Monday, December 13, 2010


Membership dues of $25.00 are now due and payable to L.A.H.A., P.O. Box 12, Walled Lake, MI 48390. Current members will be sent an email which will include a membership form. Please invite your neighbors to join.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Lakes Area Homeowners Association
Minutes of August 25, 2010 meeting
Casey's Pub Bar & Grill

Officers in attendance: Jeff Laz, Vice President, Judy Rae, Treasurer and Beth Adams, Secretary

1. Beth Adams, acting as Interim President called the meeting to order at 7:15.

2. Treasury report given by Judy Rae. Nancy Galloway had previously resigned her position as Co-Treasurer, therefore, Judy Rae went from Co-Treasurer to Treasurer. Current balance before meeting was $2,872.96 with 89 members and one new member was added tonight.

3. Minutes of January 14, 2010 meeting were read. Nomination to approve by Nancy Galloway and seconded by David Hultgren. Membership approved.

4. New President: Jerry Anderson was nominated by Mark Adams and seconded by George Rourke to be President of LAHA. Membership approved.

5. There was discussion about LAHA being more socially active. The recent survey was discussed and agreed by membership that an "Activity Committee" should be formed. Adam Bell volunteered to be the Chairperson and four members agreed to work on the committee.

6. The current outdated "LAHA By-Laws" were discussed because they need to be updated. David Hultgren volunteered to work with Judy Rae on this. They will report to membership at the next meeting.

7. There was discussion about the amount of people using the Endwell St. road stub to launch boats onto Walled Lake. An "Endwell Access Ordinance Study Committee" was formed with Mark Adams & Jerry Anderson. They will research ways for controlling this traffic and report back to membership.

8. Membership drive: It was discussed that before we do the actual mailing to potential eligible members, we would make our membership invitations appealing so we will peak their interest and make it more enticing to be part of LAHA. Any additional ideas by members will be submitted to Judy Rae or Beth Adams via e-mail. Micki Larimer made the motion to approve the cost of the 2011 membership mailing to be done in early Dec 2010, and was seconded by Pete Christy. Membership approved.

9. Dave Galloway gave a brief update on the Lake Board's last meeting. He also stated that about a week prior to the meeting the consulting engineer, his assistant, 2 lake scientists & the Novi engineer were given a tour of the lake by him. They were looking at the lake for possible demonstration areas for the weevils and at the present condition of the lake. On September 30th at 7:00 the Lake Board will discuss the process of how to proceed.

10. Meeting adjourned at 8:20

Monday, August 16, 2010


So why is an association necessary and why is it important for me to participate?
1. To preserve lake quality and the value of your property.
2. Monitor zoning activity and to lobby to protect the integrity of the entire lakes area.
3. Uncover your priority maintenance and safety issues and pursue them with the cities of Walled Lake and Novi.
4. Provide more powerful, coordinated representation at monthly City Council proceedings in both cities.
5. And most importantly, create opportunities for neighbors to get to know each other better, making the entire area safer, friendlier, and more enjoyable.

Voting membership is open to anyone who owns lake frontage property or property with deeded access to Walled or Shawood Lakes. Please join today and support your community with the pro-rated $15 membership fee (yearly fee is $25), and wherever possible, your active participation. Proceeds go to communication, event costs, state filings, lake testing and analysis. Mail your check, payable to Lake Area Homeowners Association, to P.O. Box 12, Walled Lake, MI 48390. Please complete and return survey below.

Non-voting associate memberships are available for area businesses for $75/year, which includes a presence through the year on the LAHA website, one month of premium positioning on the site, and one mention in the LAHA quarterly member email.

Novi members who utilize Duncan Disposal for waste pick up will receive approximately a 25% discount of their quarterly bill. Approximate annual savings are $55, excluding yard waste pickup fees. LAHA's pricing of $37.74 per quarter includes yard waste pickup, which is an extra cost for non-members.

Upcoming Event: The next meeting and social will be at Casey’s Sports Pub and Grill on August 25th. There will be hot and cold appetizers with a cash bar for beverages. Please RSVP by contacting Beth Adams by email at or call
248-926-8990 by August 18th. As always, we want to continue to grow our membership. If you are bringing a guest who is not a member of LAHA, they can join for a pro-rated fee of $15 which is valid through 2010. Guests who attend and choose not to join LAHA will be charged $10 per person for the evening.


Name: ¬¬¬¬_________________________________ Phone #: ____________________

Address: ¬¬¬¬_______________________________ Email: _______________________

Name of Subdivision: ¬¬¬¬_____________________

Do you have children: Yes No

If yes, how many and what are their ages? ___________________________
Age will be a factor in determining what types of activities should be organized.

