2021

October 2021

Temporary Gardens – Based on Homeowner feedback, the Board has approved guidelines for Temporary Gardens for the 2022 growing season. As this this the first time such guidelines have been published, the Board will reevaluate on an annual basis adapting as necessary. Please review the Guidelines HERE.

Annual Meeting – The Country Creek Homeowners Association will be holding its Annual Meeting Tuesday, November 16, 2021. The meeting will be held in the Cafeteria of Delta Kelly Elementary School (Northwest corner of Adams and Gunn Roads). Registration will begin at 7:00 PM with the meeting commencing promptly at 7:30 PM. Please click HERE for an electronic version of the Annual Meeting Mailout.

GFL Service Issues – If you have had any service issues or disruptions with GFL (Garbage, Recycle, Yard Waste or Bulk Item Pickup) and you have not been able to resolve your issue with GFL directly within a one week period, please contact Angela Phillips at In Rhodes Management, Inc. (248) 652-8221 ext 140 or angela@inrhodes.com for further help with your issues.

August 2021

Pathways – Recently all of the Country Creek owned pathways (those along Silver Bell, Adams, Kern and County Crossing) had their cracks filled and surfaces Sealcoated. By completing this biennial maintenance, the community can avoid the much larger expense of replacing the pathways. Enjoy the smooth surfaces!

May 2021

Peacock Shot with Arrow – It has been brought to our attention that someone has used a bow and arrow to kill a peacock in the neighborhood. This is totally unacceptable and and a dangerous act. Any nuisance animals must be handled by professionals. Additionally if anybody has information on who did this, please contact the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

April 2021

Get Cleaning, Community Garage Sale Coming! – Based on resident feedback, Country Creek and The Woods will be holding a Community Garage Sale Thursday June 3rd through Saturday June 5th. Signs will be posted at our entrances two weeks prior to make people aware.

Kern Entrance Sign – We are happy to announce that the Kern entrance sign for Country Creek has finally be updated to match the Silver Bell and Adam’s entrances.

McMillan Court Cul-de-sac – The improvements to the cul-de-sac in McMillan Court have been completed! We have already received feedback from homeowners on different streets requesting to be the next island to be updated! Take a stroll down the court and see for yourself!

2021 News Letter – Click HERE

Bulk Item Pickup – Good news!  Recently our contract was renegotiated and we were able to include one bulk item pick-up per week with your service.  Therefore, effective immediately you may place one bulk item per week at the curb with your trash. You no longer need to call GFL to schedule the bulk item pick-up.

March 2021

Cul-de-sac Island Improvements!!! – We are happy to advise the island in the cul-de-sac of McMillan Court will be renovated this spring. The final approval was given to the vendor and work will commence very soon! Below is a rough drawing of the plans, which will include 3 Ginkgo trees, shredded bark, an ornamental tree (added after the drawing was provided) and approximately 7 ledgestone pieces. We believe it will be a wonderful improvement to the north end of McMillan Court! Results from this remodel will help shape the rest of the islands and medians in the community in the coming years.

2020

December 2020

Trash and Recycling – Due to a recent merger, our Trash and Recycling is now being handled by GFL. Our previously negotiated bulk pickup of $20 per item remains. Please call GFL at (888) 895-8696 to setup your bulk pickup or Trash/Recycling can replacement.

Roads Update – Great News! All of the signature collections have paid off! RCOC is moving forward with our FREE quote for road repair/replacement. The following roads met the criteria for quote and are part of the study:

  1. MANCHESTER COURT
  2. WYNDAM COURT
  3. DUNBAR COURT
  4. DEER SPRINGS COURT
  5. LEXINGTON COURT
  6. McMILLAN COURT
  7. INVERNESS DRIVE
  8. WYNDAM LANE
  9. COUNTRY CREEK DIVE
  10. SOUTH CREEK DRIVE

September 2020

Phragmites – Weather dependent, starting next week (28SEP) PLM will be out in the community treating for Phragmites in common areas. Signs will be posted in the areas of treatment.

Yard Waste and Bulk Item Pickup – Advance Disposal has started their bulk pickup once again. Owners should call Advance Disposal at (888) 443-1717 to schedule bulk item pick up.

Site Maps – Maps of Country Creek and The Woods have been added to the ‘Bylaws, Forms and Communications’ page.


August 2020

Peacocks – The board has been informed about two nuisance Peacocks in the community. The Board has contacted local and state wildlife / animal control groups for guidance. At this time, homeowners may contact local pest or animal control companies to have them removed.  This is not an Association expense. A fellow community member has provide some alternative suggestions on how to deal with the peacocks including banging a bunch of pots together, using an air horn or pressurized air, and in the summer, use a hose. These actions must be done consistently, in order to create and environment that is not conducive to allowing the Peacocks to continue to inhabit our community.

Fences – In line with the by-laws there will be NO FENCES permitted in 2021 without prior Board approval. Letters will be mailed out shortly advising homeowners they have until 30NOV20 to remove the fence.

Road Repair –  Paperwork for many of the streets has been submitted to RCOC for free estimates.  We are waiting on a response from RCOC regarding the next steps.



