Birmingham Tree Lighting

xmas-treeTonight the city of Birmingham will be kicking off the holiday season with a tree lighting in Shain Park, on Merrill Street in the downtown district. The festivities will commence at 6PM.

Immediately following the tree lighting, Santa’s workshop will open to welcome children. Photos with Santa can be a fun activity for you and your children.

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Happy Thanksgiving & Drive Safely

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Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families.  Return home safely if you are at Grammas House.

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Road Resurfacing Meeting Wrap Up

We had a great meeting last night regarding a Special Assessment District to finance road resurfacing throughout most of Westchester Village. It was well attended, and the Board would like to thank all of you who showed up! For those who couldn’t make it, here are the Meeting Minutes.

With us at the meeting were representatives from Bloomfield Township. They helped to explain the process for financing road resurfacing through the Township. (Thanks again, Leo and crew…) We had hoped to have someone from the County as well, but he was a late scratch. Still, it seemed to be full of great questions and answers. Residents shared their knowledge and concerns.

The Township had a couple handouts for us. The first shows the steps for Creating an SAD and includes the estimated costs for our specific SAD. The second includes Frequently Asked Questions that others have asked about these types of projects. We should all become familiar with both. An unofficial show of hands was overwhelmingly in favor of accepting the Township’s offer in terms of financing the project. But, there is still much more to do.

A Road Resurfacing Committee has been organized to begin the task of determining the petition, and then gathering the signatures of those in favor. More information will follow as it becomes available.

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Special Meeting on Road Resurfacing

road-work-aheadA special meeting for the homeowners association will be held next Wednesday, November 16th at 7:30PM at the Detroit Country Day Lower School (just east of the Westbourne entrance to our neighborhoods).

As per our bylaws, special meetings are single topic only. In this case, we will be discussing the options we have for road resurfacing – through the county and township. Technically, the resurfacing would be done by the same companies regardless. It is the financing of the resurfacing that would be our option to choose.

We expect to have speakers from Bloomfield Township to explain the procedure. We’d like to see you there!

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November Board Meeting

BoDThe November 2016 meeting of the Westchester Village HOA Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, November 15th, at 7:30PM. We will meet at Plum Market at the corner of Maple and Lahser roads. Residents are encouraged to attend. We’d love to see you there!

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Township Board of Trustees

Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Meetings are held at the Township Hall, 4200 Telegraph Road.

Bloomfield Township Administrative Building

Occasionally, holidays and other scheduling needs will alter these dates somewhat. Our site will try to keep up with all of those changes as they are announced.

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Fun Things from the Township

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Preservation architects Ron Campbell and Jackie Hoist will speak about the importance of train depots as centers of commerce, information and transportation at the next Small Talk series sponsored by the Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at Pine Grove, headquarters of OCPHS, 405 E. Cesar Chavez Ave. in Pontiac. Admission is $5 and there will be light refreshments.
For information go to www.OCPHS.org.

Sounds of Music
The Spectrum Orchestra will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Congregational Church of Birmingham. Tickets are $7 for seniors and $10 for others (free to veterans and active service personnel). For information go to www.spectrumorchestra.org.

All About Art
Sundays @ the Center, a drop-in workshop for persons of all ages, will be held 1-3:30 p.m. Nov. 13, at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center. For details go to www.BBArtCenter.org.

CPR
The Bloomfield Township Fire Department will hold a CPR Review of lifesaving techniques for Township residents age 50 and over, 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Township Senior Center, 4315 Andover Rd. Cost of the class is $3 and registration is required.

Birds of Thailand
Donald Burlett of the Oakland County Audubon Society will present the program “Birds of Thailand – Land of Smiles,” 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Senior Center. Learn about the different culture and food as well as variety of birds in Thailand. The presentation is open to Township residents and non-residents age 50 and over. Cost for residents is $3, and $5 for non-residents. Registration is required. Call the Senior Center at (248) 723-3500.

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Local & National Elections – Tuesday

Vote816Please remember to vote in the elections next Tuesday, November 8th.

Westchester Village is in Precinct #9. Our precinct voting location is Brother Rice High School on Lahser Road just south of Lincoln. Make sure you follow the signs for Precinct #9 – last year they had two precincts voting there.

Here is a link for a sample ballot for our specific precinct. It’s always wise to look it over before you head to the polls! Polls will be open from 7am until 8PM.

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Hallowe’en Hospitality Tent

October 31, 2016
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

halloween2016Be sure to join us at our next HOA sponsored event Monday night – the Awesome Westchester Village Spook-tacular Halloween Tent!

This Halloween when you are Trick-or-Treating with the kids, be sure to make your way to the corner of Hillboro and Wadsworth to share some scary good Cider Mill donuts, hot apple cider or Starbucks coffee with your neighbors and friends.

EATS, TREATS AND WARM YOUR FEET

inside our giant, heated, kid-friendly, spook-tacular Halloween hospitality tent!

Not getting your share of Trick-or-Treaters each year? Is your home on a dark street with very few kids? Come join us on this de-FRIGHTFUL night to distribute your own Halloween candy to the kids, enjoy good comradery, fun costumes, and rendezvous with old and new neighbors! It all adds up to a great time on Halloween!

Our Halloween Hospitality Tent will be open Monday evening, October 31st, from 6:00PM to 9:00PM. Questions or suggestions? Contact Robin Adams at 313-277-3278.

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October Board Meeting

BoDThe October 2016 meeting of the Westchester Village HOA Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, October 18th, at 7:30PM. We will meet at Plum Market at the corner of Maple and Lahser roads. Residents are encouraged to attend. We’d love to see you there!

We will be primarily discussing the Annual Meeting being held the following week. Still, we hope to see you there!

Meeting Minutes:   October 2016

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