The Boil Water Alert for Oscoda has been cancelled effective 2/1/24 per the Oscoda Water Department.  




G&H Lawn Services is no longer providing lawn care service for The Villages of Oscoda, HOA. A new lawn service company, Clean Cut Lawn Care, LLC, will be the new contractor providing lawn care service for the Association. They are based right here in Oscoda. Lawn crews will begin with the spring clean-up of leaves and sticks. Service will start on March 25th, weather permitting.

Yard waste pickup will begin on Friday, March 31st. There is still a weekly limit of 5 bag/bundle combination. As a reminder, bags must under 30lbs. and bundles (such as tree limbs or branches) will be limited in size to a maximum of 4 feet in length and 2 feet in circumference. Yard waste should only be set at the curb on the morning of pickup.

Please keep in mind that this new company will need time to learn the layout of the community and to develope a system that will enable them to complete every home on a weekly basis. Your patients and understanding during this time will be greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the office to address any concerns that may arise. Once the weekly lawn maintenance begins, the lawn crew will be working full-time with a crew supervisor on-site daily.

Please remember to remove all items in the path of mowers, such as

toys, picnic tables, grills, water hoses, solar lights, wade pools, etc.

Please note:

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.

Due to the escalating cost of fertilizer, there will only be one application of  weed-kill & fertilizer this year.



The Villages of Oscoda monthly Association dues will increase to $76.00 per month

effective January 1, 2024.   

Check out the Association’s newsletter, “The Village Chatter”, for more details.





                                                      THE RESULTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:                                       

YES Votes = 408    NO Votes = 31    Invalid ballots = 3






In the August/September edition of “The Village Chatter”,

the calendar of events on page 5 lists the Annual Picnic 

scheduled for August 19th. This event has been cancelled.


In August we will be voting on the Amended & Restated Consolidating Master Deed and Bylaws. For the most part, we are voting on the same documents we had last year with two major changes:

The first change has to do with the Master Deed which added the Office Area and Freedom Park to the legal description as a General Common Element. It also adds quit claim deeds for the RV Lot, Freedom Park and the Office area. Each area will have its own Article which you can reference once you receive your packet.

The second has to do with the Revised Bylaws. The major change is in the Leasing Section. The language in this section has been updated to not only reflect the Michigan Condo Act, but to reflect the wishes of the Co-owners and the landlords, who have been working together in the ORC Committee. Again you will be able to see these changes when you receive your packet.

The vote on our new documents will begin in August. As a reminder, we lost the vote last year by only 36 votes. We are hoping to pass the new documents this year. There have been many dollars and countless volunteer hours put into the massive effort of updating our Bylaws. We need 66 and 2/3% of voters to pass these critical documents. Please help us by talking with your neighbors and passing our governing documents this year. Remember, if you don’t vote, you have voted NO. So, please, when you receive your package in August, send your ballot back to the office.

As we did last year, we will begin calling Co-owners for their ballots after the packets have gone out. If you don’t want a call, vote early.

If you don’t want to vote when you receive your ballot, appoint a Proxy Holder, which is included in your voting packet.

Your neighbors will thank you for it!




Waste Management is moving to “Automated Trash Collection” company wide. This includes the Villages of Oscoda, HOA beginning June 26, 2023. The “Automated Collection” uses standardized wheeled, lidded carts specially designed for collection vehicles with robotic arms that pick up and empty carts.

To make this transition, Waste Management will deliver a 96-gallon trash cart to your residence during the week of June 19th.

If you need an extra 96-gallon cart, please contact Waste Management Customer Service at (866) 797-9018. Additional carts are $12.56 per cart per month and will be billed directly by Waste Management to each resident that requests an extra cart.

If you find that the new 96-gallon carts do not fit in the trash shed for your residence, or if the size is more than you need or can handle, you have the option of choosing a 64-gallon trash cart. Please contact the Association office at (989) 739-4915 to switch out your 96-gallon cart for the smaller one. 

If you are not a full-time resident, please contact the Association office to make arrangements to have your new trash cart delivered to your residence. 

Please keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • Place trash cart out by the curb by 6:00 a.m. Monday morning or as early as possible on the day of pickup to make sure that it gets picked up.


    The use of other containers placed at the curb (such as trash bags, store purchased trash containers, boxes, etc.) will not be picked up.        

  • All trash must be bagged and fit inside the cart with the lid firmly closed.  

  • Place carts at least 3 feet apart and 3 feet away from obstacles (such as trees, cars, mailboxes, etc.)                                                                                 

  • Residents are permitted to put their address on the cart using a marker or with stickers (like what is used on mailboxes). Waste Management owns the carts and ask all residents NOT to use paint as it makes the carts unsightly when at the curb. 


  • If you would like Waste Management to dispose of your old trash can(s), simply place the old, EMPTY trash can at the road next to the new cart with a sign or note taped to it indicating that you want to have it thrown out. The note can say “TRASH” or “DRIVER PLEASE TAKE” for example.

  • After trash pickup, trash carts are required to be stored out of view from the road and surrounding units.

  • All trash carts have a serial number assigned to the unit address. When you move, the trash carts should remain with the unit. 

  • Units in the 4-plex area will need to trim the bush by the storage shed in order to get the trash cart in and out.                                                         

Let’s all work together to keep our community

a beautiful place to live and visit.









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

Facebook Group.


Group Name:

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.  

Click on the link embedded here for more information.




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.



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!



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: office@voohoa.net

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!