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REFER TO OUR SEPARATE PAGE FOR EXAMPLE LETTERS AND SUGGESTIONS ON FORMATTING.

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NOTE: The last e-mail of presoff@umich.edu is President Schlissel’s contact.

Include this e-mail for inclusion as well: letters@nea2cc.org.

http://www.regents.umich.edu/

Michael J. Behm
The Law Office of Behm & Behm
209 Schwartz Drive
Flint, MI 48503

Denise Ilitch
Ilitch Enterprises, LLC
222 Merrill Street, Suite 101
Birmingham, MI 48009

Laurence B. Deitch
Bodman PLC
1901 St. Antoine Street
6th Floor at Ford Field
Detroit, MI 48226

Andrew C. Richner
Clark Hill PLC
500 Woodward Ave., Suite 3500
Detroit, MI 48226-3435

Mark J. Bernstein
he Sam Bernstein Law Firm, PLLC
31731 Northwestern Highway, Suite 333
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Shauna Ryder Diggs
Cosmedic Dermatology
17000 Kercheval Avenue, Suite 215
Grosse Pointe, Michigan 4823

Andrea Fischer Newman
Senior Vice President-Government Affairs
Delta Air Lines
Detroit Metropolitan Airport
2601 WorldGateway Place
Detroit, MI 48242

Katherine E. White
P.O. Box 1842
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1842

2/25/16 Great neighborhood turnout for the FIRST EVER public forum on the UM Bus Barn!

Thanks to the great efforts by our ward leaders, Kirk Westphal and Jane Lumm, we finally had the public forum we have been asking for over the past two years! We were able to confirm a lot of the points we already made both yesterday in our letter to the Regents and this morning in our original blog post about the background to this meeting. Here were some of the confirming findings and other surprising comments we heard:

-Jim Kosteva, Director of Community Relations, confirmed the Regents have yet to see a summary of an environmental impact study or a traffic analysis. He noted they do not necessarily see these studies routinely prior to approval of contingent plans but acknowledged some projects do have them.

– Steve Dolan, Executive Director of Parking and Transportation Services, noted the following points:

  • Hours of operation are from 5:30 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. every day. Volume is less on weekends but still has the same hours.
  • During peak hours, there are 140 vehicles / hour that come in or go out of the area.
  • Buses idle each morning prior to going out on their runs for an operations check by the bus driver.
  • The projected bus depot would not have buses backing into it on a routine basis.
  • Service vehicles would still have back-up signals.
  • There are a total of 1000 vehicles that need to be serviced over the course of a year. Their volume each day is approximately 16-20 Monday through Friday. Many of them are staged in other places across the University campus so they are not all in the proposed location.

– Sue Gott, University Planner, noted they had considered many different sites and felt the Green/Hubbard corner best served the purposes of centralizing the bus activity near North Campus. The green space further to the west toward Huron Parkway would have required a high cost to re-shape the hills to level out the grade for the purposes of mass transit and servicing.

There were a lot of targeted questions regarding concerns about noise, traffic, fumes, and water management but the staff acknowledged that our neighborhood integrity concerns ran deeper. The most cogent comments came from two retired neighborhood members (one city planner and one campus planner). They noted this site plan is not consistent with what should normally be a University of Michigan standard and that it clearly violated the zoning patterns that are commensurate with the rest of the community. (We will leave it up to each of you to express your background and expertise regarding your questions, concerns or comments to Regents. Please Cc glacierhighlands@gmail.com in your e-mail so we can catalogue each of them over time. You may also add comments to this Blog Post as well.)

– Hank Baier, Associate Vice President for Facilities and Operations, concluded the session by saying “It’s a broader issue” regarding the overall mood in the room. In an informal straw poll, all hands went up when asked who was opposed to the current proposal. Mr. Baier stated his team will take our messages back to their leaders for further review. When asked, it was inconclusive as to where the bidding process currently is.

