Strawberry Point Bluffs HOA Updates

Bluffs lawsuit update

The Bluffs lawsuit that started last fall concerning an unapproved garage structure that was under construction was decided by the Court last month in favor of the HOA. That structure will not be built, the construction materials will be removed or permanently covered, and no building will occur without first getting approval from the HOA.  Your HOA board filed the lawsuit to uphold our building and use restrictions. Per our building and use restrictions any building (home, garage, shed) must be approved by the HOA board in addition to getting any required permits or approvals from the township and county before construction starts. 

Bluffs HOA dues update

The option to pay dues early and save offered earlier this year was a big success. Thanks to all of you that took advantage of this! It brought in the needed funds to be able to take care of our financial obligations. With the early payment option now over please know we will send out a dues payment notice by early March (as we usually do) to the homeowners that didn’t choose to pay early. Also, a reminder for any homeowner that plans to be gone the month of March that you can always mail in your dues payment without an invoice to our PO Box 612, Hamburg MI 48139.

Fall Clean-up at the Park – November 2nd @ 11:00am

The JAC will be hosting a Fall Clean-up at our park access to prepare the park for this winter. Items we are hoping to accomplish are as follows:

  1. Dock removal
  2. Picnic table stacking
  3. Moving park assets to the Porta-potty enclosure
  4. Leaf and stick removal

If you have pontoon boat in a slip or a boat/kayak/float-able on the boat rack please remove it asap. This year it is especially important to remove your belongings because a new seawall is in the works to be installed. During construction the shoreline needs to be fully accessable and the boat rack will be moved. Everything on it must be removed before shoreline repair can happen. This is what is currently on the rack.

Thank you!

Areas of Hamburg and Green Oak townships will participate in aerial spraying for mosquitoes

Areas of Hamburg and Green Oak townships will participate in aerial spraying for mosquitoes after a horse was found to have Eastern equine encephalitis.

“In collaboration with (Michigan Department of Health and Human Services), it was determined that an aerial spray of the impacted area will lower the mosquito population and reduce the public health risk of contracting Eastern equine encephalitis in both humans and animals,” the Livingston County Health Department said in a news release.

Follow the link below to read more.

New Cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Confirmed in SW Michigan

The State of Michigan, Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), has issued a press release on September 17, reminding residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites as four additional cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been confirmed in humans in Southwest Michigan.

The new cases expand the geographic area affected by human EEE cases to include Barry, Cass and Van Buren counties, along with previously identified cases in Kalamazoo and Berrien counties. Two of these additional cases, in Cass and Van Buren counties, were fatal, as was one earlier case in Kalamazoo County.

According to the MDHHS chief medical executive and chief deputy “Michigan is currently experiencing its worst Eastern Equine Encephalitis outbreak in more than a decade. The ongoing cases reported in humans and animals and the severity of this disease illustrate the importance of taking precautions against mosquito bites.”

The MDHHS recommends that Michigan residents stay healthy by following these steps to avoid mosquito bites:

  1. Apply insect repellents that contain the active ingredient DEET, or other U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-registered product to exposed skin or clothing, and always follow the manufacturer’s directions for use.
  2. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors. Apply insect repellent to clothing to help prevent bites.
  3. Maintain window and door screening to help keep mosquitoes outside.
  4. Empty water from mosquito breeding sites around the home, such as buckets, unused kiddie pools, old tires or similar sites where mosquitoes may lay eggs.
  5. Use nets and/or fans over outdoor eating areas.

For more information, all employees are encouraged to review the original MDHSS press release linked here.,4579,7-186-76711_77442—,00.html,5885,7-339–505643–,00.html,4570,7-350-79136_79608_85016-241967–,00.html