Greetings Strawberry Point Bluffs and Strawberry Estates Homeowners!
Some neighbors have asked about competing rates for trash pickup. The Garbageman in Brighton offers special rates for our two subdivisions if 40 or more households sign up. If you wish to change to this service you would need to cancel your current service effective June 30, 2019 end of quarter, and sign up with the Garbageman in June to start pickup effective July 1, 2019. The phone for The Garbageman is 810-225-3001.
The rate we have been quoted for 40 households or more is as follows:
- Quarterly Rate with cart rental $48.00
- Quarterly Rate supplying your own cart $42.00
- Recycling plastic large bags $10.00 per roll of 10 bags
- Yard waste in Brown paper leaf bags $2.00 per bag.
- Pickup is on Thursdays after 12 noon.
Services quoted are pickup for one trash cart plus up to 4 kitchen bags per week. Yard waste pickup is every other week April through early December. Call for your pickup.
I have had this service for the past few months and have had no issues. I have had no problem with getting them to answer the phone and give me information. The senior rate is $45.00 per quarter for regular customers with their own cart, so the subdivision rate is a little cheaper than the senior rate. I hope this is helpful to you and you are able to call the Garbageman for any other questions. We are trying to keep the truck traffic in our subdivisions to a minimum however prices keep rising so an alternative trash pickup service is being offered for subdivision rates.
Beth Freiberg, Secretary Strawberry Point Bluffs HOA
Another Joint Access Committee (JAC) meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 2nd @ 10:00am at the Park Access (5206 Gallagher if weather is bad). As always, all Strawberry Point Bluffs and Strawberry Hill Estates HOA members are welcome to join. See you there!
To all whom are not aware, an events calendar is available to all SPBHA and SHEHA members to view and submit online event reservation requests for our park.
These links are both available in the drop down menu under “Events” in the main top bar navigation. Please submit an event request if you are planning on having an event down at the park so other members can plan accordingly.
Thanks and have a great summer!
The Pot Luck at the Park event scheduled for today @ 2pm has been cancelled. Unfortunately there is currently a very high chance of severe weather hitting our area around 1pm and is expected to last throughout the day.
More community events have been scheduled and can be viewed at http://www.strawberryhillestates.org/events-calendar/
The Summer Picnics and Welcome Wagon Committee will be scheduling Picnics in the Park throughout the summer with one being the official “Welcome” to the neighborhood picnic.
- Nancy Greko 810-772-0352
- Marla Alati 248-330-3817
- Irene Gauthier 810-231-4958
- Laura McGinity 734-276-1312
- Norma Topp 810-231-4979
The Joint Access Committee would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the overwhelming number of volunteers that contributed to the 2019 annual park cleanup. Everybody should be proud of themselves as we accomplished everything we set out to do this year. The park looks great! Thank you Thank you Thank you! Lets have great Summer!
Bunco Beach Babes have just finished their first season of fun and shenanigans. We will resume again in September. If you are interested in joining our fun group please contact: Nancy Greko 810-772-0352. LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!
There have been reports from neighbors confirming the presence of ticks at our park access. Please be aware of their existence when using the park and take precautions to avoid contact with them. Check pets and yourselves for ticks when leaving the park as they seem to be more plentiful this year than ever.
See these links for more information regarding what ticks look like, what diseases they carry and how to repel them.
The Detroit Free Press has recently published an article regarding Michigan’s growing tick problem at this link
The Joint Access Committee is kicking off the 2019 park season with our annual park cleanup weekend. We are looking for volunteers to come down and make the park a better place! Saturday May 4th at 10am will be the official cleanup kickoff and lunch will be supplied around noon. On Sunday May 5th, the Joint Access Committee will be holding an official meeting at the park at 10am which will be followed by the completion of any outstanding cleanup tasks left over from Saturday.
Tasks we are hoping to accomplish are (but not limited to):
- Old fire pit cleanup and removal
- New fire pit installation
- Chainsaw large brush around park perimeter
- Brush Hog smaller brush around park perimeter
- Wood chip trimmed waste
- Log splitting
- Dock installation
- Swim Raft installation
- Swim Buoy and perimeter swim rope installation
- Picnic table painting and repair
- BBQ Grill cleaning
Lets have a great 2019! We look forward to seeing you there!