Road Repair Update

We want to let everyone know that our subdivision road repairs started on Monday August 17th. It is anticipated that the repairs will be fully completed by Friday August 28th. Please note that due to our limited road repair budget we prioritize the most damaged sections of roadways each year. Please be careful, especially during the days when the heavy construction equipment is in use.

Be Careful of 3 People Posing as FBI Agents

Please be careful as there have been reported attempts to break into a West Bloomfield home by three individuals posing as FBI agents:

From The Detroit News:

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140516/METRO08/305160135#ixzz32HhEzkuo

West Bloomfield police are investigating an attempted break-in by people posing as federal agents.

Officers were called to a home in the 5000 block of West Bloomfield Lake about 7:45 p.m. Thursday. A resident said two men and a woman armed with black semi-automatic handguns and identifying themselves as FBI agents had tried to enter.

The residents called 911 and told the suspects police were en route. All three fled in a black Mercedes sedan with tinted windows.

The males are described as being in their 30s and a female in her 20s, all possibly of Middle Eastern descent. All three wore black clothing with “FBI” in blue letters.

Photo Gallery – Movie Night in the Park – 09/28/2013

It was a beautiful night for our first Movie Night in the Park event. We had a great turnout with somewhere around 100 people enjoying Hotel Transylvania on the 16 foot screen.

Welcome!

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2013 Dues Payments

Please remember your annual dues payment must be paid on or before March 1st of every year to avoid paying late fees.  The amount is due regardless of if an invoice is received.  The plan for 2014 is to email invoice links to each homeowner that the association has a valid email address on file for.  If you do not receive an invoice copy by January 15th please email Nicole Voorhees at woodlands_treasurer@yahoo.com or call (248) 953-7279 with any questions.

The annual dues amount is $400.00 and a check can be mailed to Woodlands of West Bloomfield HOA, PO Box 1030, Union Lake, MI  48387.

Memorial Fund

The Woodlands of West Bloomfield community was deeply affected by the sudden loss of the Mansour children over the summer.  Attached is a form for the homeowners that want to donate in memory of the children.  The Alexander and Gabrielle Mansour Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan will be a permanently endowed fund to support the West Bloomfield School District. Annual distributions from the Fund will support student enrichment programs or activities including art, dance or basketball, which were of particular interest to Alexander and Gabrielle. The Fund also includes a preference for such programs or activities that benefit students at Gretchko Elementary School, Scotch Elementary School, and Abbott Middle School, where the Mansour children attended or planned to attend school.

Pet Waste Station

This fall the Board will have a pet waste station installed in the common area off of Bloomfield Oaks.  The Board is asking all homeowners with animals to please be considerate and pick up after your pet.  The pet waste station will have bags available in an effort to keep our common areas clean and enjoyable for all of our residents.

Upcoming Events – September & October, 2013

Come and meet your neighbors…..save the date for the following events:

  • Neighborhood Watch & Board Meeting please joins us on Monday September 23rd at the Media Center in Gretchko for our 3rd Quarter Board Meeting.  We will start the meeting with Officer Rick from the West Bloomfield Police Department to discuss community safety and what we can do to help prevent future vandalism and break-in throughout our community.  This safety discussion will give homeowners tips on how to protect your home and property.
  • Oktoberfest & Movie in the Park scheduled for Saturday September 28th from 5 – 9 pm.  Bring lawn blankets and chairs.  There will be a G rated movie playing for the kids while the adults socialize and get to know the neighbors.  Euchre tournaments, sack toss games, and other activities will also be available.
  • Ladies Night Friday October 18th from 7 – 10 pm at Coyote Grill.  Come and have dinner and drinks and get to know the wonderful women of this community.  This will be the first of many more outings to come.  We are hoping that we can continue to hold these events every other month going forward.
  • Progressive Dinner Saturday November 9th from 5 – 9 pm.  This is an adult only dinner party with successive courses prepared and eaten at the residences of different hosts.  Sign up to hold the appetizer, main course, or dessert course at your house.  Registration must be made with Sara Ward at saraward7272@yahoo.com by October 15th.  There will be a minimal cost per person to cover the cost of the main dish.  All main dish courses will be ordered and delivered to that host house the evening of the party.