Frequently Asked Questions

Where are we located?

We are in Hamburg Township in the South East corner of Livingston County.

See “contact us” for our Pinckney mailing address.

What streets are included in WPCA?

The street names included in our association are: Tree Top Court, Whispering Pines Drive, Fairway Drive, Rolling Green Drive and Meadowcrest Court.

Other streets such as Tioga Drive, Tioga Court, Signature Drive, Signature Court are not part of WPCA and are part of a separate association: Fairways of Whispering Pines.

Are you looking for Fairways of Whispering Pines?

Fairways of Whispering Pines (FWP) is not part of our association:

If you are looking for FWP, please contact their Property management group:

Your Piece of Mind (YPM)
517-545-3900
Lori Thomas is the account manager.

https://www.associationvoice.com/40147

Is the Golf Course part of WPCA.

No.

The Whispering Pines Golf Course is a public course, with no ties to WPCA

What about the storage of firewood?

The maximum amount of firewood that is readily visible to a co-owner, is to be no more than 4’ high, 12’ long and 20” deep in total.

That will retain about a 1.5 face cord of split firewood, which is the maximum allowable amount visible to any co-owner.  These are maximums, whereas less would be better.  Any additional firewood needs to be stored out of sight, e.g. in the garage.

Wood must be ready to use.  Visible wood greater than 6” in diameter must be split. All wood needs to be neatly stacked and positioned to minimize, as much as possible, the impact it has on the co-owners and the neighborhood.  Wood or brush is not to be stored or left in the front yard of any property.  The visibility of wood from any WPCA street, needs to be kept to a minimum.  Fallen trees and debris, needs to be cleared up as soon as possible.

Do Township police have the authority to enforce Vehicle code on WPCA roads?

In the month of October 2017, WPCA and Hamburg Township entered into an agreement that authorizes the Hamburg Police to enter the community and to enforce Michigan Vehicle Code.

A copy of that agreement can be found HERE.

This agreement was made possible only after the traffic and street signs met the requirements of Michigan code. New compliant signage was also completed in October 2017.

Does WPCA have a trash Pickup provider?

WPCA by-laws provide for the selection of an exclusive Trash Pickup provider. This provides each homeowner preferred rates and services.

The WPCA Board manages the general relationship, performance and pricing. Each homeowner is billed separately and is responsible for their own billing and their individual relationship with the provider.

Our current provider is GFL (Green For Life).  This 3 yr contract term is from 3/1/2018 – 2/28/2021. The price is $15.75/month, billed quarterly, with a provision to increase rates by 2.5% in years 2 and 3.

Features: Price includes pickup of solid waste and recycle material; no fuel and environmental fees; 1 free bulk item per quarter (these additional item requests need to be requested from GFL customer services; 1 additional trash container can be provided, if needed for no charge.

Each homeowner should have been sent a personalized letter that outlines their services and costs.

What is our School District?

We are part of the Pinckney School District.

What is our Mailing Address?

WPCA

PO Box 962

Pinckney, MI 48169

Who are the current Board Members

Select “Board Members” from the side menu.

Who has the responsibility for Road Maintenance in Whispering Pines?

Three entities share maintenance responsibilities in the development: Whispering Pines Condominium Association (WPCA), Fairways of Whispering Pines (FWP) and Whispering Pines Golf Club (WPGC),

  • WPCA maintains 6 roads in the development: Rolling Greens Dr., Fairways Dr. Mulligan Dr., Meadowcrest Ct. and Tree Top Ct,
  • FWP maintains 5 roads in the development: Whispering Pines Dr, Signature Dr., Signature Cir., Tioga Dr. and Tioga Ct.
  • WPGC has the responsibility of Maintenance of the Whispering Pines Dr. entrance, less the new landscaping paid for and maintained by WPCA.

Whispering Pines Dr. is owned by (WPCA), while the maintenance of this road is the responsibility of (FWP).

Background: The original plan for the Whispering Pines Development, called for the WPCA Developer to build Whispering Pines Dr. and the FWP Developer to build a second entrance road. Subsequently, however, the two developers agreed that in lieu of the FWP Developer building the second entrance, the FWP Developer would maintain Whispering Pines Dr. that was built by the WPCA Developer, noting that FWP is the primary user of the road.

There is a Road Maintenance Agreement that outlines the details and requirements therein.

What are the rules for parking on WPCA streets?

General parking policy:

 There is no “Overnight Parking” allowed on any street without prior authorization from a WPCA Board Member.

NEW Snow Emergency policy:

 In addition to the current parking policy, there is also no parking allowed on any street within WPCA during a “Snow Emergency”.

