Strawberry Point Bluffs – Voting on Dues Change Notice

Important Notice from your HOA board – We need your vote on a dues change

As we discussed at our annual HOA membership meeting in April to be able to properly fund our homeowners association we need an increase in our annual dues. With the two insurance policies we pay for each year (liability for the park and directors liability) and a few other annual fees we incur we use up about 80% of our annual dues without even contributing anything to our park property or spending anything to benefit our neighborhood. Assets at the park need annual maintenance and we need to be able to replace items when needed. We also need to be able to pay for legal fees when needed to uphold and defend our HOA building and use rules.

Back in 1973 the developer had set the dues at $30 per year. Based on inflation $30 in 1973 would equal over $170 in 2019 dollars based on inflation.

Your HOA board is asking for your vote to increase our dues to $125 per year effective with our dues payable next year. With our dues at $125 per year we would have proper funding each year to be able to run our HOA. Just like our own individual households the association needs proper funds to be able to pay its bills and be able to operate. As you know board member positions are volunteer. We need volunteers for our board each year to help run our association, and our board needs to have adequate funding to run the association.

You can download an absentee ballot here. We ask for everyone׳s participation in this very important vote.

We have a special meeting scheduled for July 16, 2019 at the Hamburg Township Senior Center at 7:30pm. Meeting attendance is not required for you to be able to vote. The meeting will be available for questions and discussion concerning this change in dues.

Thank you for your support

Your HOA Board members,
Marge Anders (313) 402-6240 margeandres@aol.com
Jim Dwyer (586) 899-4195 jimmarydwyer90@charter.net
Beth Freiberg (810) 923-1389  mbethf@gmail.com
John Greko  (717) 254-9170 john.greko@gmail.com
Craig Haitz (313) 909-9055 c.a.haitz@gmail.com
Frank Nelson (248) 767-3389 franklyours582003@yahoo.com

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New Rules for Strawberry Lake Park and its Joint Access Committee

The Bluffs and Estates Boards have collaborated to revise/refresh three documents that govern the operation and management of Strawberry Lake Park (aka The Joint Access).

  1. Courtesy Rules for Strawberry Lake Park – click HERE
  2. Annual Pontoon Slip Drawing Procedure – click HERE
  3. Bylaws for the Joint Access Committee – click HERE

Estates Annual Homeowners Meeting – 2016

Strawberry Hill Estates Homeowners Association
Annual Meeting Announcement

Your attendance at the annual meeting is appreciated. One-third of the Members in Good Standing is required for a voting quorum.

Subject: Annual Meeting
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hamburg Township Senior Center

Agenda: See attached: SHEHA Invite – Annual HOA Meeting 2016

 

Dues Reminder: Payment of last year’s (2015) dues is required in order to be able to vote. Dues for 2016 are $75, and required by June 1st. Please make checks payable to Strawberry Hill Estates Homeowners Association and mail to the below address. If you have any questions about your dues, contact treasurer Craig Mestach at 734-417-9224.

Strawberry Hill Estates Homeowners Association
P. O. Box 833
Hamburg, MI 48139-0833

Estates Annual Homeowners Meeting – 2014

Strawberry Hill Estates Homeowners Association
Annual Meeting Announcement

Your attendance at the annual meeting is appreciated. One-third of the Members in good standing are required for a voting quorum.

Subject: Annual Meeting
Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Hamburg Township Senior Center

Agenda:

  • Roll Call of the Membership (President)
  • Minutes of 2013 Meeting (Secretary)
  • Treasurer’s Report (Treasurer)
    • Accounts report and dues payment summary
    • Legal fee payment from lawsuit report
  • Report on vote for Beach maintenance
  • New Business
    • Other topics as raised by the membership during the meeting.
  • Election of Directors
    • Please contact Mary McLaughlin (734-646-5363 or memc@ieee.org) in advance of the meeting to nominate someone for a Director position. Process is described at: www.strawberryhillestates.org. Note: Advance nomination is required in the bylaws and must be received 15 days prior to the meeting. Please call Mary if you have questions.
    • Current Directors and respective Board Officer positions; all have been re-nominated:
      • Treasurer – Craig Mestach
      • Vice President and Secretary – Mary McLaughlin
      • President – David Walmroth
  • Close

 

Dues Reminder: Payment of 2014 dues is due prior to the meeting start in order to be able to vote. Dues are $75, and mailing your payments to the address below in advance is appreciated. Please make checks payable to Strawberry Hill Estates Homeowners Association and mail in to the below address. If you have any questions about your dues, contact Craig Mestach at 734-417-9224.

