Roll Call of Trustees : 4 Present 2 absent

 

President- Nicole Fitzgerald                    Secretary- Nancy Mouradjian

V.P- Nicholas Campbell                            Trustee- Fred. Boogren -absent

Treasurer- Frank Kren                              Trustee- Victoria Wilcox -absent

                                                                

Office Review

Let me start by saying that I truly hope that everyone is staying safe, warm, and healthy. Thank goodness that the weather is getting more spring-like. We can’t wait to see more people out and enjoying the weather.

The office has still been fairly quiet, with some hum of HOA payments, bills and new owner paperwork. We have continued our work at updating, organizing and streamlining the office system. This is not just being done for efficiency and cost effectiveness but it is being done in order to better serve the residents of this awesome neighborhood.

There was a new trustee application. There was one abstain, two for and one nay.

Please welcome our new Trustee Tony Spear.

Snow

There was some to do about the roads not being clear or slippery. In all honesty, most roads in most neighborhoods, from here to downriver, look a lot like ours do, if not worse and these are either county roads or very well funded associations. We understand that it isn’t completely clear and even icy in areas of the neighborhood and we would love to provide completely clear roads in winter all season long, but there is no way for the roads to be completely clear. It is just not cost effective or even feasible on approximately 22 miles of road. The majority of neighborhoods that do have plowing, that is not done by the county, only focus their plowing and salting on the main roads of their neighborhoods. Much time has gone into making phone calls, driving around and emailing to get accurate feedback to give to you. Our snow removal company did purchase salt out of their own pocket to help the community and then dumped the salt for free. For the future, if you have had the grass messed up by the plows, if you did not mark the edge of the lawn by the road  with yard markers, the plow company is not responsible for the damage. This is standard practice with a lot of companies including the road commission.

 

We have to address the snowmobiles since there has been an astounding amount of complaints. We understand wanting to get on our winter toys and get out, go fast and burn off some cooped up frustrations and stress, but snowmobiles are not okay flying down the roads at high speed, or going across someone’s yard, it is not safe. Due to association rules they are not allowed in parks or going down the steps beyond the seawall doors to the lake. Taking a snowmobile down the steps, at the parks, risks damage to those steps. The damage to those steps would cost thousands of dollars to repair.

 

Please remember that there are No motorized vehicles ever allowed in the parks, there are signs posted in most of the parks, others have been stolen in the past but will be replaced. Motorized vehicles in the parks can cause numerous risks to other residents, animals as well as cause damage to the ground, and we would have to use unnecessary HOA funds to do repairs. Any individual that is caught damaging any park in the association is grounds for suspension of use of all parks within the association (article IV of Bylaws). Now, let’s move onto more upbeat and fun information.

 

Spring Is Coming

There will be some exciting things happening this spring. There will no longer be a grounds person, there will be a beautification committee that will be responsible for coming up with ideas and executing the improvements upon approval.  We will also be creating a maintenance committee that will handle future repairs and putting up holiday decorations within the association. So come to a meeting and join our group. We would love to have you.

 

We will be starting beautification of the parks and we will need volunteers to complete all of the projects. There are benches that need repair and equipment that needs sandblasting and painting. If anyone is interested in volunteering please call the office @ (734) 289-4353, send a text to the TEXT ONLY (734) 393-2765, E-Mail, or Facebook messenger. Together we can create a better community experience as well as bond as neighbors.

 

Easter

There will be an Easter Egg hunt at Bear park for the residents’ kids and grandkids. The Easter Egg Hunt will happen on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 1pm sharp. We would love some volunteers for set up, clean up and for overseeing. If you would like to volunteer please call the office @ (734) 289-4353, send a text to the TEXT ONLY (734) 393-2765, E-Mail, or Facebook messenger. We would like to have volunteers for set-up show up at the park an hour and a half prior to the start time. Volunteers to help oversee can show up a half hour prior. Thank you in advance, your help is beyond appreciated.

 

 Meetings

Meetings will resume on March 30th and will be held every last Wednesday of the month, at  7 pm. If there are changes or cancellations it will be posted on the website, both Facebook pages and on the marque, on the side of the office building. We are looking forward to the hustle of spring. A lot that needs to be done so look for updates in the near future on where and how to volunteer to beautify our community.

 

Assessments

There are still some assessments/ HOA dues that still need to be paid and there is a 30% late charge. If you need assistance with a payment plan or are in need of making the assessment payment please feel free to contact us at:

 

Office- (734) 289-4354

 

Text Only !!!! (This # DOES NOT Accept CALLS)– (734) 393- 2765

 

Email- detroitbeach@sbcglobal.net

 

Contact us to find out how to pay by phone.

 

or feel free to drop off your check or money order to the office drop box, you can also mail the check or money order to the :

 

Detroit Beach Association

P.O. Box 176

Monroe, Mi 48161

 

Have a wonderful and safe February. Thank you for being the best neighbors

Roll Call of Trustees : All Present

 

President- Nicole Fitzgerald       Secretary- Nancy Mouradjian

V.P- Nicholas Campbell               Trustee- Fred. Boogren

Treasurer- Frank Kren                 Trustee- Victoria Wilcox

 

The Review

Let me start by saying, I truly hope that everyones holiday season was wonderful and Happy New Year. I pray that all of our residents have a better year than last. 

