Wrapped in mature
trees amid gently rolling hills, the Country Creek development is situated on 290 acres in
Oakland Township, Michigan. With almost one quarter of the subdivision devoted to green space,
ponds, and a meandering brook, its executive home sites represent the best blend of
country living with all of the amenities. The charm of community walking paths,
abundant green space and quiet streets--all conveniently located close to Rochester, Great
Lakes Crossing, Oakland University and with easy access to Interstate 75 make Country Creek a
great place to live.
Trash Can Pickup The former trash Service (Allied/Republic) failed to pick up and remove the “old” trash cans from the subdivision last week as we had been informed that they would.
We have now been assured it will be this Friday, August 26th. Please place your “old” can at the curbside for pick up and removal.
Any questions or issues please contact Keegan at Keegan@inrhodes.com or 248-652-8221
By-Laws Update Vote As our subdivision approaches its 21st birthday, it is time to update our neighborhood by-laws. Our subdivision consists of four phases, each developed separately by different builders, and the board and our attorney have identified a number of inconsistencies that need to be addressed.
Most importantly are what these changes do not do:
Does not change the way dues are collected or the way changes to dues are set
Does not increase or change board responsibilities
What the proposed change does make possible:
Aligns our bylaws with Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Acts
Allows homeowners to submit direct votes (rather than just proxies) via web site or other electronic means
Clarifies that “home offices” are not prohibited ‘at home businesses’
Reduces quorum requirements for required annual meetings
Allows board members to participate in meetings and proceedings electronically rather than physically in person.
Codifies the current practice of having board member terms staggered terms plus requires participation from both the Woods and Country Creek.
Makes all areas consistent and eliminates the language included for the benefit of the developers (since their involvement has ended).
Voting instructions are included in the HARD COPY LETTER (mailed on 8/11/16).
Annual Meeting Held A quorum of neighbors attended this years annual Association Meeting. We were joined by special guest Terry Gonser Oakland Township Supervisor.
Check the minutes here
Association Meeting (Date Change) The annual Association meeting will take place at Delta Kelly Elementary school on Monday, May 9, at 7 pm. We will be updating the residents on the improvements and updates planned for the subdivision.
Severe Weather Awareness Week and Tornado Siren Test While normally Oakland County tests the severe weather alert siren system on the first Saturday of each month,
since April 10-16 is Severe Weather Awareness week, the tests will be conducted to coincide with that week.
On Wednesday, April 13 at 1:30 PM, all of Oakland county's sirens and NOAA Weather Alert Radios will be activated in a
coordinated drill with the Rochester Public Schools, Homeland Security, FEMA and many local businesses.
If you have younger children, you may wish to explain the importance of these drills, and use the opportunity to practice taking shelter.
In 2014 there were 897 tornadoes reported in the United States, with 47 fatalities.
For great information on staying safe, the National Weather Service and Oakland County have some helpful information:
Hazardous Waste Old oil based paints and stains, lead batteries and electronic equipment can be properly disposed of at the Oakland County NOHAZ event. Collections will take place at North Sashabaw Elementary on May 21 and June 11 at Oakland University. Township residents pay $10 per vehicle. More information is available at www.nohaz.com
Christmas Tree Pickup You will need to request pickup of your tree. The service is free, but a special recycling truck is sent, so please contact Republic.
Pulte Update You may have noticed heavy trucks on Kern road, the Pulte company is beginning to work on their Bald Mountain development on the 237 acres where the golf course was previously located. As additional information becomes available, we will keep you updated.
Mailbox looking bad? If you are going replace your mailbox, please consider purchasing the mailbox style
which has been recommended for our subdivision. Amazon.com now carries the Salsbury mailboxes - at a great price--and
the best part is that it is as a Prime item Prime members get it with free shipping!
Here are the links to purchase the mailbox components yourself directly from Amazon:
Want to see the mailbox in person? Go to 3584 South Creek to see the color and size.
August 2015 News
Neighborhood Summer Picnic The first annual CCHA Summer Party was a success!
We hope you enjoyed meeting new neighbors or catching up with old friends. The weather was perfect!
If you didn't make it this year, we hope you'll put the first Saturday of August on your calendar for next summer.
We have several people to thank for helping to make our party a success. We couldn't have done it without them!
Thanks so much to the neighbors on Inverness Court for being gracious hostesses for this fun event!
A few neighbors on the court deserve a special thank you for allowing us to use their front yards and electricity for the band and inflatables...
thank you Filho Family, Williamson Family, and Ara Family! Thanks to Ruth Berklich with Keller Williams for donating a bounce house!
We also need to thank the amazing band Acoustic Madness for keeping the party rocking with their great entertainment!
We owe Chuck Dardas a huge thank you for his contribution and help in acquiring the band. Thank you to Andy Hester for donating fun toys for the kids at
the party and to the Kenny Family and Chuck Dardas for purchasing the Kona shave ice treats for all the kids. Thanks to Hungry Howie's for
discounting our pizza too. Last but not least a special thank you to the committee...Kylie Wood, Amanda Partridge and Paula Kenny!
Bylaw Consolidation The BYLAWs did not pass due to low participation. Although 97% of those who voted were in favor, the
current bylaws stipulate that 85% of the residents in good standing have to vote, and we came in about 75 votes short of what we need.
Because these changes are important, we will conduct another vote next year to see if we can get to the minimum.
Postage and Dues for next year We are in the process of negotiating a renewal for our garbage collection. Although the cost
has increased, we have not passed any of that on to the residents. As a part of managing these expenses, and setting in place the new contract, we
will likely be forced to adjust the dues. Some of that increase will be offset by adding a new discount for residents who provide their email address.
There will be more about that as we get close to the end of the fiscal year, and as we renegotiate our contracts. Your board is dedicated to
providing the best value and neighborhood appeal, but we have seen several years of vendor increases.
Pulte Completes Aquisition of Bald Mountain Golf Course The Pulte company will be breaking ground next spring on their Bald Mountain development on the 237 acres where
the golf course is presently located. As a part of the concessions granted to Orion Township, additional improvements in the safety paths along Silverbell, new ball fields
at the Jesse Decker Park, and a significantly lower density and additional retained green space all will mark this significant development. At the request of numerous
neighbors, Kern Road will not be paved, to help retain the rural feel of the area. The main subdivision traffic will be through a new Silverbell
entrance at Squirrel Road. As additional information is obtained we will post it on the site.
Advisories for Oakland (MIZ069) Michigan Issued by the National Weather Service at 8/24/2016 7:55:43 AM:
Advanced Disposal Advanced Disposal will be delivering new complimentary 96 gallon wheeled rubbish containers and 64 gallon recycling containers.
New Trash DAY! As a part of our transition to Advanced Disposal FRIDAY will be the new trash day for our subdivision. The first pickup will be Friday, August 19, 2016.
Oakland Township Planning Commission "The Oakland Township planning commission meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Oakland Township Hall, 4393 Collins Road, Rochester MI 48306."
Oakland Township Planning Commission "The Oakland Township planning commission meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 04, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Oakland Township Hall, 4393 Collins Road, Rochester MI 48306."
Oakland Township Planning Commission "The Oakland Township planning commission meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 01, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Oakland Township Hall, 4393 Collins Road, Rochester MI 48306."
Election Day "Electoral Information: Our subdivision is located in Precinct 5, and votes at Delta Kelly Elementary School on the corner of Gunn and Adams."
By Laws Voting Close date Voting on the subdivision by laws ends
Oakland Township Planning Commission "The Oakland Township planning commission meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 06, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Oakland Township Hall, 4393 Collins Road, Rochester MI 48306."