Sunday, November 2, 2008

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.

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