Sunday, November 2, 2008

End of the Year Association Update

I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful summer around our lakes.

Thanks to you, LAHA has had a terrific resurgence this year with
nearly 80 members, a successful social event at Bayside in August, and
considerable progress with a Walled Lake volunteer group on addressing
that lake's growing invasive weed problem. Please check out our
website,, for the latest updates on how that
iniative is progressing.

For a quick start to 2009, we will have our first association meeting
in January to begin mapping out our calendar for the year. Among the
items we will be addressing: illegal mooring, 2 social events during
the season (vs. 1 this year), and ideas for an even more successful
membership drive for 2010. Please let us know now if you have any
interest in assisting with any of those upcoming initiatives.

In the meantime, enjoy the holidays and keep your emails, comments,
photos and ideas coming. We will send you an email in early January
with meeting details.

Best wishes,
Greg Iszler
LAHA President

Petition Drive Update

Thank you to all who helped make the petition drive such a success. After many hours (and weekends) of volunteer work in the last 60 days, signed petitions were presented to the Walled Lake and Novi City Councils the week of October 20th. We were able to capture signatures from more than 55% of lakefront property owners in both Walled Lake and Novi (exceeding the 51% requested). The City Attorney of Novi (a shared resource with Walled Lake) is currently validating the signatures in preparation for the cities' passage of the Lake Improvement Board resolution. Within the next few weeks, a meeting of the cities, representatives from LAHA (Dave Hultgren and Greg Iszler), and representatives from Oakland County will be held to review details of the Lake Improvement Board process. According to Cindy Uglow, Novi Community Coordinator, this is the first step prior to official City Council review in an upcoming council meeting. Letters were sent out to council members and city officials in Novi and Walled Lake last week. We will continue to press the cities to keep this initiative moving forward toward resolution prior to the end of this year. Once again, we couldn't have accomplished this without the help of a number of energized association members. You should feel very proud of the results we have so far achieved. We will keep you posted on the progress.