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Subdivision Annual Meeting of the Membership
The Pheasant View Board of Directors wishes to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who voted or attended the subdivision annual meeting of the membership held Monday, November 13, 2023. The meeting was held at the Canton Township Administration Building in lower-level meeting room B at 7:00 PM. The meeting was also made virtually available on zoom.
Reports recapping the past eleven months of activity were offered by . . .
President, Kevin Whitaker
Vice President, Tejkiran Singh
Secretary, James Hegarty
Treasurer, Mark Waldbauer
Roadway Manager, Donald Watson
Additional committee reports were given recapping the work performed from . . .
Pheasant Run Road Maintenance Association (PRRMA)
Architectural Review Committee
Subdivision Communication Coordinator
Topics that affect the entire membership were discussed. Discussed items of concern included the increase in cost and labor the subdivision has experienced from our contracted services. The increase in the 2023 annual assessment was very much needed to cover all our expenses and additionally fund the repair of our aging subdivision irrigation system and the repair of many mailboxes vandalized this past summer. Although we mostly experienced a wet summer, the money saved in watering was spent on tree trimming and tree removal on the berm, from several strong summer storms and a F-0 tornado. There is more detail about each item below on this news page. Most recently we have lost all electrical power to the Crowndale boulevard entry which is a PRRMA concern.
The Orders of The Day were to elect three (3) members to the Board of Directors for a two-year term. No write-in candidates or nominations from the floor were offered. The three (3) candidates presented on the ballots were therefore elected. Congratulations to Kate Borninski, James Hegarty, and Mark Waldbuaer. The election of officers for fiscal year 2024 will take place at the December regular Board meeting. The membership is invited to attend.
The budget and annual assessment amount for fiscal year 2024 will be approved at the January board meeting.
The annual meeting of the membership is the one time each year for everyone to be in one place to share concerns and express gratitude. The Pheasant View Homeowners’ Association membership’s input is needed to guide the direction the Board of Directors implements in the future months. Thank you to everyone who participated this year!
UPDATE: September 22, 2023
GFL UPDATED YARD WASTE COLLECTION SCHEDULE
GFL is no longer collecting yard waste on Saturday. All trash, recycling, and yard waste are now collected on Thursday. Yard waste will be collected through December 14, 2023. Leaves and other yard debris will not be collected until April 2024.
Please make sure all garbage, recycling and yard waste is placed at the curb by 6:30 am, on your regular collection day, to ensure pick-up. GFL will not pick up garbage or recycling that is placed past the sidewalk on private property. All recycling must be placed separately from your garbage on the opposite side of your driveway. For questions or more information on solid waste collection call GFL at 844/464-3587.
Acceptable yard waste items include grass clippings, leaves, yard and garden waste, pruning debris, wood debris, and brush. Unacceptable yard waste items include food scraps, animal waste, batteries, chemicals, and sod.
Twigs, branches, brush, pruning, and wood debris must be tied with heavy twine into bundles no longer than three feet, with branches not exceeding 1 ½ inches in diameter, and weighing no more than 50 pounds. Bundles are limited to six bundles a week.
Grass clippings, leaves, and garden waste must be placed in 30-gallon paper yard waste bags or 32-gallon reusable containers with sturdy handles marked “YARD WASTE.” Please note, dirt and clay are unacceptable yard waste items, if either are placed in the yard waste bag or receptacle, GFL will leave the yard waste behind.
Residents are advised that the oversized container rule also applies to yard-waste containers. Any container over 32-gallons and weighing more than 50 pounds will be left at the curb.
To view collection guidelines, visit www.canton-mi.org/216
Due to the recent devastating storm damage, Canton filed a state of emergency within 24 hours of the heavy rainfall that occurred last Wednesday, August 23, 2023, in order to open the possibility of a federal government state of emergency declaration. At that time, Canton did not know the full extent of the Township’s damage and began the process to secure any possible assistance available for our residents. Here is an update on the status of current state of emergencies.
Presently, there are no funds available to residents from Canton Township, the County, State, or Federal Government as a result of these declarations of emergency.
Residents and businesses must work with their insurance companies and remediation companies for water and/or wind damage in their particular situation.
If residents are in need of food, clothing, or assistance with carrying things out of their basement, please call 211 for volunteer assistance from 211 available resources.
Canton residents who experienced damage to their homes due to the recent high-impact storms who have not already participated in the door-to-door damage assessment are encouraged to submit a self-reporting survey with photos to help assess the damage throughout the township, which is available online at: Self-reporting surveyabout Important Canton Storm Damage Disaster Relief Information.
Currently, total damage assessments are still being collected through online self-reporting surveys, as well as door-to-door assessments in order to collect information as evidence for the Township’s declaration of emergency.
After the assessment is sent to the State, the State will determine if the damage across the state warrants a request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration.
Requests by the State for a Presidential Disaster Declaration are then reviewed by the federal government on a case-by-case basis.
