We are very sad to announce the vote on the Amended and Restated Master Deed & Bylaws has failed again.
The ballots asking Co-owners to vote on the proposed amendments to our governing documents were counted on Tuesday, October 4th by volunteer Co-owners. The results are as follows:
YES Votes: 400 — NUMBER NEEDED TO PASS: 436
NUMBER OF HOMEOWNERS THAT DID NOT VOTE: 221
WE LOST BY ONLY 36 VOTES!…So close, yet so far away.
Thank you to all the special volunteers that had donated hundreds of hours between them by calling homeowners, placing the “Remember To Vote” signs throughout the community, and for reaching out to their neighbors, and explaining over and over without complaint why voting YES is so important.
We also want to thank every homeowner that voted, even while dealing with family emergencies, and other life challenges.
Finally, to our YES voters, please be ready and keep your finger on that YES Button and your thoughts on success, and next year we will finally get the successful ending we have been working so hard for!!
G & H LAWN CREW – NEW WORK SCHEDULE
Lawn crews will begin the weekly mowing after they have completed the
spring clean-up of leaves and sticks.
Once the weekly lawn maintenance begins, the lawn crew will be working on-site
The lawn crew will be going back to their original work schedule, and
will again be working on-site 8 hour days, 5 days per week.
Also, a reminder to remove items in the path of mowers, such as
toys, picnic tables, grills, water hoses, solar lights, wade pools, etc.
It is the owner’s or occupant’s responsibility to remove all litter and pet waste from your yard.
The lawn crew will NOT go on your lawn to do spring clean-up or weekly lawn maintenance until ALL dog waste has been removed.
NEW IN 2022
Due to the escalating cost of fertilizer, there will only be one application of weed-kill & fertilizer this year.
The 24th Annual Community-wide Yard Sale
will be held on June 3rd, 4th and 5th
Beginning May 1st, there will be a sign-up sheet in the office
if you would like to be included on the Garage Sale permit list.
The cost is still only $3.00 to participate and covers
the cost of advertising and materials as well as a port-ta-pot at Central Park.
Yard Sale signs, ribbons and balloons will be available at the office beginning May 1st.
Contact the office for more information.
The Villages of Oscoda, HOA has been carefully monitoring the Covid-19 recommendations from the CDC.
After careful consideration, the Board is happy to announce the following:
ALL CLUBHOUSE RENTALS FOR MEETINGS, PARTIES
OR OTHER PLANNED EVENT GATHERINGS
WILL RESUME MAY 1, 2022
We still need to pass the Amended and Restated Consolidating Master Deed & Bylaws!
The Board is asking for input from Co-owners on what they didn’t like about the proposed amendment, and what changes they would like to see on the next proposed amendment vote that would get them to return the ballot and vote YES. This information will help guide the new Board on how to proceed with getting the necessary updates approved by the members
So, to help us understand and share information, we have launched our new
The Villages of Oscoda HOA
All homeowners and tenants are invited to join, to voice their opinions, and post helpful information and fun pictures.
Look for The Villages of Oscoda HOA on Facebook.
A Reminder to all Co-owners who are leasing their units.
Per Article 1, Section 4(a)(viii) the Board of Directors has the authority to make rules and regulations in accordance with Article VI and Article VII of the by-laws.
Article VII, Section 25 gives the definition and explanation of leasing units. It also states that
“Notice of any lease, together with such additional information as may be required by the Board, shall be given to the Board by the Co-owner within ten (10) days of execution of the lease. Such Co-owner must make available to the lessee copies of the Condominium Documents…”
The board feels this is a very important part of the requirements of Co-owners who are leasing their units.
On November 10, 2015, the board of directors voted unanimously to place fines on any Co-owner who fails to submit a Rental Packet and accompanying lease for their units within 10 days of the execution of the lease.
The fine schedule will go as follows: The Co-owner must submit the Rental Packet and lease for the unit within ten (10) days of the execution of the lease or a $25.00 fine will be assessed to their account.
Should the Co-owner fail to submit the Rental Packet and lease within 30 days after the lease has been executed, there will be an additional $25.00 fine and will continue to accrue a $25.00 fine every 30 days following that until the rental packet and lease has been submitted. The Co-owner will have an opportunity to a hearing with the Board of Directors at the next regularly scheduled monthly Board meeting, should the co-owner wish to dispute the fine or to explain why the Rental Packet and/or lease was not submitted
within the required time frame.