In the meantime, we drew the conclusion that the Regents need to hear more about our concerns in as many ways as possible. A separate link is available for you to send any e-mails to them: http://glacierhighlands.org/wp/?p=220. As above, please Cc glacierhighlands@gmail.com for our awareness as well.

Our friends and neighbors clearly rallied tonight, demonstrating solidarity in how we do not appreciate the lack of input we had in the process and the short-sighted plan for the University of not recognizing and respecting the special place we have in Ann Arbor.

Special thanks go to our elected leaders including Council members listed above and Andy LaBarre, our County Commissioner, who also attended! We greatly appreciate their support and insight.

2/25/16 – UM Bus Yard background prior to Public Forum

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UM’s Back Door is proposed to be at our Neighborhood’s Front Door!

Thursday, Feb. 25 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Building 520 of the North Campus Research Complex

Over the course of the past two years, University planners have put forth a proposal to move their current Fleet, Garage and Transit Services to the corner of Hubbard and Green roads. On February 23, 2016, Mr. Jim Kosteva, UM Director of Community Relations, wrote the following: “I would invite any neighbors to visit the Kipke Drive location and assess the noise and emission from the existing operations.” Today, February 25, 2016, is when he had arranged for the first publicly-advertised forum to discuss neighbor questions about potential noise, air quality, hazardous substance discharge, or other impacts on nearby homes (including Glacier Highlands neighborhood and low-income, minority residents) and the local watershed and environment. This invitation was portrayed in an e-mail to City Council members on February 8, 2016 and outlined that neighbors within 500 feet of the facility would be the primary designees for the invitation.

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2016/02/u-m_to_hold_informational_meet_1.html

IMG_20160223_184522813Significant efforts have been made by interested neighbors and local elected officials to highlight this issue to University of Michigan authorities as a problematic plan from the start but this is the first meeting we have been given to gather more information and voice our concerns. We would encourage any/all members of the neighborhood to attend this forum to inform yourselves on the issue.

For videos of the Kipke station, please visit the Glacier Highlands Neighborhood Association YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCJqJGpngicWVSHv5Jpb1xg

IMG_20160223_165259898_HDROne of the major drivers cited by the University is not only cost cutting measures and safety concerns for their employees but also that they will gain 185 parking spaces at the Sports Complex near Crisler arena for commuter and event parking. These parking spots are currently being taken up by the University’s significant number of fleet vans and cars.

 

Here is a better schematic of what has been proposed and how it is better portrayed in the context of our neighborhood.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/89fb0xwoqyvxi7w/Bus%20Depot%20Image.pptx?dl=0

See the following summary of Regent’s meeting minutes and approval items provided by one of our neighborhood association members:

Here is a summary of the discussion at the original May 15, 2014 Regents meeting:

Transportation Operations and Maintenance Facility – On a motion by Regent White, seconded by Regent Richner, the regents unanimously approved the Transportation Operations and Maintenance Facility as described and authorized commissioning URS for its design.”

Oh, but they probably had a whole packet of information to consider, right?  Uh, maybe not so much – Materials from May 14, 2014 Regents meeting.  In the materials presented to the Regents, do you notice anything missing (from the picture of the site?  Weird how they cropped it, huh?)
Also, here is the sum of the discussion from the minutes of the Regents from April 15, 2015 meeting:
Transportation Operations and Maintenance Facility Christopher D. Vogelheim, of AECOM (formerly URS) presented the schematic design for the project that will replace the current Transportation Services building to accommodate larger buses and equipment in a more centralized location. After Transportation Services has been relocated, additional parking spaces will be available for commuters and events. On a motion by Regent White, seconded by Regent Bernstein, the regents unanimously approved the schematic design for the Transportation Operations and Maintenance Facility.”
Here are the documented considered by the Regents in April of 2015 before the most recent vote (Materials from April 15, 2015 meeting) – don’t laugh.
 From the University Record:
“The new operations and maintenance facility will accommodate current and future maintenance space needs, including the flexibility to handle larger articulated buses. It also will house heavy-equipment maintenance operations that are currently in a separate building.”
Here is the upside: “Departing the current site will make available nearly 185 spaces on the Ross Athletic Campus for commuters and event parking.”

https://record.umich.edu/articles/regents-approve-design-new-transportation-facility-north-campus

 

As for parking and traffic concerns for the site, Jim Kosteva noted in an e-mail to elected officials on February 9, 2016 that “A traffic analysis was commissioned for the project, I don’t know if the draft report has been finalized, but we should be able to share and discuss the preliminary findings at the February 25th meeting.”

