This years Pontoon Slip Drawing for 2021 will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 7:00pm (sharp). The drawing will be held at the Strawberry Park and mask and social distancing are encouraged. A donation of $350 is required at time of slip assignment. The Pontoon Slip Drawing Rules can be read by clicking here.
SHEHA’s annual HOA Meeting to occur virtually via Zoom on Wednesday April 7th at 7pm.
Letters will be sent to all residents with registration instructions.
A large coyote was just spotted in the backyard of a neighbors property that adjoins the strawberry nature preserve. The animal came into the well lit yard as the resident went out to bring in their dog.
Please be advised and keep your pets safe.
Tips for trick-or-treaters and parents:
- Share with your children that this year may be different than last but let them know some of the new ways you plan to celebrate and still have lots of fun.
- Talk with children about safety and social distancing guidelines and expectations. Keep a six-foot distance from others not in your group.
- Participate in one-way trick-or-treating and guide children to stay to the right to ensure social distancing.
- Trick or treat with people you live with.
- Avoid congregating in groups around houses.
- Wear a face mask covering both mouth and nose.
- A costume mask (such as for Halloween) is not a substitute for a cloth mask.
- Do not wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mask if wearing both causes difficulty breathing. Instead, consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask.
- Only go to houses with safety measures in place.
- Check out halloween2020.org to find exciting activities and ways to celebrate Halloween this year based on levels of COVID risks in your area.
Tips for homeowners:
- Use duct tape to mark six-foot lines in front of home and leading to driveway/front door.
- Position a distribution table between yourself and trick-or-treaters.
- Distribute candy on a disinfected table to eliminate direct contact.
- Consider handing out candy in an open space where distancing is possible, rather than from the front door.
- Consider a neighborhood costume parade; it is an easy way to keep safe space between children.
The full guide is available at the following link. https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98163-540429–,00.html
As winter approaches we would like to remind all homeowners that the SPBHOA by-laws requires that boats, trailers, and other recreational vehicles are not to be stored closer to the road than the closest point of the residence. Thank you for your adherence to our by-laws.
Updated 10/15/20: Cleanup will begin at 11am on Saturday October 17th. Any volunteers who can come down and help are very much appreciated! We hope to see you there!
It’s that time of year again when the weather has changed and we all begin to pull our boats off the lake for winter storage. The JAC will be removing the swim raft and buoys as well as the boat launch dock on October 17th. Picnic tables will be stacked and the portable toilet is scheduled to be picked up for the year as well.
Please remove all items from the kayak/canoe rack as winter storage of personal property is not permitted at the park. All pontoon slips must remove their mooring poles and access docks from the park as those are personal property and not to be stored at the park.
Thank you for another great summer at our park access!
As we approach the middle of the summer the JAC would like to ask our community members to take a minute to review the rules posted at the park.
We have volunteers helping to raise money for our park by returning cans from the returnables bin. Please do not place trash in the returnables bin. We have 2 large garbage bins that are in the picnic area. If the garbage bins are not in the picnic area they have been placed out at the road for pickup by park volunteers. Please bring your trash out to the bins and not thrown in the fireplace or the returnables bin.
Please be courteous of others when bringing animals to the park. Our priority rules currently state that there are: No unattended animals. No animals in the beach area. Please clean up after your pets. No animals Friday-Sunday or on Holidays.
Thank you and have a great summer!
The Washtenaw County Public Works Division has been requested by lake communities in northern Washtenaw and southern Livingston Counties to undertake a lake management program to control invasive weeds. This project will provide improvements to the Chain of Lakes by controlling invasive and nuisance weeds through the application of herbicides to the water and mechanical weed harvesting.
Aquatic Services will be treating Strawberry Lake all day Thursday, June 18th. Please do not use the lake until Friday!
Strawberry Lake treatment map here:
More Information here:
Hamburg Township Senior Center has advised us they are not allowing meetings this month due to the pandemic. Your HOA board has decided to not try and reschedule this meeting. We will follow up with a newsletter in the upcoming weeks to address topics that would have been discussed at our meeting. If you have a question or concern that needs to be addressed by your HOA board, please contact any of our board members.
Now that the Park season is well underway, please refer to the Park Courtesy Rules posted both at the Park and on the website (http://www.strawberryhillestates.org/download/park_and_access_committee/Courtesy-Rules-for-Strawberry-Lake-Park-rev-042517-final.pdf).
- No trash in the fire pit
- Re-lock the chain when entering and exiting. Hooking the chain is not re-locking.
- Sand toys to be placed back in the toy box.
We do not have a cleaning service at the park, we all have to do our part and cleanup after ourselves.
Thank you and have a great summer.