Friday, February 17, 2017

New Website

Welcome to the new Little Traverse Lake Property Owners Association website!

Take a look around.  There is a lot of information here.  Be sure to tag it as one of your favorites and visit it often.

We are just today rolling it out to the membership and welcome your impressions, thoughts and ideas.

Be sure to sign up for the blog as it will eventually take the place of the emails we have been using to communicate.  To receive email announcements for new blog posts, click on "Little Traverse Lake Blog" and enter your email in the "follow by email" box at the bottom of the page.

Jan Roddy has spent hours and hours building the site.  She has done a tremendous job!  All of our thanks to Jan!

If you have any pictures - old or new -  you would like share, send them to the Association's email and we will include them in the photo gallery.


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Cleveland Township Master Plan meeting to focus on environmental sustainability on Thursday, February 23rd

Thank you for signing up for the Cleveland Township Master Plan mailing list!

Save the Date!
A special forum focused on environmental sustainability will be held for the Cleveland Township Master Plan project on Thursday, February 23 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Township Hall, 955 E. Harbor Highway. Please join us!

This centerpiece of the meeting will be a discussion with community leaders about the recommendations for environmental sustainability in the township’s Draft 2017 Master Plan. Through multiple public meetings held last summer and fall, and through a community survey with hundreds of responses, the township planning commission identified several opportunities for the township to encourage more sustainable practices for inland lakes, watershed health, and other topics. The purpose of the forum is to share these preliminary recommendations with the public and township leaders and seek feedback.

Local experts in fields related to the recommendations will be in attendance to share local examples and contribute to the discussion. The outcome of the forum will be a prioritized list of what environmental actions might be appropriate for the township planning commission to include in the final master plan.

The Cleveland Township Planning Commission strongly encourages everyone to attend, including lake association members, business owners, and the general public. An up to date copy of Draft Master Plan will be posted on the project website ( prior to the forum.

Thank you,
Cleveland Township Master Planning Project Team

About the Project

Cleveland Township is creating a new Master Plan, and we want every resident to be involved! A Master Plan is designed to take a long-range view of a community, guiding growth for 20 years and beyond, while also providing the flexibility to adapt to changing conditions, new ideas, and changes in available resources. Through a robust planning effort, residents and community leaders in Cleveland Township are working together to solidify the community’s vision for the future.  
The new Cleveland Township Master Plan process will include a broad look at land use in in the community as well as issues such as broadband accessibility, housing supply, water quality, and natural resource preservation. Preparing the new Master Plan will help the community evaluate existing opportunities and issues, and develop a framework for decisions regarding land use, zoning, public investment, and infrastructure improvements.
The Land Information Access Association (LIAA), a nonprofit community development organization based in Traverse City, is facilitating this work. Together with Cleveland Township leaders, the project team seeks to involve the community in a variety of public engagement events and activities to form the basis of the new Master Plan.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The 2017 Survivors Dinner was a great success.  Leland Lodge went out of their way to make us feel welcome.  Private room, cocktail hour with snacks, welcome note and especially the fresh fish fry!  A good time was had by all.  It was great to see so many "new" faces.  We are thinking of moving the Dinner next year until the end of March to more reflect true "survivors".  Any thoughts?