Essentially, the University has already admitted to NOT performing a traffic analysis or environmental impact study prior to putting forth the proposal and bid process to the Regents. As of this writing at 8:30 a.m. on 2/25/16, they have yet to release a sustainability summary either:

http://www.umaec.umich.edu/projects/major-projects/transportation-operations-and-maintenance-facility/sustainability/

The other nearby outdoor facility, M-City, does have a very detailed sustainability plan available.

A letter (hyperlinked) was submitted yesterday to the Regents from the Neighborhood Association voicing concerns that they may have not have received all of the information they needed to know regarding the facts surrounding this proposal prior to their votes.

This situation is fairly ironic in that the University’s own statements and values are to be the “Leaders and Best” including the following quotation from their designated website:

The University’s location in the heart of beautiful Ann Arbor offers unrivaled access to the cultural richness of the University and the community, with exceptional museums, galleries, performance venues, entertainment, sports, and outdoor spaces.

It’s apparent the University wants to highlight the heart of our beautiful city to their students and donors but the periphery of their campus may be utilized for industrial sites, even when it is co-located with neighborhoods where their own professors, staff, physicians, alumni and supporters live.

Again, we would urge all of you to attend the meeting this evening if you are able. Additional information will be forthcoming following this forum.

Easter Egg Hunt 2015 and Memorial Day Parade sign-up

March 29, 2015, 4:30 p.m. hunt with set-up starting at 4:00 p.m.

Glacier Highlands Park on Larchmont Drive

Join us on Sunday at 4:30 for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Each family is asked to bring a dozen eggs per child filled with candy and distribute them around the park starting at 4:00 p.m.

During and after the hunt, we’ll have sign-up sheets for Memorial Day Parade leadership and volunteer positions.

 

Bylaws – adopted October 26, 2014

BYLAWS OF THE GLACIER HIGHLANDS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

ARTICLE I

NAME AND OFFICES

1.01 Principal Office. The principal office of the corporation shall be at such place within the state of Michigan as the Executive Board may determine from time to time.

ARTICLE II

MEMBERS

2.01 Eligibility for Membership. To be eligible for membership in the corporation, an individual must be a person or family currently maintaining a domicile in the Glacier Highlands area in the neighborhoods surrounding the intersection of Green Road and Glazier Way, bordered on the north by Plymouth Road, on the south by Geddes Road, on the east by Earhart Road, and on the west by Huron Parkway. The rights of membership during a particular membership year are subject to the payment of annual dues at the time of or before the first annual meeting.  To the extent that a dispute arises regarding the eligibility of a potential member based on the location of his or her domicile, the Executive Board will have the absolute and final discretion to determine whether the potential member resides in the appropriate area.

2.02 Membership Dues. The Executive Board shall establish the annual dues for membership in the corporation. The billing and collection of dues shall be in a manner prescribed by the Executive Board.

2.03 Annual Meeting. The annual meeting of the members shall be held following the annual Memorial Day parade or on a date thereafter as determined by the Executive Board.  Written notice of the date of the annual meeting will be provided not less than 14 days before the date of the meeting.  At each annual meeting, Executive Board shall be elected.

2.04 Special Meetings. Special meetings of the members may be called by the Executive Board. Such meetings shall also be called by the President or Secretary at the written request of not less than 10 members.

2.05 Place of Meetings. All membership meetings shall be held at the corporation’s principal office or at any other place determined by the Executive Board and stated in the notice of the meeting.

