Areas of Hamburg and Green Oak townships will participate in aerial spraying for mosquitoes

Areas of Hamburg and Green Oak townships will participate in aerial spraying for mosquitoes after a horse was found to have Eastern equine encephalitis.

“In collaboration with (Michigan Department of Health and Human Services), it was determined that an aerial spray of the impacted area will lower the mosquito population and reduce the public health risk of contracting Eastern equine encephalitis in both humans and animals,” the Livingston County Health Department said in a news release.

Follow the link below to read more.
https://www.livingstondaily.com/story/news/local/community/livingston-county/2019/09/30/eee-eastern-equine-encephalitis-hamburg-green-oak-township-spray-mosquitoes/3824726002/

New Cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Confirmed in SW Michigan

The State of Michigan, Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), has issued a press release on September 17, reminding residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites as four additional cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been confirmed in humans in Southwest Michigan.

The new cases expand the geographic area affected by human EEE cases to include Barry, Cass and Van Buren counties, along with previously identified cases in Kalamazoo and Berrien counties. Two of these additional cases, in Cass and Van Buren counties, were fatal, as was one earlier case in Kalamazoo County.

According to the MDHHS chief medical executive and chief deputy “Michigan is currently experiencing its worst Eastern Equine Encephalitis outbreak in more than a decade. The ongoing cases reported in humans and animals and the severity of this disease illustrate the importance of taking precautions against mosquito bites.”

The MDHHS recommends that Michigan residents stay healthy by following these steps to avoid mosquito bites:

  1. Apply insect repellents that contain the active ingredient DEET, or other U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-registered product to exposed skin or clothing, and always follow the manufacturer’s directions for use.
  2. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors. Apply insect repellent to clothing to help prevent bites.
  3. Maintain window and door screening to help keep mosquitoes outside.
  4. Empty water from mosquito breeding sites around the home, such as buckets, unused kiddie pools, old tires or similar sites where mosquitoes may lay eggs.
  5. Use nets and/or fans over outdoor eating areas.

For more information, all employees are encouraged to review the original MDHSS press release linked here.

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/09/17/eastern-equine-encephalitis-michigan-eee-deaths/2355770001/

https://www.michigan.gov/emergingdiseases/0,4579,7-186-76711_77442—,00.html

https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339–505643–,00.html

https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79136_79608_85016-241967–,00.html

 

Pontoon Removal Notice

It’s that time of year again where we begin the process of scheduling the removal, winterization and shrink wrapping our boats. Members of the community have reported that the earliest availability for these services is already pushing into mid October. If you have not already began this process, please do so asap!

It is extremely important this year that Pontoon slip owners at the park remove their boats and poles by October 31st. A new seawall installation contract is almost complete and cannot move forward until all Pontoons and poles are removed.

We look forward to the installation of the long overdue seawall and need cooperation from all the slip owners if we wish to keep this project on track for completion by next year.

Thank You!

New Park Gate Lock

As many of you have noticed there is a new padlock at the entrance to the Park.  In order to re-lock it, your key must remain in the lock in the vertical position. Please remember to replace the chain and re-lock our Park every time you enter or exit. The key you already have will still work in the new lock.

Thanks to all from your JAC

open
key stays in until locked
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SPBHA Dues Increase Results

Bluffs Homeowners – Thank you for voting
the proposal to change the annual dues has passed!

After the meeting on Tuesday July 16 we had 42 yes votes and 3 no votes. We continued to accept votes after Tuesday and now have 51 yes votes, a full 2/3 of our HOA members. The board planned to accept ballots through the end of July, as voting was not “closed” as of our Tuesday evening meeting date.

The new dues amount of $125 is effective with next year’s dues payment March 2020. Homeowners who want to take advantage of a dues price of $105 and prepay up to 3 years of dues can make out your check to SPBHOA and mail it to our PO Box 612 Hamburg, MI 48139. We plan to mail a letter out by the first week of August to make sure all HOA members are notified about this prepay option.

Thank you for your support
Your HOA Board members,

Marge Andres
(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

 

Notice – Nextdoor Scam

Estates and Bluffs Neighbors,
Last week you may have received a letter that looked like it was written and sent by George Rogers on Gallagher, suggesting that you enroll  in a “private – just for our neighbors” on-line network. The company that sent you this material is a for-profit nationwide marketing outfit that will collect and sell your contact information. Your inbox will begin receiving unsolicited sales material. In short – this is a scam.
George Rogers did not write nor send this letter. It was postmarked from Wyoming. The website it promotes is neither “private” nor “just-for-us.”

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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Informational Meeting on the Chain of Lakes Improvement Project, June 17, 7-9 PM, Hamburg Township Hall

Attached is information on a meeting to be held at Hamburg Township Hall, June 17, 7-9 PM.  This will be your chance to meet the new lake scientist and the Water Resources team from Washtenaw County.  There will be time for questions.
HRCOL 06172019 Meeting Notice

Also attached is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the project.
Huron River Chain of Lakes Plant

Be sure to check the Washtenaw County website for other updates.Control FAQ 2019 06 06(http://www.washtenaw.org/huronCOL)