 The compliance responsibility of the WPCA resident/co-owner extends to their family and guests.

 Costs incurred by WPCA, for return visits of our snow removal vender to remove snow due to an illegally parked vehicle, will be passed on to the offending WPCA resident/co-owner.

 Fines may be issued for violations.

– If after an initial warning, the co-owner has additional violations, they can be fined $25.00 for a second offense, $50.00 for a third offense and $100.00 for a forth and additional offenses. Rule violations fees are already provided for in our by-laws.

 Snow emergency is defined as: when the accumulation of snow, slush, drifted snow or ice reaches 1.5 inches or more.

What are the Restrictions on Trailers & RVs?

Trailer/RV parking policy:

Boats, trailers, RV’s, etc., are to be kept in the garage and cannot be parked in the driveway or streets within WPCA.

With prior notice, the Board may provide parking approval for a short period, e.g. 7 days, to allow for clean up/maintenance in the spring and fall.

Does Whispering Pines have a Neighborhood wide Garage sale?

Yes we do.

It runs from Thursday through Saturday. The dates will vary from year to year.

For 2019 the dates are: Aug 22, 23 & 34.

What type of dwellings are in WPCA?

Whispering Pines Condominium Association (WPCA)  homes are legally described as detached condominiums.

Our complex has 100 lots.

Is there an Association Fee?

The annual Homeowner Association fee is $500.  Our fiscal year is April 1 to March 31. Payment in full is due on April 1 of each year.  Dues not paid by June 30th are considered overdue and a $50 fee will be accessed on the account. If Dues are not paid by September 30th, an additional fee of $175 will be assessed on the account and a lien will be filed on the property.

Effective 6/30/2019, Receivables that are overdue will be charged interest of 1.5% per month on the total net monthly balance. These charges will accrue monthly with notices to offending homeowners every 3 months. There is no longer an aged Receivables interest fee.

The application of payments to member account balances (for association dues, fines and fees) is based on Statement Balance Billing.  That is, payments are applied to the oldest charges first.

Does the association have Homeowner's Association Master Condo Insurance?

Yes, our policy is currently with: Auto Owners Ins, Policy# 984674-14507536-16 Hartland Insurance Agency. 810-632-5161

Realtors/Banks: What are the fees for formal inquiries?

As of August 2015, any written forms/inquiries with questions, signatures, etc., that require completion by the Board of WPCA, will have a charge of $175.

These inquiries typically pertain to home sales, refi’s, etc.

Questions that can not be found on this site and do not require written paperwork or required signatures, will be answered as a courtesy at no charge.

Current Board Members are listed in this site under the menu for: “Board Members”.

Am I required to connect to the Hamburg Township Sewer System?
If you have a failed Septic Drainage field or newly constructed home AND are within 400 feet of access to the Township’s Sewer system, you are required to connect to that Hamburg Sewer system.  The access point may be the township’s main line or that of a neighbor who is presently connected.
You can view the Township sewer map HERE:
Note: use the tools on the upper left to navigate the map. The “+” sign allows you to expand an area, the hand symbol allows you to drag the viewable area of your choice. Click on the “Sewered Parcels” box to highlight in yellow, those lots with sewers. You must click on the “refresh map” button to apply your selections.
As of 12-6-19 the map reflects the following lots as connected:
10, 11, 12, 14, 26, 27, 29, 31, 45, 54, 58, 59, 62.
Am I required to use Potassium Chloride in my Water Softening System or may I use Sodium Chloride (Salt)?
Township Ordinance no. 82 requires the use of Potassium Chloride in your Water Softening System, if you are connected to the Township Sewer System. If your system is an “On-Site” septic tank and drain field, you are not required to use Potassium Chloride.

 

Whispering Pines Condominium Association homes are mostly on-site Septic and Drain Field systems.  However, there are 13 sites that are connected to the Hamburg Township Sewer System and they are not allowed to use Sodium Chloride.

Those sites are:
ROLLING GREENS DR:
Lot 14 (9503), Lot 31 (9502)
FAIRWAYS DR:
Lot 58 (9646), Lot 59 (9671), Lot 62 (9779)
WHISPERING PINES DR:
Lot 26 (2341), Lot 27 (2373), Lot 29 (2437), Lot 45 (2474), Lot 54 (2565)
TREE TOP DR:
Lot 10 (9604), Lot 11, Lot (9540), Lot 12 (xxxx)
As an FYI for our neighbors:
All of the Fairways of Whispering Pines and Whitewood Association sites are on the Hamburg Township Sewer System and are required to use Potassium Chloride.

Here is a link to the ordinance: