Feedback Requested Re: Earlier Drawdown of Lake Levels

The Huron River Chain of Lakes Association [formerly known as Portage, Base & Whitewood Owners Association (PBWOA)] has been advised that there may be a question of an earlier drawdown of our lake levels via the John Flook Dam. Both Washtenaw and Livingston Counties feel the discussion should include affected residents/riparians.  

Historically, and per court order, the drawdown has been done in mid-November. However, it has been proposed that an earlier date (as early as October 1st) be required.

Please let the HRCOLA know what you think about this possibility. Your response to this question is greatly appreciated. Please respond to before August 5th.

Strawberry Lake Weed Control Program

The first weed control application in 2024 for Strawberry Lake will take place on
Monday, June 3rd. Aqua-Weed Control, Inc. will be posting notices on May 31st, 2024.

With the mild winter and less ice and snow covering the lake this past winter the weeds have had a faster start on their growth than last spring. As the Township website indicates, the Township hired Progressive AE Water Resources Group to manage the weed control program, and they are out on the water to survey the entire lake to monitor the lake condition and survey the lake before each application. Expect it to take up to about 2 weeks to see a significant change in the lake after the application/treatment date.

Hamburg Township posts information and updates on the “Aquatic Weed Control S.A.D.” that started in 2023 on the township website. The direct link to this information is:
You can easily sign up for updates using the “Sign up for notifications” link on the bottom of the home page on the township website.

There is also a new updated Hamburg Township Fertilizer Ordinance that became effective March 29, 2024. You can find a link to this new ordinance on the Aquatic Weed Control information page linked above.

Join Us This Saturday to Strengthen Our Sea Wall: Volunteers Needed!

This Saturday, April 20, 2024, at 10:00 AM, we’re coming together to fortify the sea wall at Association Park by adding more rocks. Your help would make a big difference!

The task will be quick, especially with many hands on deck. For efficient rock transportation, we recommend using two-wheel carts. If you have one, please bring it along with a pair of gloves.

Let’s make this a community effort to protect our beloved park. We look forward to seeing many of you there and appreciate your support in advance!


Annual Strawberry Point Bluffs HOA Dues Notice – March 31st, 2024

Strawberry Point Bluffs Homeowners Association

PO Box 612
Hamburg, MI 48139



Dear neighbor and member,

Your 2024 annual dues for the homeowner association are due by March 31, 2024.

Current Dues Amount $125
Make your check payable to Strawberry Point Bluffs HOA
Include the street number of your home on your check
Please mail your payment to reach us by March 31, 2024
Dues must be paid by March 31, 2024 to qualify to vote at the Annual Meeting.
We are currently looking for anyone who might be interested in serving on the Board or
the park Joint Access Committee (JAC). Please contact one of the board members if you
are interested.

Mail to:

PO Box 612
Hamburg, MI 48139

Board Members

 Tod Dalrymple (734) 417-8583
 Mike Donovan (734) 546-8388
 Jim Dwyer (586) 899-4195
 Jason Garrity (734) 674-4179
 Joe Ouillette (517) 861-1344
 Scott Treat (517) 294-1751

Annual Strawberry Hill Estates HOA Meeting & Dues Notice – April 30, 2024

Dear Strawberry Hill Estates HOA members,
We will be having our annual HOA meeting on April 30, 2024 at 6:30 pm at the park.
A written notification will be mailed out along with the annual dues notice.
Dues can be paid early by making out a check for $150 made payable to Strawberry Hill Estates Homeowners Association (SHEHA) and mailed to:
Strawberry Hill Estates Homeowners Association HOA (SHEHA)
PO Box 833
Hamburg MI 48139
Please consider joining the HOA Board! Email us at:

Join the Strawberry Point Bluffs HOA Board: Shape Our Community’s Future

Dear Strawberry Point Bluffs HOA Members,

We’re excited to announce that the Strawberry Point Bluffs Homeowners Association’s annual meeting is set for April 16, 2024, at the Hamburg Senior Center. This year, we’re looking to fill three of our six board positions, including two lake side roles and one non-lake side role. Notably, at least one lake side position will become available as a current member has decided not to seek re-election. This presents a unique opportunity for members who haven’t previously served, or those who haven’t been on the board in a while, to step forward and play an integral role in our community. Serving on the board is an excellent way to connect with neighbors and contribute positively to our neighborhood. If you’re interested in making a difference and want to learn more about running for a board position, please reach out to us at or contact any of our current board members directly. We greatly value your involvement and look forward to potentially welcoming new members to our team!