Does your neighborhood have a homeowner’s association? Yes No

If yes, what is the name of it? _________________________________

Please highlight/circle the following activities/social events you would like to see organized for each season:

SPRING: Mini-Triathlon Subdivision block parties

Mountain/road biking running races

Summer: holiday light boat parade Swimming classes at the beach

Wakeboard/Ski club Road bike races around the entire lake

Kayak/Canoe Races Fireworks on the 4th of July

Night time run/walk down East Lake Rd.

FALL: Spooky house contest Trick or treating on Halloween

WINTER: Ice hockey on the lake Polar Bear Swim Club

Ice fishing tournament December tree decorating contest

Please list any activities/social events you would like to see organized that are not listed above.

Will you be willing to participate (not organize) in an activity of interest? Yes No

If yes, then please list 2 or 3 activities you would most likely participate in.

Will you be willing to volunteer and help organize an activity of interest? Yes No

If yes, then please list 2 or 3 activities you would most likely help organize.

Please list any other thoughts or concerns you may have.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Minutes - Special Meeting

Lakes Area Homeowners Association
Minutes - January 26, 2010
Hickory Woods Elementary

Officers in attendance: Jeff Laz, Vice President, Nancy Galloway, Co-Treasurer, Judy Ray, Co-Treasurer, and Beth Adams, Secretary

1. Meeting called to order.
2. Micki Larimer resigned as president due to medical reasons.
3. New Item: Goose Nest Destruction: We must have a permit from the DNR. In order to get a permit, we must have a resolution from the City of Novi first. Since over 81% of Walled Lake is in Novi, the DNR only requires a resolution from Novi. Motion to request resolution from Novi by Alan DeZell and members agreed.
4. Dave Galloway, Riparian member and Chairperson of the Walled Lake Improvement Board, gave a very good and thorough presentation regarding the weed control program. In general, different professionals have varying opinions about aquatic weed control. Different lakes respond differently to the various treatments. The members voted to support the recommendation of the engineering firm for this year. A combination of weed harvesting and chemical treatment has been recommended. Next year the members would like to have weevils (native aquatic beetle) considered as another method of treatment.
5. Adjourned at 8:30 pm.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Minutes - January 2010

Lakes Area Homeowners Association
January 14, 2010, 7:00pm
Hickory Woods Elementary

Officers in attendence: Greg Iszler, President; Nancy Galloway, Co-Treasurer; Judy Rae, Co-Treasurer; Beth Adams, Secretary. Absent: Jeff Laz, Vice President

1. Called to order. Over 20 members present.
2. Treasurer's Report: Checkbook Balance: $2,176.79. Members now at 57. 22 are new. There are still 50 of 2009 members still to pay--17 are Duncan customers.
Expenditures since last meeting total $518.25, as follows:
Social Event/Meeting, Lakeview Bar and Grill, 7/20/09 $200.00
State of MI, Non-Profit Filing 20.00
Stamps, 300 @ .44 132.00
Envelopes for mailing 12.27
Post Office Box Rental 60.00
Meeting Room Deposit 5.00
Stamps, 100 @ .44 44.00
Website fees, reimbursed Greg Iszler 44.98

3. May 19, 2009 meeting minutes posted on LAHA website.
4. Greg Iszler formally resigned as President. Mark Adams nominated, Nancy Galloway seconded, Micki Larimer as president. Concensus of members voted her in for a two-year term.
5. There were no nominations/volunteers for VP, so we will postpone to the next regular meeting.
6. Street Captains: Jan Barlow volunteered for Shoreline Condos and Winward Bay Condos. Debbie Braunstein volunteered for a section of East Lake near her. Ralf Siemens volunteered for Rexton and N. Haven.
7. Goose Nest Destruction: The DNR is recommending that this be done. Carol Ames volunteered to research this topic and keep us informed. Permit needs to be obtained by April 1.
8. Landings Property: Phil Matthes volunteered to keep us updated on this topic.
9. Walled Lake Improvement Board (Lake Board): Dave Galloway Riparian Owner and Chairperson: Items of note: Curently waiting on assessors. Valuation of city owned and residential owned property is being determined. A tentative Lake Board meeting is scheduled for March with regard to the assessment rolls. The engineering firm hired has recommended a combination of treatments to the lake: aprx. 120 acres to harvest and aprx. 30 acres to treat with chemical. The Lake Board is facing a time constraint of permit process for chemical treatment. Harvesting does not require a permit. Management of treatment and treatment contractors will be asked to bid. A great deal of questions and discussion followed. Members agreed to hold a "special meeting" on this topic alone. Dave Galloway has offered his time to present to us information he has on the treatment options and then answer questions. Members will be notified.
10. No other items.
11. Adjourned at 8:20 pm.