Entrance signs are repainted

The repainting of the Raintree Village entrance signs is completed. The posts were prepped (sanded, caulked and primed), signs were sanded and signs and posts both repainted and lettering repainted. Thanks to David Eisenbacher (RVHA president) who oversaw the project and volunteered many hours of his time doing the majority of the work (including obtaining materials). Thanks also to Craig Chamberlain (resident volunteer) who assisted David in the prepping and painting.

Jack Gryebet Eagle Scout Project Completed at Lakeside Commons

On Sunday September 3, 2023, Raintree Village’s Lakeside Commons was the site of an Eagle Scout Project involving the planting of four new 6 foot tall oak trees. Thanks to Boy Scout Jack Gryebet of Troop 1094.

Thomas Angell Eagle Scout Project Completed at Lakeside Commons

On Saturday September 2, 2023, Raintree Village’s Lakeside Commons was the site of an Eagle Scout Project involving the planting of native plants (90 sedges and 260 iris flowers) along the western bank of the retention pond. This project’s goal is to prevent erosion along the western pond bank. Thanks to Boy Scout Thomas Angell of Troop 1094.

Forest Commons walking path

The walking path through Forest Commons has been improved with fresh wood chips. Volunteers spent Saturday June 17, 2023 gathering downed branches and feeding them through a wood chipper to create new material to delineate the path. Special thanks go to David Eisenbacher (RVHA president) for coordinating the project and arranging for the wood chipper rental and other required tools as well as volunteering his time for the whole day. Thanks also go to Craig Chamberlain, Manthan Bhadiyadra, Oliver Eisenbacher, Brian Bowers, Steve Koliba and Bill Jenuwine for volunteering their time for this project.

Clear Storm Drains in Front of Your Home

If you live in a house that has a storm drain in the street along your property border, please keep it clear of debris. Blocked drains cause streets to flood during rain storms which can pose a hazard to driving. Use a garden rake to move the debris off of the drain and dispose of it in your yard waste container. THANK YOU!

No Fires or Fireworks allowed in Raintree Village Commons Spaces

At the RVHA directors meeting held Monday June 8, 2020, the Raintree Village Homeowners Association board of directors passed a resolution that prohibits any use of fireworks or any fires in or on the Open Space Areas including Forest Commons, Lakeside Commons, Abbey Commons and Village Commons. The reason is the substantial liability risk for personal injury and property damage that the association would be exposed to by permitting such fireworks displays on Raintree Village Commons areas property.

Homeowners are welcome to launch fireworks from their own private properties and take the liability risks upon themselves. Check with your insurance agents to make sure your homeowners insurance policy covers you for any damages or injuries that might arise from such activity.

This document from the City of Troy Fire Department specifically says that fireworks may not be discharged on public property (which includes streets and sidewalks) nor on the property of another without that organization’s or persons’ express permission to use fireworks on those premises. Raintree Village does not permit the discharge of fireworks on any Raintree Village Commons area property.

More information on the specifics of the Michigan Fireworks Law can be found here.

Michigan leash law

The State of Michigan Leash Law of 1919 requires that you keep your dog on a leash when not on the dog owners property. This applies to walking your dog in the subdivision or in the RVHA Commons Areas. Also please bring a plastic bag to clean up your dog’s droppings (this includes all RVHA Commons Areas).