Do you have enough dwelling coverage?
Here is a link to assist you in making sure you have enough homeowners dwelling insurance coverage. The Board of Directors has set the standard that all units in multi – dwelling buildings must have a minimum of $113.00 per square foot in dwelling coverage on your unit. This change went into effect in January of 2016. If you have additional structures, like a garage, remember to add that to your policy also. Single Family Dwellings must submit proof of insurance on any shared structures.
NEW PROCEDURES FOR SEWER REPAIRS
The Association now has a new Service Agreement with Oscoda Septic to handle all sewer back-up issues for the Villages of Oscoda. If you experience a sewer back-up:
1.) Call the Water Department and ask them to send someone out to check the “main” sewer collection line. Water Dept. main line: 989-739-7532. After hours Emergency ONLY: 989-362-1430.
2.) Call the office (989-739-4915) to report the sewer back-up. The office will contact Oscoda Septic. They will come out to resolve the problem and they will bill the Association directly.
3.) For after-hours or weekend emergencies (when the office is closed) call Oscoda Septic Directly at: 989-739-0000
4.) If it is determined that the back-up resulted from:
a.) Flushing items that shouldn’t be flushed (i.e. cigarette butts, feminine products, wet wipes, etc.)
b.) If inappropriate items sent through the garbage disposal.
c.) If the back-up occurs in a sewer line or part of a sewer line for which the Association is not responsible to maintain, the cost of the repair will be charged back to the co-owner(s).
5.) It can be costly to clean and replace items destroyed when a back-up occurs. You may want to contact your insurance company and ask if you have sewer back-up protection/coverage.
FREE Refrigerator Magnets
with phone numbers to call in the event of a sewer backup is available
at the office for homeowners and tenants.
RUBBISH REMOVAL GUIDELINE
Please make sure you are putting your garbage out in trash cans with lids or at least use BLACK trash bags. The critters, birds, and other wildlife are attracted to the white trash bags and will tear into those bags and spread the garbage throughout the neighborhood. All trash must be placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m. Monday morning
Please keep the following guidelines in mind:
Place trash out by the curb as early as possible on the day of pick-up to make sure that it gets picked up.
There is a limit of six (6) trash can and/or trash bag limit per week as well as a maximum limit of 50 lbs per bag or can. YOUR GARBAGE CAN OR BAG WILL NOT BE PICKED UP IF IT IS OVER THIS LIMIT.
Black bags seem to attract less animals and birds than the white bags.
If an animal gets into your garbage, YOU are responsible and required to clean up the garbage in your yard and your neighbors.
Let’s all work together to keep our community a beautiful place to live and visit.
We have WiFi available at the Clubhouse. We also have a PC desktop computer for the homeowners to use out in the clubhouse. Any resident who would like to use it, check in at the office for a password! There is also a lending library as well as books, puzzles and games for the kids. Come in and check it out!
If any homeowner would like to schedule an activity at the Villages of Oscoda, HOA Clubhouse, just call the office (739-4915) or stop in. We have a calendar of Events in the office with fun activities listed for anyone to join in. Come on in and join in on the fun!
ACTIVITIES AT THE VILLAGES OF OSCODA, HOA CLUBHOUSE:
Mondays – Pinochle – 12:30 p.m.
Mondays and Wednesdays – Chair Yoga – 5:30 p.m.
Fridays – Pinochle – 12:30 p.m.
Please feel free to visit the Chamber of Commerce website at http://www.oscodachamber.com You will be able to see what all is going on in the Oscoda/AuSable area!
Iosco County Commission on Aging offers many services and activities. If you want information regarding their services, which include homemaking services, respite care, home delivered meals, and personal care, call them at the Oscoda office at 739-3781. These services are available to residents of Iosco County who are at least 60 years of age. No income eligibility is required.
Please remember to send all emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to have the monthly newsletter e-mailed to you, send us an email with your name, unit address and e-mail address and we will add you to our list!
You can also complete the section at the bottom of the page below and click on “Submit”. It’s that easy!