2020 Fall Newsletter

Village Oaks Common Areas Association

Welcome to the Village Oaks digital newsletter, thank you for checking it out! In this newsletter, you will find details about our fall activities and neighborhood news. There are links to sign up and volunteer this fall for our events too.

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Halloween Party in the Park

Sunday, Oct. 18th, 2-4pm

22859 Brook Forest

Novi, MI


Join us for a spooky good time in the park! Halloween costume parade, costume contest, and a yummy Kona ice treat! Kona Ice treat is for all in the neighborhood to enjoy (no costume needed ;)

Stop by check-in to get your hand stamped for a Kona ice treat. All guests $3.00


RSVP:

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

VOCAA Fall 2020 Calendar

Oct. 14: Food truck tours - Heavenly Hotdogs

Oct. 18: Halloween Party in the Park – check the website and facebook page for details.

Oct. 21: Food truck tours - The Wizard Truck

Oct. 31: Halloween 6-8 pm - turn on your porch light if participating. Follow local health guidelines for social distancing, mask-wearing, and candy safety. https://cityofnovi.org/Government/City-Services/Parks,-Recreation-and-Cultural-Services/Engage!-Recreation-Guide.aspx

Nov. 4: Food truck tours - Captians Wood-Fired Pies

Nov. 11: Food truck tours - El Cazo

Dec. 19: Christmas Party in the Park – check the website and facebook page for more details to come.

Movie Night in the Park has been lots of fun! Watch out for more pop up events in the park, weather pending!

Movie Night in the Park

Food Truck Tours

Thank you to everyone who has come out to the park and supported these small, yummy businesses! We are scheduled out through the fall season and will start back up late spring.


Please continue to come out these next few weeks!

Clubhouse Park

We have added new picnic tables. Please wipe down after use and remind kids that they are not to be climbed and/or jumped on.


Please throw away your garbage.

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Activities Volunteers Needed.

Email mailto:activities@vocaa.com if you are able to help with the Halloween Party or Christmas Party. Thanks!

Important VOCAA Neighborhood Information

Lake Residents

With the end of summer & the approach of fall, leaves will soon be coming down around our lakes. Residents are reminded that the lakes are not dumping grounds for leaves, lawn clippings, trash, or animal waste (yes, it was reported that one "good neighbor" was disposing of their dog's waste in the water!)


Plenty of organic matter will find its way into the water naturally, but using the lakes to dispose of anything adds unnecessary organic material to the water, which aggravates the algae problem we already face.


Please don't contribute to the algae growth, and advise your contractors.

If you see someone dumping leaves, grass clippings, animal waste, or anything else, you can report it to Novi Code Enforcement officers at (include the offending address) 248-735-5678. The City code 21-165 prohibits dumping anything in any body of water.

Fall yard waste

Yard waste is collected once per week from the first Monday in April through the Friday of the last week in November.


Yard waste includes plant material such as leaves, grass clippings, small twigs, prunings, shrub clippings, garden materials, old potting soil, pumpkins, dirt incidental to minor plantings or edging of lawns, small shrubs with dirtball removed, branches, brush, flowers, roots, wood waste, and other material commonly thrown away in the course of maintaining yards and gardens. This includes sod and other biodegradable matter. This does not include soil, any garbage, food, plastic, synthetic fibers, lumber, human, or animal waste.


All bundles of yard waste are not to exceed 4 feet in length, must be bundled using string, cannot exceed 18 inches around, and cannot weigh more than 60 pounds.

Place yard waste into a paper yard waste bag or reusable container no larger than 35 gallons. Yard waste placed in plastic bags will be left uncollected by Waste Management.

Free, self-adhesive yard waste stickers can be obtained from the Novi Department of Public Works or the Novi Civic Center.

Clubhouse Parking Lot

The parking lot is for those who rent out the clubhouse or are using the pool. NO overnight parking or overflow parking for your residence allowed. Violators will be towed.

Speed Limit

The neighborhood speed limit is 25mph. Please remind all those in your household about this. As the weather gets warmer, more neighbors will be out walking and riding bikes. Please go SLOW and remember that we do not have sidewalks.

Bike Riders and Walkers

Please remember to ride your bike or walk on the side of the street. Parents, please remind your children of this as many kids like to ride their bikes in the middle of the road. Let's be courteous to all!

Clubhouse Dumpster

The dumpster is for use of the VOCAA Clubhouse and Pool ONLY!!! All residents are now billed through their summer and winter taxes for trash removal. Please place items at the side of your driveway and do not dump it into the dumpster.

Dogs

Per The City of Novi, all dogs must be walked on a leash. Any residents having issues with this may contact the non-emergency line of the police department. And please pick up your dog poop!

Boats, RVs, Commercial Vehicles

Remember that these items are not allowed to be stored in driveways or on the street for more than 72 hours. This is directly addressed in our Homeowners Covenants and City of Novi ordinances, so please abide by them.


All of the subdivision covenants and bylaws are located on the website for residents to view and print if needed.

The VOCAA Clubhouse

The Clubhouse is still currently closed. Contact the Clubhouse office for information.

Village Oaks Common Areas Association

Board of Directors

Kendall Joy……………………………..…........Chairman

Gary Gaughan ……………………...............Vice Chairman

Sal Portuesi........................................Secretary

Dave Staudt.......................................Treasurer

Matt Christopherson.........................Board Member

Julie Endres.......................................Board Member

Kathy Fenchel……………………..…...........Board Member

Shirley George...................................Board Member

Judy Halvorsen.................................Board Member

Maggie Harder..................................Board Member

Jennifer Loiselle...............................Board Member

Kadria Portuesi.................................Board Member

Jason Roller......................................Board Member

Katie Soboleski.................................Board Member

Jay Sowders.....................................Board Member

Committee Chairs

Activities..........................................Jennifer Loiselle

Architectural Control........................Sal Portuesi

Facilities...........................................Julie Endres

Lakes………........................................Gary Gaughan

Pool..................................................Matt Christopherson

Public Relations………………..…...........Jason Roller

Clubhouse & Commons Areas

Business and Facilities Manager………..Jim Eagan

Business Office Hours

Monday......................................9:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday.....................................................CLOSED

Wednesday................................9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday ...................................9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday, Saturday & Sunday........................CLOSED

IMPORTANT CITY OF NOVI CONTACT NUMBERS

Contact the Novi Ordinance Enforcement Officers 248-735-5678 with questions or concerns regarding:


Graffiti, fences, weeds or un-mowed lawns, dumpster or storage containers, litter and storage of trash receptacles, inoperable, unlicensed or scrap vehicles, commercial vehicles parked in residential zone, zoning violations, home occupations, recreational vehicle storage, public sidewalk snow removal, firewood storage, compost piles, excessive pets (more than 3 dogs or cats/dwelling), failure to pick up animal waste, soil erosion and runoff, open and/or unsafe structure.


Contact the Novi Department of Public Service 248-735-5640 with concerns regarding Maintenance of City Streets and Traffic Devices, Water, and Sewer issues.