Everything has been pretty quiet around the neighborhood. Tony Spear, Frank kren and myself got all of the decorations down. Slowly but surely the neighborhood has resumed its everyday hum without the bustle of the holidays. The office has been at a quiet hum for sometime now, taking a payment here and there, resolving some blight issues and answering some questions. 

This is the time of year that the weather can get the best of us; so please, be safe use a bit more caution when out and check on your neighbors. Many people would love the simple check in.

Meetings will resume on march 30th and will be held every last Wednesday of the month, at  7 pm. If there are changes or cancellations it will be posted on the website, both Facebook pages and on the marque, on the side of the office building. We are looking forward to the hussle of spring. A lot that needs to be done so look for updates in the near future on where and how to volunteer to beautify our community.

Assessments

There are still some assessments/ HOA dues that still need to be paid and there is a 30% late charge. If you need assistance with a payment plan or are in need of making the assessment payment please feel free to contact us at:

 

Office– (734) 289-4354

 

Text Only !!!! (This # DOES NOT Accept CALLS)– (734) 393- 2765

 

Email- detroitbeach@sbcglobal.net

 

Contact us to find out how to pay by phone. 

 

or feel free to drop off your check or money order to the office dropbox, you can also mail the check or money order to the :

 

Detroit Beach Association 

P.O. Box 176

Monroe, Mi 48161

 

Have a wonderful and safe February. Thank you for being the best neighbors

Roll Call of Trustees

 

Nicole Fitzgerald- President

Nick Campbell- V.P

Frank Kren- Treasurer

Nancy Mouradjian- Secretary

Fred Boogren- Trustee

Victoria Wilcox-Trustee

 

Why Isn’t There A Meeting and Friendly Reminders

The December meeting did not happen because of the holidays and the hustle and bustle that comes along with the holidays. If there are any concerns, suggestions, or anything that you would like to express, feel free to contact the office and leave a message, send it through Facebook messenger, e-mail us or utilize our text free number at (734) 393-2765. We would love to hear from you. Remember, if there are issues that require police assistance, that are not of an 911 emergency nature, for faster response, contact tellthesheriff@monroemi.org Just a friendly REMINDER, if you haven’t paid your ASSESSMENTS or you need to make arrangements please contact us through any of the multiple outlets. 

How did the Tree Lighting Go?

Detroit Beach Association’s first tree lighting was a success. Everyone that joined us on December 4th at 7pm, enjoyed the Christmas tree lighting countdown, Christmas music, hot cocoa, coffee and the best of all comradery with our neighbors. It was so nice to share this moment with all of you. Many of you hung ornaments on the tree to truly help make our community more like an extended family. We shared in a ‘baby’s first Christmas ornament’ being hung as well as ornaments that meant something to our neighbors being placed on our neighborhood tree. This was such a nice gathering and hope that we share many more in the future. Thank you to all that made it possible by donating either their time or their decoration. Happy New year.

The Christmas Decorations

The Christmas decorations and trimming of the bush, to make the wreaths on the lighthouses more noticeable, were done by resident volunteers. Thank you very much for donating your time, at a time of year that “time” is something that is in short supply.

 

Assessments

There will be another assessment bill being sent out to those that have not paid with the 30% late charge. If you need assistance with a payment plan or are in need of making the assessment payment please feel free to contact us at:

Office- (734) 289-4354

Text Only- (734) 393- 2765

Email- detroitbeach@sbcglobal.net

Contact us to find out how to pay by phone. 

or feel free to drop off your check or money order to the office dropbox, you can also mail the check or money order to the :

Detroit Beach Association 

P.O. Box 176

Monroe, Mi 48161

Please, if you experience or see suspicious activity in the neighborhood, contact the sheriff non emergency (734) 240-7401 or email tellthesheriff@monroemi.org . If it is an emergency, 911. Reports are such a helpful step in keeping communities safe. Reports offer information needed to apprehend perpetrators. 

🚨‼Exciting News for our residents, we are adding a TEXT ONLY phone number. This is for residents to text Monday-Friday, 9-5, ask questions, have us meet you up at the office for payment etc., express concerns, to overall make our schedule a little more workable for you.The number is (734)393-2765. Please include your name with the text so I know who I am assisting‼🚨 You may still call the office, we are just trying to get everyone faster, more reliable response times. Thank you for your continued support.

‼‼clarification about old republic trash bins‼‼ just spoke with frenchtown. They said that you can continue to contain the yard waste as you always have (standard cans, bags). If you use bags or have a lot of yard waste, the large old republic blue cans are just a way to keep the yard waste bags from getting wet and ripping or a way to easily eliminate more yard waste in a single container. Thank you and have a wonderful day