Friday, January 9, 2015

Important City Council Meetings Week of January 12: Lake Board Extension and Condo Boat Slip Request

Happy New Year to Everyone!

Two important issues are on the agenda at city council meetings this week.

Hope to see you there,

Beth Adams
L. A. H. A.

Please make time to go to the Novi City Council meeting this coming Monday, 1/12, at 7 pm.  They are having a public hearing regarding the extending of the Walled Lake Improvement Board.  Note, it is the first item on their agenda.

Novi Civic Center is located 45175 Ten Mile.

From Jerry Anderson, President

We need members to show support for the Lake Board being extended.  Without the Lake Board, it would be almost impossibel to deal with the issues regarding the lake.  The control of the weeds we have worked on would not have happened without the Lake Board.  It appears there will always be some new threat to the lake as we have seen the the discovery of curly leaf and other invasive plants.  The Lake Board is the best tool to deal with these isssues.

And also, please tell your neighbors and friends on the lake about this meeting.


Please make time to attend the City of Walled Lake's city council meeting this coming Tues., 1/13, at 7:30.  They are holding a public hearing regarding Eastbay Condos request for amending their agreement with the City to allow boat slips.

Please tell your neighbors and friends on the lake about this.

The following was copied from our letter to the City regarding this issue:

TO:                    City of Walled To:  Walled Lake Planning Commission                      
From:                 Lakes Area Homeowners Association     (LAHA)
Date:                  8-12-2014
Subject:              East Bay Condominium PUD
East Bay condominium would like to modify the PUD agreement with the city regarding boat dockage and motorized boat usage. Not sure why every few years we have to revisit this issue. The Condos came to city for increased building density and gave up any right to dockage or motorized boats in return. The city understood that the lake could not support additional boats and agreed to the deal.
When the dock ordinance was being written the same clarification was explained during public hearings and city has done an excellent job of enforcement. A sign is posted on the lakefront side of the condo’s stating “No docking City Ordinance” which is untrue. The reason there is no dockage is the contract between East Bay and the city.
The lake has over 800 boats currently; the number would be well over a 1,000 if the property owners with lake access exercised their rights to dock a boat. Overcrowding and safety were the key considerations when this agreement went into effect and the same conditions apply now.
This proposal should not be considered.  Is it too much to ask the East Bay condominiums to live up to agreement they asked for?

Jerry Anderson
Lakes Area Homeowners Association     LAHA

LAHA represents homeowners with deeded access to Walled and Shawood Lake

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