Strawberry Hill Estates Homeowners Association
P. O. Box 833
Hamburg, MI 48139-0833

Gallagher Road Easement for Livingston Land Conservancy

In April 2012 the Bluffs HOA board of directors and the the Livingston Land Conservancy entered into an agreement granting limited ingress and egress rights across the Association’s property on Gallagher Road to 30 acres of land designated by the Conservancy as a nature preserve.

The Conservancy had indicated its intention to acquire this property from the original developer, Gold Krause et al, contingent upon the granting of these rights.

The complete legal document defining the agreement can be found HERE. [NOTE: Large file, 11 pages and 8 MB. Be patient on slow internet connections]

 

Submitted by:

George Rogers, SPBHA President 2012

Pontoon Slip Lottery Rules and Procedure

PONTOON SLIP DRAWING Process – version 2010-05-25

Strawberry Hill Estates and Strawberry Point Bluffs Subdivisions

In February of each year a drawing will be held to assign the 12 pontoon slips at the boat access to eligible residents. The following rules govern the application and selection process.

Drawing Eligibility:

  1. Participants must be a resident of either the Strawberry Point Bluffs Subdivision or Strawberry Hill Estates Subdivisions
  2. Participants must be members in good standing within their homeowners association (no delinquent dues)
  3. As stipulated in the By-Laws of both Associations, residents will be considered eligible if their dues are current ten (10) days prior to the date of the Drawing. The Access Committee representative(s) will request a list of delinquent homeowners from the treasurers of the respective homeowners associations to ensure eligibility at the Drawing
  4. Participants must own a pontoon boat

Drawing Notification:

  1. In January of each year printed notice will be posted on the neighborhood billboard (located on the west side of Indianola, about 250 feet south of Lisch Drive) announcing the Drawing and advising residents to refer to the website for details
  2. At the same time, a notice will be posted on the neighborhood website advising residents of the date, time, location and rules for the lottery drawing www.strawberryhillestates.org and www.strawberrypointbluffs.org

Pontoon Slip Drawing:

  1. Residents who are unable to attend the drawing must submit an application and their donation to the Park Treasurer in advance of the drawing
  2. Residents who attend the drawing must be prepared to pay their donation at the time of the drawing if they are successful ticket holders
  3. The Lottery will be conducted by member(s) of the Joint Access Committee who are not participating in the drawing
  4. Tickets representing the participants’ names will be placed into a bowl and drawn, by a blindfolded volunteer, in succession until the bowl is empty
  5. A numbered list will be compiled with the names of the residents listed in the order of ticket draw

Pontoon Slip Assignments:

  1. The 12 pontoon boat slips will be assigned to the holders of the first 12 tickets drawn from the bowl
  2. Successful ticket holders who attend the meeting will have their choice of boat slip, in order of the ticket draw. First drawn gets first choice, second drawn gets second choice, etc.
  3. Successful ticket holders who do not attend the meeting will have the remaining boat slips assigned to them by the Access Committee representative after the attending ticket holders have made their choices
  4. The Access Committee representative will retain the numbered list of participants in the event a pontoon slip becomes available due to forfeiture. Forfeited slips will be offered to the unsuccessful participants in numeric order, who then become responsible for their donation

Pontoon Slip Forfeiture:

At the close of the Pontoon Slip Lottery Drawing all successful ticket holders must submit their lottery donation to the Access Committee representative. Slips for
which funds are not received will be forfeited, and that slip will be offered to the next participant on the numbered list. A donation in the amount of $250.00 is
strongly recommended

Slip Utilization:

