Sunflower Homes Monthly Newsletter

June 2023

Sunflower Village Homeowners Association

Office Hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 AM to 3 PM
Wednesdays from 5 to 7 PM

Upcoming Events and Activities

  • June 19 - Swim Lessons Begin
  • June 21 Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
    (3rd Wednesday) Hanford Clubhouse
  • July 19 Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
    (3rd Wednesday) Hanford Clubhouse

Keeping you up-to-date

Below you will find a few documents from the SVHA we think you may find of interest

As always, if you have any questions, please let us know at or call 734-453-2022.

Past Financial Reports and General Meeting minutes can be found on the Sunflower Website, click here to view them.

We are in need of Zone Reps to help deliver the Sunflower Newsletter 4 times a year

Delivering the routes generally takes about 15-30 minutes to complete.

There are specific routes that need reps:

  • Route D10: 46346 Briargate – 46418 Briargate, 46435 Creekside -- 46526 Creekside, and 7061 Newgate – 7200 Newgate

  • Route B8: 46497 Maidstone – 46836 Maidstone

  • Route C9: 6610 Marshall Rd – 6808 Marshall, 6608 Whitehurst and 1051 Whitehurst

We are always looking for back-up Reps if that might be a role you would consider. Please email or call 734-453-2022 if you would like to volunteer. Thank you for your consideration.

Yeah!! The Pools are open!

Team Work is how we accomplish things around here!

The SVHA Board would like to extend huge kudos to all those individuals who hurdled numerous challenges to accomplish getting the pools open on time this year.

The below list is not all-encompassing, but will give you an idea of what had to be addressed:

Thank you to Chico Rodriquez, Vice President and Chairman of the Procurement Committee.

  • Researching Companies to Open and Close the pools this year
  • Researching companies to supply chlorine and muratic acid supplies. We are happy to announce that our Chlorine supplier has a recycling program in place where they will pick up empty chlorine bottles and recycle them.
  • Securing quotes for cement work to be done around the Hanford Pool at the close of this season
  • Securing quote for replacement of a loose coping stone at the Hanford Pool and monitoring this until completion.
  • Securing quotes for approval for the leaks found in both the Hanford and Gainsborough Pool and monitoring this until completion.
  • Securing quotes and managing the repairs of pool filters at both the Hanford and Gainsborough pools.
  • Securing a contractor to repair the boilers at both pools. These boilers are the heart of the warm water that is pumped into the pools and supplied to the sinks and showers.

Thank you to Bill Muse for volunteering to take courses to receive his Certified Pool Operating License. A Certified Pool Operator (CPO) is someone who operates a public swimming pool or spa. These professionals are responsible for pool safety, maintenance, cleaning, management, expansion, and more. Be sure to give Bill a shout-out if you see him around the neighborhood or working on the Pools.

Thank you to Trent Preister who has accepted the Director of Pool Operations position this year. In this role, Trent will draw upon his years of experience at the SVHA pools and oversee the day-to-day operations of our pools and the lifeguards. If you have any questions or comments you would like to share, you can contact Trent at As part of this position, Trent has also secured his CPO License to assist in the operation of the pools. If you see Trent in the neighborhood or at the pools, please take a moment to thank him for his tireless efforts. The Board appreciates him and all the lifeguards on staff!

Thank you to Melissa Lichtman, the SVHA office staff, and Trent Priester for overseeing the hiring of guards for this pool season.

Thank you to the pool staff who have stepped up to help with swim lesson registration, cleaning the pool bathroom and shower areas, setting up the pool furniture around the pools, cleaning the pool decks, and a multitude of other efforts behind the scenes! These are some amazing young adults! We so appreciate their dedication and enthusiasm!

Thank you to our amazing SVHA Office staff for organizing all the details necessary to provide support to everything mentioned above plus creating all necessary documentation for use at the pools.

Finally, Thank you to Melissa Lichtman for her hours and hours of effort and her expertise in management. (She did not want to be mentioned - sorry Melissa, you deserve recognition too).

Swim Lesson Registration

Please bring your swim Lesson Registration Form and payment to the Hanford Office during normal business hours.

All registrations are now considered late and will be charged the late registration fee at sign up.

Late Registration: May 31 after 12 pm - June 15 @ 12 p.m.


You can download and print the Swim Registration Form here.

Cost for a Two-Week Session (Monday-Thursday):

  • Late Registration for Residents: $70.00 per student per session
  • For Non-Residents (based on availability): $70.00 per student per session fees are due at the time of registration
  • Checks should be made out to "Sunflower Village Homes Association"

Clubhouse Rental Reminders

Clubhouse rentals this year are filling fast and with Graduation season approaching this month, we wanted to highlight a few items from the Rental Contract as friendly reminders:

  • Please do not ask for early access to the Clubhouse. Per the contract, The Renter has access to the building at 9:00 A.M. the day of the rental. The clubhouse must be vacated by 11:00 P.M. Sunday through Thursday and by 1:00 A.M. Friday, Saturday, and Holidays. Set-up and clean-up must occur during these hours. Access to the building prior to the day of your rental (meaning no sooner than 9 a.m. on the day of your rental) is subject to losing half the Security Deposit.
  • Not emptying all trash cans, kitchen cleanliness, vacuuming floors, and wiping tables will result in deductions from your security deposit. We check the clubhouses between each rental for cleanliness and damage. Deduction fees are outlined in your rental agreement.
  • The Sunflower Homeowner who signs the Rental Agreement (hereinafter known as the “Renter”) is responsible for all the guests at the function. THE HOMEOWNER MUST BE PRESENT AT THE FUNCTION.
  • Keys - The week of the rental, the Homeowner must bring the appropriate Security Deposit to the Office during office hours. If a Homeowner is renting for a non-resident, the Security Deposit must be in cash or cashier’s check. The homeowner must be present at the rental. Access to the building is restricted to the day of your rental only. The keys must be left in the drop-box immediately following the rental.
  • Absolutely no smoking in the Clubhouses. Any costs for cleaning or damage caused by smoking in the clubhouse will be substantiated with a proper invoice and charged to the renter. If damage repair costs exceed the amount of the Security Deposit, the additional amount will be charged to the renter.

Thank you for adhering to the terms of your signed contract. Your diligence will help keep our clubhouses clean and undamaged for future renters.

HOA Updates from Canton Township Residential Yard Waste Collection

We have the following message posted on our Canton Township Government Facebook Page regarding GFL – in case you have not seen it we wanted you to have it:

  • GFL will be moving all residential yard waste collections to Saturday beginning the week of June 5. The first Saturday collection will be on June 10. GFL is making this change in an effort to remain current on residential garbage and recycling collections.
  • Curbside collection of garbage and recycling will remain the same, only yard-waste collections are moving to Saturday. This schedule will be in place through the end of July when it will be reevaluated for effectiveness.
  • All garbage, recycling, and yard waste must be placed at the curb by 6:30 am to ensure pick-up.

We really encourage you to follow the Canton Township Government Facebook page if you are on Facebook. It is a great source of timely information. In addition, we understand the frustration with GFL running behind but ask for your patience and trust as we navigate forward.

Our Municipal Services Department is in contact with GFL every day, and GFL also attended our Board meeting to answer questions from our Trustees on the resource issues they are facing and their plan for moving forward. Moving yard waste pickup to Saturday is a key part of that plan and should help the collection process go smoothly this summer.

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