2.06 Notice of Meetings. Except as otherwise provided by statute, written notice of the time, place, and purposes of a membership meeting shall be given not less than 10 days nor more than 60 days before the date of the meeting. Notice shall be given by publicly posting the notice on the glacierhighlands.org website and by sending notice via email to all members who have provided their emails to the corporation.

2.07 Record Dates. The Executive Board may fix in advance a record date for the purpose of determining members entitled to notice of and to vote at a membership meeting or an adjournment of the meeting, or to express consent to or to dissent from a proposal without a meeting, or for the purpose of any other action. The date fixed shall not be more than 60 days nor less than 10 days before the date of the meeting, nor more than 60 days before any other action.

2.08 List of Members. The Secretary of the corporation having charge of the membership records of the corporation shall make and certify a complete list of the members entitled to vote at a membership meeting or any adjournment.

2.09 Quorum. Unless a greater or lesser quorum is required by statute, members present in person or by proxy who, as of the record date, represented 10 percent of the members entitled to vote at a membership meeting shall constitute a quorum at the meeting. Whether or not a quorum is present, the meeting may be adjourned by vote of the members present.

2.10 Proxies. A member entitled to vote at a membership meeting or to express consent or dissent without a meeting may authorize other persons to act for the member by written proxy. A proxy shall be signed by the member and provide the member’s printed name and address.  A proxy is revocable at the pleasure of the member executing it except as otherwise provided by statute.

2.11 Voting. Each domicile is entitled to one vote on each matter submitted to a vote. A vote may be cast either orally or in writing. When an action, other than the election of directors, is to be taken by a vote of the members, it shall be authorized by a majority of the votes cast by the members entitled to vote, unless a greater vote is required by statute.

ARTICLE III

EXECUTIVE BOARD

3.01 General Powers. The business, property, and affairs of the corporation shall be managed by the executive board.

3.02 Number. There shall be not less than 3 nor more than 5 directors on the board as shall be fixed from time to time by the executive board.

3.03 Tenure. Directors shall be elected at each annual membership meeting to hold office until the next annual membership meeting and until the director’s successor is elected and qualified, or until the director’s death, resignation, or removal.

3.04 Resignation. A director may resign at any time by providing written notice to the corporation. Notice of resignation will be effective on receipt or at a later time designated in the notice. A successor shall be appointed as provided in section 3.06 of the bylaws.

3.05 Removal. Any director may be removed with or without cause by a majority vote of the members entitled to vote at an election of directors.

3.06 Board Vacancies. A vacancy on the board may be filled with a person selected by the remaining executive board members, though less than a quorum of the executive board, unless filled by proper action of the members. Each person so elected shall be a director for a term of office continuing until the next election of directors by the members.

3.07 Annual Meeting. An annual meeting shall be held each year following the annual membership meeting. If the annual meeting is not held at that time, the board shall cause the meeting to be held as soon thereafter as is convenient.

3.08 Regular Meetings. Regular meetings of the board may be held at the time and place as determined by a board resolution without notice other than the resolution.

3.09 Special Meetings. Special meetings of the board may be called by the president or any two directors at a time and place as determined by those persons authorized to call special meetings. Notice of the time and place of special meetings shall be given to each director in any manner at least three days before the meeting.

3.10 Statement of Purpose. Neither the business to be transacted at, nor the purpose of, any regular or special meeting of the board need be specified in the notice for that meeting.

3.11 Waiver of Notice. The attendance of a director at a board meeting shall constitute a waiver of notice of the meeting, except where a director attends a meeting for the express purpose of objecting to the transaction of any business because the meeting is not lawfully called or convened. In addition, the director may submit a signed waiver of notice that shall constitute a waiver of notice of the meeting.

3.12 Meeting by Telephone or Similar Equipment. A director may participate in a meeting by conference telephone or any similar communications equipment through which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other. Participation in a meeting pursuant to this section constitutes presence in person at the meeting.