April 2020

Spring News Letter – As mentioned in the Spring News Letter, this will be the last one mailed out to residents. Starting in 2021, all news letter will be sent via email and posted on this website.

Key updates from this year’s letter:

Mailbox Replacement – Does your mailbox look bad? Is it made of plastic? Is it leaning, faded, or falling apart? Upgrade
the curb appeal of your house by purchasing the same mailbox that many residents throughout the
subdivision have installed. We would like to have a uniform mailbox look throughout Country Creek and The
Woods. Unlike many of the subdivisions around us, our Association does not own or maintain the mailboxes.
The mailbox post is available in single, double and triple mailbox configurations. Additional information located HERE.

Road Repair – Requests for pothole or road repairs need to be directed to the
Oakland County Road Commission. Our roads are public roads that are owned by Oakland County. Because
our roads are not private roads, the Association does not have any responsibility to maintain the roads or
curbs within the community. Several of our roads are currently going through the road replacement process
with the Oakland County Road Commission. Please go to our website to read about this initiative to have
our roads replaced. This was an important topic that has been discussed during the last several Annual
Meetings. Please visit the Community Initiatives page for additional information.

A digital copy of this years letter can be found on the Bylaws Forms and Communications page.

Yard Waste and Bulk Item Pickup – Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, advance disposal is suspending all yard waste and bulk item pickup until further notice. Our Community contact at Advance Disposal suggests residents sign up for alerts; this will advise residences when they may put out yard waste again or schedule a bulk item pickup.  To signup for alerts click HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page and click the blue ‘Sign Me Up For Alerts’ button. It is suggested that residents store yard waste in a dry area until pickup.


March 2020

Street Sweeping – In early April we will have our streets swept and drainage basins cleaned. We do not yet have an exact date, but when we do we will post the information on this website. We will also send out a community email so you have time to move any cars parked on the road temporarily and be prepared for any loud noise that comes with the sweeper. If you would like to join the email list please send an email to Angela at angela@inrhodes.com.

Snow Plow Damage – If you have damage to your front lawn please contact Angela Phillips at In Rhodes Management. Our landscape company is obligated under contact to repair any damage to property caused by their services. Please call Angela at (248) 652-8221, ext. 140 or email her at angela@inrhodes.com. Be sure to include a description of the damage, your address and a picture of the damage would be great, too. To help prevent snow plow damage next year, please use the orange and yellow lawn stakes to mark the edge of the street in front, or on the side, of your house. The stakes help guide the snow plow drivers so they don’t run their plow on your grass.


January 2020

Waste Disposal – Do you need a new garbage can? Please email Julie Nitowski at Julie.Nitowski@advanceddisposal.com to initiate a can replacement. Be sure to mention ‘Country Creek’ in the email subject line. All information about our contract and community contact at Advance Disposal can be found on the About The Community Page. As a reminder Yard Waste pick-up is included on our contact and runs from the beginning of April through the end of November each year.


2019

November 2019

Road Repair Update – GREAT NEWS! The recent push by the Community to gain more signatures for the FREE road repair/replacement estimate has worked! We now have 10 streets that meet the minimum threshold to be considered for a FREE estimate from RCOC. Additional information about the road repair process can be found on the Community Initiatives page.

Streets that meet the 50% threshold and are in process of being submitted for quote:
Country Creek Drive – 10/19
Deer Springs Court – 4/8
Dunbar Court – 3/6
Inverness Drive- 18/35
Lexington Court – 5/7
Manchester Court – 3/5
McMillan Court – 7/13
South Creek Drive – 17/34
Wyndam Lane – 6/8
Wyndam Court – 5/7

If you see your street listed below, it currently does not meet the 50% threshold. Please encourage your neighbors to fill out and return the road repair interest form that was provided to you in your mailbox earlier this fall. If you have misplaced your letter, it is also located HERE. Please email or fax the completed form to our management company contact, Angela Phillips, at angela@inrhodes.com or (248) 652-0662.

Streets that do not yet meet the 50% threshold:
Ascot Court – 4/13
Bonniebrook Court – 1/9
Boxwood Court- 2/9
Chatford Court – 3/11
Deer Park Court – 4/9
Deer Springs Drive – 13/38
Sussex – 4/10
West York Court – 4/15
Woodcliff Court – 1/10


October 2019

Sprinkler Winterization: As in past years, Blueline Irrigation will be offering $35.00 flat rate winterization on irrigation systems at Country Creek on the following dates: 10/4, 10/11, 10/12, 10/18 and 10/19. If you are interested in taking advantage of this service, please email Blueline at bluelineirrigation@gmail.com or call them at (248) 565-8918.


September 2019

Public Rezoning Hearing – The Township of Orion to consider rezoning the land East of Squirrel and South of Silverbell on October 2, 2019 at 7:05 p.m. in the lower level of the Orion Township Hall, 2525 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, Michigan 48360 . For additional information please see the Township of Orion hearing notice located HERE.


Tired of all the Potholes on our roads??? The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is offering a program that offers FREE repair/replacement estimates for all qualifying roads. Learn how we can fix them HERE


Replacing your mailbox? Select the Community Approved Mailbox and be the envy of your neighbors! Find out more information HERE