walk.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD: The Ecology Committee recommends that any future planting on
common grounds be restricted to noninvasive plants as referenced by State of Michigan. These can be referenced on:
MISIN and Invasive.org.
NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Submitted by Cathy Watkins

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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT
COMMITTEE: Grounds Committee MEETING DATE: June 10, 2019
MEMBERS PRESENT: GUESTS PRESENT:
Joel Lutz, Chairperson Stan Roberson Sandy Nolan, Board Liaison
Judith Alessandri Judy Nakdimen Peggy Zonca, Board Liaison
Ilio Alessandri Earl Smith Joe Poma, Property Manager
Elaine Anderson Rosemary Campion
Yvonne Wilson
Sandy Jarvis

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED:
1. Discussed condition of 8 Mile entrance landscaping.

• The junipers were either affected by the winter weather or more likely attacked by a fungus. Sharon Smith indicated
she would trim out the dead branches and treat the cuts with a 10% bleach solution to control the fungus. One of the
junipers should be replaced.
• Two of the hydrangeas appear to have been walked upon. Recommend digging out the furthest west plant and placing it
in the east most damaged hydrangea, to recreate a continuous row, though shorter, in front of the burning bush hedge.
• Serious weeding time needed to clean up the east side landscaping area, followed up with a treatment with Preen and
then add brown mulch as done on the west side. Also spade cut the edges like done on the west side.
• Remove the twigs and branches stacked between the two trees and the adjacent property owner's fence.
• Treat the grass area on the east side of entrance to eliminate the amount of dandelion growth.

2. Zinnias in front of Highland House sign are in, starting with smaller plants this year. Two of the weigalas have died back,
but not noticeable behind the healthy looking boxwood hedge.

3. Shrub trimming starts June 10th.

4. Need to find some additional labor to catch up on the maintenance in planting areas.

5. Discussion of submitting a budget for future funding of a professional re-landscaping of grounds around the Highland
House.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD: none


NEXT MEETING: Monday, July 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Submitted by Joel Lutz

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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT
COMMITTEE: Pool Committee MEETING DATE: June 11, 2019
MEMBERS PRESENT: GUESTS PRESENT:
Rosemary Campion, Co-Chair Joe Poma, Property Manager
Cheryl Huizing, Co-Chair Peggy Zonca, Board Liaison
Barb Balok Guy Balok, Board Liaison
Elaine Anderson Sandy Nolan, Board Liaison
Mary Kay Wimsatt
Kathy Baldwin

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED:
1. Pools: Residents should ask for assistance from lifeguards to move tables with umbrellas.

2. Lifeguard Update: Two more lifeguards were hired. Information regarding swim lessons will be in the Herald.

3. Committee Parties:
• The Pool Opening Party was May 26th. It was enjoyed by all and the food was delicious.
• June 8th was a beautiful day for the Hot Dog Daze with an excellent turnout.
• Next Hot Dog Daze is on July 13th, noon - 2 p.m., with a Pure Michigan theme.
• Meadowbrook Fireworks will be viewed on the terrace on June 29th. The pool will be open until 11 p.m. Rain date for
fireworks viewing only is June 30th.
• July 27th is the Adult Karaoke party from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Food starts at 6:30 p.m.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD: none


NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Submitted by Cheryl Huizing

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Hummingbird Gardening

Here’s what’s needed in order to make your garden hummingbird friendly ~

Avoid Pesticides

Pesticide can harm the hummingbirds that you attract. Insects, including ßies, gnats, wasps, aphids,
beetles, leafhoppers, and spiders, constitute a major portion of the hummingbirdÕs diet. Use of pesticides
eliminates this food source for hummingbirds. Due to the hummingbirds’ small size, they are more
vulnerable to the harmful effects of pesticides that accumulate within them more quickly. Because native
plants are hardy to this area, they need less maintenance including the application of pesticides.

Flowers planted at various heights.


If you look at the ßowers that hummingbirds feed on, you will notice that they are layered with blossoms
so that birds have access to all heights without their wings hitting the foliage. Your placement of taller
ßowers behind the shorter ones ensures that you will be able to see the bird as well as the bird having
room to maneuver.

Flowers with bloom dates throughout the season


The earliest hummingbirds arrive in Michigan in mid-April. Some remain to breed and will migrate back
through this area, mostly in August, with some late sightings into October. To attract them to your yard, is
important to provide nectar throughout these months. Offering many ßowers of a variety of species will
help to overcome many adverse growing conditions such as drought or extreme temperatures, which
may affect nectar production in plans.