  1. Only pontoons may be moored in these slips
  2. All pontoon boats must be for the primary use and benefit of the homeowner and his or her immediate family. Any non-resident must be accompanied by the a resident of the association when using the access or pontoon boat
  3. There shall be no overnight mooring of any watercraft outside the 12 designated slips. Such watercraft may be removed or impounded at the owner’s expense
  4. The homeowner assumes all risk of storing his or her pontoon boat at the access and the associations shall not be liable for loss or damage of any kind, including property damage or personal injury arising from or in any way related to the storage of the pontoon boat at the access or the use of the pontoon boat
  5. Each homeowner is responsible for providing posts and for making sure that his or her pontoon boat is securely moored at all times while at the access
  6. No docks or other structures of any kind may be constructed or stored at the access without the written permission of both boards

Pontoon Slip Transfers:

  1. Slips are transferable only from the sale of a home; the eligible homeowner transfers that slip to the new homeowner
  2. Slips may not be transferred, sold, or traded directly between homeowners. A homeowner who surrenders a pontoon slip returns control to the Park Access Committee, which will assign the slip to the next eligible Drawing participant

Appeal Process:

All questions concerning qualifications, procedures, alleged irregularities, or any other part of the process or results shall be submitted to a meeting of the joint boards for resolution, whose decision shall be final and binding

Amendment:

The Boards of Directors of the Strawberry Hill Estates I, II, III, and IV Home Owners Association and the Strawberry Point Bluffs Subdivision Homeowners Association reserve the right to change, modify, or amend these rules, in whole or in part, at any time and in their sole discretion. Nothing in these rules is intended or shall be deemed to grant any person any right or vested interest in a pontoon slip.

 

Courtesy Rules for Strawberry Lake Park

Courtesy Rules for Strawberry Lake Park

1. The Park is private property. Guests must be accompanied by a member at all times

2. Keep the gate locked at all times

3. Groups of l0 or more people using the Park should have approval of the Joint Access Committee (JAC). A calendar will be maintained by the Chair of the JAC to avoid conflicts in dates

4. Each homeowner is solely responsible for any damages and for clean-up from their group

5. Commercial use of the Park by individual park members is prohibited

6. No guest parking at the Park on weekends or holidays

7. Two boats maximum per party at the Park

8. QUIET HOURS:

10:00 PM Weekdays (Sunday through Thursday)

I l:00 PM Weekends (Friday and Saturday)

9. Swim at your own risk!

10. No open fires except in the fire pit

11. No glass bottles

12. No unattended animals. No animals in the beach area. Please clean up after your pets. No animals Friday-Sunday

13. Keep the Park clean. Please use trash containers. Large groups: Please take group picnic trash with you

14. No Dumping. Bringing firewood to the Park for bonfires is encouraged. Dumping excess building materials, especially treated lumber, is prohibited

15. No overnight parking, including boat trailers. No parking in the volleyball area

16. No overnight parking, docking or mooring of boats to the north of the boat ramp (on shore or in the water)

17. No unattended docking or mooring of boats within15 feet to the south of the boat ramp. This area is reserved for dock access

18. No docking to the swim raft. Swim buoys are to be unhindered at all times

19. No boating in the swim area

20. A “no wake” zone exists within 100 feet of the swim area and boat dock

21. No winter boat storage. Boats are to be removed by November 15

22. No changes may be made to the Park without the prior consent of both homeowners’ associations

23. Under-age drinking or use of illegal substances is prohibited and will not be tolerated. Any suspicious activities should be reported directly to the Hamburg Township Police

Your Joint Access Committee, representing:

Strawberry Point Bluffs and Strawberry Hills Estates

Homeowners Associations

Building & Use Restrictions

There are four sets of Building & Use Restrictions that govern the properties within Strawberry Point Bluffs and Strawberry Hill Estates. Although they are similar, there are subtle differences between them and residents should refer to the set that applies to their area.

Click here for the Strawberry Point Bluffs B&U in text PDF form.

Click here for the Strawberry Hill Estates B&U #1 in text PDF form.

Click here for the Strawberry Hill Estates B&U #3 in text PDF form.

Click here for the Strawberry Hill Estates B&U #3 in text PDF form.

Amendments to the  Estates #1 and Estates #3 Building and Use restrictions can be found on this page: