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Fife Lake Lakefront Property Owners Association (FLLPOA) is organized as a non-profit Corporation whose mission is to preserve, maintain and ensure the pristine quality of Fife Lake for generations to come.
Planning and implementation of programs are carried out by an elected board consisting of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and nine Directors.
FLLPOA holds its annual meeting in July each summer to elect officers and directors for the upcoming year.
In addition the board meets four times for planning and execution of projects and 30days prior to the annual meeting.
Fife Lake Membership:
a Friends of Fife Lake Membership do for you?
Association membership gives you a voice in addressing all issues affecting the quality of life on and surrounding Fife lake including:
Eurasian Milfoil Control
Gypsy Moth Control
Loon Nesting and protection
Water Quality Testing
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What is a friend of Fife Lake?
A friend of Fife Lake can be anyone who uses Fife Lake for boating, fishing, canoeing or vacation resorting and wants to make a difference when it comes to preserving Fife Lake's special natural qualities.
Stakeholders in the future of this beautiful lake are also the sons, daughters and grand children of owners who stand to inherit this exceptional landscape someday.
As a friend of Fife Lake you will have the right to offer your opinions at meetings, receive new of issues affecting the lake, and most importantly, assist the riparian owners in preserving Fife Lake for future generations to enjoy!
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Greetings from your Fife Lake Lakefront Property Owners Association
Board (FLLPOA)! What a year it has been. The season drew to a close
with a final milfoil treatment in early October. While there was still
milfoil in the lake at the end of the 2006 season Iím pleased to report
that the lake was useable throughout this past season unlike the 2005
summer season. A big thanks to all that voluntarily contributed both
financially and physically to this effort. The fall of 2006 saw the
creation of a Special Assessment District specifically to fund weed
control in Fife Lake. The two local townships agreed to form this
district but did not agree to everything the FLLPOA Special Assessment
Committee requested in its petition. The good news is your association
wonít be harassing you for more money every few months. The down side is
the local townships have taken full responsibility for the treatment
process and have hired a lake engineer, Progressive AE, who in turn
hired a chemical applicator named PLM. This all happened amid the
protests of your association board and the special assessment sub
committee. There is a glimmer of good news; the townships have agreed to
form an ad-hoc committee consisting of one person from Fife Lake
Township (Bob Meyer, also now deputy township supervisor in addition to
various other township duties), one person from Springfield Township
(Phil Sorenson) and one person from the FLLPOA Board (John Strobridge).
This committee will have oversight over this seasonís treatment process
and will report back to the two township boards regarding the results.
Feel free to show up at your township board meetings and observe how
your local government works! If you are a permanent resident of the Fife
Lake area consider getting actively involved in your township boards!
There are some folks that have questioned the continued need for a
lakefront owners association now that there is a Special Assessment
District in place. The answer is an emphatic yes, there is a need! The
mission has changed from fund raising and treating the lake to that of
oversight and caretaker of our assessment tax money. It is now more
important than ever to be a member of FLLPOA. The townships have the
mechanical responsibility we once had but we now have a responsibility
to insure our assessment tax dollars are being spent prudently and in
the most efficient way. This wonít happen unless we as riparian owners
stick together and speak with one voice. Many of you are not permanent
residents of the Fife Lake community and therefore have no voting power
in local elections. As a member of the association you at least have a
conduit to your local township government. Here is more good news! Your
Board has decided to wave all dues for the calendar season. It is our goal to get all 191 riparian owners signed on as
association members. Future yearís dues are anticipated to be no more
than $10, just enough to cover communication expenses.
We are seeking any and all persons interested in being FLLPOA board
officers and board members. If you have any interest at all in being
involved with the board please contact Jerry Cherwinski at
1-810-686-6505 and leave a message if no one answers or send an e-mail
We are also trying to compile a data base of all membership e-mail
addresses and telephone numbers. E-mail can speed up the communication
times and save money. Please respond to
firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, lake address and telephone numbers
that you can be reached at throughout the year. If you donít have an
e-mail address please locate a friend or relative that does. Also keep
an eye on www.fifelake.com and
click on FLLPOA. We will try to keep this site up to date. See you in