3.13 Quorum. A majority of the directors then in office constitutes a quorum for the transaction of any business at any meeting of the board. Actions voted on by a majority of directors present at a meeting where a quorum is present shall constitute authorized actions of the board.

3.14 Consent to Corporate Actions. Any action required or permitted to be taken pursuant to board authorization may be taken without a meeting if, before or after the action, all directors consent to the action in writing. Written consents shall be filed with the minutes of the board’s proceeding.]

ARTICLE IV

COMMITTEES

4.01 General Powers. The board, by resolution adopted by a vote of a majority of its directors, may designate one or more committees, each committee consisting of one or more directors. The board may also designate one or more directors as alternate committee members who may replace an absent or disqualified member at a committee meeting. If a committee member is absent or disqualified from voting, members present at a meeting who are not disqualified from voting may, whether or not they constitute a quorum, unanimously appoint an alternate committee member to act at the committee meeting in place of the absent or disqualified member. All committees designated by the board shall serve at the pleasure of the board.

A committee designated by the board may exercise any powers of the board in managing the corporation’s business and affairs to the extent provided by resolution of the board. However, no committee shall have the power to

(a) amend the articles of incorporation;

(b) adopt an agreement of merger or consolidation;

(c) amend the bylaws of the corporation; or

(d) fill vacancies on the board

4.02 Meetings. Committees shall meet as directed by the board, and their meetings shall be governed by the rules provided in article III for meetings of the board. Minutes shall be recorded at each committee meeting and shall be presented to the board.

4.03 Consent to Committee Actions. Any action required or permitted to be taken pursuant to authorization of a committee may be taken without a meeting if, before or after the action, all members of the committee consent to the action in writing. Written consents shall be filed with the minutes of the committee’s proceedings.

ARTICLE V

OFFICERS

5.01 Number. The officers of the corporation shall be elected by the Members. The officers shall be a president, vice president, a secretary, and a treasurer. Two or more officers may be held by the same person, but such person shall not execute, acknowledge, or verify an instrument in more than one capacity if the instrument is required by law or by the president or by the board to be executed, acknowledged, or verified by two or more officers.

5.02 President. The president shall be the chief executive officer of the corporation and shall have authority over the general control and management of the business and affairs of the corporation. The president shall have power to appoint or discharge employees, agents, or independent contractors, to determine their duties, and to fix their compensation. The president shall sign all corporate documents and agreements on behalf of the corporation, unless the president or the board instructs that the signing be done with or by some other officer, agent, or employee. The president shall see that all actions taken by the board are executed and shall perform all other duties incident to the office. This is subject, however, to the president’s right and the right of the board to delegate any specific power to any other officer of the corporation.

5.03 Vice President. The vice president shall assist the chief executive officer of the corporation, and exercise any powers delegated by the president at the president’s sole discretion.

5.04 Secretary. to keep minutes of board meetings; provide notice as required by law, the articles of incorporation, or these bylaws; act as the custodian of corporate records including a register of members; and perform other duties as determined by the executive board.

5.05 Treasurer. The treasurer shall (a) have charge and custody over corporate funds and securities; (b) keep accurate books and records of corporate receipts and disbursements; (c) deposit all moneys and securities received by the corporation at such depositories in the corporation’s name that may be designated by the board; (d) complete all required corporate filings; and (e) perform all duties incident to the office and other duties assigned by the president or the board.

ARTICLE VI

INDEMNIFICATION

6.01 General right of indemnification. Subject to all of the other provisions of this article, the corporation shall indemnify any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending, or completed action, suit, or proceeding. This includes any civil, criminal, administrative, or investigative proceeding, whether formal or informal (other than an action by or in the right of the corporation). Such indemnification shall apply only to a person who was or is a director or officer of the corporation, or who was or is serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, partner, trustee, employee, or agent of another foreign or domestic corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, whether for profit or not for profit. The person shall be indemnified and held harmless against expenses (including attorney fees), judgments, penalties, fines, and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by him or her in connection with such action, suit, or proceeding, if the person acted in good faith and in a manner he or she reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation or its members. With respect to any criminal action or proceeding, the person must have had no reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was unlawful. The termination of any action, suit, or proceeding by judgment, order, settlement, conviction, or on a plea of nolo contendere or its equivalent, shall not by itself create a presumption that (a) the person did not act in good faith and in a manner that the person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation or its members or (b) with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, the person had reasonable cause to believe that his or her conduct was unlawful.

