Feb 2020 President’s Message
On January 22nd the annual election meeting for Board members took place. The ballots were counted,
and incumbent directors Don Kelly and Vito Porcelli were elected to serve another three-year term. No
other residents submitted a request to be considered and there were no nominations from the floor. Once
again, I would like to thank former director Larry Ontell for his 10 years of service to this community.
On another note, up until last year, Manitou had no official pet policy governing many of the issues that
other communities like ours have in place. Last year we did, after a lot of research and discussion, adopt a
policy which we felt brought Manitou up to date. We distributed the policy along with all of the other
updated Regulations. Recently we sent out our annual Pet Registration form to all owners and residents.
Very few have been returned to the office as requested. It is understandable being that this is the first
time there might have been some confusion. Please complete and return the forms immediately if you
have not done so. As communicated, failure to respond is a violation and carries a fine. The Board fully
intends to enforce all aspects of this new policy which, by comparison, is very liberal. There have been
several incidents over the last 2 years that brought this to the forefront. All residents are required to
complete the form. If you have no dogs, then state… No Dogs. If you no longer have the form,
please send an email to: Manitou Homeowners Association at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put
“No Dogs” in the subject and your name and address in the body of the message.
You can read the entire President's Message in the Newsletter tab.
From the Manitou Office........
THE TOWNSHIP HAS HAD AN INCREASE IN STOLEN VEHICLES.
POLICE ARE SUGGESTING THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS.
1. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE UNLOCKED
2. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR KEY FOB IN THE VEHICLE
3. DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN YOUR VEHICLE
4. IF POSSIBLE PARK IN YOUR GARAGE OVERNIGHT.