Thank you to all the neighbors who came out and helped clean
up AuSable Drive, Sawmill Rd, and Cross Street.
Bill Gibney, Rick and Laurie Conney, John Mehrman, Tricia
Koch, Phyllis Fox, Andrea Andreasen, CJ Young, Julie-Anne Petrilli, Emile Roux,
Loyd Brewer, and Marisol Sauer. Special thanks to Julie Ann and Emile, a
couple of our “newer” neighbors who spend almost 4 hrs. cleaning about 2+ miles
in each direction of AuSable Drive.
Wow, what a great effort and amazing how much garbage gets
deposited on the roads.
Thank you again to all of you who made the roadside cleanup
a great success!
Please Join us for our spring roadside clean-up day on Saturday, May 11th, at 9:00 am.
We’ll meet at the Lake Eaton pavilion at 9:00AM and then spread out in teams. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, we expect each stretch to be about 1-2 miles and we should be done within an hour or so.
Garbage bags and the long handled pick-up tongs will be provided. If anyone has a pickup truck to help drop the garbage bags at the Town of Jay sandpit towards the end of Ausable Drive that would be great.
The event is rain or shine.
Please bring your neighbors and friends as we need all the help we can get!
Last Saturday, May 20th, Bill and Lynne Johnson, Charlie and Elyse Roller, Bob & Lou Moriarty and Kate and Zach Zientko participated in the roadside cleanup which was organized by board members Joe DeMarco and Loyd Brewer. Thanks to our members who have adopted roads throughout the Acres, the cleanup crew focused on side roads. Gerry and Michelle Loughren and Fran Shumway cleaned AuSable Dr. from one end to the other before the scheduled cleanup.
I want to thank all those who have adopted roads and who participated in the cleanup. Since all of us have a stake in keeping the Acres beautiful, it is wonderful to have so many helpers.
The bathrooms are now open and the water fountain has been turned on for the summer. The tennis court net is up and we have a new volunteer, Jim Jacobs, who will take care of the court. Thanks, Jim.
Paul Longenderfer and the trail committee had a work day early in May. They have plenty to do and will have another day in October. Thanks to all the hard workers who keep the trails in such great shape. It is an endless project.
I look forward to seeing you on July 1st at the meeting and at the picnic.
Last Saturday, August 20, 12 AAPOA members, including 6 board members, cleaned up the litter again. This time, though, thanks to our Adopt-A-Road volunteers who do many of our roads regularly, the task was not as bad as it has been on other occasions. Ron & Pat Levine, Frank Krueger, Rosemary & Doug Barry, Lou Moriarty, Phil Dooley, Loyd Brewer, Rick and Connie Bremer, and Pete & Kathy DeFina cleaned up Cross St., Sawmill Rd., AuSable Drive and the lake area. We didn’t have to do all of AuSable Drive because Fran Shumway cleaned from the lake to AuSable Forks the day before. Thanks Fran. As you drive on our roads, take a peek at how nice they look. If only they would stay that way! Our next cleanup will be in May. Hope to see more of you at that one!
On Saturday, May 21, there were just six people to clean the main roads in the Acres. Elyse and Charlie Roller, Joe DeMarco, Pat and Ron Levine and Pam Brewer did all they could to clean AuSable Drive of winter’s accumulated litter. It really is too bad that so few people showed up. It is, of course, also too bad that there are so many people who throw litter. While our Adopt A Road has had success attracting volunteers, it has been mostly for the less travelled roads, the lake area and silver trail. Most of Sawmill Dr. has been adopted as well. We need some people to adopt sections of AuSable Drive and regularly pick up the litter. We will have another roadside cleanup on Saturday, August 20, 2016. If we cannot get enough help, it will be something the board will no longer schedule and conduct. With so many people here, we should be able to get 20-30 people to give an hour or two of their time twice a year. The board can’t do it all. Please consider adopting a section of AuSable Drive, especially from the lake to AuSable Forks. If you are willing, simply send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be yours. Thank you.