Flower Color

The association of the color red on a ßower with nectar is a learned behavior in hummingbirds. They will
also come to orange, blue, purple and yellow ßowers as well as white. Planting the same ßower in
masses is the most successful way to attract a hummingbird.

Spider webs, lichens and moss

Hummingbird nests are held together with spider webs and camoußaged on the outside with lichens and
moss. ItÕs easy to make sure you have spider webs in the garden. Leave the webs in place where you
see them and avoid pesticides that would kill arthropods, the hummingbirdÕs helper. Small container
gardens Þlled with various mosses allow you to help by providing this hummingbird necessity.

Plant Natives

Besides the fact that they are easier to care for and need no pesticides, native plants have another
bonus pertaining to hummingbirds Ð they produce more nectar than hybrids.

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Nesting Material

Hummingbirds use Þbrous material to construct the inside of their nests. Plants that you can provide in
your yard include Cinnamon Ferns from which the female harvests the cinnamon fuzz at the base of the
leaves; Pussy Willows and other shrub willows. Keep last yearsÕ thistle and milkweed plants, from which
they take the downy materials.

Arthropods and Insects

Encouraging insects as a food supply for Ruby-throated hummingbirds can be accomplished with a
combination of eliminating pesticides as well as planting native ßowers, shrubs and trees. Placing over-
ripe fruit outdoors in order to attract fruit ßies as a supplement for hummerÕs diet can be interesting
addition to your yard.

Perches

Hummingbirds spend a great majority of the day perched. Perches provide a place for a hummingbird to
survey itsÕ territory, to sight other hummingbirds and predators, to preen its feathers, and to rest between
feedings. If you can Þnd a small limb and a lower elevation that would serve this purpose, strip it of its
leaves in order to provide an optimal perch. Alternatively, leave a dead branch instead of pruning it. You
can also ÒplantÓ a dead branch with twigs available for perching, placing it in an optimal place for you to
observe and for the hummingbird to have a great vantage point. Multiple perches in open and shaded
areas are ideal.

Water
Other than food sources, all birds need water and hummingbirds are no exception. Only 1/2 inch of water
is all that is needed for a hummingbird to bathe. Adding pebbles to a bird bath so that it is shallow on
one and is good for hummingbirds as well as other small birds. A mister that is added to the bath is the
most attractive water feature for a hummingbird, as they have been known to ßy through the mist in order
to shower. Misters can be attached to branches so that the leaves collect the water, allowing hummers to
leaf roll as a form of bathing, and then ßying off to the perch you provided in order to preen.

By Rosann Kovalcik
Master Gardener and Board of Michigan Audubon Director.
Reprinted with permission

Please stay tuned! Rosann will be returning to Highland Lakes this fall for another
engaging and educational bird presentation.

~ Liz Gannon, Ecology committee

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Native hummingbird
Plants Lupine Trees & Shrubs
Lupinus perennis
Forbs Pussy Willow
Gayfeather Salix sp.
Allegheny Monkeyßower Liatris aspera
Mimulus ringens New Jersey-Tea
Wild Blue Phlox Ceanothus americanus
Harbell Phlox divaricata
Campanula rotundifolia Northern Bush-
Hairy Beardtongue Honeysuckle
Butterßy Milkweed Penstemon hirsutus Diervilla lonicera
Asclepias tuberosa
Cup-Plant Tuliptree
Cardinal-Flower Silphium perfoliatum Liriodendron tulipifera
Lobelia cardinalis
Marsh blazing Star Red Elderberry
Bottle Gentian Liatris spicata Sambucus racemosa
Gentiana andrewsii
Fire-Pink Redbud
Rose-Mallow Silene virginica Cercis canadensis
Hibiscus moscheutos
Great Blue Lobelia Sugar Maple
Foxglove Beardtongue Lobelia siphilitica Acer saccharum
Penstemon digitalis
Fireweed Yellow Birch
Obedient-Plant Chamaenerion Betula allegheniensis
Physostegia virginiana angustifolium
Vines
Scarlet Indian-Paintbrush Wood Lily
Castilleja coccinea Lilium philadelphicum Trumpet creeper
Campsis radocans
White Turtlehead Wild Bergamot
Chelone glabra Monarda Þstulosa Trumpet honeysuckle
Lonicera sempervirens
Beebalm Red Columbine
Monarda didyma Aquilegia canadensis Ferns

Jewelweed Wood Lily Cinnamon Fern


Impatiens capensis Lilium philadelphicum Osunda cinnamomea

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Pommes de Terre Savoyarde
Potatoes with Gruyere Cheese

2 tbs. butter, melted 1 tsp. salt


6 tbs. butter, cut into small pieces 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
5 cloves garlic, minced 5 lb. potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
4 tbs. parsley, finely chopped 1-1/2 c. beef broth
3 c. grated Gruyere cheese 1-1/2 c. chicken broth

Keep potatoes in cold water until ready to use. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Brush a 4-quart baking dish with melted butter. Combine garlic, parsley,
cheese, salt and pepper. Drain potatoes well. Layer 1/3 of the potatoes in the
prepared dish and sprinkle 1/3 of the garlic/cheese mixture over the top. Cov-
er with 2 tbs. of the butter pieces. Repeat the layers once and finish with the
remaining potatoes. Heat combined broths and pour over the potatoes. Sprin-
kle with the remaining garlic/cheese mixture. Dot with butter. Cover the dish
with buttered aluminum foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and con-
tinue baking until potatoes are tender, broth is absorbed, and the top is brown
and crusty, 30 to 40 minutes. Serves 12.

Recipe from Judy Nakdimen


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HIGHLAND LAKES
WOODS PROJECT IS
BEING FEATURED IN:

The 26th
Annual
Northville
Garden Walk
presented by the
Country Garden Club
of Northville

JULY 10TH, 2019


9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

FOR MORE
INFORMATION VISIT
WWW.CGCNV.ORG
OR CALL
(734) 788-9935

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HOT DOG DAZE
JULY 13
12:00 Noon until 2:00 P.M.
Proudly Serving all Michigan Made Products!

A REAL DEAL MENU


3 Tickets for $1.00
Hot Dog..............3 Tickets
Chips....................1 Ticket
Soft Drinks...........1 Ticket
Ice Cream.............1 Ticket
Join in for FUN and SUN!!
Family, Children and Friends

HAVE LUNCH AT THE POOL


Last Hot Dog Daze of the summer is
August 10
12:00 Noon until 2:00 P.M.
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Adult Karaoke Party
& Late Night Swim
SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
TICKETS AND SIGN UP SHEET
AVAILABLE AT THE
CLUBHOUSE FRONT DESK.
TICKETS $8 EACH. WE ACCEPT CHECKS MADE
OUT TO CASH OR EXACT CHANGE.

Burgers, cheeseburgers, bbq &


baked chicken, corn on the cob,
potato wedges, salads, dessert,
and entertainment!

BYOB & MIXERS


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Helpful Hands
Dog Walker - Joseph
248-916-4555

Tuesday - Friday after 4 p.m. rain or shine

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room, Across street from Silver Springs School. Please contact Sandra Specht (248) 586-9709.

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New residents please come
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Residents who already own GREAT REFERENCES, CPR-CERTIFIED
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FOURTH OF JULY
HIGHLAND LAKES!

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 –


Northville Unplugged:
Wednesday Acoustic Concerts
Northville Town Square – 7PM-9PM

July 4 –
4th of July Parade
Downtown Northville – 10AM

July 5 –
First Friday Experience
Downtown Northville – 5PM-8PM

July 9, 16, 23, 30 –


Tunes on Tuesday Kids Concerts
Northville Town Square – 10:30AM – 11:30AM

July 10 –
Northville Garden Walk
Northville Town Square – 9AM – 4PM

July 11, 18, 25 –


Northville Farmers’ Market
Corner of 7 Mile & Sheldon – 8AM – 3PM

July 12, 19, 26 –


Friday Night Concert Series
Northville Town Square – 7PM – 9PM

July 23 –
Northville Grub Crawl – 6PM – 10:30PM
Tickets $25

July 26 – 20299 Silver Spring Drive


Movie in the Park
Maybury State Park
Sold in 4 Days by Megan
Activities for kids begin at 7:30PM, movie starts at dusk.

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Indulge in Northville's unique
collection of restaurants and sample
their specialties.

Tuesday 6pm TO
JULY 23, 2019 9:30pm $25
Tickets can be purchased: online at
www.northville.org, the Northville Chamber of
Commerce office (195 S. Main St) or
Good Time Party Store (567 W. Seven Mile Rd)

Northville Chamber of Commerce


www.northville.org 248-349-7640

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• The office of Curran & Oberski has 300 closed
transactions in the Highland Lakes Complex
• Conveniently located in Highland Lakes shopping center
• Free market analysis
Northville Office (734) 464-6400
Joe Consiglio Fenton Office (810) 458-4273
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Highland Lakes Women’s Club


SAVE THE DATE:
The next get-together will be
September 5, 2019 at noon
Pizza Party
@ the Clubhouse
Northville, MI
Arranged by Bev Dudley
October 3, 2019 at noon
Poole's Tavern
157 E Main St
Northville, MI
Arranged by Bev Dudley
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 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
Amit Srivastava...............734-846-5281 Marchelle Brotz...........517-525-1661
Pond
Bryn Mawr Lehigh Diane Pittaway............... .328-4007
Robert Gorczyca.............734-751-7828 Lela Lutz............................349-6782 Queen Anne
Kathy Baldwin..................974-6688
Dartmouth Lehigh Lane
VACANT Dianne Hartman.................229-3884 Richards
Mike Baynes....................826-9435
Dearborn Leidel
June Macveigh.......................348-0113 Barbara Adams..................982-8247 Sandy
Beverly Brenner...............348-2982
Dorothy Gay Lilac
Gayathri Rao.........................344-8791 Barbara Evans...................348-3087 Savoy
. Jason Kraska.....................unlisted
Eddington Longwood
David Duey.....................586-996-2098 Jim O’Connor.....................344-6600 Schoolhouse
Leslie Wilcox.......... .........449-6726
Farragut Lyric
Beverly Dudley.........................unlisted Minda Commire.................701-0004 Seabrook
Andrea Valle.....................819-0704
Hayes Madison
D. & G. Loudy (B 30, 31 & 32) Judy Nakdimen.................344-0336 Valiant
..................................................349-3308 Ilio Alessandri ................ ..449-6959
Malvern
Inlet Viviana Lande ...................320-0691 View Point
Betsy Byrne...........................207-6221 Stanley Roberson.....734-674-3600
Mann
Irongate Sharon Smith.....................348-0706 Whitman
Diane Butkowski....................982-2689 Barbara Evans.................348-3087

Mariner Windsor
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July 2019
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
1 2 Water Aerobics 3 4 5 6
Water Aerobics Independence Water Aerobics
Yoga 9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. Day 11:00 a.m.
Court Liaison Clubhouse Open
Clubhouse Movie Night
Comm. noon - 9 p.m.
Comm. 7:00
7:00 p.m. 9 - 11 p.m.
p.m.
Recycling Recycling Recycling
Pickup Trash Pickup Pickup Pickup
7 8 9 Garden Walk 10 11 12 13
Water Aerobics Yoga 9:30 a.m.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Yoga 9:30 a.m. Water Aerobics Hot Dog Daze
11:00 a.m. noon - 2 p.m.
Grounds
Pool Comm. Water Aerobics 11:00 a.m.
Comm.
5:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m.
Engineering
7:00 p.m. Comm. 7:00 p.m. Trash &
Recycling Recycling
Yard Waste &
Pickup Trash Pickup Recycling Pickup Pickup
14 Water Aerobics15 16 17 18 19 20
Yoga 9:30 a.m. Water Aerobics Yoga 9:30 a.m. Water Aerobics
11:00 a.m.
Finance Comm. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m.
Board Meeting Trash &
7:00 p.m. Recycling Recycling
Recycling Pickup Trash Pickup Pickup Pickup
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Water Aerobics Yoga 9:30 a.m. Water Aerobics Yoga 9:30 a.m. Water Aerobics Adult Karoke
11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Party & Late
Night Swim
Yard Waste & Trash & 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Recycling Recycling Recycling
Pickup Trash Pickup Pickup Pickup
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
Water Aerobics Yoga 9:30 a.m. Water Aerobics Yoga 9:30 a.m. Water Aerobics
11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Court Liaison 11:00 a.m.
Comm.
7:00 p.m. Trash &
Recycling Recycling Recycling
Pickup Trash Pickup Pickup Pickup
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Water Aerobics
11:00 a.m. Yoga 9:30 a.m. Water Aerobics Water Aerobics Hot Dog Daze
11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. noon - 2 p.m.
Clubhouse
Comm. 7:00
p.m. Yard Waste & Trash &
Recycling Recycling Recycling
Pickup Trash Pickup Pickup Pickup

CLUBHOUSE SUMMER HOURS POOL HOURS


Monday - Friday...............9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday - Friday..................Noon - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday..........Noon - 9:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday.........11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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