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River Pines is a beautiful 96 acre community of 355 single-family condominium homes consisting of 110 detached units and 245 units in three- and four-unit buildings.  The site is located in Farmington Hills, MI at the intersection of Nine Mile Rd. and Drake.

From the President

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  • July 2, 2017

    Greetings River Piners. We’ve been fortunate over the past two weeks in having relatively mild weather, since our irrigation system has been down during that time. There were two different problems. On required replacement of the motor-controller for the pump that moves water from our well to the pond that supplies the sprinklers. The other was a defect in the line that delivers power to that pump; one particular fuse location had to break five times before the damage on the line was severe enough for DTE to locate it. We still need to change the control signal to be compatible with the new motor-controller, but the system is back in operation.

    There will be a few changes in the appearance of River Pines. The front entrance landscaping has been freshened a bit, and the Board has approved funds to improve the appearance of the foliage (and solve a drainage problem) to the west of our entrance on Nine Mile Road. A new sign will be installed at the rear entrance, and an improvement in the sign structure is being considered. The Board has also approved a plan to replace the four largest remaining wooden retaining walls. This year, the wall that is prominent on the east side of River Pines Drive will be replaced with block, and the long low wall between the creek and River Ridge Trail will be removed and the terrain smoothed over.

  • May 19, 2017

    Greetings River Piners. The start of spring is marked by the usual evidence here at River Pines: approval of the audit of our finances for the previous year, signing contracts for porch staining, and seeing American Euro start in on the unit painting. The painting began a bit earlier than usual, due to the warm weather. The audit has been approved, and when a final copy is received it will be available to co-owners by request from the management company. Like last year, the porch staining will be split between two contractors; we don’t yet have an indication of when that work will begin. The Board has chosen a contractor for this year’s asphalt work, but a revised quote will be needed before the work can be scheduled.

    Our Spring meeting will be held on Wednesday of next week. Along with the usual presentation, the Board members will be there to hear your concerns and answer your questions, and we’ll have a guest speaker from Farmington Hills Crime Prevention.


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Around River Pines

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  • Ice Dams – As we move into February and March, this is the time we see ice dams form on some units.  The freezing and thawing weather causes this condition and it can damage the roof of your unit and cause leaks.  If you see heavy icicle’s building up around your gutters, give Bob Goodman 248-756-3888 or Greg 734-323-7594 a call and let them know.
  • Snow Season – Remember, the snow season is here so please don’t park on the street when we have snow storms and park your car in the garage so we can clean the driveway effectively.

Coming Events

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  • Annual Meeting – The 2017 River Pines Annual Meeting will be held on September 20, 2017 at the Costick Center.  We will be electing new board members.  Please put this date on your calendar and plan to attend.
  • Board Meeting – Board Meetings are typically held on the 4th Tuesday of the month.  The next Board meeting will be on July 25, 2017.
  • River Pines Breakfast – The River Pines  breakfast is scheduled for first Saturday of every month, 10:00 am at Kerby’s Coney Island 21200 Haggarty Road in Northville.  See you there.  
  • 2017 Spring Information Meeting – The next Spring Information Meeting will be held on May 24, 2017 and will start at 7:00 pm.  Please plan to attend and find out what’s going on in River Pines.

Management

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River Pines is managed by McShane & Associates, Inc. and handles the day-to-day administration of the association. Most of your questions or concerns can be handled by contacting their office.

In a condominium association, the Board of Directors establishes the policies, sets the budget and then directs the management firm to carry them out.

Annual Meeting of the Members

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The Annual Association Meeting is held in September of each year at the Farmington Hills Costick Center on 11 mile road. Prior to the meeting we will let members know how many board seats are up for election and other issues that may be considered.

Living in River Pines

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“Just wanted to share our thoughts about the professional job that Pasko & Tony and their crew from American Euro Painting, Inc. are doing. They spent several days scraping the entire units, caulking, and replacing wood before ever starting to paint. They are methodical, neat,and very hard workers taking great pride in their workmanship. The quality of paint being used gives a rich appearance, especially the front door and garage.  Read more from neighbors