Awaiting the summer of 2017 …

Fall was spectacular in Gowdy Shores with many residents taking advantage of the warm days to take in the changing colors or walk the beach. And, other than a December snow, it was a mild winter. Good news for homeowners – no broken pipes or major storm damage. Bad news for those of you who enjoy cross country skiing . . . maybe next year.

While the mild winter may have been welcomed by most, the lack of a frozen lake did result in some beach erosion. And, reports are that the lake is currently 12-18′ higher than a year ago. Thus, at this time, while we are lucky to have beach (Timberlane, Gordon, and the Townline Public Beach are compromised), although it has taken on unusual patterns. We are hopeful once the weather warms up and dries out, it will be close to normal. In the meantime, our beach maintenance will be smoothing out the entry to the beach.

Over the winter, the Board of Directors has met numerous times to progress on association business and priorities identified at our 2016 annual homeowners’ meeting. Homeowners were updated on the Board’s actions at the annual meeting which was held on Saturday, May 6. Minutes of that meeting will be posted in the near future.

So far, it’s been a typical Midwest spring with warm days and cold days, but it looks like we might be turning the corner. Many of you have taken advantage of these mild weekends to “open up” your homes for the coming season. The countdown to Memorial Day and the official start of the summer season has begun!

Thanks to all who pay your dues and support our Association. Invoices for 2017 were mailed earlier this spring. If you have not received an invoice, contact Harbor Cove Management at 269-469-8100.

Gowdy Shores is located in beautiful Union Pier, Michigan, less than 80 miles from Chicago.