If the declaration is approved, the federal government will then determine if public assistance (for government infrastructure), individual assistance (aid to individuals), and/or other forms of assistance will be made available.
If a Presidential Disaster Declaration is issued, additional information will be made available as soon as possible.
For additional information, visit https://www.canton-
Subdivision Mailbox Vandalism update
On the morning of Thursday, July 6th, the Board was notified by a homeowner on the northern end of Crowndale that their mailbox post had been vandalized and it was on the ground in pieces. We then received an email from another homeowner at the southern end of the subdivision reporting that their group of mailboxes had also been vandalized. Upon surveying the entire neighborhood, we determined four mailbox posts had been impacted (two on Crowndale, one on Southwick, and one on Stonebridge). While I was accessing the damage, a Canton Police Officer was cruising through our neighborhood as he had already been called by one of our homeowners. I flagged him down and let him know I represented the Board and that the mailboxes were HOA owned. The Officer told me that several subdivisions close to us (Central Park and Glengarry) had also sustained significant mailbox vandalism. The Officer shared that at that time they had already retrieved the bumper and license plate from the offending vehicle.
The Board requested I contact the contractor that installed the mailboxes letting them know we needed a quote to replace/repair the damage as soon as possible. The contractor was onsite Friday, July 7th to assess the damage. They provided a quote to the Board in time for us to discuss it in our Monthly Board meeting held on Monday, July 10th. The Board agreed to proceed with the repairs and the contractor was onsite Tuesday, July 11th . All the replacements/repairs were completed that day. The cost to repair the four posts and associated mailboxes was approximately $3,800.
I contacted the Canton Police on Tuesday, July 11th to request an update related to our case. I was informed that three juveniles from Westland had been arrested for stealing two vehicles from the Westland area. They used these cars to wreak havoc on private property in our area. One of the vehicles had been abandoned in Central Park when it was so damaged it ceased to run. Because of their juvenile status, the Canton Police were unsure if the HOA would be able to prosecute for the damage incurred. They will keep us informed as the case progresses. Any homeowner’s that have any additional information that may assist in the investigation, please feel free to contact the Canton Police referencing the report number 230022862.
The Board is evaluating our existing property insurance policy to see if a claim can be filed for the damage. The Board does not budget for these kinds of extraordinary expenses, so it is our hope that relief can be provided by either an insurance claim or the successful prosecution of the perpetrators.
Pheasant Run Golf Course is Open
Pheasant Run Golf Club opened for business on Monday, April 3, 2023. Golfers entered the course around 9 AM to experience wet course conditions, golf path only. This is a reminder that the golf course owns and maintains the course and its amenities which includes golf cart paths.
Please consider this message to be your notification that the paths are private property intended for the use of paid golf patrons ONLY! If you have been enjoying walking, hiking, cycling or other personal use of the golf cart paths, please consider using the subdivision sidewalks. Walking on any portion of the golf course is dangerous and is a trespassing violation. Pheasant View Subdivision in cooperation with the Pheasant Run Golf Couse requests that you and your guests do not enter the course property except to pay for a round of golf. We appreciate your cooperation.
Have a question? We may have your answer!
We have added a new FAQ tab at the top of the page. We receive many similar questions from week-to-week and/or year-to-year so we thought it might be faster for you to see if your question has an answer here, than it is to contact a Board member and send that email. Take a look at the FAQ page to see you your inquiry has already been addressed. If the answer is not there, we invite you to please click on the contact tab and forward your question to the Board, ARC, or communications coordinator. Someone will reply in short order. Remember, we are all volunteers with employment responsibilities as well. Your patience is appreciated.
Governing Document Amendments have been approved!
Many thanks to the hard work of our board members and to all of you that voted for our new governing documents!
Final vote counts:
Articles of Incorporation: 136 for / 13 against
Covenants and Restrictions: 132 for / 17 against
The approved documents may be found on our Governing Documents page. The Restated and Amended Covenants and Restrictions are searchable from the table of contents page to make finding the exact location of your query faster.
The goal of this process was to update very outdated documents, include association-owned mailboxes into our governing documents, and enable the board to better address landscaping and unsightly conditions in our subdivision. The revised documents and information about the process can be found on the Governing Documents / Proposed Amendments page.
The goals for amending our association governing documents include:
Update documents to comply with new federal and state laws and court cases.
Update documents to include association-provided mailboxes in our governing documents.
Modernize our documents to address the current ‘hot topics’ faced by modern associations.
Remove errors, typos, and all unnecessary developer language.
Improve readability with shorter paragraphs, less ‘legalese,’ more section titles and subheadings.
Consolidate or shorten documents, sections, and text as possible.
Remove all illegal (or potentially illegal) provisions.
Customize documents to the particular needs of our community.
Improve overall functionality and effectiveness of our documents.
Educate the membership of the purpose, content, and function of the association’s governing documents as part of the amendment process.
The cost for the complete legal review and proper filing was extensive. We anticipated and included this expenditure in the budget; the membership will not incur an additional expense.