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- No latex paint.
- Do not mix liquids.
- Use original containers if possible.
- Stay in vehicle at drop-off and contractors will remove materials.
- For Otsego County Residents and landowners.
- Questions? Contact the Otsego County Conservation District at 989-732-4021.
On Friday, May 20, 2022 a devastating category EF-3 tornado hit our little town of Gaylord. Lake Arrowhead lies about 10 miles SW of Gaylord and we had no damage. If you would like to contribute to the recovery efforts, please see the following link for good advice and links to reputable charities that are already helping on the ground:
Better Business Bureau Provides Tips on How to Help with Gaylord Tornado Recovery
RECENT SOCIAL EVENTS
UPCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS
More information: Verified LAPOA members may join our private Facebook group for more information on our social events and to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lapoaprivate
Board of Directors Meetings
May 27, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. in the Campground.
May 27, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. in the Campground.
July 1, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pavilion in Anita’s Park. Hot dogs, burgers, beverages, and paper products will be supplied. Members and their guests are asked to bring a dish to share; or if you prefer, side dishes for your group. Lake Arrowhead T-Shirts & 50-50- Raffle tickets will be sold to support our Beautification Committee.
Annual Membership Meeting
Annual Membership Meeting: Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pavilion.
The Boat Launch Dock is normally scheduled to be installed as soon as the ice has melted (no later than May 1st) and is to be removed after Oct 15th. Other docks are scheduled to be installed by May 15th and removed after Sept 15th.
LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes
2022 Meeting Minutes
LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes 12-3-2022 APPROVED
LAPOA Special Executive Board Meeting Minutes 10-26-2022 APPROVED
LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes 10-1-2022 APPROVED
LAPOA Special Board Meeting Minutes 9-14-2022 APPROVED
LAPOA Special Board Meeting Minutes 8-19-2022 APPROVED
LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes 8-6-2022 APPROVED
LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes 7-2-2022 APPROVED
LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes 5-7-2022 APPROVED
LAPOA Special Board Meeting Minutes 3-7 -2022 APPROVED
LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes 2-5 -2022 Approved
2021 Meeting Minutes
LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes 12-4-2021 APPROVED
LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes 10-2-2021 APPROVED
Special Board Meeting Minutes 9-4-2021 APPROVED
LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes 8-7-2021 APPROVED
LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes 7-3-2021 APPROVED
LAPOA Annual Membership Meeting Minutes 7-3-2021 APPROVED
LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes 5-1-2021 APPROVED
Special Board meeting Minutes 2-6-2021 APPROVED
2020 Meeting Minutes
Special Board Meeting Minutes 12-5-2020 APPROVED
10-3-2020 LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes
9-5-2020 LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes
LAPOA Annual Membership Meeting Minutes 9-5-2020 APPROVED
8-1-2020 LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes
6-20-2020 Special Board Meeting Minutes
5-28-2020 Special Board Meeting Minutes
5-2-2020 Special Board Meeting Minutes
2019 Meeting Minutes
12-7-2019 LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes
10-5-2019 LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes
9-21-2019 Special Board Meeting Minutes
8-3-2019 LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes
7-6-2019 LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes
7-6-2019 Annual Membership Meeting Minutes
5-4-2019 LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes
2018 Meeting Minutes
2017 Meeting Minutes
12-2-2017 LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes
10-7-2017 LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes
8-5-2017 LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes
7-1-2017 LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes
7-1-2017 Annual Membership Meeting Minutes
5-6-2017 LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes
3-25-2017 Special Board Meeting Minutes
2016 Meeting Minutes
2015 Meeting Minutes
12-5-2015 LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes
10-3-2015 LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes
8-1-2015 LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes
8-1-2015 Amendment to Board Meeting Minutes
7-4-2015 LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes
7-4-2015 Annual Membership Meeting Minutes
5-2-2015 LAPOA Board Meeting Minutes
2014 Meeting Minutes
Latest News & Announcements
Keep apprised of all the news! LAPOA information is posted on this website, in newsletters, and at the mailboxes. The most current news can be found on our Facebook and Nextdoor pages.
As of September 2021, Nextdoor has 358 Lake Arrowhead members. In recent years, Nextdoor changed us from a “Lake Arrowhead only” social site to one that is linked to “Nearby Neighborhood” one of which is Lakes of the North. You can adjust your settings for privacy and to limit what people out of our Lake Arrowhead neighborhood can see.
