Garbage needs to be out by 7am on collection day which is Monday for our neighborhood. Refuse should be placed at the curb no sooner than 5 pm on the preceding day. Containers should be removed as soon as possible, but no later than 24 hours after pick up.
Yard waste is picked up starting the first full week of April. At that time, all soft yard waste will be pick up at curbside if it is in a 35-gallon (or less) regulation-size container with a YARD WASTE decal or homemade sign. A 30-gallon brown paper bag (sold at hardware stores, Meijers, Home Depot, etc.) may also be used.
Brush (bushes) or branches less than 2” diameter and less than 3’ long need to be bundled, tied and weigh less than 60 pounds for pick up at curbside.
(Information is from the city’s charter/rules at Chapter 16 – Municipal Solid Waste and Recycling)
Toxic and hazardous waste such as unused paint, oil, etc. may be dropped off by city residents (with a driver’s license or proof of residence) at SOCRA with an appointment. Call 248-288-5153 to schedule a time convenient to you. During the year, SOCRA has special days to drop off larger articles such as computers/old television sets. Look for these dates in the community newspapers.
The Association would like to ask all homeowners to help with the appearance of our subdivision by making sure that your mailbox is well maintained.
To keep the mailboxes looking fresh and to protect the wood from damage, we recommend that your mailbox be painted every 2 to 3 years. If done on a regular basis, the mailboxes should just need minor cleaning and a fresh coat of paint to lengthen the life of the wood.
Sherwin Williams DURATION paint in the color, Portico will provide the mailboxes with a stronger, more weather resistant finish. We realize that many people want to coordinate the color of the mailbox with their home, but for a more consistent look throughout the subdivision, we recommend that you use Sherwin Williams DURATION paint in the color, Portico.
For those mailboxes that are in need of replacement or repair, we have found a supplier who has built mailboxes in our subdivision and is familiar with the design.
Nik Pepaj, from Nik the Handyman, has recently been contracted by a number of homeowners in the subdivision to do both mailbox replacement and repair. He has also spent time with us looking at a number of mailboxes in the subdivision and has quoted very competitive prices. Please contact Jan Towey or Mary Fritz if you are interested in hearing more about this. Nik can also be reached directly at 248-534-8962.
Please contact Jan Towey (248-828-7447) or Mary Fritz (248-879-7627) if you have any questions. Both Jan and Mary are currently on the Crescent Ridge/Parc Homeowners Association Board.
Newly planted trees and pines are thirsty! The new trees and pines on the berm along Crooks are suffering with the extremely warm temperatures that Michigan is experiencing. The board has contracted the company that supplied the trees, Shades of Green, to supply a special deep watering to help establish their root system. Shades of Green will be watering the new landscape trees a couple of times during August until the heat subsides so that we safeguard our investment.
Shades of Green has strongly advised us to inform homeowners that the newly planted trees as well as other landscape trees need deep watering weekly to stay healthy and survive the heat. THE ARBORISTS SAY THAT EACH NEW TREE NEEDS A SLOW TRICKLE OF WATER FOR AT LEAST ONE HOUR ONCE A WEEK.
We would like you to help us to keep neighborhood trees healthy. We planted the trees to provide a measure of privacy and to reduce road noise as well as creating a neighborhood lush with greenery. Help keep the neighborhood green and deep water your trees.
The Homeowner Association is always seeking volunteers to help reach out to neighbors. The board would like to have one or two volunteers from each street to participate and represent their street on a volunteer team.
Volunteer duties could include: Welcoming new homeowners, distributing association directories/informational flyers on their street, listening to any comments or concerns that homeowners mention to them and bringing them to the board's attention so that a resolution may be found. Volunteers would also share with the board any issue pertaining to safety, beautification, etc. Volunteers might provide help in organizing the annual garage sale, sub picnic or other events.
If you would like to help as volunteer for your street (Street captain), please contact Jayant Patel by sending your contact info via email to the following email address: Volunteering.