Pontoon Slip Owners – 2019

This drawing was conducted pursuant to the rules adopted by the Joint Access Committee, in conjunction with the Boards of Directors of the Strawberry Hills Estates and the Strawberry Point Bluffs Homeowners Associations.

Slip #1 – Kass, Sean & Corinne
Slip #2 – Slothower, Josh
Slip #3 – Alex, Frank & Janice
Slip #4 – Patton, Sue
Slip #5 – Gauthier, Larry & Irene
Slip #6 – Ouillette, Joe & Tara
Slip #7 – Landis, Scott & Denise
Slip #8 – Converse, David & Debbie
Slip #9 – Greko, John & Nancy
Slip #10 – Nelson, Frank & Cynthia
Slip #11 – Phillips, Gary & Marilyn
Slip #12 – Flynn, David
alt1 – McManus, Bill & Lisa
alt2 – Taylor, Don & Linda

2019 Annual Pontoon Slip Drawing Notice

The Joint Access Committee will be holding our annual Pontoon Slip Drawing at:

Hamburg Township Library – Room B
Monday, March 11th 2019 @ 7:00pm

Lottery entry is open to all eligible homeowners in the Strawberry Hill Estates and Strawberry Point Bluffs Associations. Pontoon slips at our park access are in short supply and will assigned to the holders of the first 12 picks of the lottery. A donation from each slip winner to the Joint Access Committee in the amount of $350.00 is strongly recommended.

The results of the drawing will be posted here upon completion. Good Luck!

Found! dog in our neighborhood

UPDATE: 1/30/2019, HE’S BEEN FOUND!!

Thank you to everybody that helped keep an eye out last night. He’s been found and is doing well now that he’s back inside and warming up!

As of a couple of hours ago, a newly adopted beagle has gone missing. He is very shy and responds to “Rocky” or “Bandit”. The last known location was in the woods (back yard) near the entrance of our sub at the intersection of Indianola and Strawberry Lake Rd.

If found or sighted please contact Debbie at (734) 649 0120. The weather is expected to be very cold and his survival may depend on somebody finding him. Thank you for your help!

PFAS – Meeting in Howell January 23rd

An event January 23rd will feature an analytical chemist who will educate community members about a chemical contamination that has spread through local waterways.

The League of Women Voters of the Brighton/Howell Area is sponsoring the PFAS informational session, which will be held Wednesday, January 23rd, at the Howell Carnegie Library. Per- and polyfluroalkyl substances, known as PFAS and PFOS, are man-made chemicals that are resistant to heat, oil and water.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in August issued an expanded “Do Not Eat” fish advisory for all fish in the Huron River in Livingston, Oakland, and Washtenaw Counties. The advisory came after fish from Kent Lake were discovered to have high levels of PFOS.

Community education efforts are continuing, as health officials work to inform residents of what they need to know about the contamination and what’s being done to mitigate it. Next week’s event will feature Stephen Brown, a PhD trained analytical chemist with 45 years of experience. Dr. Brown will provide an overview of PFAS and answer guests’ questions. The seminar will take place from 6:30 to 8pm in the Meabon Room, which is on the bottom level of the library located in downtown Howell. The event is free and open to the public. (DK)

Joint Access Committee meeting on Sunday, November 18th 2018 @10am

The next JAC meeting will be held on Sunday, November 18th @ 10am at 5206 Gallagher. The Meeting Agenda will be as follows:

  1. Discussing the results of the Park Assets Survey
  2. Discussing the DEQ meeting

It is important for us all to continue to be engaged and committed to our park so please make every effort to attend. See you there!

Joint Access Committee (JAC) Meeting on Sunday Oct 7, 2018

A JAC meeting will be held on Oct 7 @ 10am at the Park, weather permitting (backup location will be at 5206 Gallagher if raining).  The Meeting Agenda will be as follows:

1. Porta-Potty:  Finalize plans/next steps for the porta-potty enclosure replacement project.
2. Shoreline Restoration Project:  Hear recommendations from the sub-team and finalize a plan/next steps.

A big “THANK YOU” to the JAC Committee members for stepping up, volunteering their time, and getting the ball rolling on several projects to improve our community!  Volunteers are always welcome, even if your time is limited.  You do not have to be a member of the JAC in order to help on a project.

Shoreline Erosion Mitigation Proposal to be Reviewed at Sept 23 JAC Meeting

This Shoreline Erosion Mitigation Proposal will be reviewed at the upcoming Sept 23 JAC meeting at the Park from 10am-11am after we elect new officers.

We have lost a significant amount of shoreline again this year due to ice, flooding, pontoon slip usage, wave action, and lack of adequate root system protection.  We will discuss the approach, cost, and timeline of the project and make a determination if we will move forward with this natural shoreline restoration project.  If we decide to move forward with the project, we will draft the appropriate MDEQ project paperwork, submit to both Association Boards for approval and signature, then submit to MDEQ for approval.  MDEQ approval could take 60-90 days from the submission date.   If you are interested in participating in maintenance of the Park or joining the JAC, please attend this important meeting.