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 is our Mailing Address?

WPCA

PO Box 962

Pinckney, MI 48169

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, Mulligan 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.

What type of dwellings are in WPCA?

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

Our complex has 100 lots. The development is a “Residential Condominium Project” administered by an Association of Co-Owners. This association is responsible for the management, maintenance, operation and administration of the common elements, easements and affairs of the condominium project, including the determination and collection of dues. The association is governed by the documents located here.

The homes (units) within the development are owned, managed and maintained by each “co-owner” aka “homeowner” and to be used for single family residential purposes.
No unit is attached to another. They are commonly referred to as “Site Condominiums”. Each co-owner has an equal vote within the association when it comes to the election of the Board of Directors and certain fiscal activities.
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

Is there an Association Fee?

The annual Homeowner Association fee is $525.  Our fiscal year is April 1 to March 31. Payment in full is due on April 1 of each year.  Current year dues not paid by June 30th are considered overdue and a fee of 10% of the current year’s dues will be assessed on the account. If current year dues are not paid by September 30th, an additional fee of $200 will be assessed on the account and a lien will be filed on the property.

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 about every 3 months.

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.

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.

What is our School District?

We are part of the Pinckney School District.

Who are the current Board Members

Select “Board Members” from the side menu.

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

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”.

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.

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

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 10-27-2020 the following 14 lots are connected:
10, 11, 12, 14, 26, 27, 29, 31, 45, 48, 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 14 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)
TREE TOP DR:
Lot 10 (9604), Lot 11, Lot (9540), Lot 12 (9540)
WHISPERING PINES DR:
Lot 26 (2341), Lot 27 (2373), Lot 29 (2437), Lot 45 (2474), Lot 48 (2348), Lot 54 (2565)
As an FYI for our neighbors at Fairways of Whispering Pines:
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:
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 additional trash container can be provided, if needed for no charge;
  • 2 free bulk item pickups per quarter. These bulk pickup requests need to be requested from GFL customer services by calling 844-464-3587 at least 24 hours in advance of your normal service day (currently Wednesday).

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

9/8/2021 update:
As widely publicized, GFL has cancelled service for many of its customers. WPCA WILL NOT BE CANCELLED. We (and other HOA’s) will continue to receive the service provided before GFL labor issues were encountered.

WPCA/GFL arrangement will continue on a month to month basis.

Does Whispering Pines have a Neighborhood wide Garage sale?

Yes, we do. It is organized and run by Fairways of Whispering Pines Condominium Association (FWP).

The dates will vary from year to year.

For 2021

Days: Friday September 17 and Saturday, September 18

Hours: 8am to 5pm.

Cost per household: $5.00.

Deadline for getting your money in: September 9, 2021.

Mail to Arlene March, 2617 Signature Circle, Pinckney, MI 48168, 734-662-9602,

e-krogerbabe43@yahoo.com

Are low speed Golf Carts allowed to be driven on Whispering Pines streets?

Yes as of 1/22/2019.

The Golf Cart (and the use of same) needs to be in accordance with the Michigan Vehicle code.

If so, they can be driven on any street within Hamburg Township with the exception that they can only cross M36.

See conditions stated in the attached Township resolution.