6.02 Actions by or in Right of Corporation. Subject to all of the provisions of this article, the corporation shall indemnify any person who was or is a party to, or is threatened to be made a party to, any threatened, pending, or completed action or suit by or in the right of the corporation to procure a judgment in its favor because (a) the person was or is a director or officer of the corporation or (b) the person was or is serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, partner, trustee, employee, or agent of another foreign or domestic corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, or other enterprise, whether or not for profit. The person shall be indemnified and held harmless against expenses (including actual and reasonable attorney fees) and amounts paid in settlement incurred by the person in connection with the action or suit if the person acted in good faith and in a manner the person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation or its members. However, indemnification shall not be made for any claim, issue, or matter in which the person has been found liable to the corporation unless and only to the extent that the court in which the action or suit was brought has determined on application that, despite the adjudication of liability but in view of all circumstances of the case, the person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnification for the expenses that the court considers proper.

6.03 Expenses of Successful Defense. To the extent that a person has been successful on the merits or otherwise in defense of any action, suit, or proceeding referred to in sections 6.01 or 6.02 of this article, or in defense of any claim, issue, or matter in the action, suit, or proceeding, the person shall be indemnified against expenses (including actual and reasonable attorney fees) incurred in connection with the action and in any proceeding brought to enforce the mandatory indemnification provided by this article.

6.04 Contract Right; Limitation on Indemnity. The right to indemnification conferred in this article shall be a contract right and shall apply to services of a director or officer as an employee or agent of the corporation as well as in such person’s capacity as a director or officer. Except as provided in section 6.03 of this article, the corporation shall have no obligations under this article to indemnify any person in connection with any proceeding, or part thereof, initiated by such person without authorization by the board.

6.05 Determination That Indemnification Is Proper. Any indemnification under sections 6.01 or 6.02 of this article (unless ordered by a court) shall be made by the corporation only as authorized in the specific case. The corporation must determine that indemnification of the person is proper in the circumstances because the person has met the applicable standard of conduct set forth in sections 6.01 or 6.02, whichever is applicable. The determination shall be made in any of the following ways:

(a) By a majority vote of a quorum of the board consisting of directors who were not parties to such action, suit, or proceeding.

(b) If the quorum described in clause (a) above is not obtainable, by a committee of directors who are not parties to the action.  The committee shall consist of not less than two disinterested directors.

(c) By independent legal counsel in a written opinion.

(d) By the members.

6.06 Expense Advance. Expenses incurred in defending a civil or criminal action, suit, or proceeding described in sections 6.01 or 6.02 of this article may be paid by the corporation in advance of the final disposition of the action, suit, or proceeding on receipt of an undertaking by or on behalf of the person involved to repay the expenses, if it is ultimately determined that the person is not entitled to be indemnified by the corporation. The undertaking shall be an unlimited general obligation of the person on whose behalf advances are made, but it need not be secured.

6.07 Nonexclusivity of Rights. The indemnification or advancement of expenses provided under this article is not exclusive of other rights to which a person seeking indemnification or advancement of expenses may be entitled under a contractual arrangement with the corporation. However, the total amount of expenses advanced or indemnified from all sources combined shall not exceed the amount of actual expenses incurred by the person seeking indemnification or advancement of expenses.

6.08 Indemnification of Employees and Agents of the Corporation. The corporation may, to the extent authorized from time to time by the board, grant rights to indemnification and to the advancement of expenses to any employee or agent of the corporation to the fullest extent of the provisions of this article with respect to the indemnification and advancement of expenses of directors and officers of the corporation.

