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Lenox Park
Welcome to Lenox Park of Novi, Michigan
Today Is...
June 17, 2019
Today's Holiday:  Tessellation Day
This day in history:  1972 - Watergate burglars arrested
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Budget Bits - June
Posted on Jun 17th, 2019

by Mike Bossio, Treasurer

The Operating Budget at the end of May 2019 closed strong again with a balance of $222,058.60. The Reserve Fund (RF) total decreased to $794,735.98. This is due to expenses incur for painting ($19,560) and concrete repair ($13,588). Both expenses were budgeted for. We did deposit our budgeted $13,111.50 and earned $124.29 in interest. All other transactions were as planned.

I will continue to keep you apprised of our performance on a monthly basis

A Letter from Great Oaks
Posted on Apr 30th, 2019
Depending on when a tree heads into dormancy in the fall due to temperature drop normal for the early winter time frame, the trees set up new buds for the following spring. These buds remain dormant over winter till the warm spring temperatures. As the warming begins, the buds start to swell/grow. When the temps are consistent in the spring the leaves eventually emerge. All trees will emerge at different times. Now when the trees go dormant in the fall and we have a temperature spike (spring-like temperatures) in say like December into January as we did have, the trees start to come out of dormancy. The buds start to swell like they normally would, developing the initial leaves under the protective bud scales. As with any living thing they have moisture in their cell structures. So, when the next cold spell comes in, it has the possibility of damaging the buds by causing late spring leaf production (I have seen no leafing out as far as late May or June as in 2014), winter desiccant (burn/freezing, blackening of the bud), or even killing the buds altogether. With the temperature range, we hit a few times in February, there is the possibility of this type of damage. Nothing may happen at all. With these sporadic temperatures, when a tree is dormant it’s hard to ascertain the outcome sometimes. The benefit within the last several months is the amount of rainfall we have had the second half of 2018. Until that time, we technically have been in a drought for almost two and a half to three years. This has aided to relieve the stress from the drought-like conditions in the last couple of summers. Making the winter less difficult to survive. The cold snaps did happen frequently; however, they did not last long when compared to what happened in 2014. Only time will tell in the next month or two what will happen. 
I hope this information is helpful. If there are any questions or concerns please feel free to notify the H.O.A. We will get back to it as soon as possible. 
Thank you for your time. 
Kevin M. Ashlin 
Great Oaks Landscape and Maintenance 
Certified Arborist MI-4174A 
Board Bits - April
Posted on Apr 16th, 2019
by Norm Schmidt, Secretary
Spring is arriving. At Lenox Park that means an annual start of activities will be underway. Painting of Condo units is starting and the contractor will leave a note to inform the resident. In order to clean before painting, residents are requested to turn on their outside water faucets. Landscape and Irrigation will be starting soon. Additionally, hot rubber crack filler will be completed on the roads, as well as filling the joint between the curb and driveway aprons.
The Board retains records of bylaws, policies, and Board meeting minutes. These documents are retained and available on the Association website. Likewise the management company, Kramer –Triad retains records. The Board is in the process of preparing a record retention guideline. Drafts will be reviewed at subsequent Board meetings. The Board meeting minutes are retained and are available to new Directors.

Fox Run update
Posted on Mar 19th, 2019
By Gayle C. Hinman
Hello all, Last night a handful of us went to the Novi City Planning Commission meeting. I presented as did one other on behalf of the neighborhoods that border on Fox Run. We were told quite brusquely by the chairman that no questions were allowed in that forum. Thankfully members Anthony and Avdoulos (sp?) asked very pointed questions that not only acknowledged our concerns but addressed the things we wanted to ask and more. We appreciated their recognition that wetlands and woodlands should be protected and determined that only .03 acres were going to be effected. Having said that, all revisions being asked for by Fox Run were approved. Now here is the really great part....once the meeting moved on to other matters and we all got up to leave, 3 wonderful gentlemen came out to help explain and clarify the concerns we were evidently struggling with.

   Upcoming Events   
June Dinner
Thursday, June 20th, 6:00 PM
The June Dinner has been cancelled.
Location:  Benstein Grill
  2435 Benstein Road
  Commerce, MI 48390
RSVP by Sunday, June 16th to:
Chris Andrews - cfandrews@twmi.rr.com 
John Andrews - jandrews001@twmi.rr.com

2019 Board of Directors
By Gayle C. Hinman on May 24, 2019
The 2019 Lenox Park Board Members are:
President- Gayle Hinman
Vice President- Jeff Dunn
Treasurer- Mike Bossio
Secretary- Norm Schmidt
Member At Large- Bob Rossana
Goose Busters
By Gayle C. Hinman on May 23, 2019
The company is scheduled to do the goose round-up between June 3rd and July 3rd. They will be out to do multiple round-ups during that time frame.