Lake Arrowhead updates are also posted on Facebook. You will need to open a free Facebook account to join in on the Lake Arrowhead FB page. Unlike Nextdoor, Facebook is open to everyone. Lake Arrowhead now has a PRIVATE FACEBOOK PAGE for verified LAPOA members. Here you can find detailed information on our social events and RSVP as well: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lapoaprivate
Accounting Agent Job Announcement
The Accounting Agent position has been filled.
Lake Arrowhead Property Owners Association currently has an opening for the contract position of Accounting Agent.
According to the bylaws, this position is currently only open to members of the LAPOA. This position is a part time paid contractor position working an average of 11 hours per week, but hours vary week by week. The main responsibilities of this position are to pay all LAPOA expenses, create and send reports to chairpersons, balance bank statements, prepare and mail annual billings, prepare and file 1099’s, assist with creating annual budgets, complete forms as requested. The qualifications are experience in bookkeeping/accounting or similar, experience with QuickBooks is highly desirable, ability to work independently, flexibility, and ability to partner with other contractors and the LAPOA Treasurer. This position reports directly to the LAPOA Treasurer and indirectly to the LAPOA Board of Directors.
Please submit a letter of interest and your resume to the LAPOAoffice@gmail.com, or they can be put in the LAPOA drop box, or given to the Office Manager during office hours, no later than Aug 24, 2022.
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
LAPOA has purchased an Automated External Defibrillator for use in a sudden cardiac arrest event. For more information about this life saving equipment click here: About Our AED
For a 20 minute demonstration on using an AED see: https://americanaed.com/dvd/onsite
For information on local emergency medical services, see our Local Resources page.
LAPOA Board of Directors Election Results 2022
We are happy to announce that board members Paul Cutting, Judy Race, Dave Johnston, and Dan Burroughs have been re-elected to the LAPOA board. Rejoining the board is Dana Stubli, and Brandon Sears has been elected to the board for his first term. Carolyn Wright is our new board President and Paul Cutting is our Vice President. Thank you to our out-going board member Mary Davignon for her nine years of service on the board as secretary and to all those who attended and contributed to today’s meeting and picnic. It was a wonderful day in the neighborhood! Happy 4th of July everyone!
At the Special Board Meeting held on May 28, 2020, the Board of Directors unanimously agreed that the Association would follow legal requirements and abide by the current Executive Orders, State, and Health Department directives in regards to our Pool and Campground. Although we are a private community, we are licensed by the State of Michigan for our Campground and Pool. Violating the executive orders is unlawful, could elicit fines, endanger our licenses, and we are informed could potentially make void our liability insurance in case of an accident.
Fireworks can be lots of fun once in a while. They are just tiresome when they are going off night after night, disturbing the peace of a whole community. Please be considerate of your neighbors who may have to get up for work in the morning. All of us need our rest. Although Lake Arrowhead is a private community, we are subject to Federal, State, and local laws. Fireworks are permitted:
-Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. on Jan. 1
-The Saturday and Sunday before Memorial Day until 11:45 p.m.
-June 29 – July 4 until 11:45 p.m.
-Also, July 5 ONLY if that day is a Friday or Saturday, until 11:45 p.m.
-The Saturday and Sunday before Labor Day until 11:45 p.m.
Trash Compactor Project
At a special meeting on September 21, 2019, the LAPOA Board of Directors voted to replace our trash compactor which is beyond repair. For information about the project see: Trash Compactor Project Q&A 10-11-2019 The project was completed despite rain and snow in December 2019. We thank all those who contributed to the project.
History & Original Documents
American Central Corporation was the original developer of the land that has become Lake Arrowhead. A gentleman by the name of Al Lancaster was here from the beginning of LAPOA. Mr. Lancaster served the Association well for many years as president, historian, and in other capacities. Connie Stubli, came into possession of several boxes of documents that had been held by Mr. Lancaster. Connie spent many, many, hours over several months sorting through all the documents. For Connie, this was a labor of love. Her work resulted in eight binders of historic documents that are now organized and kept in the Office Building. Thank you Connie for all your hard work!
LAPOA members may browse through “The Al Lancaster Collection” of documents during regular Office Hours. These binders of original documents are precious to our Association and may not be borrowed or removed from the Office Building. Thank you again Connie! Many generations of our members will appreciate this wonderful gift.
Northern Michigan Snow Totals
Northern Michigan Snow Totals Snow amounts vary greatly. This graph is an average of snowfall measurements around Gaylord and other Northern MI cities. To get Snowfall results from the NWS Passenheim Rd. weather station (closest to Lake Arrowhead) go to: http://w2.weather.gov/climate/xmacis.php?wfo=apx and look for the Gaylord WSO weather station. Then choose Accumulation graphs, adjust the dates, and choose Snowfall as the variable.