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The Peninsula is a pleasant and quiet community of about 195 homes; a great place to live, raise children, or retire. We are only 12 minutes from downtown Traverse City, as well as just a few miles from the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and 30 minutes from Lake Michigan.

A feature that distinguishes us from other communities is the fact that there is only one road onto Long Lake Peninsula. Thus, traffic is slowed and residents are able to enjoy walking, jogging, biking, rollerblading, and even cross country skiing.

This online resource is designed to help you get to know more about the neighborhood and the people who live here.

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Thank you for all who helped with the park cleanup

There was a wonderful turnout at the park on Saturday, April 22 to help clean up the area for summer. Thank you to everyone who helped. There was a lot of work to be done and with such a great turnout the work was done quickly.

We had adults and children raking, picking up sticks, getting the volleyball court and baseball diamond ready, blowing leaves and everything needed to get the park ready for summer.

We also had a good turnout for distributing the boat launch keys.

Please Note: The new lock won’t be installed until May 1. Until then the old key will work.

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Spring 2017 Newsletter

Spring Newsletter

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Boat Launch Key Information

Our Park and Boat Launch committee met several times this winter to work out the details of changing the lock and keys for the boat launch. We had not changed our key in over 10 years and we were concerned about the number of keys that had reached non-members.

It was decided to change the lock and use a non-reproducible key with a numbering system. Each family that wants a key may receive one for a $5.00 deposit and a signed contract. A key number will be assigned to that family and the member must agree to follow the directives on the contract. The contract is printed on our website so we suggest you look it over before coming to pick up your key.

Please see Waterfront Access and Boat Launch for additional details.

You can call Jim Bottoms for an appointment at 616-644-5023 evenings.

The new lock won’t be installed until May 1. Until then the old key will work.

Please note:  We are also planning on dredging the launch this spring and are accepting donations to help cover this cost.  Please contact Jim Bottoms if you can donate. (616) 644-5023


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Spring is here and many of us are out walking the LLPA roads

If you walk your dog pdoglease be a responsible pet owner and neighbor by remembering that the LLPA rules do allow dogs but you must have your dog leashed on a leash 6 feet or less and ALWAYS bring a bag to clean up after your dog. It is extremely intimidating to other members to be charged at by an unleashed dog, even if it is just exuberant and friendly. Not all neighbors are dog lovers or have the balance to withstand a dog jumping on them. Also, be sure your guests understand peninsula rules as well.

If you encounter an aggressive, unattended dog please call the Grand Traverse County Animal control officer Deb Zerafa. 231-995-6080,  dzerafa@grandtraverse.org or ask 911 to get her to come out. Also, please call a board member and let them know. If is helpful if you can get a picture of the dog unleashed and off the property. We want to be sure the peninsula is a safe place for everyone to walk.

Additional Dog Ownership Information

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Chipping Day: Friday May 19, 2017chip

The Snow is melting and there is a lot of deadwood on the Peninsula. Clean out those woods and impress the neighbors with your spiffed up property.  Remember that YOU are responsible to keep your road edges clear of debris and your vegetation should not hang out over the road or obstruct clear views and passage of vehicles and people.

Aerial Bucket Services of Long Lake Township has agreed to chip again for us.  Tom Parks will send out a crew to chip through the peninsula on Friday  May 19 & more (if necessary).   You will pay them directly with a check or through the invoice he sends you.

  1. Bring your piles to the road edge or drive edge (for those with long drives) and mark with a white trash bag(s) with your address written on it in permanent marker.  When you stack a pile, put the butt ends towards the road or drive.   Several small piles are better than one huge pile.  This will all affect your cost.
  2. Call or email Tom to let him know you will be participating. Give him your address.  He can be reached at:   Aerial Bucket Service  929-3131 or by email at:   tom.abs@gmail.com.
  3. Tom will drive through early in the week to scope out the workload and make a list of chipping day participants.  He will charge $200/hour – a car-size pile of brush would cost roughly $50 to chip.  You may have multiple piles on the same property- just mark them so he knows. Chips will be blown back into your woods unless you let him know otherwise
  4. You can give Tom a check on Chipping Day or send a check in response to his invoice.

This is a chance to clean up the peninsula for the spring & get some exercise too!

Thanks for keeping the Peninsula beautiful and safe!

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Please register/update your email for LLPA

Please register/update your email address at  http://tinyurl.com/LLPAemail. This way we can keep you up-to-date with important information. We will not share your email address with anyone else.

When we have a vote, you can vote online using your email address.

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