Fall Announcements & Annual General Meeting

posted Sep 25, 2019, 6:05 AM by Serenity Ridge   [ updated Sep 25, 2019, 6:14 AM ]

Hello Serenity Ridge Neighbors!

We wanted to let you know the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be taking place on MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 7:00pm at Cummings Elementary School (4261 Schoolcraft St SW - just north of O'Brien off Cummings Ave.).  We will have some important information to discuss with regard to the BUDGET, the current state and future of our NEIGHBORHOOD ROADS, ASSOCIATION FINANCIAL STATEMENT AUDIT VOTE and ANNUAL DUES to name a few.  If you have anything to add to the agenda, please contact someone on the Board.  PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND THIS MEETING!

Also, just a few reminders for the Fall season:
  • The leaves will soon be falling.  Please keep the catch basin grates near your houses free and clear of leaves.  Doing so will help prevent them from falling into the catch basins which in turn will help defer the cleaning of them which can costly to the neighborhood.
  • Now that school is back in session, please be aware that there are children walking to the bus stops in the morning and it will be dark at that time very soon.  Keep an eye out for the kids walking and standing on the corners!
  • Please ensure that you are abiding by the 25 mph speed limit on our neighborhood roads.  Many neighbors take walks with their kids and dogs in the evening!
If you have questions or concerns, please let us know!

Gary Lorenz-President (glor5060@gmail.com)
Pat Macholan-Treasurer (patmacholan@gmail.com)
Marie Kenny-Secretary (mkenny@bdo.com)

Association By-laws rules and violations

posted May 6, 2019, 12:27 PM by Gary Lorenz

To all Serenity Ridge Association Homeowners,

Owning a home in our Serenity Ridge neighborhood comes with certain guidelines by which all homeowners are required to uphold.  As a consistent practice, the Board requests of you to do a self-assessment to ensure the Serenity Ridge Association By-Laws (listed below) are being upheld by each property owner. If you discover that you are not in compliance with our By-laws, then please remedy the issue. Members of the board will also review your association properties during the next few weeks and if any violations are observed you will be sent a notice of violation along with the process you must follow to eliminate the violation.  Failure to eliminate the violation may result in a fine of $150 per week or $250 per week for repeat violations.

We, as a Board and neighbor, in no way want to have to enforce any such violations.  Although, it is our obligation to ensure the integrity of our By-Laws are intact no matter how large or small the infraction.  We all live in this beautiful neighborhood knowing what is expected and upholding our By-Laws ensures our neighborhood remains beautiful.

Sec. I     SHORT LIST OF COMMON RULES TO FOLLOW

  • You cannot rent your home or any portion of it.
  • You are only allowed one 4 square foot professional sign on your property (e.g., a for sale sign).
  • Weapons & Fireworks – See Walker city ordinance. None shall be used on common grounds.
  • Pets – you are only allowed 1 dog, cat or two caged birds. More than that requires a written variance from the board.
  • No recreation vehicles, trailers, boats, etc. shall be parked on your property unless it fits fully into your garage so that it can close.
  • No commercial vehicles or trucks. No storing non-working vehicles on your property.
  • Construction or landscaping – must have written approval from the Architectural Review Committee with design.
  • The 1st 15’ of your lot must be maintained and mowed along with anything outside of a “natural” state.
  • Everyone must have the same mailbox.
  • Tree removal – Any tree with a diameter or more than 4” must have approval from the Review Committee.
  • No Chain Link Fences.
  • Trash Containers must be stored inside.
  • No ATV’s may be driven on our roads or other common association grounds.

 Thank you,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Serenity Ridge Board of Directors

Gary Lorenz, Marie Kenny, Pat Macholan

616-745-7727 (Lorenz)

Spring clean up May 11, 2019 - We need your help!

posted Apr 30, 2019, 8:29 AM by Gary Lorenz

I am very happy to announce the Dan Arsulowicz has agreed to lead our associations effort to improve our grounds. 

Our first project is to clean up our two front entrances, so please join us Saturday morning May 11 beginning at 9:00am to 1:00pm and bring you work gloves,rakes,shovels, pruning shears and chain saws. Dan will provide a trailer for us to cart the brush and deliver to the waste center. We will also have our rust removal system operational and will start removing the rust from our curbs and rocks. 
Please join us this coordinated clean up and take the opportunity to meet your neighbor.
If you have any questions please call me at 616.745.7727

See you Saturday May 11
Gary Lorenz

 

 

Association President & Treasurer Board Positions

posted Nov 1, 2018, 5:31 PM by Serenity Ridge

At the end of 2018, Gary Lorenz will be completing his term as President and Nancee Siehling will be completing her 2nd term as Treasurer!
If you have interest in either of these positions, please contact one of the board members for more information regarding the required duties.  Compensation for these positions is a reduction of your annual dues by 50%.  This a 2-year term and the Board meets every other month.

