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Welcome to Lenox Park of Novi, Michigan
 
 
 
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June 13, 2021
 
 
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   News   
Budget Bits - May
Posted on May 14th, 2021
by Mike Bossio, Treasurer
 
Our Operating Fund through April is sitting at $217,154.85, up from $206,327.94 through March, an increase of $10,826.91. The Reserve Fund is now up to $1,144,603.79, up from $1,127,373.63 in March, an increase of $17,230.16. We deposited the planned RF monthly deposit of $17,046.17. It is still early in the year and things are still proceeding as planned.
This is a short report but things are going forward as planned. I will continue to keep you apprised of our performance on a monthly basis.
 
LAWN DAMAGE FROM SNOW REMOVAL
Posted on May 8th, 2021
By Gayle C. Hinman
 
Jeff Dunn, Snow Removal Chair spoke to A&R Lawn & Landscape regarding the damage to the lawns by the boulevards and driveways. Damage caused by plows has already been addressed, however, since the irrigation does not get turned on until June 1st it may need a second repair. A&R has assured Jeff that they will be back to correct any situations that occur due to this. The previous statement does not apply to lawn damage caused by residents either driving on the lawn next to their driveway and/or cutting the corner of the driveway too close and damaging the lawns. Those residents will be required to fix those areas.
 
Jeff has been told that browning lawn areas along some driveways should green-up by June 1st after the days become warmer and we receive more rain. As stated before, A&R has assured Jeff that they will be back to repair those grass areas if they do not green-up.
 
ADDITIONAL STATEMENT: OUTSIDE WOOD REPAIR AND PAINTING
Posted on Apr 30th, 2021
By Gayle C. Hinman
 
When a co-owner has received an approved modification to add a storm/screen door to their front door the contactor (Home Depot’s subcontractor in most cases) needs to add additional framing wood around the original door frame. This additional frame and the storm/screen door become the responsibility of the co-owner to repair and/or replace when required. Painting of the frame in the past has been done by the contractor that the association hires but they have done it as a “benefit” to the co-owner. This “benefit” is not guaranteed and is totally dependent upon the painting contractor that is hired.
IRRIGATION UPDATE
Posted on Apr 30th, 2021
By Gayle C. Hinman
 
Greenlawn Landscaping Maintenance Company remains our irrigation contractor this year. In May the company will be blowing out the system, inspecting and replacing damaged sprinkler heads, checking out meter clocks, and irrigation lines. After all repairs are completed and the system is deemed ready, irrigation will be starting the beginning of June.
 
As in the past, Jeff Dunn is the contact person for any concerns regarding the irrigation around your unit or any common area where you might notice a concern. Contact Jeff at 810-444-9301
WELLS, PUMPS & RUST
Posted on Apr 30th, 2021
By Gayle C. Hinman
 
There have been some questions regarding the rust stains on the concrete. Over the past three years, the board has hired two different contactors to try and remove it, but as you can see it was not very successful. For a number of years, we have been paying quite a bit of money to have a chemical (UnRust) added to the pumps to try and cut down on the amount of rust and again this was not the answer. Last year the board started to investigate the possibility of converting the entire irrigation system from multiple wells with four pumps into one main pump which would be located in the pond behind the buildings on Lenox Park Drive. This pump would then distribute all of the irrigation throughout our community. This conversion would be a major and costly project. 
 
This topic and the rust removal concerns will be discussed in more specific detail during the annual meeting in June.
ASSOCIA KRAMER-TRIAD MANAGEMENT GROUP
Posted on Apr 20th, 2021
A Letter from Associa Kramer-Triad Management Group dated April 15, regarding their "implemented revised operational protocols".
 
Dear Valued Co-owners

Kramer Triad Management is taking this opportunity to again reach out to our clients as we now move into our second year under theCOVID-19 Pandemic. While the magnitude of this ordeal has begun to take its toll on an individual basis, it also is impacting the way we now conduct business today.  On many fronts, businesses are struggling to get back to some type of normal operations.  However, the hurdles are significant. While there is plenty of work demand, the issues are first staffing and secondly, trying to manage the work demands. Ultimately, getting projects started and even completed in a timely manner has become complicated and frustrating to all involved.
 
