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:
- 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.
- Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors. Apply insect repellent to clothing to help prevent bites.
- Maintain window and door screening to help keep mosquitoes outside.
- 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.
- 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.
Saturday’s Chili Cook Off and Cornhole Tournament were a huge success! The weather couldn’t have been more beautiful. Scott Treat was awarded the “Golden Ladle” for his White Chicken Chili. Many new faces at the park again. The JAC wants to give a special shoutout to Steve Scheuring for organizing the Cornhole Tournament which awarded the Committee several hundred dollars in donations for the Park. THANKS STEVE!
The JAC’s Picnics in the Park will be hosting a Chili Cook Off on Saturday the 14th starting at 11:00am. This will be in conjunction with the Cornhole Tournament.
Bring your favorite Chili to be judged by all in attendance.
Prize is GLORY. The JAC will provide hot dogs and fixins’, plates, bowls and utensils. If you don’t want to bring Chili, your favorite dish to share will work also. BYOB and beverages.
Rain date for both, Sunday the 15th.
Notice: Strawberry Lake was treated today, please be aware of the warnings posted which are displayed in the image shown below.
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.
A Joint Access Committee meeting will be held at the Park access on Sunday, September 8th @ 10:00am. In case of rain the meeting will be moved to 5206 Gallagher.
Election of JAC Officers will be taking place. As always, all SPBHA & SHEHA members are welcome and encouraged to join.
UPDATE: The picnic has been cancelled due to the expected rain this afternoon.
The JAC will be hosting another event at our park access on Sunday August 18th, 2019 from 2-6pm. Pulled pork and hot dogs will be supplied, bring a dish to pass.
All members are welcome, we’ll see you there!
Help the Joint Access Committee raise money to maintain the park.
When: Saturday, Sep. 14th Rain Delay – Sunday, Sep. 15th
Where: SPBHA and SHEHA Park, 5333 Gallagher Blvd
Who: Community Members & Family Members Only
Time: Starts at 11:00 – Completion of Tournament
$20.00 Per Person Donation Fee – Double Elimination
Registration and Donation is Required by September 7, 2019
Contact Steve Scheuring at (734) 660-0304 for Registration
Partners will be chosen by drawing
First Place Team – 20% of Collections
Second Place Team – 10% of Collections
Additional Donations are Welcome and Encouraged
There will be a Joint Access Committee (JAC) Meeting – Sunday August 4th @ 10:00am at the park access. If the weather is bad, the meeting will be moved to the Greko residence at 5206 Gallagher.
As always, all Strawberry Point Bluffs and Strawberry Hill Estates HOA members are welcome to join. See you there!
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
key stays in until locked