Also, attached is the agenda for the upcoming 2018 General Meeting taking place at Cummings Elementary School (off Cummings Rd) on Monday, November 5, 7:00pm.
We have a lot to discuss, including the BOARD MEMBER VOTE and the PROPOSED BY-LAW AMENDMENT VOTE.
Please make every effort to attend this meeting.

Gary Lorenz, President  616-745-7727
Nancee Siehling, Treasurer  616-204-4115
Marie Kenny, Secretary  616-723-5239

Serenity Ridge General Annual Meeting - Monday, November 5

posted Oct 1, 2018, 9:52 AM by Serenity Ridge

The Serenity Ridge Association General Annual Meeting is scheduled for MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 7:00pm-8:30pm at Cummings Elementary School located on 4261 Schoolcraft St SW, Walker, MI.

ALL HOMEOWNERS ARE RECOMMENDED AND URGED TO ATTEND!  We will be discussing the 2019 budget, choosing a new Treasurer for the Board (Nancee Siehling's term is expiring), and other important items.

If you have anything to add to the agenda, please contact Marie Kenny (mkenny@bdo.com).

August Board Committee Meeting

posted Aug 20, 2018, 12:09 PM by Gary Lorenz

The Serenity Ridge board and committee members will meet on August 21. If you have any items or questions for the board please call me at 616.745.7727 or send me an email at glor5060@gmail.com.
Thank you

Gary Lorenz


Strider's running team

posted Aug 15, 2018, 2:39 PM by Gary Lorenz

The running team from Strider's running club will hold a training run in our development this evening. They are familiar with our roads as they have practiced here last year. Please watch for the runners as you come and go. I have asked the running team to also be careful and respectful of the homeowners.

All the best,
Gary

Entrance clean up!

posted Jul 9, 2018, 9:07 AM by Gary Lorenz

Greetings to all.

I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July holiday. A few weeks ago I announced that we contacted our lawn team (Earthtone) to clean up the entrance area on Timberwinds drive. The team from Earthtone will be on site this Friday July 13 to remove the brush and weeds that are growing on the hills.

Thank you

Gary

616.745.7727

 

Curbside refuse pick will be Saturday July 7, 2018

posted Jul 3, 2018, 12:07 PM by Gary Lorenz

HOLIDAY PICK UP SCHEDULES

Thank you for supporting local businesses.

Holidays: There will be a one day delay if the following holidays are on a Sunday or a weekday ( ex. Thanksgiving: Thursday will be on Friday, Friday will be on Saturday )

NEW YEAR'S DAY

MEMORIAL DAY

LABOR DAY

THANKSGIVING

CHRISTMAS

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Board meeting Summary - June 19, 2018

posted Jun 26, 2018, 6:11 AM by Gary Lorenz

To Serenity Ridge homeowners,

Thank you for your feedback as we included your comments for consideration and discussion during our board meeting on June 19. Your comments related to tree trimming and our entrance clean up were referred to our landscape vendor.

The other topics that we discussed during our meeting included homeowner violations, association road maintenance, home owner driveway, mailboxes and snowplowing.

  1. Homeowner violations:

A message from the board was sent to you early in June noting the Serenity Ridge violation of rules policy. We asked you to perform a self – assessment and remove the violations. The most common violations include industrial and recreational vehicles parked in your drive way and trash disposal bins. The bins must remain in your garage. For those of you that removed the violations we thank you. To the homeowners that failed to remove the violations, a formal process has begun to send to you a notice of violation, the remedy period and a monetary fine. The fine is $150 per week for the first violation and $250 per week if the homeowner was sent a previous violation notice. Our primary goal is not to collect a fine from you rather our goal is to encourage you to follow the Serenity Ridge Association rules as stated in our bylaws.

  1. Road maintenance:

We discussed the current state of association roads and the timeline of road maintenance construction including the recent patch and repair performed by A1 Asphalt. We will review road assessment studies and seek the best path toward a solid and safe road structure.

  1. Drive way and mailbox:

The driveway compensation and mailbox structure is included in our bylaws. The driveway must be asphalt and the mailboxes must be the same. We expect that all homeowners maintain both structures.

A few homeowners offered provided easy mailbox maintenance tips such as waxing the mailbox a few time a year.

  1. Snowplowing:

We discussed the performance of the service provider this past winter and we will meet with them to align on goals and expectations for the next season.

                One last item, our speed limit is 25 mph so please be aware of your neighbors as you travel to and from your homes.

                All the best and have a save and fantastic Summer.

                Gary Lorenz

                616-745-7727

 

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