• Fall is Approaching

    September 19, 2018
  • Hello Neighbors and Members of ILEHA:

    We hope that each of you and your families had a wonderful summer and that fall, and the new school year are off to a great start.
    Your new Indian Lakes Estates Homeowners’ Association (ILEHA) Board of Directors, as elected at our Annual Meeting on June 7, 2018, held its first meeting on June 25, 2018, and has been meeting and working on your behalf throughout the summer.  We have a great group that enjoys working together and is committed to not only maintaining the quality of our neighborhood but improving it.  The officers remained in place as they serve for 2 years and were elected by last year’s Board.
    The Board has finalized 3 dates for neighborhood related activities that it would like to bring to your attention.


    First, October 1, 2018 is the cut-off date for reserving space on the business card advertising page in our soon to be released new neighborhood directory.  We will be finalizing the new directory in early October and have it ready for distribution by the end of the month.  As mentioned in the past, we are only accepting cards from ILEHA members and thought it would be a handy reference for neighbors when they may need services.  The charge is only a one-time cost of $25 per business card ad and will be used to help off-set the cost of printing.  Please keep in mind that we generally only publish a new directory about every 3 years.  Therefore, assuming there is interest in continuing, a renewal request will not be made until we publish the next directory.  If you are interested in including a card please contact Jon Haun, our membership coordinator, no later than October 1st.  Please have ready your check made out to ILEHA along with the business card you wish to include.  Jon can be reached at 517-282-2194.


    Next, on Sunday October 7, 2018, the ILEHA Board will be sponsoring a neighborhood family Fall Gathering from 3 pm to 7 pm at Mohican Park.  For those that may not be familiar with Mohican Park, it is the green space located on the east side of Mohican Lane directly across the street from 4795.  As many of you know, National Night Out is held the first Tuesday in August and is a community police awareness effort that often doubles as an opportunity for neighbors to gather.  However, the Board believed that given August is a popular vacation time, more families would be able to participate in a fall event.  Please mark your calendars and plan on joining us to say hello to old friends and meet new neighbors.  Also, don’t hesitate to bring along your chairs.  Snacks and cider will be provided, but, feel free to bring your own beverage.  Officer Metz, our neighborhood representative from the Meridian Police Department will also be in attendance to say hello, meet new members and answer any questions.


    Finally, on Wednesday October 17, 2018, the Board has scheduled a general membership meeting.  The meeting will be held in the Community Room at Central Fire Station #91 in Okemos at 7 pm.  The fire station is located at 5000 Okemos Road.  However, the entrance is off Central Park Drive (first driveway on the right) and not Okemos Road. Entrance to the meeting room is on the south side of the building.  The Board is planning 1 hour for the meeting.  The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss and vote on a possible increase in our annual dues and replenishing our legal fund.  As background, at our Annual Meeting on June 7 and during our financial update regarding operating expenses, a suggestion was made by a couple of the members to increase our dues.  Additionally, we discussed the status of our legal fund.  Given that these are interrelated items and any increase in dues requires advanced notice to all the members, membership suggested that the Board call another meeting in the fall to consider both items.


    Please mark your calendars with these important dates and plan on joining us for our Fall Gathering on October 7 and our general meeting on the 17th.


    Thank you for your continued support.

    ILEHA Board of Directors