6.09 Right of Corporation to Recover Attorney’s Fees, Costs, and Expenses from Members. To the extent that a member or members brings a lawsuit against or by or in right of the corporation, if the corporation prevails, the corporation will have the right but not the obligation to recover its costs of defense, including but not limited to any actual attorney’s fees, costs, and expenses that it incurs in participating in the lawsuit or any related action or proceeding.

6.10 Former Directors and Officers. The indemnification provided in this article continues for a person who has ceased to be a director or officer and shall inure to the benefit of the heirs, executors, and administrators of that person.

6.11 Insurance. The corporation may purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of any person who (a) was or is a director, officer, employee, or agent of the corporation or (b) was or is serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, employee, or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, or other enterprise. The insurance may protect against any liability asserted against the person and incurred by him or her in any such capacity or arising out of his or her status as such, whether or not the corporation would have power to indemnify against liability under this article or the laws of the state of Michigan.

ARTICLE VII

FISCAL YEAR

7.01 The fiscal year of the corporation shall end on June 30 and begins on July 1.

ARTICLE VIII

AMENDMENTS

8.01 The board of directors at any regular or special meeting may amend or repeal these bylaws, or adopt new bylaws by vote of a majority of the directors, if notice setting forth the terms of the proposal has been given in accordance with any notice requirement for the meeting of the board.

Pumpkin Carving and Bylaws Review/Vote – Sunday, 10/26/14, 3:30 p.m. Glacier Highlands Park

Cider and Donuts will be provided but Bring Your Own Pumpkin (BYOP)!
We will also review the proposed Bylaws for a vote so we can further establish our organization as the Glacier Highlands Neighborhood Association.

If you have any questions, please contact the board members.

 

Kid’s Golf Clinic with PGA Pro Mark Rudy – Sunday, September 7th, 1:00 p.m.

Mark Rudy, local PGA professional Mark Rudy and neighbor, will host a Kid’s Golf Clinic at 1:00 p.m. this Sunday, September 7th, at Glacier Highlands Park. He will provide equipment for this introduction to golf on our very own greens! Come out for all the fun and great opportunity to learn! For more information on this event, contact Kevin Bohnsack from the GHNA Board.

Fourth Friday Potluck

Fourth Friday Potlucks at Glacier Highlands (Larchmont) Park are a great time to meet neighbors and new friends. Friday “Park Potlucks” have become a grand tradition for the neighborhood during June, July and August. The amazing diversity and foodie talent in this area provides for a wonderful social gathering and some GREAT FOOD!

2019 dates are as follows:

Friday June 28th @6pm
Friday July 26th @6pm
Friday August 23rd @6pm

Adopt-A-Park: Greenbrier Park Trailhead Maintenance – THIS Saturday, 8/16 from 9 am – 11 am

We will be holding an Adopt-A-Park event to improve the trail that connects Greenbrier Park and Folkstone Park. The goal is improve water drainage so that the trailhead is not consistently muddy. To accomplish this, we will need help spreading fill dirt provided by the city. The city will also provide the tools and equipment to complete the job.

Please contact Jeff.Schram@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to help. Or you can simply show up at the trailhead (designated by the star on the map) at 9 am on Saturday, August 16. Since a truck will need to drive over the grass field to deliver the dirt, the event is contingent upon dry weather.

The Star is where the maintenance is needed.

Picture of Trailhead

 

Volunteers

We need volunteers to help make our neighborhood become a safe, and thriving community for our families. Please consider volunteering for:

  • Memorial Day Parade
  • Neighborhood Garage Sale
  • Website (WordPress geeks and photographers)
  • Newsletter (MailChimp platform, but we would love to have young residents interview neighbors as well as have ads placed by babysitters or local businesses)
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Block Parties
  • Park Cleanups

Contact us at glacierhighlands@gmail.com for details.