Click Here to view the entire letter.
OUTSIDE WOOD REPAIR AND PAINTING
Posted on Apr 20th, 2021
By Gayle C. Hinman
 
The Association started the painting of buildings (2 Units) in 2011. At that point our Reserve budget could accommodate painting 7 buildings. Every year thereafter more buildings were painted. In 2020 we painted 14 buildings, and this year will be the same number of buildings being painted (Buildings #35-37, #2-4, #6, #9-10, #25, #63-65, #58). The schedule was first determined by the year the building was originally built by MJC, and weathering of the building exterior.
 
When the buildings are painted any wood repairs that are needed are completed by the contractor. All outside wood repairs due to weathering conditions are the Association’s responsibility. The only exceptions to this statement are:
  • Decks - which are owner responsibility for all maintenance & repairs.
  • Any damage to exterior wood trim, doors, brick, siding, cement, etc. caused by a modification, owner, pets, guests, tenants, or other invitee.
  • Any wood associated with the front door components (any part of the actual door and/or sidelites (one piece)).
Please refer to the posted painting schedule on the website for the next time your unit is scheduled to be painted.
REPAIRS TO LENOX PARK COMMUNITY
Posted on Apr 20th, 2021
By Gayle C. Hinman
 
All repairs done to buildings, landscape, concrete, roads, ponds, irrigation, and other work done throughout Lenox Park is professionally recommended by licensed and certified contractors who make recommendations to the Association’s Board. The Board members respect and rely on the professional opinions of well-known and respected contractors for guidance and direction.
Hosta Replacement
Posted on Apr 1st, 2021
By Gayle C. Hinman
 
There have been a few residents that mentioned that they would like to remove the hostas in front of their home and/or along their front door walkway. The Landscape committee gave the BOD a few replacement suggestions. The choices were made considering height, watering needs, and required sunlight needs. The BOD approved their recommendations at the March meeting. The following perennials have been selected:
Columbine
Lady’s Mantle
Nepeta (Catmint)
Crepe Myrtle
Pachysandra
If a resident chooses to do this, please remember all costs and maintenance would be at owner’s expense, just like when planting annuals in the approved locations.
 
If you would like any further clarification or help in making a selection please contact Sandy Tomlinson at:
New Trash Contract
Posted on Mar 12th, 2021
By Gayle C. Hinman
 
An article from Novi.org:  New trash contract provides cost-savings to residents
Published: 3/9/2021
 
A new solid waste, recycling and yard waste provider will be taking over service in Novi beginning July 1. GFL Environmental USA was awarded an eight-year contract with the City and will be replacing current provider Waste Management.

The first-year cost to residents would be $138, down from the $173.88 per year cost currently being paid. GFL's year eight fee is still below the current cost at $148.61. Residents will still receive the same level of service; a 96-gallon trash cart plus additional bags weighing no more than 35 gallons and weekly recycling collection utilizing a 64-gallon card.
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   Upcoming Events   
ANNUAL MEETING
Tuesday, June 29th
Location:  Brightmoor  Christian Church, Youth Center
 
Time:  Registration beginning at 6:00 PM
    Meeting at 7:00 PM
    Activities completed by 9:00 PM

   Announcements   
Update - April BoD Meeting Minutes
By Webmaster on June 3, 2021
To review the April 22, 2021 BoD Meeting Minutes, go to the Meeting Minutes page of the website.
ANNUAL MEETING
By Gayle C. Hinman on May 18, 2021
SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 29, 2021

Registration beginning at 6:00 PM
Meeting at 7:00 PM
Activities completed by 9:00 PM
Update - April Financial Report
By Webmaster on May 15, 2021
To review the April 2021 Financial Report, go to the Financial Matters page of the website.
OUTSIDE EXTERMINATION
By Board of Directors on May 6, 2021
Due to a number of complaints that the board received regarding Eradico/Erlickman
Exterminators we have changed our contractor to Griffin Pest Solutions. All requests for outside extermination are to be sent to: customerservice@kramertriad.com or call 248-788-5130.
Co-owner Private EVCS Policy
By Webmaster on May 3, 2021
For information on the new Co-owner Private Electric Vehicle Charging Station (“EVCS”) Policy go to the By-laws & Policies page of the website.
Lenox Park Book Club
By Donna Kuneman on May 1, 2021
For those gals who enjoy reading, there is a Lenox Park book club that meets the last Tuesday in Jan. through Nov. at 1:00. If you would like to join us, please phone Donna Kuneman (248-756-7726) for details.